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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

A Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center nurse loads a syringe with a Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine at an inoculation station next to Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Moderna recently announced early evidence that its updated booster induced BQ.1.1-neutralizing antibodies. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

How many in WA have gotten a COVID booster in past year

A Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center nurse loads a syringe with a Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine at an inoculation station next to Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Moderna recently announced early evidence that its updated booster induced BQ.1.1-neutralizing antibodies. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

August 28, 2023, 7:15am Health

Have you gotten a COVID vaccine booster within the past year? Read story

New coronavirus subvariant Eris is gaining dominance. Is it fueling an increase in cases?

August 10, 2023, 7:53am Health

A new coronavirus subvariant, nicknamed Eris, has rapidly risen to prominence nationwide and is now thought to account for more U.S. cases than any of its counterparts at a time when transmission has been creeping upward. Read story

Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy prepares a COVID-19 vaccine for staff at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver.

Early signs suggest WA could see a late-summer COVID wave

Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy prepares a COVID-19 vaccine for staff at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver.

August 10, 2023, 7:40am Health

Some signs of a late-summer COVID-19 wave are beginning to emerge in Washington after months of low transmission levels. But researchers and public health officials aren’t too worried yet. Read story

FILE - People leave a testing and vaccination clinic for COVID-19, March 30, 2022, in Long Beach, Calif. While many Americans are trying to move on with their lives after two years of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. health officials are only beginning to decide on a strategy for using the COVID-19 vaccines to stay ahead of the outbreak. A panel of vaccine experts is meeting Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to discuss key questions for future COVID-19 booster campaigns, including how often the shots should be updated against new viral strains and who should get them.

Washington health experts agree COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere

FILE - People leave a testing and vaccination clinic for COVID-19, March 30, 2022, in Long Beach, Calif. While many Americans are trying to move on with their lives after two years of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. health officials are only beginning to decide on a strategy for using the COVID-19 vaccines to stay ahead of the outbreak. A panel of vaccine experts is meeting Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to discuss key questions for future COVID-19 booster campaigns, including how often the shots should be updated against new viral strains and who should get them.

July 24, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Health

With summer travel in full swing, new vaccines anticipated by fall and a much improved understanding of COVID-19, health experts in Washington agree that while the pandemic may not be over, the community is in a much better situation when it comes to the virus. Read story

Sadie Armijo, Director of State Audit and Special Investigations at the Washington State Auditor's office, poses for a portrait in her office in Olympia, Washington, March 2, 2022.

Washington auditors flag $1.2B in federal aid over incomplete records

Sadie Armijo, Director of State Audit and Special Investigations at the Washington State Auditor's office, poses for a portrait in her office in Olympia, Washington, March 2, 2022.

July 11, 2023, 2:15pm Latest News

Insufficient documentation and tracking of federal dollars — mostly pandemic aid — resulted in nearly $1.2 billion in spending across Washington agencies that fell short of federal rules in fiscal year 2022, according to a new state auditors’ report. Read story

Clark County COVID-19 case, new hospitalization rates rise

June 15, 2023, 1:40pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 case and new hospitalization rates both increased in the latest data from Clark County Public Health. No new deaths were reported. Read story