COVID-19 coverage

As COVID cases climb, vaccine and masking mandates expand

With COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continuing to climb across the country, state and county, elected officials are using masks and vaccine mandates to try to stem the spread of the virus and keep health systems from becoming completely overwhelmed.

Camas seeks input on COVID relief funds

City of Camas officials will soon reach out to the public for ideas on how best to spend the nearly $7 million in COVID-19 relief funds the city will receive from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act.

Keeping Their Distance: For many Camas families, ‘back to school’ in 2021-22 will not include a school building

While most Camas-Washougal families with K-12 students returned to five full days of in-person instruction this week, some have opted to remain remote.

Vaccinations improve employment, keep economy moving

It is not surprising that COVID-19, which ravaged the world, was disastrous for our country’s economy. Millions died from COVID complications; offices, stores and factories closed; and people were forced to quarantine at home.

Legacy Health pauses all non-urgent surgical procedures due to COVID surge

‘Safety is the most important thing’: Local teachers union presidents react to state’s new COVID-19 mandates

Presidents of the local Camas and Washougal teachers union recently weighed in on a new state mandate requiring all K-12 school teachers, staff, coaches, bus drivers and volunteers be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Oct. 18 or lose their jobs.

Camas School Board OKs budget

The Camas School Board this week approved a $132 million 2021-22 budget that includes using $6.5 million out of fund balances to make up for revenue shortfalls caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, decreased student enrollment and COVID-19 relief funds that were disproportionately low compared to similarly sized school districts in Washington.

PeaceHealth sets up emergency tent for COVID surge

PeaceHealth sets up emergency tent for COVID surge

Port of Camas-Washougal reverts back to virtual meetings

Port reverts back to virtual-only meetings

Clark County COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations increasing again

With the COVID-19 activity rate now four times higher than it was just three weeks ago, Clark County Public Health officials are urging everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus and wear face coverings in public indoor spaces to help slow the spread of the virus.