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A sign encourages students and staff to wear their masks in a hall at Heritage High School in March.

Clark County health officials urge masks indoors

A sign encourages students and staff to wear their masks in a hall at Heritage High School in March.

August 13, 2021, 3:36pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health officials are urging everyone to wear face coverings indoors and get vaccinated as a new wave of COVID-19 infections washes over the region. Read story

The Southwest Clean Air Agency and the Oregon DEQ predict air quality will be in the “moderate” or the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” for Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties beginning Friday.

Officials warn of unhealthy air quality through the weekend in Clark County

The Southwest Clean Air Agency and the Oregon DEQ predict air quality will be in the “moderate” or the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” for Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties beginning Friday.

August 13, 2021, 2:41pm Clark County Health

Officials are warning of expected elevated levels of air pollution from smog and wildfire smoke for Clark County through the weekend, on top of the triple-digit heat wave. Read story

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Clark County reports 964 COVID cases, 4 deaths

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August 12, 2021, 1:35pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 964 new cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday afternoon — an increase of more than 50 percent over last week.  Read story

With temperatures as high as 105 expected this week, cooling centers have opened around Clark County.

Cooling centers open doors as heat moves into Clark County

With temperatures as high as 105 expected this week, cooling centers have opened around Clark County.

August 10, 2021, 1:07pm Clark County Health

With temperatures in Clark County and around the Northwest expected to exceed 100 degrees this week, cooling centers are opening to help residents who may need to get out of the heat. Read story

Healing labyrinth offered at PeaceHealth

August 10, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Health

PeaceHealth’s Hope Bereavement team is constructing a 27-foot labyrinth to help families and friends grieving the loss of a loved one. 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.

Clark County virus data shows who is getting sick

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.

August 9, 2021, 6:48pm Clark County Health

Who’s seriously ill with COVID-19 in Clark County? Read story

Brent McCarthy, left, and Marissa Matthews, right, play on the Vancouver Waterfront pier with their son Xavier, 2, on Sept. 10, 2020. The family evacuated from their home just outside of Salem, Ore., two days earlier to escape the smoke and fire risk. Longer and hotter fire seasons increase the likelihood of smoke finding its way to Vancouver.

Stay safe when air is hazardous in the Northwest

Brent McCarthy, left, and Marissa Matthews, right, play on the Vancouver Waterfront pier with their son Xavier, 2, on Sept. 10, 2020. The family evacuated from their home just outside of Salem, Ore., two days earlier to escape the smoke and fire risk. Longer and hotter fire seasons increase the likelihood of smoke finding its way to Vancouver.

August 8, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

Smoky weather can be difficult to predict, but there are ways to prepare for it and to keep yourself safe when it arrives. Read story

The newest Vancouver Clinic is in the Columbia Palisades community in Camas. It is a two-story, 26,400-square-foot clinic that offers internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, urgent care, ophthalmology and a vision center for eye exams.

Vancouver Clinic requires staff vaccinations

The newest Vancouver Clinic is in the Columbia Palisades community in Camas. It is a two-story, 26,400-square-foot clinic that offers internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, urgent care, ophthalmology and a vision center for eye exams.

August 5, 2021, 6:04pm Clark County Health

Vancouver Clinic said Thursday that it will join the growing ranks of local medical providers requiring their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Read story

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Clark County confirms 604 new COVID-19 cases this week

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August 5, 2021, 12:43pm Clark County Health

The surge of new COVID-19 cases continued unabated this week with Clark County Public Health reporting 604 new cases, a 34 percent jump over the agency's July 29 report. Read story

Vancouver resident Laura Ellsworth sits on a park bench for a portrait on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Esther Short Park. Ellsworth is a fully vaccinated kidney transplant recipient but doesn’t have full protection from the vaccine. She’s part of a study on COVID-19 vaccines in immunocompromised patients.

COVID vaccines fall short for transplant recipients

Vancouver resident Laura Ellsworth sits on a park bench for a portrait on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Esther Short Park. Ellsworth is a fully vaccinated kidney transplant recipient but doesn’t have full protection from the vaccine. She’s part of a study on COVID-19 vaccines in immunocompromised patients.

August 5, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Health

In spite of being fully vaccinated, Laura Ellsworth lives in fear of catching COVID-19. Read story