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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There were 34 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday by Public Health – Idaho North Central District and no new deaths.

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Asotin County Public Health reported its 59th death from COVID-19 on Thursday as the pandemic nears the two-year mark.

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Two deaths from COVID-19 — one in Nez Perce County and one in Asotin County — were reported by health officials Wednesday.

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Idaho health officials confirmed Tuesday that the state is on the downward slide of daily COVID-19 infections.

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Four more COVID-19 deaths were reported in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington on Friday, bringing the toll for the week to 14.

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Idaho reached record levels of COVID-19 testing positivity at 38.8% last week, said state epidemiologist Christine Hahn at a news briefing Tuesday.

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Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported 234 new COVID-19 infections Thursday, including the death of one man in his 50s in Idaho…

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Nez Perce County saw its biggest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases Wednesday, with health officials reporting 166 new cases.

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Three COVID-19 deaths in the region were reported Tuesday following a three-day weekend. And Public Health – Idaho North Central District coun…

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North central Idaho and southeastern Washington saw one of its biggest spikes in COVID-19 numbers this week, and local health authorities say …

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The Lewiston School District has noted a significant uptick in the number of positive COVID-19 infections among students and staff since the s…

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The rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks is posing a serious shortage of health care workers in Idaho that could push the st…

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Public Health – Idaho North Central District added the highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases Monday since Sept. 7.

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CHICAGO — More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to their highest level on record at…

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An Asotin County woman between the ages of 70 and 90 died of COVID-19, county health officials reported Wednesday.

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Health officials said Tuesday that at-home, rapid-result tests for COVID-19 can be difficult to find but testing remains available at health c…

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A Nez Perce County woman in her 70s died of COVID-19, according to updated statistics posted Monday on the Public Health – Idaho North Central…

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Three deaths caused by COVID-19 were reported Wednesday by the Public Health – Idaho North Central District, according to statistics posted on…

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A Nez Perce County man in his 70s has died of COVID-19, according to figures posted Tuesday on the Public Health – Idaho North Central Distric…

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The crisis standards of care that allowed hospitals running at or above capacity to prioritize patient care was officially deactivated Monday …

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A Nez Perce County woman in her 90s has died of COVID-19, according to figures posted on the Public Health – Idaho North Central District website.

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BOISE — Public health officials on Friday reported Idaho's first case of the omicron variant of coronavirus on Friday in an adult who recently…

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While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant that is popping up around the country, the delta form of the coronavirus i…

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Health officials in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington reported a total of 56 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths Thursday.

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Health officials in Idaho believe it’s only a matter of time — possibly even a few weeks — before the omicron variant of the coronavirus is de…

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LONDON — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days af…

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Three deaths caused by COVID-19 were reported Tuesday on the Public Health – Idaho North Central District website.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced Monday the deactivation of crisis standards of care for the state with the exception of t…

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St. Joseph Regional Medical Center will require its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by early January to comply with federal …

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One death from COVID-19 was reported Tuesday on the Public Health – Idaho North Central District website.

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Three deaths from COVID-19 were reported Friday along with 98 new infections in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington.

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The number of patients being treated for COVID-19 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and Gritman Medical Center has continued to decline ov…

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Two deaths from COVID-19 were reported Wednesday on the Public Health – Idaho North Central District website.

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Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported 71 new COVID-19 infections over the weekend and two new deaths.

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Two deaths from COVID-19 were reported Thursday by health officials in north central Idaho, though the number of deaths and new cases in the r…

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman is planning two COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination clinics for Whitman County children ages 5 to 11 ne…

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An Idaho County woman in her 70s was the latest victim of COVID-19, according to Public Health – Idaho North Central District’s daily pandemic…

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Seven more deaths from COVID-19 were reported over the weekend for a regionwide total of 334 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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SPOKANE — A federal judge in eastern Washington on Monday denied a bid by firefighters, state troopers and others to halt Washington’s COVID-1…

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Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds, as the manufacturer joins its r…

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Three deaths from COVID-19 were reported by health officials in the region Thursday.

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WASHINGTON — Children ages 5-11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even t…

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A Nez Perce County man in his 30s was one of five people whose deaths from COVID-19 were reported by health officials in the region Wednesday.

