Coronavirus

Inslee announces pause in rollbacks in reopening plan

Gov. Jay Inslee said none of the state’s regions will revert back to more restrictive COVID-19 requirements under the state’s economic reopening plan… Continue reading

COVID-19 variants found in Washington state

The South African variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in King County, and local health officials are urging residents to remain cautious. It is not… Continue reading

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with kindergartners in Chelsea Singh's class during a visit to Firgrove Elementary School in Puyallup, Wash., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Students are back in school and all teachers and students are wearing masks. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

Inslee signs bipartisan COVID-19 spending bill

More than $2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding will be allocated across Washington state under… Continue reading

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with kindergartners in Chelsea Singh's class during a visit to Firgrove Elementary School in Puyallup, Wash., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Students are back in school and all teachers and students are wearing masks. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

Peninsula reports no new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

Most appointments for vaccine unaffected by delays, Clallam health officer says

Inslee urges in-person classes; virus school testing increased

Washington state is expanding COVID-19 testing options for many public schools, and Gov. Jay Inslee has said more students should have access to… Continue reading

State hosts webinar Thursday on COVID-19 vaccine phases

The state Department of Health will host a live webinar today to discuss the phasing and rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. The webinar, “Understanding… Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula health officers discuss COVID testing in other schools in state

While some school districts in the state are conducting random COVID-19 testing for students and staff using rapid tests, North Olympic Peninsula school districts have… Continue reading

Legislature passes graduation waiver measure

The state Legislature has approved a bill that would waive some graduation requirements for individual students during a state of… Continue reading

State’s South Central Region OK’d to ease COVID rules

Six counties in south-central Washington have been approved to move to Phase 2 of reopening and can immediately ease COVID… Continue reading

Health officer: New COVID case numbers down, but don’t relax yet

New COVID-19 cases on the North Olympic Peninsula continue to remain few, but Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke warned people… Continue reading

Many restaraunts reopening indoor dining today

Others waiting until later in the week; take-out still an option