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Clark County COVID-19 cases skyrocket, more than doubling last week’s total

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January 6, 2022, 2:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 3,621 new COVID-19 cases this week, the highest number of new cases reported in a week since the pandemic began. Read story

First-grader Kolby Schave, 6, prepares to depart the school bus while arriving for hybrid classes at Crestline Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

Clark County schools stick with longer quarantines for COVID-19

First-grader Kolby Schave, 6, prepares to depart the school bus while arriving for hybrid classes at Crestline Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

January 5, 2022, 4:59pm Clark County Health

As students and teachers return from winter break this week, Clark County Public Health officials are identifying ways to maintain the highest level of safety while continuing in-person education. Read story

E. coli traced to greens sold at Fred Meyer, QFC

December 31, 2021, 5:58am Clark County Health

An E. coli outbreak linked to Simple Truth Organic Power Greens from Fred Meyer and QFC stores is spreading through Washington, according to the Washington Department of Health. Read story

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New Clark County COVID-19 cases up 84 percent in one week

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December 30, 2021, 12:57pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 1,493 new COVID-19 cases this week, the second-highest number of new cases recorded in a week since the pandemic began. Read story

Clark County health officials offer holiday advice

December 24, 2021, 5:51am Clark County Health

Metro area health officials released an open letter this week urging people to do what they can to slow the spread of the omicron variant as they gather this holiday season. Read story

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Clark County reports nine new COVID-19 deaths as new cases accelerate

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December 23, 2021, 2:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported nine more deaths from COVID-19 and 811 new cases, as cases accelerated and deaths declined over the last week. Read story

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December 21, 2021, 4:36pm Clark County Health

A special meeting of the Clark County Board of Health on Tuesday morning was far from routine. Around 80 angry parents, area residents and even high school students called in to comment on the recommendations issued by Public Health last week that led to a pause on high school wrestling… Read story

Construction is underway on 69 affordable apartments next to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Units will be reserved for families earning less than half the median local income.

Affordable housing being built adjacent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

Construction is underway on 69 affordable apartments next to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Units will be reserved for families earning less than half the median local income.

December 21, 2021, 6:02am Business

A new affordable housing community will be opening adjacent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center next summer. PeaceHealth and Mercy Housing Northwest recently celebrated a ground-breaking at the site. Read story

Peer specialist John Amato, left, chats with a receptionist at Columbia River Mental Health Services' NorthStar Clinic in central Vancouver on Dec. 14. Amato has lived experience with addiction. He helps patients navigate through recovery and connects them with resources.

Clark County addiction counselors report startling rise in fentanyl patients

Peer specialist John Amato, left, chats with a receptionist at Columbia River Mental Health Services' NorthStar Clinic in central Vancouver on Dec. 14. Amato has lived experience with addiction. He helps patients navigate through recovery and connects them with resources.

December 21, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Health

Fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid 50 times stronger than heroin, is flooding into Clark County. Read story