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Carlos Arrendondo arrives for his appointment to get vaccinated at a county-run vaccination site at the Eugene A. Obregon Park in Los Angeles on Thursday.

California, NYC requires employees to get vaccine

Carlos Arrendondo arrives for his appointment to get vaccinated at a county-run vaccination site at the Eugene A. Obregon Park in Los Angeles on Thursday.

July 26, 2021, 5:46pm Nation & World

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to receive the shot. Read story

‘This isn’t over.’ Even as life gets back to normal for many, COVID-19 keeps killing Washingtonians

July 25, 2021, 6:05am Health

John Lamoine “Mo” Hargrove likely thought he was on the homestretch of the pandemic when he landed a March 6 appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Read story

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Ruth Gorley gives Vancouver resident Ryan Tydingco a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine May 8 at Clark County Public Health's short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School. After an early rush of people, the flow had slowed down by the late morning for the drop-in vaccination event.

Vaccinations urged as COVID-19 cases rise in Clark County

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Ruth Gorley gives Vancouver resident Ryan Tydingco a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine May 8 at Clark County Public Health's short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School. After an early rush of people, the flow had slowed down by the late morning for the drop-in vaccination event.

July 24, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

As the coronavirus pandemic regains steam in Clark County, health officials are urging those who have not been vaccinated to wear face coverings in indoor spaces and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read story

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New COVID-19 cases in Clark County double over last week

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July 22, 2021, 10:55am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 302 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in its weekly update Thursday, exactly doubling the 151 new cases reported July 15. Read story

YouTube pulls coverage of Vancouver Public Schools board

July 22, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Video of last week’s Vancouver Public Schools board meeting was pulled by YouTube for violating its community standards by spreading misinformation on COVID-19. Read story

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

Cases in PeaceHealth COVID-19 outbreak more than double

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

July 22, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Health

A COVID-19 outbreak at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver has more than doubled to include 29 people, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, file photo doctors inject sisters Claudia Scott-Mighty, left, Althea Scott-Bonaparte, who are patient care directors, and Christine Scott, an ICU nurse, with their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, in Bronxville, N.Y. The private New York-Presbyterian hospital system announced in June that it will require its 48,000 employees to be vaccinated unless they have a valid exemption. Workers in New York City-run hospitals and health clinics will have to get vaccinated or get tested weekly under a policy announced Wednesday, July 21, to battle a rise in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly contagious delta variant.

COVID-19 cases in US triple over 2 weeks amid misformation

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, file photo doctors inject sisters Claudia Scott-Mighty, left, Althea Scott-Bonaparte, who are patient care directors, and Christine Scott, an ICU nurse, with their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, in Bronxville, N.Y. The private New York-Presbyterian hospital system announced in June that it will require its 48,000 employees to be vaccinated unless they have a valid exemption. Workers in New York City-run hospitals and health clinics will have to get vaccinated or get tested weekly under a policy announced Wednesday, July 21, to battle a rise in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly contagious delta variant.

July 21, 2021, 1:40pm Health

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — COVID-19 cases triple tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray. Read story

FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas.   Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities in July and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives found many workers were not inoculated.

CDC probes deaths in immunized patients in nursing homes

FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas.   Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities in July and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives found many workers were not inoculated.

July 21, 2021, 10:25am Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities in July, and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives found many workers were not inoculated. Read story

An outbreak of COVID-19 was reported at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center over the weekend.

PeaceHealth COVID outbreak traced to patient; 3 of 4 infected workers unvaccinated

An outbreak of COVID-19 was reported at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center over the weekend.

July 19, 2021, 12:50pm Clark County Health

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center officials provided more details Monday surrounding a COVID-19 outbreak within the hospital that resulted in several mostly unvaccinated patients and health care workers testing positive for the virus. Read story

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

COVID-19 outbreak sickens patients, staff at PeaceHealth

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

July 18, 2021, 4:30pm Clark County Health

An outbreak of COVID-19 traced to a patient floor at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has sickened at least 10 patients and four employees in the last few days, according to hospital and public health officials. Read story