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OHSU sleep specialist: Naps can improve wakefulness, effectiveness and cheerfulness

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August 31, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

When I confessed that I take the occasional afternoon nap, sleep medicine specialist Kim Hutchison, M.D., sweetly scolded me for seeming apologetic about it. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity reaches levels not seen since January

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August 26, 2021, 1:10pm Clark County Health

Clark County's COVID-19 activity remained high over the past seven days, with activity rates reaching the highest level since the pandemic's last major surge in January. Four new deaths were reported. Read story

Signs are posted around Vancouver Lake to warn visitors that the lake is closed due to toxic algae in August 2019.

Danger advisory issued for toxic algae at Vancouver Lake

Signs are posted around Vancouver Lake to warn visitors that the lake is closed due to toxic algae in August 2019.

August 25, 2021, 6:21pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health issued a danger advisory Wednesday for Vancouver Lake after test results found elevated levels of cyanotoxins in the water. Danger signs will be posted at the public access points to the lake. Read story

A sign outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center honors hospital staff working hard to treat patients during the COVID-19 crisis April 2, 2020.

PeaceHealth officials expect COVID-19 surge to peak Sept. 4

A sign outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center honors hospital staff working hard to treat patients during the COVID-19 crisis April 2, 2020.

August 25, 2021, 11:34am Clark County Health

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center officials announced Wednesday morning that their modeling suggests that the current wave of COVID-19 patients at the hospital will reach its peak on about Sept. 4. Read story

Dr. Greg Gramstad of Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery walks past an informational sign for visitors to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver in June 2020.

Legacy Health to pause nonurgent surgeries as COVID precaution

Dr. Greg Gramstad of Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery walks past an informational sign for visitors to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver in June 2020.

August 23, 2021, 3:13pm Clark County Health

Legacy Health announced Monday it will pause all non-urgent surgical procedures for two weeks to free up hospital beds for patients who are critically ill. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver has erected a tent outside the entrance of its emergency department to serve as an overflow waiting area for patients seeking care.

PeaceHealth in Vancouver sets up tent as COVID cases surge

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver has erected a tent outside the entrance of its emergency department to serve as an overflow waiting area for patients seeking care.

August 20, 2021, 3:55pm Clark County Health

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has set up a tent near its emergency department entrance to serve as a waiting area amid an “unprecedented” surge of patients. Read story

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Clark County’s ‘breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases surge

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August 20, 2021, 12:12pm Clark County Health

The number of vaccinated Clark County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 surged by 74 percent in two weeks, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

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Clark County reports 1,171 new COVID-19 cases in one week

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August 19, 2021, 11:08am Clark County Health

Clark County reported 1,171 new COVID-19 cases since Aug. 12, continuing a trend that has seen disease activity surge by 476 percent in one month. Read story

FILE - A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at a mass vaccination site at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. U.S. experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second dose of the shot, to ensure lasting protection against the coronavirus as the delta variant spreads across the country. An announcement was expected as soon as this week, with doses beginning to be administered widely once the Food and Drug Administration formally approves the vaccines.  (AP Photo/Robert F.

Clark County Public Health: Delta’s footprint unclear

FILE - A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at a mass vaccination site at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. U.S. experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second dose of the shot, to ensure lasting protection against the coronavirus as the delta variant spreads across the country. An announcement was expected as soon as this week, with doses beginning to be administered widely once the Food and Drug Administration formally approves the vaccines.  (AP Photo/Robert F.

August 18, 2021, 6:02pm Clark County Health

The highly contagious delta variant now accounts for 95 percent of all COVID-19 cases in Washington, but the variant’s footprint in Clark County is less clear. Read story

Sanitizing stations are available for guests as they test their luck at ilani Casino Resort on Thursday morning, May 28, 2020.

Masks now required ilani casino resort

Sanitizing stations are available for guests as they test their luck at ilani Casino Resort on Thursday morning, May 28, 2020.

August 17, 2021, 3:21pm Clark County Health

The Cowlitz Tribe’s ilani resort and casino has begun requiring all guests and employees to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. Read story