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Clark County adds 277 new COVID-19 cases in one day, changes tracing practices

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November 17, 2020, 11:55am Clark County Health

Clark County reported 277 new COVID-19 cases -- the most ever in a single day -- and two new deaths Tuesday. Read story

Inslee, health officials say new COVID-19 restrictions are based on latest science

November 17, 2020, 10:56am Health

Washington Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy says health officials and scientists have learned much more about how the new coronavirus spreads, and that research informed new state restrictions. Read story

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle past a closed store in Wilmette, Ill. States in the U.S. are renewing their push for more federal money to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak and to help them distribute a vaccine when one becomes widely available sometime in 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

States plead for more federal help as virus outbreak worsens

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle past a closed store in Wilmette, Ill. States in the U.S. are renewing their push for more federal money to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak and to help them distribute a vaccine when one becomes widely available sometime in 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

November 17, 2020, 9:09am Latest News

With more shutdowns looming and a vaccine months away from wide distribution, governors across the U.S. are pleading for more help from Washington ahead of what is shaping up to be a bleak winter. Read story

Officials: 300 attend Ritzville wedding leading to virus outbreak

November 17, 2020, 8:28am Latest News

RITZVILLE — Health officials are asking more than 300 attendees of a wedding near Ritzville on Nov. 7 to get tested for COVID-19 after several people tested positive. Read story

COVID-19 cases, deaths confirmed Monday in Washington state

November 17, 2020, 8:27am Health

The Washington State Department of Health reported 1,492 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths on Monday. The deaths represent the past three days as the department does not report those numbers on weekends. Read story

Zaida MacDonald completes a purchase at the New Seasons Market at Fisher's Landing on Tuesday. New Seasons uses plexiglass screens and demands customers wear cloth masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as holiday season approaches.

Clark County stores offer services, tips to stymie spread of virus while Thanksgiving shopping

Zaida MacDonald completes a purchase at the New Seasons Market at Fisher's Landing on Tuesday. New Seasons uses plexiglass screens and demands customers wear cloth masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as holiday season approaches.

November 17, 2020, 6:00am Business

Even with the pandemic upending traditions, many of us will still cook a Thanksgiving turkey with all the sides for our households. If you haven’t bought groceries for your family’s feast yet, Gov. Jay Inslee’s new COVID-19 restrictions may have thrown you into a panic. But keep in mind, his… Read story

A Red Robin restaurant in Tigard, Ore., has closed some tables in order to maintain social distancing between diners per CDC guidelines in March. Much of Oregon is under a new round of restrictions.

Oregon businesses worry about lack of economic backstop amid new virus restrictions

A Red Robin restaurant in Tigard, Ore., has closed some tables in order to maintain social distancing between diners per CDC guidelines in March. Much of Oregon is under a new round of restrictions.

November 16, 2020, 6:54pm Northwest

SALEM, Ore. — As COVID-19 cases surge across Oregon a slew of new restrictions are being implemented in the state, as part of a two-week freeze that begins Wednesday in and effort to halt social activities and slow the spread in transmission. Restaurants are once again being limited to take-out… Read story

Decorations celebrating the season surround the indoor dining area at Beaches restaurant as customers get in one last lunch on Monday before COVID-19 restrictions on dining go back in place. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday that restaurants would need to halt indoor seating for a month in response to a statewide spike in COVID-19 cases.

Clark County businesses see dark days ahead after state mandates more COVID-19 restrictions

Decorations celebrating the season surround the indoor dining area at Beaches restaurant as customers get in one last lunch on Monday before COVID-19 restrictions on dining go back in place. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday that restaurants would need to halt indoor seating for a month in response to a statewide spike in COVID-19 cases.

November 16, 2020, 5:58pm Business

Gov. Jay Inslee’s Sunday announcement of a new set of statewide COVID-19 restrictions has left Clark County business owners across multiple industries — particularly restaurants, gyms and movie theaters — wondering whether they’ll survive the winter. Read story

The Camas School District Zellerbach Administration Center is pictured Wednesday afternoon, April 15, 2020.

Camas families call for end to remote learning, plan protests

The Camas School District Zellerbach Administration Center is pictured Wednesday afternoon, April 15, 2020.

November 16, 2020, 5:50pm Clark County News

Groups of Camas families are planning a trio of technology blackouts, rallies and protests over the next few weeks to pressure Camas School District officials to end full remote learning and get students back to the classroom. Read story

Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick said he's worried about upcoming holidays, the flu season and school reopenings as possible causes of a resurgence, but right now Melnick is encouraged by reduced community transmission and decreased hospitalizations for coronavirus.

Melnick: Clark County in midst of COVID-19 ‘explosion’

Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick said he's worried about upcoming holidays, the flu season and school reopenings as possible causes of a resurgence, but right now Melnick is encouraged by reduced community transmission and decreased hospitalizations for coronavirus.

November 16, 2020, 2:45pm Clark County Health

Clark County is in the midst of a COVID-19 “explosion," according to its highest-ranking public health official. Read story