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Visitors Ezekiel Clore, 5, from left, joins his mom, Kendra, and his brother, Jeremiah, 6, as they check out books while wearing masks at Vancouver Community Library on a Friday afternoon.

Should you still be wearing a mask? As COVID rates climb, health experts say the answer is yes

Visitors Ezekiel Clore, 5, from left, joins his mom, Kendra, and his brother, Jeremiah, 6, as they check out books while wearing masks at Vancouver Community Library on a Friday afternoon.

July 28, 2022, 7:30am Health

About four months have passed since Washington’s statewide indoor mask mandate ended, but some local infectious disease experts and state epidemiologists are hoping recent increasing case rates will remind residents not to relax measures too much. Read story

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Clark County still at medium transmission risk, despite rising COVID-19 activity rate

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July 21, 2022, 3:19pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate increased this week, and the county remains at medium risk for disease transmission. Read story

How should the COVID-19 vaccine change as we head to cooler months?

Will Americans have the right COVID-19 vaccine this fall? Maybe

How should the COVID-19 vaccine change as we head to cooler months?

July 17, 2022, 6:00am Health

In a few short months, the weather will turn crisp, the holiday season will draw near, and the coronavirus may embark on its third consecutive winter of death and devastation. Read story

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Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate decreases; county now at medium risk

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July 14, 2022, 2:17pm Clark County News

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate decreased this week, but Clark County remains at high risk for disease transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read story

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Larch Corrections Center

July 14, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Health

The Washington Department of Corrections reported 20 active COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals over the last 14 days at Larch Corrections Center, according to a Wednesday bulletin. Read story

Leah Mulyar, 5, of Vancouver, left, and her sister, Isabel, 7, wear masks while enjoying a book at Vancouver Community Library on March 11, the final day of required indoor masking in Washington.

Clark County at high risk for COVID-19; CDC recommends indoor masks

Leah Mulyar, 5, of Vancouver, left, and her sister, Isabel, 7, wear masks while enjoying a book at Vancouver Community Library on March 11, the final day of required indoor masking in Washington.

July 8, 2022, 3:19pm Clark County Health

Clark County residents should now wear masks indoors to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, according to federal health guidance. Read story

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Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate continues steady rise

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July 7, 2022, 2:12pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate increased this week after decreasing slightly last week. The rate has been steadily rising over the past few weeks, causing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to put Clark County at medium risk for disease transmission. Read story

FILE - A Northwell Health registered nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, June 30, 2022 recommended that COVID-19 booster shots be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus.

Tweaked COVID boosters in U.S. must target newer omicron types

FILE - A Northwell Health registered nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, June 30, 2022 recommended that COVID-19 booster shots be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus.

June 30, 2022, 3:40pm Health

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives. Read story

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Clark County in medium risk category for COVID-19 for first time since March

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June 30, 2022, 1:55pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate decreased this week, ending a two-week run of gradual increases that has put the county at a medium level of risk of disease transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read story

Pediatrician Emy Jean-Marie, center, holds her nine-month-old son Adedeji Adebayo, Emiola Adebayo, 3, on her lap as Dr. Nizar Dowla, right, administers a vaccine while       Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Rachel Levine, left, looks on, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Borinquen Health Care Center in Miami. Florida is the only state that didn't pre-order the under-5 vaccine, and state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has recommended against vaccinating healthy children.

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

Pediatrician Emy Jean-Marie, center, holds her nine-month-old son Adedeji Adebayo, Emiola Adebayo, 3, on her lap as Dr. Nizar Dowla, right, administers a vaccine while       Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Rachel Levine, left, looks on, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Borinquen Health Care Center in Miami. Florida is the only state that didn't pre-order the under-5 vaccine, and state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has recommended against vaccinating healthy children.

June 30, 2022, 8:07am Health

The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization. Read story