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OLYMPIA — None of the eight regions of Washington's COVID-19 reopening plan will be going backward toward more restrictions any time soon, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday. In a news … more
Lewis County hit a grim milestone Thursday, with 50 residents dead from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic last year. The eight new deaths reported Thursday were the most Lewis County Public … more
A day after Clark County Public Health released data showing the state's vaccine allocation to the county hasn't been proportional to other counties, Washington's secretary of health admitted the … more
After a quiet start to 2021, Southwest Washington Fairgrounds staffer Pat Slusher Jr. says the fairgrounds might be busier than ever this year despite the pandemic. Lewis County announced this week … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported three new COVID-19 cases last Friday, 18 Saturday, three Sunday, three Monday and 12 Tuesday. The county’s total cases since last March is … more
It’s been one year since Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls for a special legislative session and cries of executive overreach have been … more
Lewis County received confirmation Tuesday that it will receive 2,000 first-dose vaccines, allocated by the state Department of Health (DOH). The doses are expected to arrive by the end of this … more
Thurston County reported 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths Tuesday as transmission rates continue to decline. The added cases brings the county's case total to 7,108 while the death … more
Lewis County’s West region appears safe to stay in Phase 2 as the state prepares to announce Friday whether any regions will be demoted back to more firm restrictions on businesses and gatherings. … more
The first known case of the coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa has popped up in King County, and 19 additional cases of the variant first found in the U.K. have been identified, according … more
Some providers in Washington state are slated to receive twice as much vaccine this week, after ice and snow delayed last week's shipments across the nation. For some hospitals, "there is … more
The second COVID-19 outbreak at the Thurston County jail may officially come to a close this week as no new cases have occurred since Jan. 28. Thurston County Public Health and Social Services … more
Editor's Note: Chronicle Reporter Claudia Yaw reported in Saturday's edition of The Chronicle that Lewis County was last in the state in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. You can read that story here. … more
For the first time since October 2020, Lewis County residents are being summoned for jury duty. Jury trials in Lewis County officially resume on March 1, and the first group of potential jurors are … more
Editor's Note: After publication of this story, 20th District lawmakers released a letter they've sent to Gov. Jay Inslee. Read that letter here.Lewis County’s dismally low percentage of residents … more
Lewis County has activated its COVID-19 vaccination hotline. Starting Monday, residents 85 and older can call 888-205-1321 to be added to a waiting list for future appointments at the Lewis County … more
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 headed in a slightly elevated direction this week after Thurston County reported 40 additional cases on Sunday. The new cases increased the weekly total so far to 204, … more
In light of studies that found pregnant women are at greater risk of contracting — and dying from — COVID-19, researchers are calling for action from any states that don't have pregnant women at … more
Gov. Jay Inslee visited a Puyallup School District elementary school Thursday and said he has no doubts about the health safety of children returning to the classroom. "There is no debate about … more
In terms of vaccine distribution in Washington state, Lewis County is currently dead last, according to data from the state Department of Health (DOH). As of Friday, only 6.76% of county residents … more
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