COVID-19 coverage

Camas, Washougal city councils mull best uses for $11.3M American Rescue Plan funds

The cities of Camas and Washougal are set to receive a total of $11.3 million from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021.

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Washougal City Council, Port of C-W resume in-person meetings

The Washougal City Council and the Port of Camas-Washougal Board of Commissioners have announced a return to in-person meetings.

Mask mandates lifting sooner than expected

Washington’s indoor mask mandate will end more than a week earlier than expected.

Camas-Washougal schools to make masks optional March 21

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced the state will lift its indoor mask mandate – meant to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 – on Monday, March 21.

Washington’s indoor mask mandate ending March 21

Prematurely lifting mandates to ‘return to normal’ is wishful thinking

A number of Washington students — including hundreds of students who have protested K-12 mask mandates in Washougal, Ridgefield and Cowlitz County this month — are joining a growing list of people across the globe who are fed up with public health mitigations meant to slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

New Washougal group aims to address ‘homegrown extremism’

In 2021, a group of Camas and Washougal residents came together to discuss critical race theory — an academic movement that examines social, cultural and legal issues as they relate to race and racism — and to try to figure out why CRT had become a highlight of contentious school board meetings across the country.

Anti-maskers shut down Washougal School Board meeting

The Washougal School Board said it postponed a public meeting after multiple people in the audience refused to follow a state mandate requiring face coverings inside public school board meetings to help curb the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Local schools try to ride out most recent COVID-19 wave

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Clark County, Camas School District administrators say they are doing everything they can to maintain in-person learning and extracurricular activities.