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Columbia County's total COVID-19 case count has climbed by three, to 239, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which reported 418 new and confirmed and presumptive cases statewide. That brings the Oregon total to 38,935.

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COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 605, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

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Columbia County has seven new cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, Oct. 7, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). That brings the total number of cases to 223, according to Columbia County Public Health.

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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has announced a major expansion of testing for COVID-19 in Oregon that the agency says will strengthen the state’s strategy to suppress the virus.

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Columbia County has a total of 144 COVID-19 cases, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) as of Monday, Sept. 14. The county recorded its first and only pandemic related death in early August.

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The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Early Learning Division (ELD), and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are urging Oregonians to put safety first as they look to solutions for child care and multi-family learning options this fall.

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Columbia County is showing promising signs of slowing the spread of COVID-19, according to Columbia County Public Health Director Michael Paul in his weekly report to Columbia County Commissioners on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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The Oregon Health Authority released its weekly report today, which showed a 13% drop in daily cases for the week of Aug. 16 to Aug. 23.

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Columbia County Public Health reports a total of 118 confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, Aug. 19. One death was reported earlier this month in the county associated with the virus.

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Columbia County Public Health reports a total of 117 COVID-19 cases with one death as of August 18.

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The Oregon Health Authority reports that COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 388.

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The Early Learning Division (ELD) of the Oregon Department of Education has released an update to guidelines for child care and early education operations during COVID-19 developed in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority.

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COVID-19 has claimed seven more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 375, according to the Oregon Health Authority, which also reported 258 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 22,022, as of Wednesday, August 12.

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The League of Oregon Cities (LOC) and the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) are calling on the Oregon State Legislature for direct allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars to local government.

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Columbia County Public Health reports a total of 60 COVID-19 cases as of July 16. No deaths have been reported in the county linked to the virus.

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COVID-19 had claimed four more lives in Oregon as of July 7, raising the state’s death toll to 224, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which also reported 217 new confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus, bringing the state total to 10,817.

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Columbia County Public Health reports 44 COVID-19 cases with still no deaths associated with the virus.

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Governor Kate Brown today launched a statewide public awareness campaign with Portland-based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy to inform Oregonians about the urgent importance of wearing face coverings when out in public.

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The latest COVID-19 numbers released on Tuesday, June 30, by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) show Columbia County's total cases at 30 with no deaths associated from the virus.

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Across the state, the number of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases has risen sharply over the past few weeks as the state slowly reopens county economies and social settings.

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The widespread and long-term total economic impact of the CPVID-19 pandemic in Oregon and across the nation is yet to be determined, but a just-release report from the Oregon Employment Department's Damon Runberg gives us insight into the current impacts, and some hope.

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Columbia County is one of 26 counties that will now enter Phase 2 of the the governor's reopening framework as Oregon moves slowly toward a more normal economy and social setting.

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Oregon has gone three days without a reported death from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Oregon Health Authority's (OHA) daily report issued Wednesday, May 27.

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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Oregon’s unemployment rate rose from a near-record-low 3.5 percent, as revised, in March to a record- high 14.2 percent in April, as COVID-19 business closures shut down a large portion of the economy, according to the Oregon Employment Department.

There are new and encouraging details emerging concerning Oregon's battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newsletter issued May 19 by Oregon Speaker of the House and State Representative Tina Kotek.

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Businesses in Clatskanie, still reeling from the pandemic, are anxious to reopen and are taking measures to begin Phase One of the state's reopening once Columbia County's submission has been approved.

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As part of Governor Kate Brown’s plan for building a safe and strong Oregon, the Governor’s Office, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) have released finalized statewide and county guidance as counties and businesses across the state begin the reop…

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Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Monday, May 18, meeting of the Rainier City Council will be a phone-in meeting for the public and media, according to a release from Rainier City Hall.

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During the week of May 3 to May 9, the Oregon Employment Department received 14,100 initial claims for unemployment benefits. The agency has received 396,000 initial claims since COVID-19 business closures began in mid-March.

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The Columbia River flows past Clatskanie, Rainier and St. Helens drawing many for water recreation, but there are dangers on the popular waterway and others across the state.