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Face mask requirements are posted at the various entrances at the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium where COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered on the Jackson State University campus in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The university has similar signage posted throughout the campus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging and also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others

Face mask requirements are posted at the various entrances at the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium where COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered on the Jackson State University campus in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The university has similar signage posted throughout the campus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging and also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

July 30, 2021, 1:20pm Health

In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 cases surge by 26.5 percent over last week

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July 29, 2021, 11:08am Clark County Health

Clark County's rate of COVID-19 infections continued to surge this week, up by about 26.5 percent over last week's numbers, with 382 new cases over seven days and one new death, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Kindergartner Tiffany Chang briefly drops her mask to enjoy a socially-distanced snack after recess at Eisenhower Elementary School in May. All students and staff will need to wear masks when the school year starts.

Clark County school districts, businesses take Inslee’s mask announcement in stride

Kindergartner Tiffany Chang briefly drops her mask to enjoy a socially-distanced snack after recess at Eisenhower Elementary School in May. All students and staff will need to wear masks when the school year starts.

July 29, 2021, 6:02am Business

Students and staff in K-12 schools statewide will continue to be legally required to wear masks as protection from COVID-19 under a mandate announced Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee glances at an aide holding up an image of a visual slide being shown to viewers of a news conference, Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington will be the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Incentives will include a series of giveaways during the month of June including lottery prizes totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets, and game systems. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee: Wear masks indoors in Washington, get vaccinated

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee glances at an aide holding up an image of a visual slide being shown to viewers of a news conference, Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced that Washington will be the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Incentives will include a series of giveaways during the month of June including lottery prizes totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets, and game systems. (AP Photo/Ted S.

July 28, 2021, 1:35pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington will follow federal guidance and recommend that those who are are vaccinated wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas where there is “substantial or high” rates of COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday. Read story

Safeway pharmacist Kristen Morin administers a dose of vaccine to Carol Hoak of Vancouver.

SW Washington study: Vaccination reduced senior COVID-19 hospitalizations by 90%

Safeway pharmacist Kristen Morin administers a dose of vaccine to Carol Hoak of Vancouver.

July 28, 2021, 9:56am Clark County Health

Being vaccinated against COVID-19 reduced the risk of hospitalization by 90 percent for people age 65 and older, according to a report released Wednesday by public health officials. Read story

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age.

In most Washington counties, fewer than a third of eligible kids are vaccinated against COVID-19

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age.

July 28, 2021, 7:42am Health

A majority of Washington's eligible schoolchildren still aren't vaccinated against COVID-19, state data shows, and experts warn that we've reached a critical moment: in most corners of the state, school starts in about five weeks. Read story

Bartender Britton Brown disinfects a table after customers leave Heathen Brewing in Vancouver in July.

Clark County Public Health: Mask up indoors, vaccinated or not

Bartender Britton Brown disinfects a table after customers leave Heathen Brewing in Vancouver in July.

July 27, 2021, 4:16pm Clark County Health

Facing surging COVID-19 cases, Clark County Public Health is  recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, resume wearing masks indoors to help prevent the spread of the disease. Read story

Volunteer and Clark County Public Health workers administer vaccines at Public Health's COVID-19 short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School on May 8. Public Health administered 144 doses of Pfizer's vaccine at the event, and 183 doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine.

COVID-19 cases surging throughout Washington, vaccination urged

Volunteer and Clark County Public Health workers administer vaccines at Public Health's COVID-19 short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School on May 8. Public Health administered 144 doses of Pfizer's vaccine at the event, and 183 doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine.

July 27, 2021, 2:39pm Health

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — COVID-19 cases are surging throughout Washington state as the delta variant becomes more widespread, and more people need to be vaccinated to keep cases from spiking even more, state health officials said Tuesday. Read story

FILE - This March 6, 2020, file photo, shows the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The nation’s top health agency is expected to backpedal on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, according to a federal official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to make an announcement Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

CDC reverses course on indoor masks in parts of U.S. where COVID is surging

FILE - This March 6, 2020, file photo, shows the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The nation’s top health agency is expected to backpedal on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, according to a federal official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to make an announcement Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

July 27, 2021, 11:55am Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling infection surges. Read story

Carlos Arrendondo arrives for his appointment to get vaccinated at a county-run vaccination site at the Eugene A. Obregon Park in Los Angeles on Thursday.

California, NYC requires employees to get vaccine

Carlos Arrendondo arrives for his appointment to get vaccinated at a county-run vaccination site at the Eugene A. Obregon Park in Los Angeles on Thursday.

July 26, 2021, 5:46pm Nation & World

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to receive the shot. Read story