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COVID cases continue to drop at Larch

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March 12, 2022, 6:20am Clark County Health

The Washington Department of Corrections on Friday reported eight active COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals at Larch Corrections Center. There were two active cases among staff members. Read story

In a photo provided by Multnomah County, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, center, leads the illuminated walk over the Hawthorne Bridge with Commissioners Lori Stegmann, left, Jessica Vega Pederson, second from right, and Susheela Jayapal, right, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Portland, Ore., during an event held two years after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Portland.

2 years into pandemic, world takes cautious steps forward

In a photo provided by Multnomah County, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, center, leads the illuminated walk over the Hawthorne Bridge with Commissioners Lori Stegmann, left, Jessica Vega Pederson, second from right, and Susheela Jayapal, right, Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Portland, Ore., during an event held two years after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Portland.

March 11, 2022, 7:52am Health

With COVID-19 case numbers plummeting, Emily Safrin did something she hadn’t done since the pandemic began two years ago: She put her fears aside and went to a concert. Read story

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Clark County reports drop in COVID-19 case rate, hospitalizations

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March 10, 2022, 1:36pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported a drop in its COVID-19 activity rate and hospitalizations this week, bringing the omicron surge another step closer to its end just as state masking mandates are about to wind down. Read story

COVID-19 outbreak at Larch Corrections Center winding down

March 10, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Health

The Washington Department of Corrections on Wednesday reported seven active COVID-19 cases among incarcerated individuals at Larch Corrections Center, as the outbreak continues to wind down. Read story

COVID-19 cases still declining in Clark County schools

March 10, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

Clark County school districts are reporting 77 new cases of COVID-19 in the last week, continuing a pattern of rapid decline since late January. Last week, schools reported 155 new cases. Read story

Jennifer Le of Vancouver, left, enjoys a treat at Ice Cream Renaissance in Uptown Village with her sister, Julie, on Monday afternoon. Washington's renewed indoor mask mandate took effect Monday.

What health experts say about the ‘natural experiment’ of ditching mask mandates in Washington

Jennifer Le of Vancouver, left, enjoys a treat at Ice Cream Renaissance in Uptown Village with her sister, Julie, on Monday afternoon. Washington's renewed indoor mask mandate took effect Monday.

March 9, 2022, 7:33am Health

Most of Washington’s indoor masking requirements will soon come to an end — and the state’s “natural experiment” will begin. Read story

Courtney Martin, left, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Ani Hahn, 7, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington advisory group recommends against adding COVID vaccine to school-required immunizations

Courtney Martin, left, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Ani Hahn, 7, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 9, 2022, 7:32am Health

A state advisory group has decided against recommending a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students in K-12 schools, leaving one more step before a final decision is made on the matter next month. Read story

FILE - Nurses perform timed breathing exercises on a COVID-19 patient on a ventilator in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the la Timone hospital in Marseille, southern France, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. The official global death toll from COVID-19 is on the verge of eclipsing 6 million -- underscoring that the pandemic, now in its third year, is far from over.

Death toll surpasses 6 million for pandemic now in 3rd year

FILE - Nurses perform timed breathing exercises on a COVID-19 patient on a ventilator in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the la Timone hospital in Marseille, southern France, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. The official global death toll from COVID-19 is on the verge of eclipsing 6 million -- underscoring that the pandemic, now in its third year, is far from over.

March 7, 2022, 8:37am Health

The official global death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 6 million on Monday — underscoring that the pandemic, now entering its third year, is far from over. Read story

Bonnie Mills, pictured here in 2020, lost her life to COVID-19 at the age of 79 in August 2021.

Second anniversary of COVID-19 in Clark County a time of optimism for some, pain for others

Bonnie Mills, pictured here in 2020, lost her life to COVID-19 at the age of 79 in August 2021.

March 6, 2022, 6:06am Clark County Health

Life might return to relative normalcy if COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations keep decreasing, but for Hazel Dell resident Leonard Mills, life will never return to normal. Read story

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Morning Press: Vancouver man killed; COVID cases fall; Imagination Library; Murdock CEO; Short-term rentals

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March 5, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

In case you missed them, here are some of our top stories of the week. Read story