Zach Jablonski

State launches vaccine incentive program; $2 million to be given away via lottery

The “Shot of a Lifetime” incentive program announced Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee will offer several giveaways for vaccinated Washington residents, including lottery drawings totalling… Continue reading

COVID outbreak grows to five at long-term care facility; most vaccinated, but immunosuppressed

A Clallam County long-term care facility’s COVID-19 outbreak has been confirmed and has grown to five cases, with two more residents testing positive as of… Continue reading

Clallam County investigating COVID-19 cases at long-term care facility

Clallam County is investigating a new potential long-term care facility outbreak that has led to two residents and one staff member being infected with COVID-19.… Continue reading

Peninsula health officers concerned about COVID case numbers rising statewide

COVID-19 cases are starting to rise statewide, causing concern among North Olympic Peninsula health officers as people travel to more at-risk areas. The rising case… Continue reading

Another COVID death reported on North Olympic Peninsula

A fourth Jefferson County resident has died from COVID-19 after having been hospitalized for several weeks at a Seattle hospital. A woman in her 60s,… Continue reading


Seattle hiker dies during Brothers Mountain hike

A 31-year-old woman from Seattle died after she fell down a crevasse while hiking down the Brothers Mountain in the Olympic National Forest. Melanie Kondrat… Continue reading


Health officers urge caution over Memorial Day weekend

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, public health officials urge residents to be cautious if traveling or having visitors, especially if they have not been… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula records 14th COVID death

A COVID-19 death was confirmed Monday, May 24, in Clallam County after a man in his 60s had been hospitalized for a week with the… Continue reading

COVID cases dropping on Olympic Peninsula; health officers still urging caution

Case rates for COVID-19 are dropping on the North Olympic Peninsula, but local health officers still urge caution for people traveling or having visitors, as… Continue reading

Goal: 70 percent or better COVID vaccination rate

While more than 70 percent of residents 16 and older have initiated vaccination against COVID-19 in Jefferson County, reaching the 70 percent line in Clallam… Continue reading

Clallam County’s COVID death is 13th recorded; Man in his 40s had chronic condition

Clallam County confirmed its 10th death due to COVID-19, increasing the North Olympic Peninsula’s total to 13 deaths since the pandemic began. The man, who… Continue reading

Inslee: Open for business by end of June

COVID-19 restrictions on businesses are likely to be lifted on June 30, and state masking restrictions for fully vaccinated people have been loosened to follow… Continue reading

Teens can get COVID vaccine Thursday

Children 12 to 15 years old will begin getting vaccinations Thursday using Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine across the North Olympic Peninsula. The Centers for Disease Control… Continue reading

COVID shot clinics for 12- to 15-year-olds ready as soon as approval given

Health officials across the North Olympic Peninsula are scheduling Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children 12 and older in anticipation of authorization expected in the… Continue reading

Peninsula nears 50 percent full vaccination

The North Olympic Peninsula is approaching 50 percent of its full population being vaccinated for COVID-19, with more than 50 percent of eligible residents already… Continue reading

Two more COVID deaths in Clallam County

Clallam County confirmed on Tuesday two additional deaths caused by COVID-19, raising the total number of deaths on the North Olympic Peninsula to 12, with… Continue reading

Peninsula numbers leveling, but state cases may take a few more weeks

While the North Olympic Peninsula is seeing a plateau on COVID-19 case rates, county health officers aren’t expecting to see a significant decrease in cases… Continue reading

Middle school vaccinations expected by June

North Olympic Peninsula health officers are preparing for the authorization by summer of 12- to 15-year-olds to have Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. Food and… Continue reading


Nearly 100 COVID cases tied to gatherings

Three Clallam County gatherings have sparked several outbreaks and are believed to be the source of almost all new COVID-19 cases in Clallam County since… Continue reading


Large gatherings in Clallam County result in COVID outbreaks

Two parties and a wedding, each with more than 30 attendees who were mostly unmasked and unvaccinated, are blamed for more than 100 residents being… Continue reading