Columbia County has a total of 78 COVID-19 cases with no deaths associated with the virus as of Sunday, August 2.
Columbia County Public Health reported a total of 77 COVID-19 cases as of July 31, with no deaths associated with the virus since the pandemic began in March.
Columbia County Public Health reported 66 total confirmed or presumptive COVID-19 cases and still no deaths associated with the virus, as of July 22.
Columbia County now has 63 total confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which also reports that the county has had 3,686 negative tests for the virus and no deaths since the pandemic began in March.
Concerned about the huge spike in COVID-19 cases and new modeling that show even more cases possible through this month, that Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is issuing a plea to all Oregonian.
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.
The Oregon Health Authority is reporting 281 new confirmed or presumptive COVID-19 cases. It is the largest spike of cases since the pandemic occurred in Oregon in March.
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.
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.
Columbia County's cases of COVID-19 have risen to 29 with no deaths associated with the virus as of June 28, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
New modeling of the COVID-19 virus shows that COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly in Oregon, according to the latest model released today by the Oregon Health Authority and the Institute for Disease Modeling.
Columbia County Economic Team (CCET), Columbia Pacific Economic Development District (Col-Pac) and the Columbia County Board of Commissioners have announced the immediate opening of a grant fund to directly benefit small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is distributing $55,000,000 in COVID rental relief funds and $15,000,000 in Energy Assistance to local organizations statewide.
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.
As public protests continue in Oregon and across the nation demanding police accountability, and the state works through the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon Governor Kate Brown is calling legislators back to Salem for a special session.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) purchased in bulk will be available for small businesses to order and pick up starting Friday, June 19 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
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.
The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that Governor Kate Brown's Stay Home order is valid and the state's cononavirus restrictions should remain in place.
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.
As Oregon legislators review the dollars and cents economic impact of COVID-19, they are now also looking at how the pandemic is affecting the environment.
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.
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.
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.
Public health measures implemented in March to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19 are having an unprecedented economic impact on Oregon and the United States.
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.
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…
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.
Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties Community Action Teams (CAT) have received $299,610 of $8.5 million in state funding to assist families in paying their rent.
Oregon has received its first shipments of remdesivir, an experimental drug that has been used to treat patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19.
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.
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.
As the Chief first reported a few weeks ago, the 2020 Clatskanie and Rainier senior graduations will look and feel much different than in past years.
Governor Kate Brown’s social distancing order is still in place and has forced local fairs and festivals in Clatskanie and Rainer to either be canceled or severely modified.
Columbia County’s plan to re-open has been approved by Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority, according to a release this morning from the Columbia County Economic Team.
Columbia County officials are now waiting to hear if their application has qualified for Phase One of Governor Brown’s Reopening Framework.
Even though the path to Clatskanie Middle/High School currently not being used by students due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still a favorite spot for local wildlife.
Following Governor Kate Brown's Reopening Oregon Phase 1 announcement on May 7, Oregon counties are now able to apply to the state to begin the reopening process following closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is extending its temporary rules change allowing Oregon gas retailers to provide self-service on a voluntary basis.
Even though many workers in Columbia County and across the state are expected to return to their jobs in the next several weeks under Oregon's Reopening Plan, unemployment claims continue to rise.
4-H members, crafters, and others across Columbia County are getting details today of the cancellation of a popular traditional event that many participate in every summer.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced Phase One of her Oregon Reopening framework that includes county’s formally requesting permission to restart businesses and other functions.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Rainier Clean-Up Day and the Columbia County Hazardous Waste Collection Event that were scheduled for Saturday, May 16, have been canceled.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced the limited opening of some state parks, outdoor recreation facilities, and areas across Oregon for day use effective today, May 5.
Families in Clatskanie, Rainier, across Columbia County and the state with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals will get cash benefits for the meals they would have received at school.
The Port of Columbia County is offering assistance to small businesses in Columbia County in how to best navigate the application process for federal and state relief funds.
Columbia County COVID-19 cases continue to hold steady at 14 with no deaths, 769 people tested negative and 12 people have recovered as of May 4, according to Columbia County Health.
Oregonians will be living with a “new normal” once the state reopens, according to Jennifer Purcell, North Coast Regional Solutions Coordinator.
Legacy Health officials have announced that scheduled elective medical procedures will resume in its Oregon facilities, including the St. Helens clinic, Friday, May 1.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has released draft sector-specific guidance documents that could be used in the state's reopening frame work.
Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced that over $103 million will be distributed among 141 health care providers across the state to boost their coronavirus response efforts.
As cities across the state look ahead to events they can offer as Oregon begins to reopen following the COVID pandemic, difficult decisions are being made.
With the release this week of Gov. Brown’s Reopening Oregon Draft Plan, Columbia County Commissioner Margaret Magruder said the plan provides a framework to move forward.
Oregon’s Legislative Emergency Board is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 23, to allocate more than $30 million in emergency funding for COVID-19 relief.
The Oregon National Guard is distributing approximately 395,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities in Columbia County and across across Oregon.
Even though Oregon's Stay Home Save Lives order is still on until Governor Brown's reopening plan is put into place, state officials say improving weather has triggered a return to the outdoors for many.
The Oregon Health Authority has released an update to its epidemic modeling report, which helps Oregon’s leaders understand the progression and the projections for the COVID-19 outbreak.
The state's workplace watchdog, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (Oregon OSHA) is launching spot checks following a sharp jump in complaints about businesses not complying with the state's social distancing requirements.
The Oregon Employment Department reports that the state's unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in March, which was the same as in both January and February.
“We have to be careful,” Oregon Gov. Kate Brown cautioned as she outline the state’s framework for reopening Oregon following the initial impact of the coronavirus. "We have to be cautious or it will backfire.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom and Washington Governor Jay Inslee have joined Oregon Governor Kate Brown announcing an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future.
Officials with Columbia Pacific Food Bank, the regional provider of assistance to Clatiskanie's Turning Point, said they are hopeful about Oregon Governor Brown's latest announcement.
Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader, and Suzanne Bonamici, have announced that 3,454 hospitals in Oregon will receive a total of $291 million in funding to enhance their coronavirus resp…