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Outbreak of COVID-19 reported at facility

A new COVID-19 outbreak among nine residents and one staff member at a long-term care facility has been confirmed in Clallam County, the region’s health… Continue reading

 

Community transmission widespread in West End

Health officer says increasing mitigation measures needed

 

COVID case slide tenuous

Health officer: ‘This is still a very high plateau’

 

More flu cases are expected

While the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues on the North Olympic Peninsula, health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated for influenza in… Continue reading

Clallam Bay prison outbreak grows to 160-plus cases

Staff aren’t consistently wearing masks, health officer says

COVID claims two more lives

Two Jefferson County residents — a man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s — have died from COVID-19, the Peninsula health officer… Continue reading

COVID outbreaks at long-term care facilities appear to slow

Outbreaks at long-term care facilities appear to be slowing down, with less large-scale transmission being reported, and COVID-19 transmission continues to slow in both Clallam… Continue reading

COVID hospitalizations starting to fall

Two Clallam County residents died from COVID-19 over the weekend, raising the total number of deaths in the county to 48 and to 61 for… Continue reading

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Public tour at Point Wilson Lighthouse set for Sept. 28

The U.S. Lighthouse Society will host a special gathering at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, for the Point Wilson Lighthouse, as it moves into its… Continue reading

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Peninsula COVID vaccinations rise

More than 70 percent of North Olympic Peninsula residents 12 and older had begun vaccinations as of Wednesday, the region’s public health official said, marking… Continue reading

Two more COVID deaths reported

Two new deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Clallam County on Tuesday, raising the total number of deaths in the county to 44 and the… Continue reading

Three more COVID-19 deaths reported

Three more Clallam County residents have died from COVID-19, raising the total number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the county to 42… Continue reading

Health officer: Unvaccinated long-term care facility staff spread virus

Unvaccinated staff members of long-term care facilities are the drivers of the now eight COVID-19 outbreaks among such facilities on the North Olympic Peninsula, the… Continue reading

Hospital case loads rising; 3 more deaths reported in Clallam County

North Olympic Peninsula hospitals are struggling to take care of patients as loads increase with staffing stretched thin, said the health officer for Clallam and… Continue reading

Peninsula hospitals postpone elective procedures

Elective procedures at Olympic Medical Center and Jefferson Healthcare have been postponed until at least next week because of high patient volumes and staffing shortages.… Continue reading

COVID-19 increase slows slightly in Clallam

The rate of increase of new COVID-19 cases is slowing slightly in Clallam County — and perhaps also in neighboring Jefferson County — but the… Continue reading

Peninsula vaccination rates creep upward

Vaccination rates on the North Olympic Peninsula against COVID-19 continue to inch upward, driven mainly by residents complying with state and federal vaccination mandates, officials… Continue reading

Three deaths from COVID-19 on peninsula

Three Clallam County residents died from COVID-19 over the weekend, raising the total number of deaths on the North Olympic Peninsula due to the disease… Continue reading

Peninsula COVID-19 deaths at 42

Seven new COVID-19 deaths of North Olympic Peninsula residents were confirmed on Wednesday, raising the total number of deaths from the novel coronavirus on the… Continue reading

OMC, Jefferson Healthcare under strain with COVID cases

Jefferson Healthcare and Olympic Medical Center are straining under the stress of increased patient load from COVID-19 and general care, but staffing levels are so… Continue reading