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Clark County health officials see COVID-19 ramifications from air pollution

September 18, 2020, 7:44pm Clark County Health

As hazardous air leaves Clark County and healthier air begins to settle in, the county’s highest-ranking health official has concerns about the COVID-19 ramifications that come from two weeks of… Read story

Clark County adds 19 new COVID-19 cases Friday, no new deaths for a week

September 18, 2020, 12:07pm Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 19 new COVID-19 on Friday following a week that saw 182 new cases overall and no new deaths. Read story

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Salmon Creek chiropractor’s office subject of complaints before COVID-19 exposure

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September 17, 2020, 7:04pm Business

Three months before Bridge Chiropractic in Salmon Creek exposed more than 300 people to coronavirus, complaints started to trickle in to the state Department of Health. Read story

Hazardous wildfire smoke surrounds people and boats at Marine Park in Vancouver. Clark County is expected to see some relief from hazardous air by Friday.

Air quality improves significantly as weather system approaches

Hazardous wildfire smoke surrounds people and boats at Marine Park in Vancouver. Clark County is expected to see some relief from hazardous air by Friday.

September 17, 2020, 4:30pm Clark County Health

Forecasters are seeing the light at the end of a long, smoky tunnel for Southwest Washington as a potent storm system approaches the region. Read story

This chart tracks infections by age group over time, as of Sept. 14.

Clark County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

This chart tracks infections by age group over time, as of Sept. 14.

September 17, 2020, 12:03pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 30 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and no new deaths since Sept. 11, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Thick wildfire smoke is seen overhead as letter carrier Jon Weinberg works in downtown Vancouver. Smoke levels continue to hover in the hazardous air quality range.

Clark County’s air quality is slowly improving

Thick wildfire smoke is seen overhead as letter carrier Jon Weinberg works in downtown Vancouver. Smoke levels continue to hover in the hazardous air quality range.

September 16, 2020, 6:38pm Clark County Health

As a pulmonologist at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Dr. Bhanu Patibandla sees firsthand what smoky air can do to people. Read story

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Chiropractic COVID-19 exposure might have spread virus to over 300 people

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September 16, 2020, 12:22pm Clark County Health

More than 300 people may have been exposed to COVID-19 last week at a Salmon Creek chiropractic office, Clark County Public Health announced Wednesday. Read story

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells.

Clark County clocks 23 new COVID-19 cases

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells.

September 16, 2020, 12:01pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 23 new coronavirus cases Wednesday morning. Read story

Clark County adds 34 new COVID-19 cases, still ‘moderate’ for school reopening

September 15, 2020, 11:56am Clark County Health

Clark County added 34 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday as new data showed the rate of cases per 100,000 population remained in the "moderate" category for school reopening. Read story

Streaks of blue-green algae are visible at Vancouver Lake last summer. Clark County Public Health again placed a warning to avoid water contact at Vancouver Lake in August.

Algae take bloom off Clark County lakes

Streaks of blue-green algae are visible at Vancouver Lake last summer. Clark County Public Health again placed a warning to avoid water contact at Vancouver Lake in August.

September 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Toxic algae blooms have tainted Vancouver, Lacamas and Round lakes off and on this summer, leaving people wary of dipping so much as a toe into these ordinarily popular recreation spots. Read story