Coronavirus

Hospital case loads rising

Three more deaths reported in Clallam County

State records over 7,000 deaths from COVID-19

More than 7,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Washington state, according to data from the state Department of Health.… Continue reading

State workers seek exemptions to vaccine mandate

Nearly 4,800 state workers are seeking an exemption to Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, about 8 percent of the approximately 60,000 employees… Continue reading

Keith Larkin.
Keith Larkin.
About 10 anti-vaccination protestors gather outside the Port Townsend High School campus Wednesday afternoon, holding a variety of signs such as "the vaccine is slow euthanasia" and equating getting the COVID-19 vaccine to playing a game of Russian roulette. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
About 10 anti-vaccination protestors gather outside the Port Townsend High School campus Wednesday afternoon, holding a variety of signs such as "the vaccine is slow euthanasia" and equating getting the COVID-19 vaccine to playing a game of Russian roulette. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

State troopers, others sue over vaccine mandate

State troopers, prison correctional officers, ferry workers and other public sector employees have filed a lawsuit to try to overturn Gov. Jay Inslee’s… Continue reading

Three deaths from COVID-19 on Peninsula

New cases may be leveling off, but activity remains high

COVID-19 deaths overwhelm Cowlitz County morgue

A recent increase in COVID-19 deaths has overwhelmed a southwest Washington county’s storage capacity, prompting the coroner to ask the… Continue reading

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Dr. Ned Hammar
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Dr. Ned Hammar

Seven nursing homes hit with COVID outbreaks

Total of 138 cases, 10 deaths in Peninsula facilities

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Acupuncturist Pat Flood, owner of Olympic Acupuncture in Port Angeles, arranges a display of herbs and supplements in her office on Friday.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Acupuncturist Pat Flood, owner of Olympic Acupuncture in Port Angeles, arranges a display of herbs and supplements in her office on Friday.
President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden issues vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million… Continue reading

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

COVID-positivity rate drives OMC hospital admissions

A snapshot of Olympic Medical Center was provided Thursday by CEO Darryl Wolfe. Of the 54 patients in the hospital’s acute care… Continue reading

Port Angeles council candidates debate vaccine mandate

Affordable housing, public safety, utility rates and future ideas also discussed

State to require masks for large outdoor events

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that starting next week, the state’s indoor mask mandate will be… Continue reading