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Daniel Salazar, patient care coordinator for the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, checks in a patient at the clinic located at 4100 Plomondon St.

Volunteers keep care coming at Free Clinic of Southwest Washington

Daniel Salazar, patient care coordinator for the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, checks in a patient at the clinic located at 4100 Plomondon St.

February 26, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, a Vancouver-based organization that provides free health care services for people who are uninsured, is gearing up for its largest fundraiser of the year, which is slated for May 5. Read story

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Clark County mask mandates in effect despite new guidance from the CDC

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February 25, 2022, 8:28pm Clark County Health

Indoor mask mandates remain in effect in Clark County despite new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that say such measures are no longer recommended in the county. Read story

Jordan Bates of Aristo Healthcare, left, administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a person experiencing homelessness at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday. The clinic was part of the Washington State Department of Health's "Health-in-motion Care-a-van", which is a mobile vaccine clinic that made two stops in Vancouver.

Clark County COVID-19 case rate falls sharply this week

Jordan Bates of Aristo Healthcare, left, administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a person experiencing homelessness at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday. The clinic was part of the Washington State Department of Health's "Health-in-motion Care-a-van", which is a mobile vaccine clinic that made two stops in Vancouver.

February 24, 2022, 2:15pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported a sharp drop in its COVID-19 disease activity rate this week as the omicron surge continues to ebb. Read story

Meredith Pena, left, and Deanna Berger laugh at Pena's house in Orchards. Despite not having prior podcasting experience, the two women felt passionate and inspired to share their journey through breast cancer diagnosis with others. When they first started, they both spoke into a single microphone. "We kind of learned as we went, and our sound quality gets better as we go," Pena said.

Vancouver nurses, breast cancer survivors host podcast ‘Rotten Melons’

Meredith Pena, left, and Deanna Berger laugh at Pena's house in Orchards. Despite not having prior podcasting experience, the two women felt passionate and inspired to share their journey through breast cancer diagnosis with others. When they first started, they both spoke into a single microphone. "We kind of learned as we went, and our sound quality gets better as we go," Pena said.

February 24, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

“Rotten Melons: When your boobs do you wrong.” Read story

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COVID cases drop at Larch Corrections Center

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February 24, 2022, 5:56am Clark County Health

The Washington Department of Corrections reported Wednesday there are 79 active COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals and three among staff at Larch Corrections Center, the first drop in cases since the outbreak began in early February. Read story

Living Hope Church reached its goal of raising $5 million to buy the former Kmart on Andresen Road in 2011.

Clark County emergency shelters open due to cold

Living Hope Church reached its goal of raising $5 million to buy the former Kmart on Andresen Road in 2011.

February 22, 2022, 7:28pm Churches & Religion

Due to the cold weather forecast for this week, Council for the Homeless has issued a severe weather alert for the emergency shelter system in Clark County through Friday. Read story

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COVID-19 cases still on the increase at Larch Corrections Center

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February 19, 2022, 5:56am Clark County Health

The Washington Department of Corrections reported Friday there are 97 active COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals at Larch Corrections Center. The number of active cases among staff — six — has remained the same since Monday. Read story

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2 Vancouver long-term care facilities to open non-COVID units

Vancouver Specialty and Rehabilitative Care (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

February 18, 2022, 6:03am Business

Two Vancouver long-term care facilities are opening units to treat non-COVID patients who no longer need acute care. The units are an effort to ease the strain on Clark County hospitals that have been stretched thin by the omicron surge. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 case rate falling; hospitalizations still high

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February 17, 2022, 12:15pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported a significant decrease in its COVID-19 disease activity rate this week as the omicron variant’s surge continues to ebb. Read story

COVID-19 cases climb at Larch Corrections Center

February 17, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

The Washington Department of Corrections reported Wednesday that there are 55 active COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals at Larch Corrections Center. Read story