JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INFORMATION REGARDING VIOLATION OF THE GOVERNOR’S “STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY” ORDER (04/24/2020)

  1. 1. Residents Should Focus on their Own Compliance First. This is a difficult time for everyone. Residents should first focus on their own compliance with the stay home order and not try to police other people’s failure to comply.
  2. Don’t call 911. Residents should not call 911 to report an alleged violation of the stay home order. Instead, please call the communications business line, 360-344-9779.
  3. Don’t call the Public Health Department. Residents should not call the Public Health Department. It does not have the resources in the current environment to police violations of the stay home order.
  4. Use the Governor’s Website. Residents should use the Governor’s website for complaints about businesses or people that they believe are violating the stay home order. Precious law enforcement resources must be saved for true emergencies, not for enforcing alleged violations of the stay home order by businesses. If a business is allegedly not following the stay home order, residents should go to the website the Governor created that collects alleged violations by business and fill out the on-line form. The address for the Governor’s web site is:
    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/09349a1c56844b539fea1c2cabd16d56.
  5. Only Report to the Sheriff’s Office Individual Violations that Pose a Threat to Residents. The Governor’s web site tells people to report violations about an individual or private group not following the stay home order to their local law enforcement agency.
  6. The Sheriff’s Office Will Use Discretion and Persuasion to Gain Compliance. The Sheriff’s Office will weigh all the law enforcement priorities when considering whether to send deputies to respond in person to a complaint about a violation of the stay home order. The Sheriff’s Office will not arrest anyone for violating the order before first using persuasion to obtain compliance. Arrests for violation of the stay home order will be avoided because they put deputies and jail staff at risk. If persuasion doesn’t work, deputies will consult with a supervisor, who can involve the Prosecuting Attorney if necessary.

PORT LUDLOW RESIDENT AREA GROCERY SHOPPING LOCATION(S) BASED ON A 15 MILE DRIVING RADIUS THAT INCLUDE LOCATIONS IN BOTH JEFFERSON AND KITSAP COUNTIES (04/23/2020)

PORT LUDLOW AREA RESIDENT DINING INFORMATION BASED ON A 12 MILE DRIVING RADIUS (4/23/2020)

PLA ANNOUNCEMENTS / CLOSURES OWSI NOTIFICATION

Port Ludlow Associates has asked us to forward the following


TEMPORARY CLOSURE – The Inn, Fireside, Golf Course and
PLA/OWSI Office will be closed until at least April 24.

LIMITED OPENINGS – Marina and Fuel Dock, call for times, 360-437-0513


OWSI

  1. The safeguards we have always taken to protect water quality are effective to keep it safe from viruses, including COVID-19.
  2. We do ask that when you are cleaning with disinfecting wipes that you do not dispose of them by flushing them down your toilets. Toilet paper is the only paper product that is safe to flush into the sewers. Disinfecting and flushable wipes do not break down in water, increasing the chance of sewer pipe line backups.
  3. If you are having difficulty paying your water bill due to the COVID-19 Virus, please contact us as soon as possible. We will offer payment arrangements and extensions to help. Additionally, we have temporarily suspended collections activities and shutoffs on residential service connections for non-payment.

owsi@portludlowassociates.com
360-437-2101 Office
877-826-5787 Emergency Phone

JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE RESPONDS TO COVID-19

The following are highlights from the Peninsula Daily News Commentary, March 18, 2020.
Jefferson Healthcare’s (JHC) COVID-19 plan is aimed at keeping our communities informed, safe and well during this pandemic. Planning work has three main components:
1) Monitor, test and communicate
2) Flatten the infection growth curve
3) Plan for increased health services utilization.
To assist our community:
  • JHC has launched a COVID-19 Nurse Consult hotline at 360-344-3094. It isavailable 7 days a week to answer questions and schedule appointments in the COVID-19/Respiratory Incident CommandStation.
  • JHC has dramatically increased the ability to test. JHC plans to keep a drive-thru testing station at the hospital as long as necessary – currently by appointment only.
  • To keep you informed, JHC is updating daily our COVID-19 Web page at: jeffersonhealthcare.org/covid-19.
  • JHC is also posting informative video content on our Facebook page.
  • JHC has inventoried all personal protection equipment (PPE), and developed use protocols to ensure staff is protected and safe while caring for patients.
  • JHC is restricting hospital visitors. JHC has made the difficult decision to postpone all support groups and wellness services and restrict access to the hospital and clinics for all discretionary purposes (like using the cafeteria). We expect our community members to understand and comply with this temporary restriction to keep our most vulnerable residents safe and well.
JHC has been closely monitoring the regional and local situations and, in collaboration with the Public Health Department, communicating with the public at every opportunity. JHC has a plan in place and a team of dedicated staff and providers fully committed to doing whatever it takes to get our community through this difficult time.
County Health Officer, Tom Locke, and senior JHC officials held a Panel Discussion on March 25. Follow this link to see it in its entirety:

COVID-19 TASK FORCE FORMED

Members of two Village Council Committees, Health & Wellness and Emergency Management, have been combined to form a COVID-19 Task Force to provide two-way communications between Port Ludlow residents and the experts for this pandemic. As the chairs of the two Committees, Jim and Kim Moffitt are heading up this effort and our two Block Captain Coordinators, Pat Lohrey and Mike Towner will help lead the effort. In addition, Paul Hinton and Phyllis Waldenberg from Health & Wellness and PLVC President Bill Dean are actively involved.
The first assignment of the Task Force has been to declare a Limited Activation of the Port Ludlow EM Block Captain program. This is in concert with the limited activation of the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center. In both cases, individuals will not be meeting, but will be using electronic means to perform their duties. If you have a question or need, contact your Block Captain. If you don’t know who your Block Captain is, contact us through the PLVC website (www.plvc.org/contact) and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
Click HERE to see more details on how the Port Ludlow activation will commence.
We are anticipating the need to communicate what is going on in the area and share information with the County about our situation here in Port Ludlow. COVID-19 Communication with residents will be updated on a regular basis. This has started with take-out food options, along with grocery purchase availability. Opportunities for blood donation and consolidated contact information for Utilities and other subjects is being worked on.
Bill Dean
PLVC President

COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN

OBJECTIVE:  To provide the entire Port Ludlow community with information relative to the coronavirus outbreak and be a resource to assist residents in obtaining supplies and services as required.

PARTICIPANTS:  

  • Health & Wellness Committee
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management (DEM)

ELEMENTS:

  • Use PLVC eblast system to communicate information and status
  • Post information on PLVC website
  • Use NextDoor social media system to further communicate info and status
  • Share all information with SBCA & LMC
  • Develop and maintain resource lists for food, prescriptions and supplies (open?)
  • Monitor Weekly Jefferson County Commissioners’ Meeting COVID-19 Update
  • Monitor Jefferson Healthcare website and information
  • Monitor Jefferson County Emergency Management website
  • Monitor Jefferson County Department of Public Health website
  • Limited activation of Block Captain Program to assist residents
  • Encourage residents to contact Block Captain with questions or problems
  • Encourage residents to use PLVC website to obtain information or assistance

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