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COVID-19

As cold sets in, Clark County Public Health urges caution over respiratory ills

January 13, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Health

With the onset of cold weather, respiratory illnesses are usually not far behind. Read story

Kaiser Permanente staff required to wear masks due to increase in influenza, COVID-19 and RSV

December 27, 2023, 5:01pm Clark County Health

Kaiser Permanente is now requiring all staff to wear masks within its facilities statewide. Read story

WHO: COVID killed nearly 10,000 last month

January 11, 2024, 5:16pm Health

The head of the U.N. health agency said Wednesday that holiday gatherings and the spread of the most prominent variant globally led to increased transmission of COVID-19 last month. Read story

FILE - Healthcare workers line up for free personal protective equipment in front of murals by artist Romero Britto at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Miami.

States trashing troves of masks and pandemic gear as huge, costly stockpiles linger and expire

FILE - Healthcare workers line up for free personal protective equipment in front of murals by artist Romero Britto at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Miami.

December 20, 2023, 8:11am Health

When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in an unprepared U.S., states scrambled for masks and other protective gear. Read story

FILE - COVID-19 antigen home tests indicating a positive result are photographed in New York, April 5, 2023. Americans will be able to order four free COVID-19 tests again and the United States Postal Service will deliver the tests to your mailbox. Anyone who did not order a batch of COVID-19 tests in September can secure up to eight of the tests this time around.

More free COVID-19 tests from the government are available for home delivery through the mail

FILE - COVID-19 antigen home tests indicating a positive result are photographed in New York, April 5, 2023. Americans will be able to order four free COVID-19 tests again and the United States Postal Service will deliver the tests to your mailbox. Anyone who did not order a batch of COVID-19 tests in September can secure up to eight of the tests this time around.

November 20, 2023, 8:11am Health

Americans can order more free COVID-19 tests online for home delivery. Read story

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Inslee didn’t abuse power with pandemic eviction moratorium, Washington Supreme Court rules

FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

September 29, 2023, 7:32am Business

The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday rejected claims by landlords that Gov. Jay Inslee abused his power when he created a temporary ban on evictions during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

FILE - COVID-19 antigen home tests indicating a positive result are photographed in New York, April 5, 2023. The Biden administration has announced that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household.

Free at-home COVID tests are back. Here’s how to order

FILE - COVID-19 antigen home tests indicating a positive result are photographed in New York, April 5, 2023. The Biden administration has announced that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household.

September 26, 2023, 7:47am Health

Starting Monday, Washingtonians can once again order free at-home COVID-19 tests to be delivered straight to their homes. Read story

FILE - COVID-19 antigen home tests indicating a positive result are photographed in New York, April 5, 2023. The Biden administration has announced that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household.

Biden administration announces $600M to produce COVID tests and will reopen website to order them

FILE - COVID-19 antigen home tests indicating a positive result are photographed in New York, April 5, 2023. The Biden administration has announced that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household.

September 20, 2023, 12:12pm Health

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household — aiming to prevent possible shortages during a rise in coronavirus cases that has… Read story

FILE - A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022. U.S. health officials are proposing a simplified approach to COVID-19 vaccinations, which would allow most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus. The new system unveiled Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 would make COVID-19 inoculations more like the annual flu shot. Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they've received or how many months it's been since their last booster. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

New COVID vaccines may be a ‘few weeks’ from becoming common in Washington, the state Department of Health says

FILE - A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022. U.S. health officials are proposing a simplified approach to COVID-19 vaccinations, which would allow most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus. The new system unveiled Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 would make COVID-19 inoculations more like the annual flu shot. Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they've received or how many months it's been since their last booster. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

September 20, 2023, 7:20am Health

Formulated to target emerging variants, newly approved COVID-19 vaccines may still be a “couple weeks” from becoming widely available in Spokane and the rest of Washington, according to the state Department of Health. Read story

WA statewide COVID-19 data dashboard has been replaced. Here’s what to know

September 19, 2023, 7:20am Clark County Health

The Washington state Department of Health retired its COVID-19 Data Dashboard on Monday, after more than three years of tracking the pandemic-causing illness. Read story