Zach Jablonski

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

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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

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Health officers: Peninsula ready for expanded COVID vaccine eligibility

Gov. Jay Inslee announced an update to the vaccination timeline on Thursday, saying that the state will move to phase 1B2 on March 22. The… Continue reading

Teachers, school staff and childcare professionals now COVID-19 vaccine eligible

Teachers, school staff and childcare workers can now sign up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments after a directive from President Joe Biden was ratified by Gov.… Continue reading

Increased COVID-19 vaccine supply expected on Peninsula in April

Vaccination supplies are expected to increase this month, with production increasing on Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and the addition of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. That… Continue reading

Peninsula prosecutors weigh impacts of Supreme Court decision

A state Supreme Court decision that invalidates simple drug possession arrests and prosecution has North Olympic Peninsula authorities scrambling to address the potential impacts. The… Continue reading

Clallam, Jefferson officials encourage any of three COVID-19 vaccines

Both North Olympic Peninsula counties remained clear of new COVID-19 cases Monday,March 1, as officials prepare for the eventual delivery of the new Johnson &… Continue reading

COVID cases confirmed in people in 30s, 40s

While COVID-19 case rates remained in the moderate category, North Olympic Peninsula health officers still urge caution as variants of the virus spread around the… Continue reading

Clallam, Jefferson counties making headway on vaccine shots

More than a quarter of the Clallam County population — 26 percent — has received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19, while Jefferson… Continue reading

Peninsula counties prepare for more vaccination clinics

While new COVID-19 cases remained few on the North Olympic Peninsula on Monday, county health officials continue to plan for future vaccination phases and events.… Continue reading

Peninsula reports no new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

The North Olympic Peninsula was clear of new COVID-19 cases Thursday as vaccination efforts continued despite delivery delays. Delays in vaccine shipments because of winter… Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula health officers discuss COVID testing in other schools in state

While some school districts in the state are conducting random COVID-19 testing for students and staff using rapid tests, North Olympic Peninsula school districts have… Continue reading