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Hydrant flushing Monday in Astoria

NOTICE OF HYDRANT FLUSHING On Monday, March 1, 2021, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the Astoria Public Works Operations Division will be flushing hydrants in East Astoria, Tongue Point, Emerald Heights and Alameda Avenue. Customers may experience temporary low pressure and/or water discoloration during the flushing and flow testing process. If…

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Two new COVID cases in Wahkiakum County

There are two new COVID-19 cases in Wahkiakum County, the county health and human services agency announced today. Patients are in self quarantine. There is a connection to Wahkiakum School District, but no known connection to St. James Childcare. Schools will remain open. This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total of 99 cases, with 18…

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Nehalem Bay Health District Virtual Covid-19 Vaccine Update Forum

Nehalem Bay Health District Virtual Covid-19 Vaccine Update Forum Thursday, March 04, 2021 @ 6:00 PM Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83260107084 no password necessary The Nehalem Bay Health District board is holding a community town hall that will provide local information and updates on issues related to COVID-19 vaccine.  Participants will include:  Victoria Holt, North Tillamook Public Health Information Group Ed Colson,…

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Clatsop County moves to Lower Risk COVID category on Friday

Clatsop County moves to Lower Risk COVID category on Friday Clatsop County will move to the least restrictive category state-mandated COVID-19 business and social guidelines beginning this Friday, Feb. 26. The change will ease some restrictions on bars and restaurants and indoor recreation and entertainment establishments. The move was announced Tuesday a result of the…

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Bonamici discusses minimum wage and Capitol riot

US Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici held a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, where she took questions from constituents who called into the live streaming event. Callers asked about topics ranging from the proposed $15 federal minimum wage, to what’s next for Congress after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Joanne Rideout reports. Scroll down…

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Annual Oregon School Exclusion Day is Feb. 17: students need vaccinations

[Note: Image credit: U.S. Navy. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons] Annual Oregon School Exclusion Day is Feb. 17: students need vaccinations The State of Oregon is reminding parents about required immunizations kids need to have to attend school. February 17, next Wednesday, is School Exclusion Day, and after that date, or when…

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More on COVID Vaccines

Clatsop County expects to start using a new shipment of six hundred doses of COVID-19 vaccine today. For the first time, some seniors—outside of those in congregate care facilities—will be eligible. KMUN’s Jacob Lewin reports. Two hundred county residents over the age of 80 are expected to get the vaccines this week—one hundred today in Seaside…

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Today’s the day: details on senior vaccinations in Oregon

Oregon will begin vaccinating seniors this week. Joanne Rideout reports on options in Clatsop, Tillamook and Columbia counties.   [Note: scroll down to bottom of story for how to get connected to vaccine resources in your county.] Starting today, Oregon seniors 80 years and older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Starting now through the…

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Clatsop County COVID Update 2/5/21

  Clatsop County COVID Update 2/5/21 The Clatsop County Public Health Department on Thursday reported seven new local COVID-19 cases, ranging in age from teens to 70s. All are recovering at home. The county has recorded a total of 758 COVID-19 cases since March. Eighteen of those cases resulted in hospitalization. Five individuals have died….