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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The United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 was the dominant strain in Moscow’s wastewater, according to test results received last month.

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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…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have started their waiting game to see whether Republican Gov. Brad Little vetoes any of the more than 30 …

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The Biden administration’s call to lift patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help poor parts of the world get more doses has drawn prais…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation that curbs Republican Gov. Brad Little's authority during declared emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemi…

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SEATTLE (AP) — Washington health officials say they are seeing signs of hope in the COVID-19 case and hospitalization data and also now expect…

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SEATTLE (AP) — Public Health – Seattle & King County has suspended the license of a restaurant in Seattle after it says management defied …

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Health officials in Idaho are trying new methods to encourage people to get vaccinated as interest in COVID-19 shots …

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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…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three pieces of legislation intended to curb the authority of an Idaho governor during declared emergencies passed the Hou…

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Carey Alexander Washington, 80, a practicing clinical psychologist, called his daughter in January as soon as he received his first dose of th…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said all of the state's counties will remain in their current phase of the state's…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In-person visits will soon resume at Washington state correctional facilities, the state Department of Corrections annou…

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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…

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Whitman County’s health director is anticipating the county will remain in Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 phased reopening plan as it a…

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One new COVID-19-related death was reported Monday in Whitman County, which now has a total of 48 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — In an announcement sure to be welcomed by travelers worldwide, EU officials on Monday proposed easing restrictions on visiting…

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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…

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Garfield County reported its first new COVID-19 case in more than a month Friday, bringing the county’s pandemic total to 122.

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Idaho has now administered more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, which sounds like a lot.

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Asotin County will likely remain in Phase 3 of Washington’s reopening plan when Gov. Jay Inslee updates statuses around the state early next w…

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Washington State University will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination by the start of the fall semester for all students planning to particip…

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PHILADELPHIA — The reason severe COVID-19 is so deadly is that it unleashes a condition called sepsis.

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Despite some early mixed messages, health officials have repeatedly told Americans that wearing a face mask — both indoors and outdoors — is e…

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In the eyes of U.S. health officials, there are two groups of people: those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who are not. And the…

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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…

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vac…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho government offices and services could start shutting down in June if the part-time Legislature refuses to adjourn an…

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One night in March 2020, Joy Wu felt like her heart was going to explode. She tried to get up and fell down. She didn’t recognize friends’ nam…

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Public Health – Idaho North Central District reported the third-highest daily total of new COVID-19 infections in the past two months.

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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has blocked some coronavirus-related restrictions on farms and orchards meant to protect farmworkers.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers had no shortage of weighty topics they tackled this session while having to conduct their work amid…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation approved by lawmakers in the House prohibiting mask mandates by government entities in Idaho won't get a heari…

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If Priscila Medina had gotten COVID-19 a year ago, she would have had no treatments proven safe and effective to try. But when the 30-year-old…

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With the resumption of global travel on the horizon, some people are discovering that their choice of vaccine could determine where they’re al…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on a House panel introduced legislation Friday to allow the Idaho Legislature to go into recess without fully sh…

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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…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged more than 70% since the start of the year, and deaths among the…

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NEW YORK (AP) — How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

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LOS ANGELES — More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, a return to normalcy seems tantalizingly close. But even as restaurants reop…

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LOS ANGELES — Shelby Bernstein can’t wait for life to get back to normal.

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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.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Voters will get the chance to decide whether lawmakers in the part-time Idaho Legislature will be able to call special ses…

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Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new…

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LONDON (AP) — The number of workers on U.K. corporate payrolls dropped by 0.2% in March as young people were hardest hit by coronavirus restri…

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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…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Republican-dominated Senate on Monday failed to override GOP Gov. Brad Little’s veto of a measure seeking to curb a go…

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Half of all U.S. adults have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, the federal government announced Sunday.

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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…

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…

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved legislation prohibiting mask mandates by government entities in Idaho, voting 47-22 with n…

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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…

Thursday, April 08, 2021
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A woman in her 50s died of COVID-19, according to figures posted on the Public Health – Idaho North Central District website Wednesday.

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little issued an executive order Wednesday banning state government from requiring or issuing so-called COVID-19 “vaccine passports.”

Wednesday, April 07, 2021
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Saturday, April 03, 2021
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Even though COVID-19 cases are down from their peak levels from a few months ago and vaccinations are becoming widespread, the top infectious …

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Whitman County’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases prompted the Whitman County Department of Public Health to issue an emergency order Friday cla…

NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday.

Friday, April 02, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic hit small community colleges in rural areas particularly hard but some of the ways in which they adapted are likely to b…

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BOISE — A federal judge should require an 87-year-old Idaho man to reveal whether he’s received the COVID-19 vaccine following his January law…

Thursday, April 01, 2021
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OLYMPIA — Washington state is opening up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and older starting April 15, Gov. Jay Inslee ann…

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The COVID-19 pandemic pushed total U.S. deaths last year beyond 3.3 million, the nation’s highest annual death toll, the government reported W…

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SEATTLE — As many college students return to campus for their spring term, some Washington schools are reporting another surge in COVID-19 cas…

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The 36th annual Art Under the Elms event at Lewis-Clark State College has been canceled, because of a limited response from vendors willing to…

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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In-person classes will resume full time five days a week for kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Clarkston School District on Apri…

Saturday, March 27, 2021
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Thursday, March 25, 2021
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MOSCOW — The three Moscow residents arrested for not wearing masks and not social distancing last fall at a church singing event in the Moscow…

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MOSCOW — With students having just started their first week of four-day in-person instruction since the start of the pandemic, the Moscow Scho…

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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Following passionate discussion Monday night about whether a Lewiston city mandate requiring face masks to prevent COVID-19 should be continue…

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ASOTIN — Asotin County moved into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan Monday, and county officials are encouraging residents to continue fol…

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There were only slight gains in COVID-19 cases around the region Monday and no deaths were reported.