Lewiston Tribune coronavirus archive

An archive of stories -- available outside our normal paywall -- on the threat of coronavirus in our region and beyond.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 1 million Washingtonians have enabled a coronavirus exposure app in the first four days of the technology goin…

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WASHINGTON — Americans should be wearing a mask indoors whenever they're outside their own home, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prev…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A high-ranking Idaho elected official who has spoken out against using federal money to help people through the economic p…

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The first 60,000 doses of a new coronavirus vaccine could arrive in Washington by mid-December, and Washington State University is set to play…

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States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this mo…

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MIAMI — Brad Six becomes Santa Claus, pulling his black boots over his red pants in the office of a Miami outdoor supply company. It’s hot, so…

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BOISE — Three weeks ago, Idaho Gov. Brad Little moved the state into a modified Stage 2 of reopening as the state’s coronavirus crisis worsened.

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Four more people succumbed to COVID-19 in the region as area public health officials reported another day with more than 100 new cases.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort Wednesday and his top Capitol Hill allies cut th…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The next few months of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be the most difficult yet, warned Centers for Disease Control and …

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At least 2,658 people died from COVID-19 in the U.S. on Wednesday, making it the deadliest date for America since the pandemic started.

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COVID-19 has claimed the lives of six more north central Idaho residents as the illness infects a growing number of people.

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TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the ban on nonessential travel with the United States will not be lifted un…

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Moderna Inc. said Monday it was asking U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confir…

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OLYMPIA — Washington on Monday launched a statewide coronavirus exposure app, joining more than a dozen states that have already enlisted the …

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Hospitalizations from COVID-19 in north central Idaho declined slightly last week from the previous week and no new deaths from the virus were…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has reached an alarming milestone, with health officials reporting that more than 100,000 residents have been infect…

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Idaho surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Sunday.

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KALISPELL, Mont. — Flathead County’s interim public health officer is resigning at the end of the year, saying she’s frustrated with the lack …

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Toilet paper, ammunition and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory’s products have helped the region recover from an economic tsunami unleashed by…

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, th…

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Eighty new cases and four more COVID-19 deaths were reported in north central Idaho on Friday.

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A car crash almost claimed her life and the COVID-19 pandemic threatened her business.

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GRANGEVILLE — Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Hill has fallen victim to COVID-19 concerns. At a special meeting last week, the Grangeville City Council unanimously approved not opening the municipally owned hill for the 2020-21 season because of logistical issues in meeting requirements to comply with state guidelines.

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The Idaho Commission on Aging encourages Idahoans to pick up the pen or laptop and write letters to residents of area nursing homes and assist…

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Another person died from COVID-19 in the region as public health officials reported 87 new cases the day before Thanksgiving.

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Washington state officials say a COVID-19 vaccine could become available by the middle of next month, with high-risk health care workers first…

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The crew working in the Valley Community Center kitchen prepared close to 200 mouthwatering Thanksgiving meals Tuesday morning for seniors who…

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Officers from the Lewiston Police Department will have a range of options available while enforcing the city’s new mandate to wear masks or ot…

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Secondary students at the Clarkston School District will return to remote learning after Thanksgiving break — a change that comes after a brie…

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Despite the anxiety and challenges associated with COVID-19, shoppers in the Pacific Northwest expressed a desire to support their local small…

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A government leader, business owners, pastors and others encouraged Idahoans on Tuesday to stop living in fear of COVID-19, expressed disappoi…

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Three more deaths were reported by Public Health – Idaho North Central District on Monday on a record-high day of new infections in the region.

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Employees of the Lewiston School District will receive a one-time stipend of as much as $900 to help cover the additional duties and extra hou…

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One of the state of Washington’s most cherished traditions might be abandoned this year.

