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Clark County COVID-19 case rate falling; hospitalizations still high

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February 17, 2022, 12:15pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported a significant decrease in its COVID-19 disease activity rate this week as the omicron variant’s surge continues to ebb. Read story

COVID-19 cases climb at Larch Corrections Center

February 17, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

The Washington Department of Corrections reported Wednesday that there are 55 active COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals at Larch Corrections Center. Read story

Students at Marrion Elementary School  in Vancouver practice social distancing after getting off the bus at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

COVID-19 cases in Clark County schools keep declining

Students at Marrion Elementary School  in Vancouver practice social distancing after getting off the bus at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

February 16, 2022, 5:46pm Clark County Health

Reported COVID-19 case totals in Clark County schools are continuing to steadily decline, as it appears the worst of the omicron wave is now in the rear-view mirror for most districts. Read story

Lynn Crawford, program manager for HOPE Dementia Support, clockwise from left, joins colleagues Julie Donovan and Ariana Rascol as they talk with Heather Erickson, deputy director of CDM Caregiving Services, on Monday morning. CDM Caregiving Services and HOPE Dementia Support are joining forces.

CDM Caregiving Services, HOPE Dementia Support combine forces

Lynn Crawford, program manager for HOPE Dementia Support, clockwise from left, joins colleagues Julie Donovan and Ariana Rascol as they talk with Heather Erickson, deputy director of CDM Caregiving Services, on Monday morning. CDM Caregiving Services and HOPE Dementia Support are joining forces.

February 15, 2022, 6:05am Business

CDM Caregiving Services, Vancouver’s largest nonprofit serving the elderly, veterans and people with disabilities, is joining forces with HOPE Dementia Support, a Vancouver organization that supports people with dementia and their caregivers. Read story

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‘Maskne’ sufferer? Vancouver dermatologist offers advice

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February 15, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

We’ve learned a lot about masks in the past couple years: which are the most comfortable, which can survive washing and which won’t fog up our glasses. Masks are literal lifesavers during the pandemic and, even as the omicron surge eases, we’ll still need masks for certain activities. Read story

COVID-19 outbreak grows at Larch Corrections Center

February 14, 2022, 6:53pm Clark County Health

The number of active COVID-19 cases jumped to 41 among incarcerated individuals at Larch Corrections Center, a nearly 193 percent increase since Friday, according to a Monday bulletin from the Washington Department of Corrections. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 case rate decreasing, but hospitals still near capacity

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February 10, 2022, 1:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported a significant decrease in its COVID-19 disease activity rate this week as the omicron variant’s surge begins to slow, but it remains alarmingly high. Read story

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center -- pictured Wednesday -- is one of the 50 best hospitals in the country, according to Healthgrades, a website that evaluates hospital quality using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. This is the first year that Legacy Salmon Creek has been ranked in the top 50. The hospital ranked in the top 250 in 2020 and 2021.

Legacy Salmon Creek called one of nation’s best hospitals

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center -- pictured Wednesday -- is one of the 50 best hospitals in the country, according to Healthgrades, a website that evaluates hospital quality using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. This is the first year that Legacy Salmon Creek has been ranked in the top 50. The hospital ranked in the top 250 in 2020 and 2021.

February 10, 2022, 6:05am Business

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center has been recognized as one of the 50 best hospitals in the country by Healthgrades, a website that evaluates hospital quality, putting the Salmon Creek hospital in the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide. Read story

Substitute teacher Alison Davies, left, holds the door while leading second-graders back to their classroom at Union Ridge Elementary School on Nov. 17.

COVID-19 cases declining in Clark County school districts

Substitute teacher Alison Davies, left, holds the door while leading second-graders back to their classroom at Union Ridge Elementary School on Nov. 17.

February 9, 2022, 7:28pm Clark County Health

Reported COVID-19 cases in Clark County schools are continuing to decline after weeks of record-setting totals. Read story

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COVID-19 outbreak reported at Larch Corrections Center

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February 9, 2022, 6:37pm Clark County Health

Larch Corrections Center was placed on facilitywide outbreak status Monday due to new COVID-19 infections among inmates and staff. Read story