Cannon Beach, ORThe Astorian

Pop-up vaccination clinic planned in Cannon Beach

Clatsop County on Wednesday will host a pop-up coronavirus vaccination clinic in Cannon Beach. People 18 and older can walk into the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce from 5 to 7 p.m. and receive the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The county has set a target of vaccinating 27,533 people...
Clatsop County,

The Columbia Press

Clatsop County will remain at “low-risk” for coronavirus until at least June 17, according to new state protocols. There were 10 new COVID-19 cases during the two-week reporting period that ended June 5. Under the low-risk designation, restaurants, gyms and theaters can operate at 50 percent capacity, and churches at...
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Wahkiakum County,

Update: Six more test positive for covid-19; total rises to 155

On Friday morning, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services reported that two more cases of covid-19 have been confirmed in the county with at least one known connection to Wahkiakum School District. In a second press release on Friday afternoon, WHHS reported that there were four more cases, with no connection to either WSD or St. James Family Center. This brings the cumulative total to 155 with 37 considered potentially active.
Wahkiakum County,

Commissioners, visitors express mandate frustration

Wahkiakum County commissioners spent over 30 minutes of their Tuesday meeting discussing effects of the urban-rural divide on county issues. Season and John Long returned to ask what could be done to counter mandated restrictions and vaccinations resulting from the covid-19 pandemic, and Kent and Irene Martin sought and received commission support to lobby the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission for action on salmon fishery issues. And Puget Island resident Jason Will asked commissioners to oppose Columbia Land trust projects in the county.
Ocean Park,

Peninsula churches look back on pandemic year

PENINSULA — During the period of stay-at-home lockdowns last summer, churches were closed along with most other centers of indoor activity, as many super-spreader events had been traced to churches. But as the pandemic continued, treating church as “non-essential” over the long term became untenable in Washington. In July, “stay...

Public Meeting Information for the Month of June

City of Seaside Announces Updated Meeting Information for the Month of June in Response to COVID -19 and Public Meetings - The following Committees, Commission, and Board meetings have been updated (see below) through the month of June. Community Center Commission Public Meeting – Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 10:00 AM...

State unveils vaccine incentive program

OLYMPIA — Washington state is set to end pandemic restrictions that have been in place for more than a year at the end of the month. But officials hope that a new statewide incentive program announced last week will help bring an end to restrictions sooner than that. At a...
Wahkiakum County,

Covid-19 update

This story has been updated from the original print version. As of Wednesday, nine more Wahkiakum County residents had tested positive for covid-19, according to press releases this week from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS). This brings the cumulative total of cases in the county to 149, with 31...
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The Daily Astorian

Birth center adds family medicine options

Astoria Birth Center will add pediatric care and general family medicine services this summer. The center, which opened during the coronavirus pandemic last year and started by providing prenatal, labor and delivery and postnatal care, announced it will bring on Dr. Kelli Stephenson, who previously worked in a hospital in Eastern Oregon, and also merge with Astoria Integrated Family Medicine with Carolyn Nygaard, a naturopathic doctor.
Clatsop County, ORThe Astorian

County plans virtual discussion with health authority

The Clatsop County Public Health Department is hosting Dr. Shimi Sharief from the Oregon Health Authority for a Facebook Live discussion Tuesday on coronavirus vaccines and young people. Sharief will share information and answer questions beginning at 5:30 p.m. People who are interested are asked to RSVP for the presentation...
Gearhart, ORSeaside Signal

Gearhart Fourth of July parade is back, with social distancing

Save the date: the Gearhart Independence Day Parade is on for July Fourth at 11 a.m. “We haven't posted anything but we hope to have the parade back,” Mayor Paulina Cockrum said at Wednesday’s Gearhart City Council meeting. The annual event, from Eighth Street and North Marion Avenue to the...

The Columbia Press

Seaside Beach is one of four in the county that will be monitored for bacterial outbreaks. Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Environmental Quality plan to monitor many of the state’s most popular beaches for bacteria this summer, including four in Clatsop County. The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program includes...

19 Oregon Counties Now In Lower Risk Category for COVID-19

Clatsop County will become the 19th county to have the “lower risk” ranking for COVID-19, but its drop stems from the decline in COVID-19 cases -- not a rise in vaccinations. The lower risk ranking eliminates the capacity restrictions that restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment venues have worked under during...
Clatsop County,

County moves to Lower Risk category

Clatsop County will move to the “Lower Risk” category of state-mandated COVID-19 business and social guidelines beginning Friday, June 4, based on the local rate of new infections.The Oregon Health Authority recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases in the two-week reporting period from May 16 through May 29. Under the Lower...