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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MOSCOW — Moscow’s face mask order has been terminated.

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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…

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It’s National Bike Month and there’s no better advocate for the outdoor activity than Eric Justis, of Clarkston.

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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Helping more young adults is one of the ways the Willow Center in Lewiston wants to expand after a recent move.

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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…

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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…

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A $5.7 million expansion of a fiber optic line in north central Idaho is the biggest item in the Port of Lewiston’s proposed budget for the fi…

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PULLMAN — Without enough time to plan the National Lentil Festival this year, the Pullman Chamber of Commerce may instead try to organize a sm…

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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.

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Lewiston city councilors gave initial approval Monday to a second set of proposed changes to city code regarding parades and public assemblies…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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Gritman Medical Center in Moscow will administer its 10,000 COVID-19 vaccination dose today, marking a milestone in the fight against the pand…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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With pandemic pressures and volatile school scheduling causing more students to fall behind on their classwork than in a normal year, Moscow a…

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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.”

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Nine new COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday by the Public Health – Idaho North Central District, which covers five counties in the region, a…

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The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest evangelical denomination, posted a photo on Facebook last week of him gett…

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Two COVID-19 deaths were reported by the Public Health – Idaho North Central District on Monday, bringing the five-county area’s pandemic deat…

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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.

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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…

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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…

Thursday, April 01, 2021
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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
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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.

Saturday, March 20, 2021
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BOISE — The 2021 Idaho legislative session ground to a halt Friday morning, as a flare-up of COVID-19 infections prompted the House and Senate…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an update to its coronavirus prevention guidelines Friday that reduces the minimum re…

Friday, March 19, 2021
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One year ago, as the wave of COVID-19 began to spread throughout the Pacific Northwest, some of the first ripples were felt in Genesee, where …

Friday, March 12, 2021
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WASHINGTON — One year after the nation was brought to a near-standstill by the coronavirus, President Joe Biden pledged in his first prime-tim…

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OLYMPIA — All counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan starting March 22, bringing restaurants and other indo…

Thursday, March 11, 2021
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Tuesday, March 02, 2021
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Whitman County health officials are tracking a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases that have occurred over the past week, probably because of comm…

Saturday, February 27, 2021
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High schoolers in the Asotin-Anatone School District will return to full-time in-person learning next month for the first time since schools c…

Friday, February 26, 2021
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BOISE — Two Idaho lawmakers have dropped their lawsuit against the Republican-led state Legislature and legislative leadership that alleged la…

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Health officials in Idaho have confirmed the first known infection of a person in the Gem State with the United Kingdom variant of the coronav…

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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Idaho clamped down on access to its allotment of COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, requiring those who receive shots to show proof they live or work i…

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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For weeks after Cindy Pollock began planting tiny flags across her yard — one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed by COVID-19 — th…

Friday, February 19, 2021
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The region saw 17 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths reported Thursday, as the numbers continue their downward trend of recent weeks.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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WASHINGTON — A Democratic-led effort to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package has passed its latest challenge with House committees adv…