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Virus doesn’t slow down C-Tran

March 20, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

Linda Hilley was riding C-Tran’s Vine bus-rapid transit line Wednesday from Vancouver Mall with three of her 14 grandchildren. Read story

California Gov. Gavin Newsom orders all Californians to stay at home

March 19, 2020, 7:37pm Health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered all Californians to stay at home, marking the first mandatory restrictions placed on the lives of all 40 million residents in the state’s fight against the novel coronavirus. Read story

Workers build field hospital as coronavirus spreads; Washington death toll at 74

March 19, 2020, 4:02pm Health

SEATTLE (AP) — The death toll in Washington state from the coronavirus increased to 74 on Thursday, and the number of cases topped 1,300, according to state health officials. Read story

AP-NORC poll: Coronavirus concern now surpasses that of flu

March 19, 2020, 2:45pm Health

CHICAGO — A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that two-thirds of Americans say they’re at least somewhat concerned they or a loved one will be infected by the coronavirus — up from less than half who said so a month ago. Read story

Trump weighs controls on companies that take virus bailouts

March 19, 2020, 1:09pm Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday the government should take an equity stake in some companies that need bailouts because of devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy. Read story

AP-NORC poll: Fear of virus infection spikes among Americans

March 19, 2020, 10:00am Health

CHICAGO — Concern among Americans that they or a loved one will be infected by the coronavirus rose dramatically in the past month, with two-thirds of the country now saying they’re at least somewhat concerned about contracting the COVID-19 illness. Read story

Vancouver lab preps COVID-19 at-home test kits

March 19, 2020, 6:30am Business

Vancouver-based company Molecular Testing Labs is developing an at-home, self-collected test kit for COVID-19 to make testing more accessible. Read story

Washingtonians get health care assistance

March 19, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

Washington's insurance exchange is making changes to help people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Kaiser closes 3 Clark County offices to aid COVID-19 response

March 19, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Kaiser Permanente has temporarily closed its Mill Plain, Orchards and Battle Ground clinics to prepare for a surge of COVID-19 patients in the Portland metro area. All urgent care services remain open. Read story

Inslee issues eviction ban for Washington

March 18, 2020, 3:50pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington state health officials reported 13 new deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the state tally of fatalities to 67 – the highest in the country. Read story