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New COVID-19 cases bring Clark County total to 20

March 25, 2020, 11:25am Clark County Health

Clark County continues to struggle with low COVID-19 testing rates, as hospitalizations for people with COVID-like illnesses has begun to rise in the county and state. Read story

What would it take to lift coronavirus restrictions? Experts weigh in

March 25, 2020, 9:39am Health

U.S. coronavirus infections have passed 50,000. The death toll, while still well below the worst-hit countries, is expected to rise. Personal protective gear has run short at hospitals, and many patients with mild symptoms still can’t get tested. Read story

Q&A: What are PPEs, N95 masks and ventilators?

March 25, 2020, 9:36am Business

As hospitals and medical workers across the country man the front lines in the battle to control and treat novel coronavirus, a constant theme is the shortage of key safety and treatment supplies. Three such supplies are often talked about: personal protective equipment or PPEs, N95 masks and ventilators. Here is a brief look at those items. Read story

More than 250 people in Washington hospitalized last week with COVID-19-like symptoms

March 25, 2020, 8:31am Health

Washington hospitals reported 254 admissions of people showing symptoms of COVID-19-like illness during the third week of March, according to state statistics that offer a window into the pandemic’s impact on the state’s health care system. Read story

New state COVID-19 czar cautious as she starts job

March 25, 2020, 8:29am Health

OLYMPIA — While the steps the state has taken in the last two weeks to close down nearly all public gatherings and events have “started having an effect,” it’s still too early to say what effect those steps have had, according to the state’s new COVID-19 czar. Read story

Reach DSHS by phone or via online services

March 25, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

The Washington State Department of Social and Human Services recently closed many of its offices to the public or began limiting foot traffic in response to COVID-19. People are encouraged to access services online or by telephone. Read story

Clark County Public Health: Staying 6-feet apart key to stopping virus spread

March 25, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

It can be hard to understand what is and isn’t allowed under social-distancing recommendations as new restrictions have rolled out over the past couple of weeks. Read story

Vancouver Kaiser clinic to allow protective equipment from home after assistants raise alarm

March 24, 2020, 6:38pm Clark County Health

As personal protective equipment shortages surface across the country, three medical assistants with Kaiser Permanente Salmon Creek in Vancouver expressed frustration with what they considered to be a lack of protective measures at the clinic Tuesday morning. Read story

Brown: Oregon may have trouble providing ‘basic services’

March 24, 2020, 4:18pm Health

PORTLAND — Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday that she is “gravely concerned” about Oregon’s ability to deliver basic services over the next six months to a year because of the economic fallout from statewide closures, massive layoffs by affected businesses and stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Read story

Intel expansion contractor tests positive for coronavirus

March 24, 2020, 3:53pm Business

Intel said Tuesday that a contractor working on its major Hillsboro expansion has tested positive for the coronavirus. Read story