Coronavirus

Allotment of Pfizer doses cut

Moderna vaccine expected to be approved soon

Nurse Jess Cigalotti administers the North Olympic Peninsula's first COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday to Dr. Tracie Harris, an internist and hospitalist who cares for COVID patients at Jefferson Healthcare hospital. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Nurse Jess Cigalotti administers the North Olympic Peninsula's first COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday to Dr. Tracie Harris, an internist and hospitalist who cares for COVID patients at Jefferson Healthcare hospital. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

New virus cases reported

Inslee relaxes guide for in-person teaching

Patient care navigator Tabatha Spegal talks with a patient at the Jamestown Family Clinic's COVID-19 drive-up testing site earlier this month. Testing is available to all people regardless if they receive care at the Jamestown clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 808 N. Fifth Ave. in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Drive-thru COVID testing available at Jamestown clinic

The Jamestown Family Health Clinic, in coordination with Olympic Medical Center and the Clallam County Department of Health, is offering drive-thru COVID testing at its… Continue reading

Patient care navigator Tabatha Spegal talks with a patient at the Jamestown Family Clinic's COVID-19 drive-up testing site earlier this month. Testing is available to all people regardless if they receive care at the Jamestown clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 808 N. Fifth Ave. in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Volunteer pilots to test transporting vaccine to West End

The volunteer pilots of the Disaster Airlift Response Team have been enlisted to possibly help deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to the West… Continue reading

University of Washington Medical Center Pharmacy Manager Christine Meyer puts a tray of doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine into the deep freeze after the vaccine arrived at the University of Washington Medical Center's Montlake campus on Monday in Seattle. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via The Associated Press)
University of Washington Medical Center Pharmacy Manager Christine Meyer puts a tray of doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine into the deep freeze after the vaccine arrived at the University of Washington Medical Center's Montlake campus on Monday in Seattle. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via The Associated Press)
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Pfizer vaccine expected to arrive in state Monday

Three COVID-19 cases reported across Peninsula this weekend

A pharmacist labels syringes in a clean room where doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be handled, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York. The hospital expects to receive doses once a vaccine gets the emergency green light by U.S. regulators. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

US allows emergency COVID-19 vaccine in bid to end pandemic

The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of… Continue reading

A pharmacist labels syringes in a clean room where doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be handled, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York. The hospital expects to receive doses once a vaccine gets the emergency green light by U.S. regulators. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

OMC may get COVID-19 vaccine soon

Inoculations to begin with hospital workers

Washington quarterback Dylan Morris carries the ball against Stanford in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

UW forced to cancel Oregon game

Pac-12 Championship appearance also in doubt

Washington quarterback Dylan Morris carries the ball against Stanford in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Vaccine hopes raised on Olympic Peninsula

Health officers see ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

Documents created by Pfizer for the meeting with the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel, as Pfizer seeks approval for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine, are seen on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. The meeting of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration represented the next-to-last hurdle before the expected start of the biggest vaccination campaign in U.S. history. Depending on how fast the FDA signs off on the panel's recommendation, shots could begin within days. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

US panel endorses widespread use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

A U.S. government advisory panel endorsed widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday, putting… Continue reading

Documents created by Pfizer for the meeting with the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel, as Pfizer seeks approval for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine, are seen on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. The meeting of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration represented the next-to-last hurdle before the expected start of the biggest vaccination campaign in U.S. history. Depending on how fast the FDA signs off on the panel's recommendation, shots could begin within days. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

UW sidelined by COVID-19

Washington has paused all team-related football activities due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests within… Continue reading

Peninsula health officers preparing for vaccine distribution

7 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Clallam County; 5 in Jefferson County

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Vern Elkhart is the owner of Laurel Lanes in Port Angeles. Laurel Lanes, which was only able to open for , shown on Thursday, said he is unsure of how league bowling will work under the spacing rules brought about by COVID-19.

Fundraiser set up to help Laurel Lanes survive

Port Angeles bowling alley shut down for much of 2020

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Vern Elkhart is the owner of Laurel Lanes in Port Angeles. Laurel Lanes, which was only able to open for , shown on Thursday, said he is unsure of how league bowling will work under the spacing rules brought about by COVID-19.

Clallam commissioners OK federal relief fund distribution

Funding will go to Port Angeles medical and mental health clinics

COVID-19 restrictions extended through Jan. 4

North Olympic Peninsula reports six new COVID-19 cases