Update: Adults 70 and older become eligible for vaccinations in Yamhill County on Monday, Feb. 22, and ages 65 and older are eligible beginning Monday, March 1.Yamhill County reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 ...


 

 

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County reduced to 'High' risk level; indoor dining, recreation, entertainment can resume Friday

Updated Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.: The state announced Tuesday that Yamhill County, along with neighboring Polk and Marion counties, has been lowered from Extreme to High risk level, meaning that limited indoor ...

County starts vaccinating ages 75+

Update: Adults 70 and older become eligible for vaccinations in Yamhill County on Monday, Feb. 22, and ages 65 and older are eligible beginning Monday, March 1.Yamhill County reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 ...

'Breakthrough' COVID cases found in county

The Oregon Health Authority announced over the weekend it had discovered four “breakthrough” cases of COVID-19 in the state — two in Yamhill County — in which a person tests positive ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Thursday, Feb. 18] Yamhill County reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total, to date, of 3,690 cases. There have been 62 deaths in the county.  *** [Wednesday, Feb. ...

Public Health offers form for vaccine notification

The county is now offering an online registration form for people eligible for vaccination now, as well as adults 65 or older. People can sign up to be notified when there is enough vaccine available ...

Yamhill County remains in highest risk category

Yamhill County is one of 14 counties in the state that will remain in the Extreme Risk category at least through Feb. 25, Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday.  Ten counties, including the Portland ...

County's 60th COVID death is state's 2,000th

A 90-year-old Yamhill County woman was reported as Oregon’s 2,000th COVID-19 fatality on Friday. The woman tested positive Feb. 1 and died the next day in her residence, according to the ...

 
Video lottery reopening met with mixed reactions

Video lottery machines can operate in restaurants and bars closed for in-person dining in extreme risk counties, the Oregon Health Authority announced last week. Some businesses in Yamhill County ...

Linfield pauses as outbreak grows

Yamhill County reported three new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, while Linfield University paused in-person classes on campus Monday and today because of a widening outbreak there. The county reported ...

Chamber asks council support in reopening of gyms, restaurants

The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce is urging the state to re-open fitness centers and restaurants for in-person services, and is seeking a letter of support from its city council, which it will discuss ...

 
County reports five deaths this week; six new cases this week at Linfield

Yamhill County reported five new deaths from COVID-19 this week, bringing the county to a total of 53 residents lost to the disease. As of Thursday, the county had reported 3,367 cases. Also this week, ...

Vaccinations to begin for educators

Teachers are expected to start getting COVID-19 vaccines late this week, according to Maryalice Russell, superintendent of the McMinnville School District. She said her district and Newberg will host ...

 
Vaccine clinics running well, but allotments still short

Yamhill County has the capacity — thanks in part to an abundance of volunteers — to provide 4,000 to 5,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine a week, according to Health and Human Services Director ...

County reports two more COVID deaths

Yamhill County reported another death from COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with 26 new cases. On Thursday, the county reported another death, and another 26 new cases, bringing the county to 48 deaths to ...

 
Latino communities hit hard by COVID

Patricia Arroyo Marquez had been struggling to breathe for months. She also experienced body aches, splitting headaches and pain behind the eyes. The symptoms never occurred simultaneously, and she was ...

Union, district agree to wait for vaccines before reopening schools

McMinnville’s teachers’ union and the McMinnville School District have reached an agreement to resume in-person learning only after teachers have the chance to  receive the full COVID-19 ...

COVID-19 ramping up in county

Note: This story has been updated to correct a typo in the number of vaccinations administered in the county. It took nearly nine months, from the arrival of the pandemic in Oregon last February, ...

County to support suit against governor

The county board of commissioners voted 2-1 Thursday to send a letter of support for a lawsuit filed by three state legislators challenging Gov. Kate Brown’s authority to issue executive orders during ...

Seven more COVID deaths announced by county

Yamhill County has announced seven new deaths from COVID-19 this week, as deaths surged statewide, going from 73 in the final week of December to 177 last week. However, reports are often delayed by several ...

County on low end of vaccine rollout

Yamhill County has inoculated 1,872 people as of Sunday, Jan. 10, with at least an initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Oregon Health Authority. The county has a population of 108,061. That ...

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