Coronavirus

Health officials toward reopening in early May

For the first time since the initial COVID-19 case was diagnosed on the North Olympic Peninsula on March 6, no additional cases were discovered in… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases hold at 42 for the counties; flu cases have stopped

People tiring of physical distancing, urged to hang in there a little longer

Turnaround time for tests getting shorter

Health officials say results will be available same day

40,000 surgical face masks delivered to Clallam County

OMC, Forks among first served; state hospital association plans more shipments

North Olympic Peninsula hospitals adapt to COVID-19

Added precautions in place to protect patients, staff

Sequim’s Rainshadow Cafe is one of a number of local businesses offering take out/curbside pick-up. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Peninsula restaurants offer takeout, delivery options

Inslee’s COVID-19 mandate forces dining room closures

Sequim’s Rainshadow Cafe is one of a number of local businesses offering take out/curbside pick-up. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Clallam County sees two more coronavirus cases

Health officers urge adherance to stay-home order to keep numbers down

Peninsula virus cases stay at 40

Health officials optimistic at counties’ progress

COVID-19 Relief Fund growing

Generous donors throughout the North Olympic Peninsula keep pouring in funds for Olympic Community Action Programs to disperse to those hurt financially by COVID-19 precautions.… Continue reading

Grants available for small businesses

Program provides limited funds for North Olympic Peninsula

Inslee closes schools for remainder of academic year

It’s nowhere near mid-June, but school is out … kind of. Gov. Jay Inslee on April 6 prohibited all Washington state schools from providing in-person… Continue reading

Clallam County signs lease with port for homeless recovery center

Facility will be near William R. Fairchild Memorial Airport

Above, Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis, pictured here in 2018, will remain in his role through at least June 1, postponing his retirement from the lead administrator role as the organization helps manage the novel coronavirus issue. File photo by Jesse Major/Olympic Peninsula News Group
                                Top right, a local (Sequim) Girl Scout recently donated as-yet unsold cookies to Olympic Medical Center nurses. Submitted photo
                                Right, an anonymous patient donated 25 pizzas from Westside Pizza and sodas to the staff at the Olympic Medical Physicians walk-in clinic in March. Photo courtesy of Sandy Tapia

To help in coronavirus fight, OMC’s Lewis postpones retirement

Olympic Medical Center is “stepping up” to fight the coronavirus pandemic and preparing for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases, said CEO Eric Lewis, who… Continue reading

Above, Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis, pictured here in 2018, will remain in his role through at least June 1, postponing his retirement from the lead administrator role as the organization helps manage the novel coronavirus issue. File photo by Jesse Major/Olympic Peninsula News Group
                                Top right, a local (Sequim) Girl Scout recently donated as-yet unsold cookies to Olympic Medical Center nurses. Submitted photo
                                Right, an anonymous patient donated 25 pizzas from Westside Pizza and sodas to the staff at the Olympic Medical Physicians walk-in clinic in March. Photo courtesy of Sandy Tapia

State recreation lands closure also extended to May 4

With the state’s recent extension of Gov. Jay Inslee’s extended “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the state Department of Natural Resources, Washington State Parks and… Continue reading

Peninsula man in 80s catches COVID-19

Authorities tell of jail measures, face masks

Sequim’s Rainshadow Cafe is one of a number of local businesses offering take out/curbside pick-up. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim restaurants offer takeout, delivery options

Inslee’s COVID-19 mandate forces dining room closures

Sequim’s Rainshadow Cafe is one of a number of local businesses offering take out/curbside pick-up. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Criteria expands for coronavirus testing

Jefferson County to follow same guidelines as Clallam County

Campaign to aid local business in works

Clallam commissioners expected to OK spending request for “Choose Clallam First”

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