Yelm, WAChronicle

City of Yelm Rejects Current L&I Guidance on Vaccinations

The Yelm City Council approved a resolution to bar the city from collecting, storing and disseminating COVID-19 vaccination records at its June 8 city council meeting. The decision comes in the wake of recent Washington State Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) guidance that asks employers to obtain the vaccination records of their employees in lieu of a mask-wearing policy. The records would be held by employers with the purpose of sharing the information with L&I should the department ask for it.
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Thurston County, WANisqually Valley News

Thurston County Sees Small Uptick in New COVID Cases

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reported an increase in new COVID-19 infections, with the number rising to 222 during the period of June 7-13, as compared to 159 new infections during the week of May 31 to June 6, bringing the running total for infections throughout the pandemic in the county to 10,686 as of June 14.

Providence nurses, technicians give bargaining teams OK to call strike

Nurses at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (Wash.) and technicians at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash., have authorized their bargaining committees to call a strike, according to the union that represents them. UFCW 21 said June 8 that Providence Everett nurses and Providence St. Peter technicians have been...
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The Chronicle (Willimantic, CT)

Education Briefly: State Offering COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar; Toledo Hosting Surplus Sale; White Pass Summer School Registration Due June 17

State Health, Education Experts to Answer Questions on COVID-19 Vaccination in Free Webinar. Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, state Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Director SheAnne Allen, students and many other panelists will convene Wednesday evening for a free online webinar to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations and children.

Washington State Program Lowers Barriers to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Patients

State and local leaders can better invest in evidence-based programs to combat opioid use disorder (OUD) when they understand how to most effectively prevent overdose deaths, provide treatment, and ensure that communities have the resources they need. Amid an ongoing national opioid overdose crisis made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, many community initiatives are working to limit overdoses and save lives.

Premier Medical Group Welcomes Radiologist Anne Gunn, D.O.

Premier Medical Group welcomes Radiologist Anne Gunn, D.O. to its multi-specialty practice. Dr. Gunn completed her Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Medicine, Kirksville, MO. Dr. Gunn is certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Pierce County, WAThe Suburban Times

Pierce County COVID-19 data update confirmed June 14

On June 14, our 14-day case rate per 100,000 for May 21 – June 3 is 135.3. The 14-day case rate offers the most reliable look at COVID-19 disease burden on Pierce County. Our hospitalization rate is currently 3.8 per 100,000. Today we confirmed 28 COVID-19 cases and 2 new...
Pierce County, WATacoma News Tribune

Pierce County sees COVID’s grip loosening as vaccine takes hold

Pierce County reported 28 new COVID-19 cases Monday and two new deaths. The latest deaths involved a Tacoma man in his 80s and a Tacoma woman in her 70s. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department no longer assigns underlying condition status to individual deaths it reports and instead counts underlying conditions as part of a percentage of the total number of deaths, which as of June 8 was 71.2 percent.