This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

WHAT WE KNOW: Coronavirus outbreak at a glance

The latest news on the pandemic, plus symptom information and prevention tips


Proof of vaccination required at these businesses and events.

Proof of vaccination required at these businesses and events

List of local businesses and events that require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination


Health officials urge caution over Thanksgiving holiday

No new cases reported in long-term care facilities on Peninsula


COVID-19 death reported in Jefferson County

Septuagenarian vaccinated but without booster, had underlying issues

Children’s clinic sees opposition; nearly 200 get vaccine

Nearly 200 children received their first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, Department of Emergency Management director Willie Bence reported in… Continue reading

Football team COVID-19 cluster reported

Ventilation concern in long-term care facility outbreak

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported on Peninsula

Two more Clallam County residents have died from COVID-19, raising the total number of deaths in the county to 67 and to 84 on the… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee lets state eviction moratorium expire

After more than 18 months of pandemic-driven eviction limits, Gov. Jay Inslee said he will allow the latest version of the state’s eviction… Continue reading