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Clark County reports 195 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

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March 9, 2023, 1:19pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 195 new COVID-19 cases this week, bringing totals to 112,246 to date. Ten new deaths were reported, bringing the county’s total to 1,057. Read story

Grace Lodge house manager Rachel Sterling, left in white coat, embraces former resident Jasmine Jackson as they join other women on a walk around the property. XChange Recovery was recently told it needs to move out of Grace Lodge by the end of April due to rezoning, though the Clark County Council has requested more research on the possibility of rezoning or grandfathering to allow the women to stay.

Can Grace Lodge, recovery home for women in Clark County, be saved?

Grace Lodge house manager Rachel Sterling, left in white coat, embraces former resident Jasmine Jackson as they join other women on a walk around the property. XChange Recovery was recently told it needs to move out of Grace Lodge by the end of April due to rezoning, though the Clark County Council has requested more research on the possibility of rezoning or grandfathering to allow the women to stay.

March 9, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

At a special Clark Council meeting on the last Tuesday in February, the seats were nearly full with dozens of community members. A handful of audience members wore shirts with sayings such as “Straight Outta Addiction” and “Sober Mode: On.” Read story

Clark College dental hygiene student Sophia Azizi, from left, works with patient Andrea Dyroff while joined by fellow student Ellie Chapman at Battle Ground HealthCare. Battle Ground HealthCare has partnered with the Clark College dental hygiene program to offer a series of five free teeth-cleaning clinics to the community.

Battle Ground HealthCare, Clark College dental hygiene program partner for free teeth cleanings

Clark College dental hygiene student Sophia Azizi, from left, works with patient Andrea Dyroff while joined by fellow student Ellie Chapman at Battle Ground HealthCare. Battle Ground HealthCare has partnered with the Clark College dental hygiene program to offer a series of five free teeth-cleaning clinics to the community.

March 7, 2023, 4:49pm Clark County Health

The four dental hygiene bays at Battle Ground HealthCare have been crowded for the past five Tuesdays, filled with instructors and students from the Clark College dental hygiene program. Read story

Camas, Washougal agencies benefit from 31 grants

March 7, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

The Camas-Washougal Community Chest along with the Camas-Washougal Rotary Foundation and the Camas Lions Foundation just announced the recipients of 31 grants totaling $140,000. All grant recipients are nonprofits committed to delivering services exclusively to children and families in Camas and Washougal, according to a press release. Read story

Visitors walk past a health alert sign detailing measures meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus at an entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in 2020.

Washington to end health care masking mandates April 3

Visitors walk past a health alert sign detailing measures meant to prevent the spread of coronavirus at an entrance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in 2020.

March 3, 2023, 1:10pm Clark County Health

Face masks will no longer be required at Washington health care facilities starting April 3, the state announced Friday. Read story

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington seeks award nominees

March 3, 2023, 6:01am Clark County News

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has opened public nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year and Community Champions Awards. All nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. April 3. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 rate drifted up this week

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March 2, 2023, 3:54pm Clark County Health

The Clark County COVID-19 case rate rose slightly this week, with a seven day case rate, measuring new cases per 100,000 people, of 46.7 Thursday, up from 42.9 as of Feb. 23. Read story

Roswell Gordon, left, and his wife, Marilynn, sit in their Vancouver home, reminiscing on their 65-plus years together. Roswell, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2014, was part of a trial of the drug lecanemab at OHSU from 2016-2020 and is showing signs of success.

Vancouver man’s Alzheimer’s experience offers hope, inspiration

Roswell Gordon, left, and his wife, Marilynn, sit in their Vancouver home, reminiscing on their 65-plus years together. Roswell, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2014, was part of a trial of the drug lecanemab at OHSU from 2016-2020 and is showing signs of success.

March 2, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Health

Roswell Gordon’s eyes lit up as he smiled at his wife, Marilynn, recounting how they met almost 65 years ago while studying at the University of California, Berkeley. The walls of their Vancouver home are adorned with relics of their life together. Over the past decades, the couple have gone… Read story

Guest services concierge Sharon Guajardo greets volunteers during a motorcade at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in June 2020. PeaceHealth is bringing back its volunteer program for the first time since the pandemic.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center seeks volunteers after COVID pause

Guest services concierge Sharon Guajardo greets volunteers during a motorcade at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in June 2020. PeaceHealth is bringing back its volunteer program for the first time since the pandemic.

February 28, 2023, 6:07am Clark County Health

Volunteers are a huge piece of what makes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center run. Yet for the past three years, the medical center has had to limit volunteers due to COVID-19 restrictions. Read story

Brandy Benedict, a public health nurse with Clark County Public Health's Harm Reduction Program, demonstrates how to administer the opiate-reversal drug naloxone as part of a recent training at Mountain View High School.

Dose of prevention in Clark County’s fentanyl fight

Brandy Benedict, a public health nurse with Clark County Public Health's Harm Reduction Program, demonstrates how to administer the opiate-reversal drug naloxone as part of a recent training at Mountain View High School.

February 26, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Health

The tasks of teaching about the dangers of fentanyl and how to save someone suffering from an overdose are being spearheaded by a Vancouver Girl Scout and a Clark County sheriff’s sergeant. Read story