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Oak Table Cafe is one many Sequim businesses to offer to-go orders and curbside pick-up. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Resturants, grocery stores making changes to help Sequim

Local grocers and restaurants adapting to serve the community in a difficult time

  • Mar 25, 2020
Oak Table Cafe is one many Sequim businesses to offer to-go orders and curbside pick-up. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush addresses fellow leaders at the Emergency Contingency Center (ECC) three days before he was reinstated as permanent city manager by Sequim City Council on March 23. He planned to resign by April 17 to climb the Appalachian Trail but the COVID-19 pandemic led him to reassess his decision. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim City Council reinstates City Manager

Bush postpones plans to climb Appalachian Trail

Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush addresses fellow leaders at the Emergency Contingency Center (ECC) three days before he was reinstated as permanent city manager by Sequim City Council on March 23. He planned to resign by April 17 to climb the Appalachian Trail but the COVID-19 pandemic led him to reassess his decision. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim School District gets food distribution programs rolling

School buses will be taking food out into the community

Linda Johannessen, Community Emergency Response Team No. 9 member, checks the temperature of firefighter/EMT Jeff Nicholas before he enters the Emergency Coordinating Center in the Guy Cole Event Center on March 23. Sequim’s response to COVID-19 will work out of the facility for the immediate future. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim’s emergency center shifts to Carrie Blake Park

Two fire district, city staffers test negative to COVID-19

Linda Johannessen, Community Emergency Response Team No. 9 member, checks the temperature of firefighter/EMT Jeff Nicholas before he enters the Emergency Coordinating Center in the Guy Cole Event Center on March 23. Sequim’s response to COVID-19 will work out of the facility for the immediate future. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

State requires sex ed, takes gun safety measures, bans free plastic bags

At the end of the state legislative session this month, lawmakers had passed nearly 400 bills — averaging at least five new laws per day… Continue reading

Officials: Travel heightens health risks

Local health officers are concerned that people traveling to Clallam and Jefferson counties, potentially exposing the Olympic Peninsula to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.… Continue reading

Paul Pacelli donates blood at a Bloodworks Northwest drive at First Baptist Church in Sequim on March 19. Pacelli said he’s been a consistent blood donor since he was 20 years old. Bloodworks Northwest representatives say they’ve while seen a massive uptick on donations, local hospitals and healthcare centers need consistent donations throughout the year, in and out of times of crises. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Eligible donors urged to continue to give blood amid COVID-19 concerns

Upcoming blood drives Bloodworks Northwest hosts several upcoming blood drives. Donors must register before donating (see bloodworksnw.org) Sequim • March 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. —… Continue reading

Paul Pacelli donates blood at a Bloodworks Northwest drive at First Baptist Church in Sequim on March 19. Pacelli said he’s been a consistent blood donor since he was 20 years old. Bloodworks Northwest representatives say they’ve while seen a massive uptick on donations, local hospitals and healthcare centers need consistent donations throughout the year, in and out of times of crises. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

State, county parks set closures to help stop COVID-19 coronavirus spread

With schools, entertainment venues, restaurant dining areas and other gathering areas being closed to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, many peninsula residents and… Continue reading

Coronavirus cancels more community events, meetings

Seeking to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, more community groups and businesses have amended, postponed or canceled services and events in recent days.… Continue reading

What does Gov. Inslee’s ‘stay-at-home’ order allow, restrict?

The PDN breaks down what is and isn’t permitted for Washingtonians

Washington residents ordered to stay at home

Clallam County, Jefferson County officials on board with recommendation

Coronavirus cases grow to 11 on peninsula

A Jefferson County man diagnosed with COVID-19 has been transferred to Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, becoming the first of the North Olympic Peninsula’s 11… Continue reading

Second Clallam coronavirus case confirmed

A second positive COVID-19 novel coronavirus case in Clallam County was confirmed Friday, March 20, by the CLallam County Sheriff’s Office office. The second reported… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 3 issues Declaration of Emergency

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners have issued a Declaration of Emergency, giving district chief Ben Andrews greater flexibility in making timely decisions during the… Continue reading

City of Sequim establishes utility relief fund

Plan includes no shut-offs or delinquency fees during pandemic

City of Sequim shuts down park playgrounds

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has made its way to Sequim’s playgrounds. City of Sequim officials said on March 20 that it is closing… Continue reading

City of Sequim moves meetings to ‘virtual’ online format

The City of Sequim’s council meetings are going “virtual.” City officials announced on March 19 that upcoming city council meetings will be held in a… Continue reading

Sequim Police: Department will continue to provide essential services

Sequim Police staff will continue essential services during the COVID-19 coronavirus public health issue, department officials said on March 19. ”Officers are on patrol and… Continue reading

Fire District 3 sets parameters in response to COVID-19 outbreak

To help in the efforts to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Fire District 3 officials have closed all staffed stations to public use… Continue reading

Clallam’s Red Cross seeks support for diasters prep, fire awareness

March honors American Red Cross month