In two weeks, Columbia County businesses and residents may face new stricter health and safety restrictions under the state's pandemic precautions classifications.
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has identified 168 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases—when vaccinated individuals test positive for the virus — through April 2, including three deaths.
The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows increased daily cases and increases in hospitalizations and deaths from the previous week.
Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization (CPCCO) has announced a partnership with Oregon Health & Science University’s primary care clinic in Scappoose and Columbia County Public Health to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations in the region.
Pandemic-related restrictions will ease Friday in Columbia County as the county moves from High to Moderate Risk under the state's COVID-19 health and safety classifications.
After careful review by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon will shift to allowing 3-feet of physical distancing under certain conditions in schools, including county COVID-19 case rate levels for students in middle and high school.
Oregon health officials aren’t quite ready to commit to an ambitious vaccination eligibility timeline laid out by President Joe Biden.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and pharmacies in Oregon providing COVID-19 vaccines confirmed today that the pharmacies in Oregon can continue to serve Oregonians age 65 years and older.
Columbia County remains at High Risk level under the state's public health framework to reduce the transmission and protect Oregonians from COVID-19.
Oregon turned a corner in its efforts to vaccinate residents against the coronavirus Friday, Feb. 26, setting a schedule for the eligibility for every adult in the state to receive a shot.
There are 32 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,194, as of Thursday, Feb. 25, according to the the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which also reported 437 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 154,062.
Columbia County’s COVID-19 case rate has risen slightly in the most recent two-week period, but not enough to move the county back up to ‘extreme risk.’
Just when restaurants in Columbia County were given the green light to reopen in-person dining at 25% capacity, a snowstorm rolled through and complicated those plans for many.
Declining COVID-19 case rates in Columbia County have allowed the county to move down to the 'high risk' category, which means limited in-person dining, along with other indoor activities, can return starting Friday, Feb. 12.
Columbia County has released a vaccination interest form, for people who want to sign up to be notified when they are eligible to receive a vaccine.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and state health officials are attempting to clear up concerns of chaos and confusion over Oregon's efforts to effectively provide COVID-19 vaccines.
InRoads Credit Union is taking applications for the next round of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Declining COVID-19 case rates in Columbia County may allow the county to move down to the 'high risk' category next week and allow certain restrictions to ease.
The Columbia County Public Health Department will soon have a waiting list for people interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine when they become eligible said Michael Paul, county public health director.
Genetic sequencing of COVID-19 samples done by Oregon State University’s (OSU) Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing has detected multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 in samples from around the state, including the highly contagious U.K. strain in one sample f…
It will be at least another two weeks before restrictions on restaurants, certain businesses and gatherings are eased in Columbia County.
Columbia County begins the week with a total of 1,076 COVID-19 confirmed and presumptive cased and 18 deaths since the pandemic began in March.
State health officials in Oregon recommend that local vaccination sites continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Lot 041L20A.
In partnership with the Columbia County Economic Team (CCET), Columbia County has distributed $929,274 in small business grants to 159 Columbia County small businesses and nonprofits.
The Columbia County Unified Fire Services Vaccination Group is a cooperative of Columbia County, Columbia River Fire & Rescue, Mist-Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District and Scappoose Rural Fire Protection District with assistance from the Scappoose Police Department.
Two of the state’s top priorities are to ramp up vaccinations in Oregon and get children back into classrooms, Gov. Kate Brown announced today.
Editor's note: In an effort to provide a comprehensive look at local and state COVID-19 case rates, The Chronicle will now be publishing weekly COVID-19 status reports rather than daily case number updates. To keep up with daily case reports, visit the Oregon Health Authority's data dashboard.
A day after Gov. Kate Brown directed the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to achieve the benchmark of 12,000 COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Oregon per day by the end of the next two weeks, health officials detailed plans of how they plan to meet that goal.
In the four weeks since the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved for emergency use in the United States, over 50,000 doses have been administered in Oregon. Within Columbia County, 270 doses have been administered.
The total number of cases in the county rose to 831 today, with 12 new cases reported by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The county death toll remains at 14.
Columbia County, along with 23 other counties in Oregon, remains classified as at an "extreme risk" of spreading COVID-19, Gov. Kate Brown announced today.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has expanded its multilingual Safe + Strong education and outreach campaign with a new theme and materials to help communities find simple, culturally specific information on safely connecting with family and friends this winter.
COVID-19 has claimed five more lives in Oregon, one new death in Columbia County, raising the state’s death toll to 1,427, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported Sunday, Dec. 27.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 612 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as Sarurday, Dec. 26, bringing the state total to 108,326.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are warning the public about several emerging fraud schemes related to COVID-19 vaccines.
Governor Kate Brown has extended her declaration of a state of emergency in Oregon regarding COVID-19 for an additional 60 days, until March 3, 2021.
Columbia County's cumulative COVID-19 case count rose to 714 today, with 18 new cases reported by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The county death toll remains at eight, following the report of a new death yesterday.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the county rose to 696 today, with five new cases reported. The death toll rose to eight, with one new death reported.
Columbia County, along with 28 other counties in Oregon, is at an “extreme risk” of spreading COVID-19, according to new details released by Oregon health authorities Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Governor Kate Brown has announced new measures the Oregon Department of Revenue will take to provide tax relief to Oregon small businesses suffering from the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Columbia County's COVID-19 case count rose by 19 through the weekend, bringing the total to 666 as Sunday, Dec. 13, but the Oregon Health Authority reports no new pandemic-related deaths in the county.
As the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to arrive in Oregon next week, Gov. Kate Brown urged residents across the state to continue to follow public health recommendations.
The total number of cases in Columbia County rose to 640 today, with 26 new cases reported. Today's new case count is the highest single-day count since the onset of the pandemic. No new deaths were reported, leaving the county's death toll at seven.
Columbia County reported 10 new COVID-19 cases and one more death today, according to data from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
Columbia County Public Health’s free COVID-19 drive-by testing began on Wednesday, Dec, 2, with several vehicles lined along the driveway of St. Helens High School.
The total number of COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic rose to 597 in Columbia County today, with seven new cases reported. The county death toll remains at six, following two deaths reported on Saturday.
Oregon continues to set new records in COVID-19 infections with over 2,100 new cases and 30 deaths today, Dec. 4.
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) had issued civil penalties against Allstate Insurance Company and Root Insurance Company for violating the department’s COVID-19 emergency orders.
The fourth pandemic-related death in Columbia County was reported today by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA): A 75-year-old man who tested positive on Nov. 22 and died on Nov. 27 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Columbia County, with a total of 42 reported from Friday to Sunday, Nov. 27-29. On Friday there were 13 cases, on Saturday there were 11 cases and on Sunday there were 18 cases, according to data from the Oregon Health Authority.
COVID-19 cases are continuing to surge around the county, state and country. Sunday, Nov. 22, marked the fourth day in a row that the state reported a record-breaking high number of new daily cases, at 1,517. On Monday, another 1,174 were reported, bringing the total to 66,333.
There have been 447 cases of COVID-19 in Columbia County since the pandemic began, with seven new cases reported today, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
Oregon has received approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Disaster SNAP recipients in 23 counties to purchase hot or prepared foods from authorized SNAP retailers until Dec. 31, 2020.
Oregon reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases today for the second day in a row. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 1,509 cases across the state, bringing the total to 63,668.
Columbia County recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Nov. 19, and the state saw its highest daily count at 1,225 cases since the pandemic struck, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).