COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

“Now is not the time for people from outside our area to be traveling to Port Townsend or Jefferson County to stay at a (campground, lodging, or) vacation rental,” said Dr. Tom Locke, Jefferson County’s Public Health Officer.

County officials are strongly discouraging non-essential travel to and throughout the Olympic Peninsula.

Please help prevent overloading our limited rural healthcare system by staying home. Take this time to dream and plan from home with inspiring Olympic Peninsula travel resources as we all comply with the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy,” order. When this is over, Jefferson County looks forward to welcoming you back to Enjoy Olympic Peninsula once again!

When it is safe to do so, our helpful Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitors Center, the inspirational Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission, and the delicious Olympic Culinary Loop will be the first to welcome you back and encourage travel around the Olympic Peninsula in support of our small businesses and world-class hospitality. In the meantime, you can support businesses by buying gift cards or certificates for future travel as well as purchasing of Olympic Peninsula made items by visiting

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 miss you, and wish everyone good health and safety.