Coronavirus

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout… Continue reading

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

COVID-19 outbreak in Jefferson contained

Small number infected in March, health officer says

Port Angeles City Council OKs utility, rental assistance

The Port Angeles City Council has approved $300,000 in financial assistance for utility customers and renters during the COVID-19 crisis. It also… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend delays late fees
Port of Port Townsend delays late fees

US to buy 30,000 ventilators from General Motors by fall

By Associated Press The federal government will buy 30,000 ventilators from General Motors by the end of August for $489.4 million. GM said it will… Continue reading

Inslee sending back DOD field hospital

Facility was expected to have at least 250 beds

Boeing continues production shutdown due to coronavirus

Boeing continues production shutdown due to coronavirus

Boeing will continue its shutdown of production indefinitely at its Seattle-area facilities due to the spread of the coronavirus. The company said in… Continue reading

Boeing continues production shutdown due to coronavirus

Grants available for small businesses

Program provides limited funds for North Olympic Peninsula

Inslee: Special session likely because of virus outbreak

State Legislature isn’t scheduled to return until next January but may be called back

OlyCAP changes shelter locations in light of epidemic

OlyCAP changes shelter locations in light of epidemic

Multiple locations to be used to allow for social distancing

OlyCAP changes shelter locations in light of epidemic

Peninsula libraries expand online offerings

While all North Olympic Peninsula public libraries are closed because of COVID-19 concerns, online resources remain available with expanded access. Jefferson County public libraries are… Continue reading

THING festival postponed to 2021

THING festival has postponed its second year to take place in summer of 2021 because of the state’s stay-at-home order to slow… Continue reading

Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tapped to chair… Continue reading

Trump removes watchdog tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

County economic development councils helping businesses

Teams assisting with loan, grant applications, planning for the future

Officials opt to keep schools closed in Washington state

Officials opt to keep schools closed in Washington state

Order asks to plan for potential expansion of closures into summer, fall

Officials opt to keep schools closed in Washington state
Work crews sanitize Sequim public areas

Work crews sanitize Sequim public areas

The work of members of the Public Works Department has been redirected to sanitize several public spaces, city officials said last week. The… Continue reading

Work crews sanitize Sequim public areas
Peninsula comes together to sew homemade face masks
Peninsula comes together to sew homemade face masks
No COVID-19 testing at home yet, but quicker options coming

No COVID-19 testing at home yet, but quicker options coming

Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it’s still too risky. They’ve stopped companies… Continue reading

No COVID-19 testing at home yet, but quicker options coming
States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a critical piece of information —… Continue reading

States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers