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Clark County COVID-19 activity rate decreases for first time since early April

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June 2, 2022, 4:14pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate decreased this week for the first time since early April. Hospitalizations remain high, however. Read story

COVID-19 cases in Clark County schools on the decline

June 2, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Health

Clark County schools have reported 448 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, a decrease from 631 cases reported the week prior. The month of May saw a notable increase in virus cases, with levels not seen locally since the end of the omicron wave in February. Read story

A WSU Vancouver graduate student leaves Vancouver Lake after taking water samples in 2019. Algal blooms in the water have been an issue for years.

Vancouver Lake site of harmful algae

A WSU Vancouver graduate student leaves Vancouver Lake after taking water samples in 2019. Algal blooms in the water have been an issue for years.

June 1, 2022, 5:44pm Clark County Health

A harmful algal bloom has been spotted at the Vancouver Lake swim beach, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Mike Westby, CEO of Westby Associates, left, shares an elbow bump with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray as she tours Family Solutions, a Vancouver mental health agency, on Wednesday morning.

Mental health matters, Sen. Patty Murray says during tour of Family Solutions nonprofit

Mike Westby, CEO of Westby Associates, left, shares an elbow bump with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray as she tours Family Solutions, a Vancouver mental health agency, on Wednesday morning.

June 1, 2022, 5:42pm Clark County Health

Local providers may see an increase of crucial funding to address youth mental health and substance use disorders. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in central Vancouver and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical center in Salmon Creek have both received "A" ratings from Leapfrog.

PeaceHealth, Legacy Salmon Creek recognized for high-quality care

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in central Vancouver and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical center in Salmon Creek have both received "A" ratings from Leapfrog.

May 31, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center both received A ratings in a recent hospital safety analysis conducted by The LeapFrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization that examines hospital quality and safety. Read story

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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center welcomes new chief medical officer

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May 28, 2022, 2:40pm Clark County Health

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center has a new chief medical officer. Read story

Crisis Support Specialists Bryan Rippentrop, left, Trista Rust, center, and Clinical Supervisor Dawn Tec Yah chat Wednesday outside the Battle Ground Police Department before a shift on Columbia River Mental Health Services' Mobile Night Crisis team. The service was launched on May 15, and aims to provide direct mental health counseling and treatment to vulnerable individuals and relieve law enforcement and emergency service personnel from the need to respond to mental health and substance use crises overnight. At top, a logo identifies the Columbia River Night Crisis team's mobile health van.

Clark County mental health counseling expands with launch of Mobile Night Crisis team

Crisis Support Specialists Bryan Rippentrop, left, Trista Rust, center, and Clinical Supervisor Dawn Tec Yah chat Wednesday outside the Battle Ground Police Department before a shift on Columbia River Mental Health Services' Mobile Night Crisis team. The service was launched on May 15, and aims to provide direct mental health counseling and treatment to vulnerable individuals and relieve law enforcement and emergency service personnel from the need to respond to mental health and substance use crises overnight. At top, a logo identifies the Columbia River Night Crisis team's mobile health van.

May 28, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Health

Columbia River Mental Health Services has launched a Mobile Night Crisis team to provide direct mental health counseling and treatment to vulnerable individuals and relieve law enforcement and emergency service personnel from the need to respond to mental health and substance use crises overnight. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity rate continues steady rise

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May 26, 2022, 2:29pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s reported COVID-19 activity rate increased this week as disease activity continues to ramp up. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, background left, listens as Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah speaks to the media during a tour the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

Mask up, Washington: Health officials say it’s time to play it safe as COVID cases rise

Gov. Jay Inslee, background left, listens as Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah speaks to the media during a tour the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

May 26, 2022, 7:22am Clark County Health

With COVID-19’s rise in cases and hospitalizations, Washington state health officials want you to remember your masks. Read story

Kindergartners and first-graders at Crestline Elementary School line up on their spot while social distancing before class on Tuesday morning, January 19, 2021.

COVID-19 infections increasing in Clark County schools

Kindergartners and first-graders at Crestline Elementary School line up on their spot while social distancing before class on Tuesday morning, January 19, 2021.

May 25, 2022, 1:53pm Clark County Health

Clark County Schools reported 631 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, an increase from 536 cases reported in the week prior. Case totals are holding firm at higher rates not seen locally since the end of the omicron wave in February. Read story