Washington State Ferries delays B.C. service amid COVID-19

Washington State Ferries delays B.C. service amid COVID-19

Seasonal service between British Columbia and Washington State won’t be happening this month.

Washington State Ferries announced Tuesday afternoon that its pushing back its scheduled seasonal service between Sidney and Anacortes, Wash., due to COVID-19 and the “recent closure” of the Canadian border.

Sailings between Sidney and Anacortes, which also includes stops in the San Juan Islands, were supposed to begin on March 29, following an annual three-month winter suspension.

“WSF is continually monitoring U.S. and Canadian, state and county COVID-19 guidelines and directives to support customers making travel decisions. Plans are ready to limit service or passenger capacity on other routes if ridership declines further or based on evolving health guidelines,” the state ferry service said in a press release.

There are more than 1,000 reported or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Washington State, the second highest of any U.S. state.


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