Coronavirus

Nurse Jess Cigalotti administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Jefferson Healthcare laboratory staffer Lindsay Laughlin at the drive-up site in Port Townsend. More than 750 frontline healthcare workers will have made their immunization appointments by the end of today.
Nurse Jess Cigalotti administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Jefferson Healthcare laboratory staffer Lindsay Laughlin at the drive-up site in Port Townsend. More than 750 frontline healthcare workers will have made their immunization appointments by the end of today.
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Kilmer talks about COVID-19 relief

Town hall preceded Trump’s criticism of legislation

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Port Angeles' Jaida Wood, left, and Kole Acker give their testimonials asking state leaders to allow prep athletes to play sports again.

‘Let Us Play’: Student-athletes give testimonials

Campaign urges less strict COVID-19 metrics to allow prep sports

Port Angeles' Jaida Wood, left, and Kole Acker give their testimonials asking state leaders to allow prep athletes to play sports again.

Hundreds given first dose of Pfizer vaccine on Peninsula

First shipments of Moderna vaccine arrive in Clallam County

Can my employer make me get a COVID-19 vaccine? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin

Can employers make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory?

The Associated Press Can employers make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory? Yes, with some exceptions. Experts say employers can require employees to take safety measures, including vaccination.… Continue reading

Can my employer make me get a COVID-19 vaccine? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin
State Rep. Mike Chapman, left, and Crescent School Superintendent Dave Bingham examine enrollment statistics for the school district on Thursday in Joyce. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Crescent’s strategy has kids in classrooms

School district’s track record shows no one has been ill

State Rep. Mike Chapman, left, and Crescent School Superintendent Dave Bingham examine enrollment statistics for the school district on Thursday in Joyce. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)
Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)
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Interim Clallam County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke discusses vaping with the Clallam County Board of Health.

Health officer discusses vaccine prioritization

Widespread vaccinations hoped to start in spring

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Interim Clallam County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke discusses vaping with the Clallam County Board of Health.
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Kilmer plans telephone town hall

Congressman Derek Kilmer plans a telephone town hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday to provide an update on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic… Continue reading

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COVID-19 infection rates dipping on North Olympic Peninsula

Clallam reports five cases Sunday; Jefferson zero during weekend

Law enforcement, inmates split on vaccine

With COVID-19 vaccines arriving in Clallam and Jefferson counties, the willingness of law enforcement personnel and city, county and state correctional facility inmates to get… Continue reading

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Registered nurse Gretchen Souza, director of education at Olympic Medical Center, right, applies a bandage to emergency services nurse Samantha Counts, who was the first person in Clallam County to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 during a clinic at the Port Angeles hospital on Friday.

OMC nurse gets Clallam County’s first vaccine shot

Second health care workers clinic set next week

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Registered nurse Gretchen Souza, director of education at Olympic Medical Center, right, applies a bandage to emergency services nurse Samantha Counts, who was the first person in Clallam County to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 during a clinic at the Port Angeles hospital on Friday.
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FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, a nurse prepares a shot as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. The U.S. is poised to give the green light as early as Friday, Dec. 18, to a second COVID-19 vaccine, a critical new weapon against the surging coronavirus. Doses of the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health will give a much-needed boost to supplies as the biggest vaccination effort in the nation’s history continues. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

US clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, 2nd shot in arsenal

The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to… Continue reading

FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, a nurse prepares a shot as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. The U.S. is poised to give the green light as early as Friday, Dec. 18, to a second COVID-19 vaccine, a critical new weapon against the surging coronavirus. Doses of the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health will give a much-needed boost to supplies as the biggest vaccination effort in the nation’s history continues. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
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PREP SPORTS: As schools given OK to reopen, what about sports?

Now that many schools in Washington have been given the go-ahead from Gov. Jay Inslee to open up more in-person instruction in the… Continue reading

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Working the COVID vaccination drive-up station Thursday are, from left, Jefferson Healthcare staffers Jaimie Hoobler, Brandy Boyd, Jess Cigalotti and Lori Banks. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Working the COVID vaccination drive-up station Thursday are, from left, Jefferson Healthcare staffers Jaimie Hoobler, Brandy Boyd, Jess Cigalotti and Lori Banks. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Health care workers staff a check in station for people receiving the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, south of Seattle. Vaccinations are scheduled to continue in the coming weeks for front-line medical workers and and others in high-priority positions at the base. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

State officials see encouraging signs in virus data

Coronavirus infections remain rampant, but health officials in Washington state said they’re seeing some encouraging signs in recent data, just… Continue reading

Health care workers staff a check in station for people receiving the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, south of Seattle. Vaccinations are scheduled to continue in the coming weeks for front-line medical workers and and others in high-priority positions at the base. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee proposes capital gains tax, tax on health insurers

Gov. Jay Inslee seeks a new capital gains tax and a tax on health insurers… Continue reading