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COVID-19

Eviction moratorium creates confusion for Clark County renters, landlords

April 4, 2020, 6:01am Business

It’s the beginning of the month, which means rent is due. But the COVID-19 pandemic has created an air of uncertainty for tenants who lost hours at work, or lost their jobs entirely, and are unsure how or if to pay rent. People are also unsure what exactly Washington’s temporary eviction moratorium means. Read story

Attempts at Middle East cease-fires amid the coronavirus crisis have not stopped the fighting

April 3, 2020, 9:02pm Nation & World

BEIRUT — With governments worldwide increasing health measures to keep the spread of the deadly coronavirus at bay, one might think there would be virtually no time for waging war. Read story

Gov. Inslee vetoes some spending in response to COVID-19

April 3, 2020, 7:31pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday vetoed hundreds of millions of dollars of spending in hopes of making a dent in the loss of state revenues as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep the state’s economy largely shut down. Read story

Six new COVID-19 cases confirmed, county total at 137

April 3, 2020, 6:36pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by six on Friday to 137 total cases. Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick confirmed that five long-term care facilities in the county have had a case since the virus was discovered in Clark County in early March. Read story

Pacific Middle School science teacher’s scavenger hunt keeps students engaged

April 3, 2020, 5:11pm Clark County Health

A Vancouver middle school science teacher helped his students make the most of social distancing with an independent scavenger hunt in Pacific Community Park this week. Read story

Trump admin tries to narrow stockpile’s role for states

April 3, 2020, 3:01pm Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already facing growing anger and worry from governors over federal assistance to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump administration on Friday abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile and put forward a narrower vision of the role the federal government’s repository of life-saving medicines and equipment should play in supplying states' needs. Read story

Washington psychiatric hospital to move patients out to relieve staff

April 3, 2020, 12:36pm Latest News

SEATTLE (AP) — State mental health officials plan to release as many as 60 patients from Washington's largest psychiatric hospital in order to reduce some of the stress that the new coronavirus has placed on staff at the 850-bed facility, officials said Friday. Read story

White House moves toward promoting face masks to fight virus

April 3, 2020, 8:47am Latest News

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus as the president defends his response to the crisis. Read story

Virus deals end to U.S. hiring; Europe’s hospitals buckle

April 3, 2020, 8:32am Latest News

NEW YORK (AP) — With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them — one of the most aggressive steps yet in the U.S. to relieve severe shortages of equipment needed to fight the scourge. Read story

Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorial

April 3, 2020, 8:31am Nation & World

WUHAN, China — Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers Friday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began, as workers prepared for a national memorial this weekend for health workers and others who died in the outbreak. Read story