POINT ROBERTS (NEWS 1130) – What could be the first COVID-19 case in Point Roberts has been identified.
While Whatcom County Health Department confirmed the case, no other information could be provided to protect the person’s identity.
Whatcom County officials confirm there's a positive #COVID19 case in Point Roberts. It's believed to be the first one in the community. No further details are being released to "protect the individual's identity." @NEWS1130 BG: https://t.co/SpBvOZNllg
— Sonia Aslam (@SoniaSAslam) February 12, 2021
It is believed to be the first infection in the U.S. town of about 1,300 residents, which has been mostly isolated during the pandemic.
Point Roberts is built on a peninsula that juts out of southern B.C. and into the United States, and it is only accessible by going through Tsawwassen.