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.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is urging everyone six months and older to get an annual flu shot, especially as COVID-19 cases increase in Oregon, and the pandemic persists.
Two new statewide surveys of Oregonians find that a large majority of state residents are taking steps to limit their exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
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.
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.
COVID-19 has claimed nine more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 581, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported Tuesday, Oct. 6
People in Clatskanie, Rainier and across Columbia County still facing unemployment due to the pandemic may now qualify for an addition $300 a week in jobless benefits.
The Oregon Health Authority reports seven new cases of the virus in Columbia County as of Friday, Sept. 25, bringing the total number of cases to 166.
Clatskanie Middle/High School and Clatskanie Elementary School administrators have sent a letter to district parents concerning the latest pandemic case update.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports Columbia County's COVID-19 cases are slowly rising. As of Sept. 15, the county has recorded 145 confirmed and presumptive cases.
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.
Columbia County Public Health Director Michael Paul has delivered some promising information concerning the pandemic: Columbia County is beginning to meet the metrics for reopening schools.
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.
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.
Seven months ago today, on January 21, Oregon established the Incident Management Team to prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 infections in Oregon.
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.
Qualifying Oregonians struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic have an opportunity to receive a one-time $500 payment from the state.
Struggling cultural organizations in Columbia County and across the state now have an opportunity to gain needed funding through Oregon’s Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Cultural Support program.
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.
Columbia County public health officials are urging residents to be vigilant and continue to follow state mandates designed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
A CONEX storage unit full of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), like masks and gloves, is in the works to be installed in both Clatskanie and Vernonia.
Sobering statistics about COVID-19 have emerged during Columbia County Public Health Director Michael Paul's weekly briefing before the county board of commissioners.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown is in active conversations about the potential of travel restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus between states.
The Clatskaine and Rainier School Districts have announced new details concerning how they will operate in the new school year ahead.
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.