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Clark County Health

Clark County adds 34 new COVID-19 cases, still ‘moderate’ for school reopening

September 15, 2020, 11:56am Clark County Health

Clark County added 34 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday as new data showed the rate of cases per 100,000 population remained in the "moderate" category for school reopening. Read story

Streaks of blue-green algae are visible at Vancouver Lake last summer. Clark County Public Health again placed a warning to avoid water contact at Vancouver Lake in August.

Algae take bloom off Clark County lakes

Streaks of blue-green algae are visible at Vancouver Lake last summer. Clark County Public Health again placed a warning to avoid water contact at Vancouver Lake in August.

September 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Toxic algae blooms have tainted Vancouver, Lacamas and Round lakes off and on this summer, leaving people wary of dipping so much as a toe into these ordinarily popular recreation spots. Read story

Vancouver resident Frank Schmit wears a mask while taking his dog, Ripley, a miniature schnauzer, for a stroll as thick wildfire smoke obscures the visibility of trees across the water at Frenchman' Bar Regional Park. Schmit said the fires and the smoke are just the latest in a list of unusual events that have happened in 2020. "It's been a hell of a year," he said.

Hazardous air quality continues

Vancouver resident Frank Schmit wears a mask while taking his dog, Ripley, a miniature schnauzer, for a stroll as thick wildfire smoke obscures the visibility of trees across the water at Frenchman' Bar Regional Park. Schmit said the fires and the smoke are just the latest in a list of unusual events that have happened in 2020. "It's been a hell of a year," he said.

September 14, 2020, 7:39pm Clark County Health

Clark County will likely have hazardous air quality until the end of the week, according to weather forecast modeling. Read story

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County adds 76 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

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September 14, 2020, 11:28am Clark County Health

Clark County added 76 new COVID-19 cases over the past three days and no new deaths, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

‘Beyond index’ air conditions continue in Clark County, with little relief in sight

September 14, 2020, 7:01am Clark County Health

Air pollution levels in Vancouver remain hazardous this morning, with advisories for dense fog until noon and dense smoke until 6 p.m. and only little relief forecast until the weekend. Read story

Walk to end Alzheimer’s held virtually

September 12, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

CLARK COUNTY — Participants in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s followed a different format this year due to the pandemic. Read story

Heisson resident and volunteer Elizabeth Stoltz waters the Fort Vancouver Garden in Vancouver on Friday. Stoltz said things were dried out because of the wind and smoke. "The wind sucks the life out of everything," she said. Stoltz is still not under evacuation from the Big Hollow Fire, but her family made a plan in case it gets to that point.

Smoke, hazardous air expected to linger in Clark County through weekend

Heisson resident and volunteer Elizabeth Stoltz waters the Fort Vancouver Garden in Vancouver on Friday. Stoltz said things were dried out because of the wind and smoke. "The wind sucks the life out of everything," she said. Stoltz is still not under evacuation from the Big Hollow Fire, but her family made a plan in case it gets to that point.

September 11, 2020, 6:30pm Clark County Health

Hazardous air from area wildfires continued to linger in Clark County on Friday and is expected to stick around through the weekend, but there is optimism that improved air quality could arrive within the next week. Read story

A sailboat makes its way past the railroad bridge Thursday. Clark County air quality is approaching the designation of hazardous, the worst level of air quality, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. Air quality is expected to worsen Friday and continue to be poor throughout the weekend.

Hazardous air settles in to Clark County; relief will be slow in coming

A sailboat makes its way past the railroad bridge Thursday. Clark County air quality is approaching the designation of hazardous, the worst level of air quality, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. Air quality is expected to worsen Friday and continue to be poor throughout the weekend.

September 11, 2020, 2:18pm Clark County Health

Wildfire smoke has pushed air quality levels well into the hazardous levels in Vancouver and to only slightly better levels in north Clark County this morning. Smoke is expected to remain through the weekend. Read story

This illustration shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Clark County records 40 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

This illustration shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

September 11, 2020, 12:16pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 40 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Friday. Read story

Burgerville announced Friday that it has temporarily closed all of its restaurants except the Portland International Airport location due to poor air quality.

Burgerville closes almost all restaurants due to smoke

Burgerville announced Friday that it has temporarily closed all of its restaurants except the Portland International Airport location due to poor air quality.

September 11, 2020, 12:07pm Business

Vancouver-based fast food chain Burgerville announced Friday that it has temporarily closed all but one of its restaurants due to poor air quality. Read story