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COVID-19 rate in Clark County schools stays high

May 18, 2022, 7:05pm Clark County Health

Clark County schools reported 536 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, continuing a similar trend that saw 560 cases the week prior. Case totals in recent weeks have risen considerably to levels not seen locally since the tail end of the omicron wave in February. Health officials have warned… Read story

FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again are on the rise. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again are on the rise. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

May 17, 2022, 8:59am Health

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. Read story

COVID-19 grant funds available from county

May 17, 2022, 6:03am Business

Clark County has $2 million of grant funding opportunities for small businesses, nonprofits and community-serving organizations. Read story

U.S. deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in

May 16, 2022, 7:56am Health

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity rate, hospitalizations increase; deaths surpass 800

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May 12, 2022, 2:35pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s reported COVID-19 activity rate increased this week as disease activity reaches levels not seen since early March. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to O'Connor Farms, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Kankakee, Ill. Biden visited the farm to discuss food supply and prices as a result of Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

Biden marks COVID ‘tragic milestone’ in U.S. at global summit

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to O'Connor Farms, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Kankakee, Ill. Biden visited the farm to discuss food supply and prices as a result of Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

May 12, 2022, 8:03am Health

President Joe Biden appealed to world leaders at a COVID-19 summit Thursday to reenergize a lagging international commitment to attacking the virus as he led the U.S. in marking the “tragic milestone” of 1 million deaths in America. He ordered flags lowered to half-staff and warned against complacency around the… Read story

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COVID-19 cases in Clark County schools more than double

Vector of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV and Virus background with disease cells. COVID-19 Corona virus outbreaking and Pandemic medical health risk concept.

May 11, 2022, 5:49pm Clark County Health

Clark County Schools reported 560 new cases of COVID-19 since last week, more than double the 268 new cases reported the week prior. Read story

FILE - Workers at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic stand in a tent as they prepare PCR coronavirus tests, Jan. 4, 2022, in Puyallup, Wash., south of Seattle. Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted across the globe, dropping by 70 to 90% worldwide from the first to the second quarter of 2022, making it much tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot new, worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Pandemic gets tougher to track as COVID testing plunges

FILE - Workers at a drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic stand in a tent as they prepare PCR coronavirus tests, Jan. 4, 2022, in Puyallup, Wash., south of Seattle. Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted across the globe, dropping by 70 to 90% worldwide from the first to the second quarter of 2022, making it much tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot new, worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 10, 2022, 9:30am Health

Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted across the globe, making it much tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot new, worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Friday, April 22, 2022, at an event with President Joe Biden at Green River College in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee won’t lift Washington’s vaccine mandate for state employees yet

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Friday, April 22, 2022, at an event with President Joe Biden at Green River College in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 10, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee is not ready to declare “mission accomplished” on Washington’s COVID-19 response. Read story

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How to differentiate between allergies, the common cold, COVID-19

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May 7, 2022, 6:33pm Clark County Health

Spring allergy season in the Northwest is here. Plus, the common cold is circulating, and COVID-19 cases are on the rise. With so much going around, it might be difficult to discern what’s giving you the sniffles. Read story