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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.

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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports three new cases of COVID-19 in Columbia County, bring the county's total cases to 236.

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COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 605, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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State health officials report progress in the declining COVID-19 cases in Oregon, but still challenges in slowing the spread, and reopening schools.

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The Oregon Health Authority released its weekly report today, which showed a 13% drop in daily cases for the week of Aug. 16 to Aug. 23.

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While COVID-19 numbers remain fairly consistent across Oregon, there is encouraging information about the cases in Columbia County.

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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.

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Columbia County Public Health reports a total of 117 COVID-19 cases with one death as of August 18.

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The Oregon Health Authority reports that COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 388.

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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.

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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.

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Sobering statistics about COVID-19 have emerged during Columbia County Public Health Director Michael Paul's weekly briefing before the county board of commissioners.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Columbia County Public Health reports a total of 60 COVID-19 cases as of July 16. No deaths have been reported in the county linked to the virus.

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State leaders are preparing to take a closer look at how to deal with a projected multi-billion dollar budget shortfall.

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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.

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Columbia County Public Health reports 44 COVID-19 cases with still no deaths associated with the virus.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Following weeks with a low rate of the pandemic cases, Columbia County Health officials are now reporting the 17th case of COVID-19 in the county.

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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.

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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.

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Traditionally, Columbia County veterans, state and local dignitaries gathered at Columbia City’s Veterans Park for an annual Memorial Day tribute.