Zach Jablonski

Health officers urge caution on Fourth; Clallam adds two COVID-19 cases

North Olympic Peninsula health officers are urging caution during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. They said Thursday they encourage residents to celebrate only with… Continue reading

Jefferson County sees new case of COVID-19

One new confirmed case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Jefferson County, which brings the total number of cases on the North Olympic Peninsula to 69.… Continue reading

Health officials in favor of fall opening for schools

North Olympic Peninsula health officers support the idea of sending students back to brick-and-mortar schools this fall. On June 11, state Superintendent Chris Reykdal announced… Continue reading

Clallam confirms new cases, total rises to 33

Clallam County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 Monday during a week in which health officials are expected to consider re-opening overnight camping. The new… Continue reading

Peninsula cases of COVID-19 rise to 60

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the North Olympic Peninsula rose to 60 after a household member of another confirmed case in Clallam County… Continue reading

Officials planning regional approach for Phase 3

Officials planning regional approach for Phase 3

Public health officials on the North Olympic Peninsula have started planning for the two counties to enter Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start”… Continue reading

Officials planning regional approach for Phase 3

Overnight camping to be recommended soon

Overnight camping on the North Olympic Peninsula could open up by the end of this month if all officials agree, even if the state has… Continue reading

What the ‘Safe Start’ plan looks like
What the ‘Safe Start’ plan looks like
Peninsula counties planning for Phase 2

Peninsula counties planning for Phase 2

Jefferson County hair and nail salons are expected to open this week to pre-existing customers by appointment as the county begins Phase 2 of Gov.… Continue reading

Peninsula counties planning for Phase 2

Clallam officials working on plan as coronavirus count stays at 25

The Jefferson County Board of Health unanimously approved the county health officer’s recommendations for a modified Phase 2, and the county commissioners will consider them… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases rise to 50 on Olympic Peninsula

State: Jefferson County still eligible for early Phase 2

Officials concerned about increased travel from out of county

After a weekend of good weather with packed parks and trails, officials are concerned about a possible rise in the number of cases on the… Continue reading

Peninsula COVID-19 cases up to 46 as health officials working on second phase of virus response

The North Olympic Peninsula’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by one Clallam County resident Thursday, April 30, bringing the total number on the… Continue reading

Preparing for the next COVID-19 wave; peninsula officials hope for best, plan for worst

It’s the calm before an expected renewed storm and North Olympic Peninsula health officials are struggling to acquire more personal protective equipment for health care… Continue reading

A group of about a dozen people against the state’s stay-at-home directives to combat spread of COVID-19 wave signs and flags at a gathering on Thursday, April 23, at Veteran’s Park in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Peninsula increases COVID-19 testing

The North Olympic Peninsula was gearing up to increase testing of respiratory patients for COVID-19 on Thursday, April 23, while the number of confirmed cases… Continue reading

A group of about a dozen people against the state’s stay-at-home directives to combat spread of COVID-19 wave signs and flags at a gathering on Thursday, April 23, at Veteran’s Park in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Health officials toward reopening in early May

Health officials toward reopening in early May

For the first time since the initial COVID-19 case was diagnosed on the North Olympic Peninsula on March 6, no additional cases were discovered in… Continue reading

Health officials toward reopening in early May
40,000 surgical face masks delivered to Clallam County

40,000 surgical face masks delivered to Clallam County

OMC, Forks among first served; state hospital association plans more shipments

40,000 surgical face masks delivered to Clallam County

North Olympic Peninsula hospitals adapt to COVID-19

Added precautions in place to protect patients, staff

‘New heart, new start’: Chambers is first Washington firefighter to return to full duty after transplant

‘New heart, new start’: Chambers is first Washington firefighter to return to full duty after transplant

EJFR lieutenant may be first in the state to return to full duty after heart transplant

‘New heart, new start’: Chambers is first Washington firefighter to return to full duty after transplant

Five Olympic Peninsula school districts receive Gold Star Award

Recognition is given for having high percentage of College Bound Scholarship students