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Inslee shuts indoor service at bars, restricts indoor dining

July 23, 2020, 3:07pm Editor's Choice

SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he is tightening restrictions throughout the state in restaurants and bars, for weddings and funerals, and at gyms in a further effort to stem a surge in COVID-19 cases. Read story

Clark County adds 28 new COVID-19 cases; no new deaths reported

July 23, 2020, 12:19pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 28 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday and no new deaths. Read story

Pressure builds as Clark County school districts consider safety, needs of students

July 22, 2020, 7:39pm Clark County Health

As coronavirus cases in Clark County and across the state rise, pressure is mounting for school districts to issue a decision about how — and if — students can safely return to the classroom in the fall. Read story

Clark County’s COVID-19 response hits snags

July 22, 2020, 7:14pm Clark County Health

This month’s resurgence in COVID-19 cases is beginning to scramble Clark County’s outbreak response. Read story

Pompeo tells lawmakers in U.K. that China ‘bought’ off leader of WHO

July 22, 2020, 5:14pm Nation & World

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told a group of British lawmakers that China had “bought” the head of the World Health Organization, according to people familiar with the matter. Read story

Oregon expands virus mask order to children, lowers venue size

July 22, 2020, 1:19pm Latest News

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that she is expanding the state’s current COVID-19 mask order to also apply to children 5 years and older and that she is decreasing the capacity of indoor venues from 250 people to 100. Read story

World virus cases top 15M; US labs buckle amid testing surge

July 22, 2020, 10:20am Latest News

WASHINGTON — Laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are actually undercutting the pandemic response. Read story

Silent spread of virus keeps scientists grasping for clues

July 22, 2020, 8:32am Health

One of the great mysteries of the coronavirus is how quickly it rocketed around the world. Read story

CytoDyn touts ‘impressive’ early results for virus drug

July 21, 2020, 6:03pm Business

Vancouver-based biotechnology company CytoDyn Inc. on Tuesday detailed what it characterized as an “impressive” set of initial results from a recent clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of the company’s signature drug as a treatment for COVID-19 symptoms. Read story

Clark County sees 40 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

July 21, 2020, 12:57pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday morning, along with one new death attributed to the virus. Read story