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) — Schools in Washington state will remain physically closed for the remainder of the school year while more than 1.2 milli…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The White House said Monday that 500 ventilators on loan from California will be shipped to Nevada, Maryland, Delawa…

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona caterer Pat Christofolo has been orchestrating high-end events for over a quarter-century: A lavish spread for a weddin…

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The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to r…

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Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus, with many of scientists saying t…

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Keeping ailing people safe, healthy and happy during their final years can be a daunting task in the best of times. And recent weeks have not …

When the coronavirus pandemic derailed two fundraisers she’d planned, the executive director of Moscow’s Humane Society of the Palouse came up…

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. coronavirus death toll neared 10,000 on Sunday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the coming week would be “the harde…

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PULLMAN — Pullman Regional Hospital staff members used a local engineer’s design to create about 125 face shields that offer hospital employee…

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Needless to say, with nearly all social interaction cut off for the time being, the Easter Bunny is faced with a huge inventory of eggs he can…

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WASHINGTON — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the…

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Cathy Robinson has a message for all volunteers: If you’re in the age group that’s vulnerable to corona virus, or if you have an underlying me…

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One remembers the polio epidemic and the hardships of World War II. One is stoic about it all — because, he says, he’s already “here past the …

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The number of individuals diagnosed with coronavirus in the region stayed steady Sunday at 31 confirmed cases.

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BOISE — Idaho is working on a plan to guide medical decisions in the worst-case scenario of a pandemic — when there are too many patients and …

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves.

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They are the frontline foot soldiers of food, fanning out across towns full of hungry people forced to shelter in place over the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lydia Work has been in the business of manufacturing paper all her life and she’s never seen anything like this before.

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Two confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in Asotin County on Saturday for people who are not hospitalized and are isolating at home.

Stories in this Regional News Roundup are excerpted from weekly newspapers from around the region. This is part two, with part one having appe…

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Shady middlemen, phantom shipments, prices soaring by the hour, goods flown in on a private plane.

YAKIMA — Yakima County commissioners are still looking at using State Fair Park in some capacity as part of local coronavirus response efforts.

SPOKANE — A handful of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center workers descended Saturday afternoon upon a rental truck full of pallets stacked…

Officials say blood donations are especialy needed during the coronavirus crisis, as the need for blood does not go away, but out of health co…

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Asotin County announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on Friday, and health officials warned there are almost certainly more.

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Students in Lewiston excitedly waited at bus stops earlier this week, but instead of loading onto the vehicles to go to school, they were give…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines Friday recommending that the public voluntarily wear a non-medical basic …

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MOSCOW — The University of Idaho has devoted resources in various departments to produce personal protective equipment for health care workers…

NEW YORK — Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of t…

NEW YORK — Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge.

SALEM, Ore. — Hospital workers in Oregon are astounded at the community response to an effort to provide those on the front lines of the coron…

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday vetoed hundreds of millions of dollars of spending in hopes of making a dent in the loss of sta…

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More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff…

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Asotin County announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 today.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government's relief program for small businesses is off to a bumpy start Friday, with some businesses able to appl…

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Long before she contracted COVID-19 at a Kirkland, Wash., nursing home, Barbara Dreyfuss made sure to document the wishes that would govern ho…

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A potent combination of strong supply and weak demand is sending gasoline prices plummeting at a time of year they normally would be on the rise.

The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks within the next few weeks. The payments ar…

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday extended orders to keep nonessential businesses closed and most of the state’s more than 7 mi…

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Animal lovers can breathe a sigh of relief.

All hourly and salaried employees at Pullman Regional Hospital are taking a 25 percent pay cut over the next 60 days to help the institution c…

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face coverings whe…

NEW YORK — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two weeks ago, the Pentagon promised to make as many as 2,000 military ventilators available as the federal government stra…

Unemployment claims skyrocketed in both Idaho and Washington last week, part of a worldwide economic slowdown caused by the spread of the coro…

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Blue Cross of Idaho, Regence BlueShield of Idaho and Premera Blue Cross announced enhanced coronavirus benefits Thursday.

The National Guard will start screening people who arrive in Montana by airplane or train beginning today to help slow the spread of the coron…

SALEM, Ore. — As the COVID-19 pandemic claims a record number of jobs, Oregon’s health officer shared good news Thursday: Modeling shows the s…

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OLYMPIA, Wash (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits in Washington set a new record last week, with tens of thousands more …

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Nursing homes across the country have been in lockdown for weeks under federal orders to protect their frail, elderly residents from coronavir…

Thursday, April 02, 2020

MOSCOW — Gritman Medical Center in Moscow shared its current guidelines for testing for COVID-19 in a news release sent out Wednesday afternoon.

ASOTIN — Finding out the Asotin County Fair was canceled because of a global health pandemic gave many 4-H kids a glimmer of what it’s like to…

Latah County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19, Idaho County now has two cases total and Nez Perce County added one new case for a tota…

PULLMAN — Washington State University officials have announced the university will freeze executive salaries and limit new hires in an effort …

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday he is asking Washington manufacturers to start producing personal protective equipment, saying that t…

NEW YORK — Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, a…

Wednesday, April 01, 2020
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Monica and Adrian Arima both were infected by the COVID-19 virus at the same time on the same Nile River cruise, probably d…

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Officials at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston have implemented some of the hospital’s long-standing emergency plans in response …

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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MOSCOW -- A University of Idaho employee has tested positive for COVID-19 but school officials say the likelihood this individual spread the d…

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Nez Perce County added another five newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the county to 10.

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The statewide closure of Idaho school districts may extend past the original April 20 date as work continues to combat the spread of COVID-19 …

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The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation is loosening its purse strings to give local nonprofits a leg up while they wait out the COVID-19…

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Mr. Rogers, the late children television show host, told children to look for the helpers in times of crisis, just as his mother told him to do.

Monday, March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive socia…