Zach Jablonski

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


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


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

Vaccination status mandate comment expected today

Initial reports from restaurants to county public health departments saw the first weekend of the vaccinated-only mandate for indoor dining and bars went better than… Continue reading

Vaccinations required to enter local restaurants/bars; order goes into effect Saturday

Those entering restaurants or bars in Jefferson and Clallam counties must provide proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning Saturday, the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

Peninsula counties add COVID-19 cases

A Clallam County long-term care facility outbreak has risen to 21 cases of COVID-19, and a second facility in Clallam is now confirmed to have… Continue reading

Clallam County man dies of COVID

Clallam County confirmed on Tuesday a new death caused by COVID-19, raising the total number of deaths due to the virus in the county to… Continue reading