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COVID-19

Clark County faces enforcement gap for mask order in Washington

July 2, 2020, 6:00am Business

Face coverings went from being a recommendation to a requirement last week following Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide order to wear masks in all indoor, public spaces and outdoors when physical distancing isn’t possible. Read story

La Center cardrooms begin to reopen

July 1, 2020, 6:27pm Clark County News

A massive revenue source for the city of La Center is returning as cardrooms begin to reopen. Read story

Officials: Oregon could reach 900 new COVID-19 cases a day

July 1, 2020, 1:20pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon had a record 281 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, but officials predict that the increase may become much steeper during the next month - potentially reaching 900 new cases per day. Read story

Cases spike in Sunbelt, other states back off on reopening

July 1, 2020, 1:11pm Latest News

PHOENIX — Arizona recorded more coronavirus deaths, infections, hospitalizations and emergency-room visits in a single day than ever before in a crisis Wednesday across the Sunbelt that sent a shudder through other parts of the country and led distant states to put their own reopening plans on hold. Read story

Clark County hits highest one-day output for COVID-19 with 40 cases

July 1, 2020, 11:56am Clark County Health

The recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Clark County, which includes a single-day high of 40 new cases confirmed Wednesday, seems likely to pause the county’s Phase 3 application, according to discussion from Wednesday’s Clark County Board of Health meeting. Read story

Order reopens city’s playgrounds and parks

July 1, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Playgrounds at Vancouver's public parks are now open, following an emergency order issued by City Manager Eric Holmes on Tuesday. Read story

COVID response grants total more than $900,000

July 1, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

In June, $921,093 in grants were awarded from the SW Washington COVID Response Fund. Read story

Multnomah County works to rebuild ties with immigrant communities as virus cases rise

June 30, 2020, 7:44pm Northwest

PORTLAND — Multnomah County health officials acknowledged Tuesday that they are still working to rebuild relationships with refugee and immigrant community leaders to try to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read story

EU reopens borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

June 30, 2020, 5:35pm Nation & World

BRUSSELS — The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Read story

Fauci: U.S. ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak

June 30, 2020, 12:45pm Nation & World

The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some regions are putting the entire country at risk — just as schools and colleges are wrestling with how to safely reopen. Read story