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Another letter I sent, this time to TREK (Health and Safety)
Lopez Island
July 27, 2020
Posted by Janet Yang, Lopez Island

Just encountered one of your bicycle tour groups here on Lopez Island...
The San Juan Islands are still in Stage 2 lockdown, meaning only essential travel.
We residents have had to muzzle our own Visitors Bureau, who wrongly promoted the islands as a 4th of July destination vacation, assuming Governor Inslee would promote us to Stage 3 by that time. As we all know, he did not.
Please, do us the favor of following the Governor’s lead and stop promoting non-essential tourism right now. Our positive COVID-19 cases have already started to climb.

Sincerely, Janet Yang
Lopez Island resident


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