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Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health: Mask up indoors, vaccinated or not

July 27, 2021, 4:16pm Breaking News

Facing surging COVID-19 cases, Clark County Public Health is  recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, resume wearing masks indoors to help prevent the spread of the disease. Read story

Clark County’s only long-term mental health facility closing

July 27, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Health

The only long-term facility for mental health care in Clark County is closing soon, and people in need of residential treatment here will have nowhere to go. Read story

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Ruth Gorley gives Vancouver resident Ryan Tydingco a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine May 8 at Clark County Public Health's short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School. After an early rush of people, the flow had slowed down by the late morning for the drop-in vaccination event.

Vaccinations urged as COVID-19 cases rise in Clark County

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Ruth Gorley gives Vancouver resident Ryan Tydingco a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine May 8 at Clark County Public Health's short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School. After an early rush of people, the flow had slowed down by the late morning for the drop-in vaccination event.

July 24, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

As the coronavirus pandemic regains steam in Clark County, health officials are urging those who have not been vaccinated to wear face coverings in indoor spaces and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read story

Vancouver Parks and Recreation staff member Karen Miller talks with Hayden Rider, 18, at an Access to Recreation camp at Lieser Elementary School in Vancouver. The camps for individuals with special needs are back on this summer after the pandemic forced a hiatus in 2020.

Vancouver’s Access to Recreation program for people with special needs back after hiatus

Vancouver Parks and Recreation staff member Karen Miller talks with Hayden Rider, 18, at an Access to Recreation camp at Lieser Elementary School in Vancouver. The camps for individuals with special needs are back on this summer after the pandemic forced a hiatus in 2020.

July 23, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

Day camp attendee Nicole Brady, 18, was ready for Karaoke Tuesday at Vancouver’s Access to Recreation camp this week. Read story

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New COVID-19 cases in Clark County double over last week

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July 22, 2021, 10:55am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 302 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in its weekly update Thursday, exactly doubling the 151 new cases reported July 15. Read story

Staffing woes to shutter Elahan Place mental health center

July 22, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

Columbia River Mental Health Services plans to close Elahan Place, its residential rehabilitation and treatment center, this fall due to difficulties maintaining staffing. Read story

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

Cases in PeaceHealth COVID-19 outbreak more than double

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

July 22, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Health

A COVID-19 outbreak at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver has more than doubled to include 29 people, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

The SmileMobile, a mobile dental van that offers dental services to people who have trouble accessing dental care, is parked at the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Health Clinic in Longview.

The SmileMobile: Vancouver woman heads to Longview in search for dental care

The SmileMobile, a mobile dental van that offers dental services to people who have trouble accessing dental care, is parked at the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Health Clinic in Longview.

July 22, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Health

LONGVIEW — The drive from Vancouver to Longview was worth it for Nakia Aalvik. She needed a dental appointment for herself and her two children. Read story

An outbreak of COVID-19 was reported at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center over the weekend.

PeaceHealth COVID outbreak traced to patient; 3 of 4 infected workers unvaccinated

An outbreak of COVID-19 was reported at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center over the weekend.

July 19, 2021, 12:50pm Clark County Health

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center officials provided more details Monday surrounding a COVID-19 outbreak within the hospital that resulted in several mostly unvaccinated patients and health care workers testing positive for the virus. Read story

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

COVID-19 outbreak sickens patients, staff at PeaceHealth

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

July 18, 2021, 4:30pm Clark County Health

An outbreak of COVID-19 traced to a patient floor at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has sickened at least 10 patients and four employees in the last few days, according to hospital and public health officials. Read story