Zach Jablonski

Clallam County reports its 16th COVID-19 death

The COVID-19 death toll on the North Olympic Peninsula rose to 20 after an unvaccinated Clallam County man died Monday due to the novel coronavirus.… Continue reading


Primary election ballots headed to voters this week

North Olympic Peninsula registered voters will start receiving their ballots for the Aug. 3 primary election by the end of the week after ballots are… Continue reading


New outbreak investigated at Clallam long-term care facility

Clallam County Public Health is investigating a new long-term care facility COVID-19 outbreak that has so far had a staff member and resident infected with… Continue reading

Health officer: Large church COVID outbreak over

A large church COVID-19 outbreak that saw 24 Clallam County residents infected with COVID-19 and two subsequent deaths has not had new cases for more… Continue reading

Clallam County reports 14th death due to COVID-19; second death connected to church outbreak

Clallam County’s 14th death due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began was confirmed late Monday in connection with a large church outbreak that has had… Continue reading

Health officers: Unvaccinated should keep wearing mask

Although most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, unvaccinated and high-risk residents still are urged to continue to wear face masks in indoor spaces with other… Continue reading

State lifting COVID-19 health restrictions

For the first time since March 2020, Washington state businesses are able to open at full capacity, with the majority of COVID-19 restrictions lifted. Gov.… Continue reading

Long-term care outbreak done; church adds two cases

The COVID-19 outbreak that infected 17 people at a long-term care facility in Clallam County has ended, health officials said Monday. No residents or staff… Continue reading

Community transmission of COVID-19 seen again in Clallam County

Clallam County is once again finding COVID-19 cases of community transmission — cases infected locally with no known source — among unvaccinated residents, and health… Continue reading

Gamma variant of COVID-19 discovered in Clallam County

The more contagious and severe Gamma variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Clallam County, health officials said Wednesday. The Gamma variant, which originated in… Continue reading

Health officer: Two Olympic Medical Center COVID-19 patients doing poorly

While Jefferson County is currently avoiding health care capacity constraints, Olympic Medical Center based in Port Angeles has 15 of its 17 Intensive Care Unit… Continue reading

Peninsula health care system starting to see strain

Clallam County’s health care system is starting to show strain as officials manage six COVID-19 patients, in addition to non-virus-related cases, and Seattle hospitals have… Continue reading

Clallam County returns to state’s high-risk category

Clallam County has returned to the state’s high-risk category due to its high case rate, but the county health officer expects that to dip soon… Continue reading

State, county guidance continues at facility with COVID outbreak

State and Clallam County public health officials continued Tuesday to work on increasing transmission-prevention measures at a long-term care facility that has had 17 COVID-19… Continue reading

New Clallam COVID outbreak has 13 positives

A new outbreak with more than a dozen positives in Clallam County has been traced to a church while Jefferson County returned to the state’s… Continue reading

COVID cases at Clallam County long-term care facility remain at 15

While no new cases were confirmed at the long-term care facility outbreak in Clallam County on Thursday, Health Officer Dr. Allison Berry is expecting more… Continue reading

Long-term care facility outbreak up to 15 COVID cases

The long-term care facility outbreak in Clallam County has risen to 15 cases, with 11 residents and four staff testing positive for COVID-19 as of… Continue reading

Clallam reports 10 more COVID cases as state vaccination lottery begins

The first drawings of the “Shot of the Lifetime” lottery were Tuesday morning. Winners are expected to be contacted today and Thursday. All Washington residents… Continue reading

COVID outbreaks expected among unvaccinated this summer

Statewide COVID-19 case rates are falling, but outbreaks among the unvaccinated population are expected to continue into the summer, local health officers said Monday. Counties… Continue reading

Vaccination clinics set this week as lottery begins

Tuesday will be the first of the state’s drawings to award prizes to those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Washington residents 16 and older… Continue reading