County Board of Health discusses adding some data to county website

After hearing presentations from an attorney, a physician, two naturopaths and an Oregon State University professor, the Yamhill County Board of Health debated the relative merits of adding information ...

Oregon hospitals may exceed Delta’s peak in matter of days

Oregon’s hospitals are struggling on the brink and, as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surges, have less staff than at any previous point in the pandemic, Becky Hultberg, President and CEO ...

Willamina, other schools alter class schedules

Dealing with both coronavirus-related absences and a shortage of substitutes, Willamina School District canceled classes this week, Jan. 18-21. The district also will remain closed on Monday, Jan. 24, ...

Parks and Rec facilities to reopen

McMinnville Parks and Recreation facilities will reopen Monday, Jan. 24, after a two-week COVID-related closure. The aquatic center and senior center will open at 9 a.m. Monday. The community center, ...

Dayton schools take a break; some Sheridan classes online

Some Yamhill County school districts are closing buildings or switching to online learning temporarily, with many staff members as well as students absent because of COVID or in quarantine related ...

County health director: If you have symptoms, assume COVID

COVID-19 is surging in Yamhill County, dwarfing the highest numbers seen during last summer’s Delta variant surge, County Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin told a group of elected ...

What to do if you get sick with COVID-19

The Oregon Health Authority and Yamhill County are posting guidelines for people sick at home with COVID-19. The state has set up a call line, 866-917-881, for people with questions, either about health ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Friday, Jan. 21]  Yamhill County reported 252  new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total of 13,910 cases and 168 deaths to date.  The county reported that as of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Columbus Elementary Skill Builder Danielle Vironen helps kindergartner Eli Godoi with a writing assignment. Vironen, a classified employee who is working on her master s degree, sometimes fills in for teachers at her school when other substitutes are not available.

Substitute shortage puts squeeze on local schools

With slightly higher than usual staff absentee rates and a smaller than usual pool of substitutes, McMinnville schools are scrambling this month to make sure all teaching positions are filled so in-person ...

COVID can’t defeat Grizzly swimmers; sites change, practices may move to Linfield

Although they won’t be able to practice at the McMinnville Aquatic Center, the McMinnville High School Grizzlies swimmers plan to take part in meets Thursday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 20. This ...

By law, public comments must be allowed online as well as in-person

People who have something to say to any government agency that holds public meetings will be able to do so whether they attend in person or online. They’ll still need to follow the rules. Boards ...

Schools continue activities with additional precautions being taken

Local schools plan to continue extracurricular activities, such as winter sports, in the wake of the state Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority’s announcement Monday that districts ...

Dayton cancels high school, junior high classes due to staff shortages

Dayton School District's high school and junior high will be closed Thursday, Jan. 13, due to staff shortages. The elementary school is open as usual today, but both schools will be closed Friday. Dayton ...

Commissioners push for changes to COVID website

County Commissioners Mary Starrett and Lindsay Berschauer sought on Thursday to add to the information provided by the county’s Public Health website about COVID-19, and include unproven home treatment ...

‘Very difficult decision’: Mac Parks & Rec facilities closed

McMinnville’s aquatic center, community center and senior center are closed as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The city made the “very difficult decision to pause” its programs ...