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The day after Amanda Serulneck found out she might have been exposed to COVID-19, she visited a rapid testing center in New Jersey but was tur…

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook’s home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing …

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SEATTLE — The number of people who were hospitalized in Washington to receive treatment for the coronavirus has reached a record high, forcing…

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SEATTLE — As the novel coronavirus strikes a record number of nursing homes and assisted living centers in Washington, a large facility in Sea…

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SPOKANE — The reimposition of a mask mandate this week in northern Idaho will mean little for students in two of its largest school districts,…

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As the clock struck 6 p.m. on Saturday, a switch was flipped and a popular holiday tradition once again lit up the sky and lifted the spirits …

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association is seeking a court order from a federal judge to block Gov. Kate Brown’s “two…

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OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday announced $135 million in grants, loans and other assistance to help businesses and workers hur…

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SEATTLE — The number of Washington long-term care facilities with at least one active case of COVID-19 has surpassed 300 — a record number tha…

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Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring …

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The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand, with the country now aver…

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With acknowledgment that gaming is essential for the Nez Perce Tribe, the tribe’s enterprises executive spoke of the difficulties of the pande…

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Coronavirus cases are spreading more rapidly in Clearwater County than anywhere else in Idaho, according to data shared Friday by the Idaho De…

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After more than five and a half hours of spirited public testimony and debate among its members, a divided Lewiston City Council passed an eme…

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Jayden de Laura, the true freshman quarterback who started the Cougars’ first two football games this season and drew acclaim for his performa…

Friday, November 20, 2020
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The Region 2 public health district reported 131 new COVID-19 cases in north central Idaho on Thursday, with nearly 40 percent of them occurri…

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The pandemic and its effects were a common thread throughout the reports given at the first day of the Nez Perce Tribe’s Fall General Council,…

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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As a health journalist, a physician and a former foreign correspondent who lived through SARS in Beijing, I often get questions from friends, …

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Much of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus comes down to a seemingly simple concept: Wearing a mask.

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commissions is altering the format of its meetings here tonight and Friday to comply with Gov. Brad Little’s new COVID…

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Faced with a surging coronavirus and an Idaho governor unwilling to follow the lead of his counterparts in surrounding states, the Lewiston Ci…

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BOISE — Doctors serving Idaho and eastern Oregon spent hours Tuesday trying to sway health districts, city leaders and the public to do more t…

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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Customers at Clarkston’s Costco were filling their carts with paper goods, frozen foods and canned items Monday, bracing for a new round of co…

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The tally of new COVID-19 infections hit another high-water mark Monday in north central Idaho. And Asotin County recorded one new death becau…

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SEATTLE — In announcing new statewide restrictions aimed at reducing the spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday urged people not t…

Monday, November 16, 2020
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OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday announced new restrictions on businesses and social gatherings for the next four weeks as the s…

Sunday, November 15, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
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Idaho Gov. Brad Little mobilized the Idaho National Guard on Friday to help augment the state’s strained health care capacity, as hospitals an…

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On a day with a record number of COVID-19 cases in north central Idaho and more than 1,500 statewide, Idaho Gov. Brad Little turned to a healt…

Friday, November 13, 2020
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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As coronavirus cases continue to soar in this region, two more deaths were tallied to the pandemic Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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ATLANTA — The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Thanksgiving coronavirus guidelines on Monday and Tuesday, …

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PULLMAN — More than 70 parents, students and community members gathered on either side of Pullman’s Grand Avenue on Monday to agitate for K-12…

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The COVID-19 pandemic continued its stealthy advance through north central Idaho, with Monday seeing the biggest single-day total of cases rep…

Monday, November 09, 2020
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WASHINGTON — Despite Trump administration efforts to erect a protective shield around nursing homes, coronavirus cases are surging within faci…

Sunday, November 08, 2020
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FARMINGTON, N.M. — At age 86, agriculture teacher Gerald Bonds, of Farmington, N.M., has seen plenty of crises during his career. He sees no r…

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TACOMA—The Washington State Department of Health on Saturday reported 1,770 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The department is no longer repor…

Saturday, November 07, 2020
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The region saw another sharp rise in COVID-19 cases Friday, including three new deaths. North central Idaho blew past 3,000 cases and the Lewi…

Friday, November 06, 2020
Thursday, November 05, 2020