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Anacortes Schools start on Thursday, Sept. 5, and the school district urges drivers to slow down and watch for pedestrians, especially in school zones. School zones can be particularly busy, especially before and after school.

Drivers are reminded to share the road with pedestrians, school buses, and bicyclists. The speed limit in school zones is 20 MPH.

The district also has new start times at several schools this year. 

The area around the high school remains a construction site as we continue phase III of the project – remodeling of Brodniak Hall and the gym, and construction of a new Cap Sante High School, career and technical education, drama and music classrooms. Please be mindful of construction vehicles and changing road conditions as we work to finish the project.

The National Safety Council ( offers a number of good tips for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. We urge everyone out there to be safe and follow the rules of the road.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,609 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


358,592 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,434 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 17, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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