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.
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 St. Helens 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.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported no new pandemic-related deaths as of Friday, Sept. 18. The state count stands at 521.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports Columbia County's COVID-19 cases are slowly increasing. 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.
COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 486, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which also reported 169 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, Sept. 8, bringing the state total to 28,355.
After 100 days of continuous protests, violence and rioting in Portland, Governor Kate Brown said she hopes her plan will lead to the end of the unrest.
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.
Governor Kate Brown today extended protections from foreclosure for Oregon homeowners and business owners through executive action, until December 31. Executive Order 20-37 will extend House Bill 4204’s current moratorium on foreclosures, as allowed by that legislation.
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.
As of mid-June, 1% of Oregonians without COVID-19 had evidence of past infection of the virus in their blood, which is 10 times higher than the reported rate of infections obtained through conventional testing, according to a new study.
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.
COVID-19 has claimed eight more lives in Oregon, including a Columbia Columbia resident, raising the state’s death toll to 383, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
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.
Since July 4 Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors have spot checked over 3,600 licensed establishments to make sure they are following Oregon’s pandemic prevention requirements.
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.
As COVID-19 case counts continue to rise throughout the State of Oregon, Governor Kate Brown has announced what metrics school districts must meet in order to reopen for in-person instruction during the 2020-21 school year.
The Oregon Bankers Association (OBA) is encouraging consumers to empty out their piggy banks to help small businesses facing coin shortages resulting from pandemic-related shutdowns.
In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 in Oregon - including a troubling rise in cases of community spread that cannot be traced and contained - Governor Kate Brown today announced new statewide health and safety measures, including new requirements for face coverings and businesses, e…
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 Oregonians.
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.
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 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.
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.
Governor Kate Brown announced today that Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, beginning Wednesday July 1.
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.
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 Health now reports 27 total COVID-19 cases, an increase of one case since Wednesday, June 24, but still no deaths related to the pandemic.
While Columbia County Health reports the total of 26 COVID-19 cases has held steady over the past few days with no deaths reported since the pandemic began in March, statewide the number of cases continue to climb.
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.
The widespread and long-term total economic impact of the COVID-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 hope.
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 City of St. Helens has applied for two community development block grants (CDBG) to provide funds for to assist small businesses and micro-enterprise assistance during the pandemic.
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.
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has issued Ready Schools, Safe Learners as its initial 2020-21 school year guidance following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even as Columbia County and the City of State Helens move into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening framework with less public restrictions, Mayor Rick Scholl tells The Chronicle, the State of Emergency declaration he issued in March is still in place.
As Oregon moves slowly toward a more normal economy and social setting under the governor's reopening framework, Columbia County is one of 26 that will enter Phase 2 of the reopening.
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.
Employees from the St. Helens Burgerville, 715 S. Columbia River Highway, are participating in the restaurant's company-wide Burger Break Brigade by delivering burgers to local frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.