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Clark County Health

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

Omicron COVID-19 variant straining Clark County hospitals

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

January 22, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is rampant in Clark County. Read story

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

Hospital admissions surge 62.7 percent in Clark County as COVID-19 cases rise

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

January 20, 2022, 3:43pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported a surge in hospital admissions this week as the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to push new cases to unprecedented highs. Read story

COVID-19 cases continue to rise among students and teachers in districts around Clark County.

COVID keeps rising in Clark County schools

COVID-19 cases continue to rise among students and teachers in districts around Clark County.

January 19, 2022, 7:26pm Clark County Health

Reported COVID-19 cases in Clark County schools are continuing to rise dramatically, following last week’s trend. Read story

A worker at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Puyallup puts a nose swab into a tube of liquid. People who think they may have COVID-19 are urged to visit testing sites, not emergency rooms, to get a test. (Ted S.

Clark County health officials offer guidelines for what to do if you think you have omicron

A worker at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Puyallup puts a nose swab into a tube of liquid. People who think they may have COVID-19 are urged to visit testing sites, not emergency rooms, to get a test. (Ted S.

January 15, 2022, 6:09am Clark County Health

Clark County hospitals are slammed with people testing positive for COVID-19, and public health officials worry that they will soon be overwhelmed. Read story

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

Clark County emergency rooms report drastic increase in patients

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

January 14, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Officials at Legacy Salmon Creek and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center have a request: Don’t visit the emergency room if you have mild COVID-19 symptoms or if you need a walk-in COVID-19 test. Read story

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New hospital admissions surge as omicron spreads through Clark County

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January 13, 2022, 4:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported a surge in hospital admissions this week as the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread widely throughout the community. Read story

Congressional candidate Joe Kent: "Our nation right now is under attack from the left," he said.

Protesters descend on Washington Board of Health after misinformation about vaccine plans goes viral

Congressional candidate Joe Kent: "Our nation right now is under attack from the left," he said.

January 12, 2022, 8:10pm Clark County Health

Late last week, disturbing rumors started to fly on social media. Read story

A school bus passes a speed limit sign near the intersection of Northeast 18th Street and 172nd Avenue on Friday afternoon.

COVID-19 cases soar in Clark County schools

A school bus passes a speed limit sign near the intersection of Northeast 18th Street and 172nd Avenue on Friday afternoon.

January 12, 2022, 5:24pm Clark County Health

Reported COVID-19 cases in Clark County school districts have rapidly increased since students and staff returned from winter break last week. Read story

Eileen Quiring O'Brien (The Columbian files)

Clark County Council wrestles with COVID, new mapsvideo icon

Eileen Quiring O'Brien (The Columbian files)

January 12, 2022, 4:00pm Clark County Health

County Councilor Gary Medvigy’s calls for better civility and collaboration among council members fell on deaf ears Wednesday as the Clark County Board of Health met to discuss the ongoing pandemic. Read story

Blood is collected by the American Red Cross during a blood drive at Paul Davis Restoration of Portland/Vancouver in Vancouver in April.

Blood supply critical in Northwest, nationwide as COVID stems donations

Blood is collected by the American Red Cross during a blood drive at Paul Davis Restoration of Portland/Vancouver in Vancouver in April.

January 11, 2022, 4:25pm Clark County Health

The American Red Cross is facing the worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Read story