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Another COVID-19 case confirmed in Clark County

March 22, 2020, 11:27am Clark County Health

A Sunday morning update from Clark County Public Health shows a 10th local person has been confirmed to be suffering from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Read story

In face of virus, Clark County charities rely on volunteers

March 22, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Health

In swift succession, boxes were taped together and slid across stainless steel tables to be filled with cans of salmon and bags of beans and fresh vegetables. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center sets up triage tents for COVID-19 patients

March 21, 2020, 5:47pm Clark County News

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has set up five tents outside its campus to help safely and efficiently screen emergency department patients for COVID-19. Read story

Number of Clark County COVID-19 cases reaches 9

March 21, 2020, 11:16am Clark County Health

Statistics posted Saturday morning by Clark County Public Health show nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community. Read story

Vancouver, Clark County officials: Enjoy parks, trails, but don’t touch structures

March 21, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Health

Minimize groups, maintain social distance, don’t sit on park benches or touch playground equipment. Have fun! Read story

COVID-19 testing supplies scarce in Clark County

March 20, 2020, 7:18pm Clark County Health

On Thursday, all eight Clark County mayors sent a letter with an urgent message to Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. Read story

Clark County confirms two more COVID-19 cases

March 20, 2020, 4:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed two more COVID-19 cases Friday morning. Read story

Trump vs. Fauci: President, doctor spar over unproven drug

March 20, 2020, 4:07pm Health

WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary exchange, President Donald Trump and the government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, publicly sparred Friday on whether a malaria drug would work to treat people with coronavirus disease. Read story

No immediate plans to expand virus restrictions in Washingtonvideo icon

March 20, 2020, 2:47pm Health

OLYMPIA — There are no immediate plans in Washington state to enact more stringent social distancing requirements to fight the spread of coronavirus like those imposed by California, New York and other states, Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff said Friday. Read story

‘Single point of failure’: The CDC’s past successes with an FDA process set the table for coronavirus testing debacle

March 20, 2020, 11:33am Health

SEATTLE — In late April 2009, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, then the Food and Drug Administration’s principal deputy commissioner, received an urgent weekend phone call from the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read story