Enjoy Orcas Island … With Care

The safety of the Orcas island community and our visitors are our highest priority. If you want to ask the Chamber a question about possibly visiting the island we ask that you email us rather than call, due to our limited in-office hours. Our email is: info@orcasislandchamber.com.

Update Monday, February 15:
Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that all of the state’s regions (including San Juan County) have met the metric requirements to progress to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington reopening plan. All regions entering the second phase will be able to reopen indoor dining at 25%, along with indoor gyms and entertainment facilities. Read more HERE.

Visiting & Staying on Orcas Island
San Juan County is currently in Phase 2 of Washington State’s newly announced plans. On September 10, 2020 our County Health Officer issued a new order allowing lodgings to book at 100% capacity (order found here). The details of San Juan County’s COVID-19 status  is found HERE on the San Juan County website.

Face Covering Health Order
The wearing of face coverings is mandatory inside businesses, and when a 6-foot social distance may not be maintained outdoors. Find face-covering FAQs, HERE.

The Chamber continues to support our island’s small business community. You can review our Business Update web page here, and support businesses listed on the OrcasStrong website.

If you are visiting Orcas Island we urge you to frequently wash or sanitize your hands, avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes, and practice social distancing as outlined by the CDC and WA State Health. If ferry travel is how you are visiting Orcas, please observe social distancing and mask use. Washington State Ferries requests that passengers remain in their cars during passage, if possible.  Please find additional guidelines and local information about COVID-19 on the San Juan County website, HERE.

We will continue to monitor the situation as we work together with state and county officials to protect the people and places we love. We wish everyone health and wellness.

If you have any questions about Orcas Island, please email our office with your questions. We will get past this. #OrcasStrong

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce Staff and Board

Updates from the Chamber

The Chamber of Commerce publishes updates about the island’s events, businesses, and organizations in the weekly Newsletter called the Blast. Updated on Thursdays, the Chamber’s February 11 Newsletter can be accessed here. It gives you a snapshot of the news on the island. Sign up here.

We will also update our Dining Guide to indicate which dining establishments are offering indoor dining, take-out food, or provide delivery. Please check back regularly as the options may change. Be sure to refresh your browser for the most current Dining Guide.

ferry-linkTaking a ferry to Orcas Island?

Travelers on the ferry are advised to observe social distancing by remaining in their vehicles whenever possible. On some sailings, the number of walk-on passengers may be restricted so that riders can maintain physical distance.

Thank you for doing your part to keep Washingtonians safe and healthy during this challenging time.

The current schedule is found here. Send us an Email if you have any questions. To learn all about the ferry system and make a reservation, you can click on this link: Ferry Reservations.