Coronavirus

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

Richard Maxwell stretches before his Friday workout at the Port Townsend Athletic Club, which is about to double its capacity as North Olympic Peninsula gyms move into Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Restrictions eased for workout facilities

It’s about to get easier to work out or join a yoga class. Movies on the big screen, however, are still somewhere on the horizon.… Continue reading

Richard Maxwell stretches before his Friday workout at the Port Townsend Athletic Club, which is about to double its capacity as North Olympic Peninsula gyms move into Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
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Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

State Legislature approves $2.2 billion in COVID relief

A bill that allocates $2.2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding in areas ranging from vaccine administration to schools resuming in-person learning has… Continue reading

Snow fears postpone COVID vaccine clinic in Forks

The expectation of snow in the lowlands this weekend has put the Forks COVID-19 vaccination clinic on hold until the following weekend, while the Port… Continue reading