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FILE - Maya Goode, a COVID-19 technician, performs a test on Jessica Sanchez outside Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence, R.I., Dec. 7, 2021. Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19?s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in U.S. and Britain

FILE - Maya Goode, a COVID-19 technician, performs a test on Jessica Sanchez outside Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence, R.I., Dec. 7, 2021. Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19?s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.

January 11, 2022, 1:07pm Health

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically. Read story

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Vancouver schools shift to rotating remote learning due to bus driver shortage

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January 10, 2022, 4:07pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools will begin a temporary schedule of mixed remote and in-person learning for middle and high school students starting Tuesday due to a shortage of bus drivers, the district announced Monday. Read story

FILE - In this May 8, 2020, file photo, medical personal work on a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center, which is part of Seattle-area health care system UW Medicine in Seattle.
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Clark County COVID-19 cases skyrocket, more than doubling last week’s total

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January 6, 2022, 2:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 3,621 new COVID-19 cases this week, the highest number of new cases reported in a week since the pandemic began. Read story

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Washington plans to distribute millions of at-home COVID tests and masks as omicron surges

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January 6, 2022, 7:30am Health

Washington will begin distributing millions of at-home coronavirus tests and masks and will expand vaccination clinics in an effort to blunt the wave of omicron cases, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday. Read story

First-grader Kolby Schave, 6, prepares to depart the school bus while arriving for hybrid classes at Crestline Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

Clark County schools stick with longer quarantines for COVID-19

First-grader Kolby Schave, 6, prepares to depart the school bus while arriving for hybrid classes at Crestline Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

January 5, 2022, 4:59pm Clark County Health

As students and teachers return from winter break this week, Clark County Public Health officials are identifying ways to maintain the highest level of safety while continuing in-person education. Read story

A pharmacist waits for patients at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the University of Washington campus on May 18 in Seattle.

Washington reports highest number of new COVID cases

A pharmacist waits for patients at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the University of Washington campus on May 18 in Seattle.

December 31, 2021, 8:34am Health

The Washington State Department of Health has reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. Read story

For weeks, volunteers manned more than two dozen petition stations in Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Amboy and Washougal. By Thanksgiving, the group had reached 8,500 signatures, then made a final push over the Black Friday weekend to hit its goal.

Mini-initiative on ‘discriminatory’ mask, vaccine mandates heads to Clark County Council

For weeks, volunteers manned more than two dozen petition stations in Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Amboy and Washougal. By Thanksgiving, the group had reached 8,500 signatures, then made a final push over the Black Friday weekend to hit its goal.

December 30, 2021, 2:27pm Clark County News

Now that signatures have been verified, a mini-initiative asking the Clark County Council to pass an ordinance banning discriminatory mandates, such as mask and vaccine mandates, will next head to the council for review. Read story

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New Clark County COVID-19 cases up 84 percent in one week

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December 30, 2021, 12:57pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 1,493 new COVID-19 cases this week, the second-highest number of new cases recorded in a week since the pandemic began. Read story

A service representative helps a customer over the phone at Clark Public Utilities in 2019.

Clark Public Utilities gives out $3.4M in aid

A service representative helps a customer over the phone at Clark Public Utilities in 2019.

December 29, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

This month, Clark Public Utilities doled out $3.4 million to customers financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who are 30 days or more past due on their utility payments. Read story