Coronavirus

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

FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday, Oct. 26, endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. (Pfizer via AP, File)

FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children

The Food and Drug Administration has paved the way for children ages 5 to… Continue reading

FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday, Oct. 26, endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. (Pfizer via AP, File)
Gov. Jay Inslee, front, talks to reporters in Olympia earlier this month as Secretary of Health Umair Shah looks on. Inslee announced Thursday that 94 percent of state workers complied with a state mandate to either get the COVID-19 vaccine or be approved for an exemption. (Rachel La Corte/The Associated Press)

Inslee: 94 percent of state employees comply with vaccine mandate

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday applauded numbers showing that some 94 percent of state employees are… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee, front, talks to reporters in Olympia earlier this month as Secretary of Health Umair Shah looks on. Inslee announced Thursday that 94 percent of state workers complied with a state mandate to either get the COVID-19 vaccine or be approved for an exemption. (Rachel La Corte/The Associated Press)

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 growing on Peninsula

A growing number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 on the North Olympic Peninsula is causing concern for the region’s health officer, as the hospitals could be… Continue reading

Federal judge rejects bid to stop vaccine mandate

A federal judge in Eastern Washington on Monday denied a bid by firefighters, state troopers and others to halt Washington’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate… Continue reading

Officials brace for sixth wave of COVID-19

Effects could be mitigated with proper precautions

Volunteer nurse Karen Easterly-Behrens of Port Ludlow, left, talks with Eliana Rose of Port Townsend at Saturday’s Pfizer booster clinic at Quilcene School. The county Department of Emergency Management worked with dozens of volunteers to organize the clinic. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Long-term care facility resident dies of COVID-19

Woman in her 90s was in vulnerable population, health officer says

Volunteer nurse Karen Easterly-Behrens of Port Ludlow, left, talks with Eliana Rose of Port Townsend at Saturday’s Pfizer booster clinic at Quilcene School. The county Department of Emergency Management worked with dozens of volunteers to organize the clinic. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

House facility access limited to vaccinated through January

Lawmakers and legislative employees at the Washington state House must prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to access House facilities through early… Continue reading

1,887 state workers fired, leave jobs due to vaccine mandate

More than 1,800 Washington state workers have been fired, resigned or retired due to the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, according to data released… Continue reading

Three more die of COVID-19

Clallam adds 28 new cases; Jefferson adds nine