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Five deaths from COVID-19 were reported by health officials in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington on Friday, bringing the region’…

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Six deaths from COVID-19 were reported by health officials in the region on Tuesday, bringing the area’s October total to 22.

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Three COVID-19 deaths were reported in the region Monday, bringing the area’s pandemic death toll to 305.

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COEUR D’ALENE — The northern Idaho hospital that was the first in the state to institute health care rationing because of surging COVID-19 cas…

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Washington’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate doesn’t appear to be taking a heavy toll on staffing at the local level, but the pandemic is still p…

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Health officials reported seven more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington.

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COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are coming down again, hospitalizations are dropping, and new cases per day are about to dip below 100,000 for the…

Wednesday, October 06, 2021
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
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Two more deaths caused by COVID-19 were reported in the region over the weekend, bringing the total number since the beginning of the pandemic…

Saturday, October 02, 2021
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WASHINGTON — In a potential leap forward in the global fight against the pandemic, drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental pill for …

Friday, October 01, 2021
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Health officials in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington reported three more COVID-19 deaths Thursday, bringing a close to the dead…

Thursday, September 30, 2021
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Parkway Elementary School in Clarkston will take a pause from in-person learning starting today in response to a rise of COVID-19 cases at the…

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Despite staff shortages and patient loads two to three times the normal rate, Pullman-area physicians said they are doing everything they can …

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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The Lewiston City Council declined to reinstate a mask mandate at its meeting Monday night to help stem the drastic rise in COVID-19 infection…

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021
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WASHINGTON — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance…

There was an almost perfect alignment on the political right this week of two seemingly disconnected issues, and where things head with both w…

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The Public Health – Idaho North Central District announced Thursday that it will start taking COVID-19 vaccination appointments for all people…

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Local government officials were still scratching their heads after Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a sweeping new property tax bill into law Wed…

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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MOSCOW — Programming at the University of Idaho will not be significantly affected by a $500,000 budget cut passed down by the legislature, th…

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BOISE — Idaho is moving into a new stage of Gov. Brad Little’s coronavirus reopening plans and lifting restrictions on the size of gatherings.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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MOSCOW — University of Idaho President Scott Green highlighted the university’s response to COVID-19 as well as the school’s efforts to correc…

Wednesday, May 05, 2021
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said all of the state’s counties will remain in their current phase of the state’s economic reopening pl…

Tuesday, May 04, 2021
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next wee…

Sunday, May 02, 2021
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REPUBLIC, Wash. — About 10 percent of the population of this small city in north-central Washington, has tested positive for COVID-19 in an ou…

Saturday, May 01, 2021
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NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinat…

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine appointments have decreased recently at Public Health – Idaho North Central District, even though the percentage of the popul…

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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A slight uptick in COVID-19 cases continued in Asotin County on Tuesday, with 10 new cases reported by health officials.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Sixty-one new COVID-19 cases were reported around the eight-county region of north central Idaho and southeastern Washington since Saturday, b…

Sunday, April 18, 2021
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At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kevin and Sunshine Brotherton worried that the loss of his job at a Clarkston boat-building plant was j…

Friday, April 16, 2021

Gritman Medical Center administered its 10,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a small ceremony Friday morning at a makeshift clinic set up in t…

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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After planning a special Lewiston School Board meeting Thursday to change COVID-19 protocols, Superintendent Bob Donaldson instead used his au…

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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With just eight weeks left until summer break, the Lewiston School Board agreed Monday evening to modify its districtwide COVID-19 protocols a…

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Whitman County will be among three counties that will move back to more strict coronavirus restrictions at the end of the week because of risi…

Saturday, April 10, 2021
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Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported by public health officials in the region Friday, with one death apiece in Nez Perce, Latah and Whitma…

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MCCALL — Eric Pingrey has been selected as the new superintendent of the McCall-Donnelly School District.

Pingrey turned down an offer to become superintendent of the Idaho Falls School District in order to accept the M-D job.

MCCALL — Eric Pingrey has been selected as the new superintendent of the McCall-Donnelly School District.

MCCALL — Eric Pingrey has been selected as the new superintendent of the McCall-Donnelly School District.

Pingrey turned down an offer to become superintendent of the Idaho Falls School District in order to accept the M-D job.

Friday, April 09, 2021
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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee will announce Monday whether some counties in Washington will have to roll back to Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 r…