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New strategy for Vancouver parks facilities a shut-and-open case

July 4, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Health

Vancouver reverses course, reopening sites with emphasis on safety, cleanliness Read story

Car club visits Vancouver Specialty and Rehabilitative Care

July 4, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

NORTH GARRISON HEIGHTS — Eight car owners with Rose City Classics car club participated in a parade for Vancouver Specialty and Rehabilitative Care, 1015 N. Garrison Road, Vancouver. The facility specializes in short-term skilled patient needs. Read story

18 sickened by COVID-19 outbreak at Clark County bar

July 3, 2020, 4:38pm Clark County Health

Patrons of Orchards Tap Bar and Grill are being advised to immediately seek testing for COVID-19 after an outbreak of at least 18 confirmed cases among employees and customers. Read story

Surge in state COVID-19 cases driven by Eastern Washington

July 3, 2020, 12:20pm Health

SPOKANE — Cirio Hernandez Hernandez was thinning apple trees on a June morning in Yakima, grabbing a fistful of tiny apples and knocking off all but one that was left to grow to a marketable size. Read story

Oregon thought it had controlled COVID-19, then came surge

July 3, 2020, 10:19am Health

SALEM, Ore. — It was early June when the mayor of Newport a small city perched on Oregon’s coast, received a phone call that he had been dreading. Read story

Clark County to stay in Phase 2 of Washington’s reopening plan at least 2 more weeks

July 2, 2020, 6:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County will remain in Phase 2 of Washington’s reopening plan for at least another two weeks, according to new guidance issued Thursday afternoon by Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story

Inslee expands virus mask order, puts two-week pause on changes in phases for counties

July 2, 2020, 3:34pm Editor's Choice

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that because of an increase in the rate of COVID-19 infection, starting next week, bar seating will no longer be permitted for counties currently in Phase 3 of the state’s four-stage reopening plan and businesses statewide will not be able to serve customers who don’t wear facial coverings. Read story

Critics slam changes in ICU capacity reporting in Houston

July 2, 2020, 9:11am Health

HOUSTON — A change in how Houston area hospitals report intensive care unit capacity during the coronavirus pandemic has drawn criticism from the top two locally elected officials who are questioning if the medical facilities are being fully transparent. Read story

Clark County hits highest one-day output for COVID-19 with 40 cases

July 1, 2020, 11:56am Clark County Health

The recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Clark County, which includes a single-day high of 40 new cases confirmed Wednesday, seems likely to pause the county’s Phase 3 application, according to discussion from Wednesday’s Clark County Board of Health meeting. Read story

Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in U.S.

July 1, 2020, 8:51am Health

NEW YORK — There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd’s death caused a significant increase in U.S. coronavirus infections, according to public health experts. Read story