Health officials said Thursday that 108 COVID-19 cases have been linked to the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.
Whatcom County Health Department spokesperson Jennifer Moon told The Bellingham Herald in an email Thursday that the number may continue to increase as they continue to investigate cases.
After being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair returned with an extended 10-day schedule that ran from Aug. 12 to Aug. 21. Although fair officials track the number of people who visit the fair north of Bellingham they previously declined to release this year’s attendance numbers to the newspaper.
“What we are seeing regarding the fair highlights the need for masking or other precautions when attending large events, given our high case rate right now,” Moon’s statement said.