This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

WHAT WE KNOW: Coronavirus outbreak at a glance

The latest news on the pandemic, plus symptom information and prevention tips

 

Proof of vaccination is being required at some businesses and events

Proof of vaccination required here

List of local businesses and events that require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

 

Libby Atkins of Port Townsend leads a masked band of percussionists up Sheridan Street past Jefferson Healthcare hospital on Thursday. The women were part of a gratitude parade that included classic cars, bicyclists and bell-jinglers. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Gratitude for health workers

Libby Atkins of Port Townsend leads a masked band of percussionists up Sheridan Street past Jefferson Healthcare hospital on Thursday. The women were part of… Continue reading

 

A sign directs motorists to a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Tukwila, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee extends eviction ‘bridge’

Protections to remain in place until Oct. 31

A sign directs motorists to a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Tukwila, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Salmon rest in a side channel of the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim on Thursday. Thousands of the fish were making their way upriver to their spawning grounds. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Salmon returning

Salmon rest in a side channel of the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim on Thursday. Thousands of the fish were making their… Continue reading

Salmon rest in a side channel of the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim on Thursday. Thousands of the fish were making their way upriver to their spawning grounds. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Section of Olympic Discovery Trail to be closed one week for repairs

East of the Rayonier property to west of Morse Creek

Twenty-nine arrested during ‘Operation Fall Cleaning’

Twenty-nine people were arrested on outstanding arrest warrants and/or probable cause statements during Operation Fall Cleaning, reported Chief Brian Smith of the… Continue reading

Two die of COVID-19; Clallam cases surge

Olympic Medical Center boasts 85 percent employee vaccination rate

Chimacum man found dead in Yellowstone

Half-brother sought around lake

Guilty pleas entered for raping three girls

One an Alford plea; man could face four years in prison

Port Angeles Police Chief Brian Smith.

Man saved from overdose at Port Angeles City Pier

Police: Rate about one overdose a week

Port Angeles Police Chief Brian Smith.

Peninsula vaccinations rise

Uptick also seen in inoculation of young people

L47 (Marina) pictured with her youngest son, L115 (Mystic) in 2011. (Center for Whale Research)

Southern Resident grandmother orca missing, likely dead

The Center for Whale Research has declared an orca in one of the Puget Sound’s endangered Southern Resident orca… Continue reading

L47 (Marina) pictured with her youngest son, L115 (Mystic) in 2011. (Center for Whale Research)
Ariel Speser
Ariel Speser

Burn ban loosened on North Olympic Peninsula

Burn bans in Jefferson and Clallam counties have been loosened to allow for recreational fires and the use of charcoal briquettes. Clallam County Fire Marshal… Continue reading

Duckabush project design update online tonight

Reconnecting the Duckabush River to its floodplain and wetlands

Food bank vaccine requirement sign a mistake

The Tri-Area Food Bank caused confusion on Monday when a sign was erected saying the food bank required vaccinations of residents receiving… Continue reading

State Patrol corrects details of fatal wreck

A collision killed a 70-year-old Forks woman after she turned into the path of a dump truck from Maxfield Road onto U.S. Highway… Continue reading