Zach Jablonski

Everyone 16 and older now eligible for COVID vaccine

All Washington state residents 16 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Thursday, and health officials are urging residents to sign up for available… Continue reading


J&J vaccine on pause; alternative dates, vaccine offered on peninsula

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been paused for use until further notice, and officials on the North Olympic Peninsula are working to rearrange… Continue reading


Ninth COVID death on North Olympic Peninsula confirmed

Clallam County health officials confirmed a COVID-19 death — the ninth on the North Olympic Peninsula — as case rates climbed state-defined categories. A woman… Continue reading


Several COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Clallam County

Clallam County Public Health officials are investigating several COVID-19 outbreaks in restaurants, a dental clinic and on a basketball team. North Olympic Peninsula public health… Continue reading

COVID-19 variants gain ground in Clallam County

About half of the new COVID-19 infections confirmed in Clallam County in the past week are suspected to have been caused by the more contagious… Continue reading

Spiking COVID case numbers worry health officers; PC women’s basketball team cancels games

A trend of rising COVID-19 cases over the past month includes a local basketball team, according to Dr. Allison Berry, Clallam County health officer. Berry… Continue reading

State seeing ‘significant surge’ of virus variant

Residents should continue to follow masking, social distancing and other COVID-19 prevention guidelines as the state moves closer to non-restricted vaccinations for adults, North Olympic… Continue reading

Clallam officials suspect U.K. variant in three cases

Clallam County officials suspect that three COVID-19 cases are of the U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus, officials reported Thursday. If tests confirm the mutated… Continue reading

Peninsula counties tops in state in vaccination percentages

Jefferson and Clallam counties are at the forefront of the state in percentage of population vaccinated. Jefferson County is first in the state in percentage… Continue reading

More now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Restaurant and construction workers can get vaccinations against COVID-19 today, according to the state, which will open Tiers 1B3 and 1B4 on Wednesday. Both Jefferson… Continue reading

Health officials caution against declaring pandemic over

COVID-19 cases are rising again both state and nationwide, and North Olympic Peninsula health officers are urging residents to remain cautious in order to limit… Continue reading

Vaccine eligibility to expand to 16 and older in May

North Olympic Peninsula residents 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning May 1, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday. Inslee also said the… Continue reading

Flow of COVID vaccine to Olympic Peninsula to slow; reduction expected to last for three weeks

State COVID-19 vaccine allotments on the North Olympic Peninsula are expected to decrease starting next week because the state has changed its allocations to per-capita… Continue reading

Tribe opens vaccine clinics to 18+ as peninsula joins state in Phase 3

The Jamestown Family Health Clinic’s Dose 1 vaccinations are now open to county residents of ages 18 and older. Brent Simcosky, Health Services director for… Continue reading

COVID vaccination appointments open now for the next tier

Those in the Phase 1B2 category for COVID-19 vaccinations are now able to schedule appointments at clinics across the North Olympic Peninsula. The tier of… Continue reading

Health officers discuss school COVID cases

Although some individual students have been confirmed to have COVID-19, health officers say they have seen no virus transmission in classes on the North Olympic… Continue reading

More to open up in the state as COVID restrictions ease

North Olympic Peninsula indoor businesses can increase occupancy from 25 percent to 50 percent indoors starting March 22 following Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement on Thursday… Continue reading

COVID-19 vaccine pause is possible

More than 2 million doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered statewide since mid-December, and the North Olympic Peninsula is leading the state in… Continue reading

Jefferson County settles 10 lawsuits with Sequim resident for $275,000

The three Jefferson County commissioners signed a $275,000 settlement with Sequim resident Joe D’Amico and his two companies, Fort Discovery Corporation and Security Services Northwest,… Continue reading


Peninsula counties drop into low-risk category

For the first time since early fall, both Clallam and Jefferson counties are in the state’s low-risk category for COVID-19 with case rates below 25… Continue reading