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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

 

 

 

 

Link to All COVID-19 Stories ..... A Reverse Chronology

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. 14]  Yamhill County reported 170 new cases of COVID-19  today, bringing the county to a total of 12,410 cases and 168 deaths to date.  The county reported that as of ...

 
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 ...

County gives up contact tracing

Yamhill County has given up on contact tracing for people with COVID-19, after more than 10,000 new cases were reported in the state on Friday, and new cases in the state increased more than 300%. The ...

New COVID-19 cases up 140% last week in Oregon

New COVID-19 cases increased 140% in Oregon last week, and hospitalizations rose 57%. The state has set new records for daily cases in recent days: with 3,534 new COVID-19 cases on Dec. 30. On Jan. 4 ...

Students can ‘test to stay’ in classes

Unvaccinated students in the McMinnville School District can “test to stay” in class if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19 at school. If a student tests negative, they can continue ...

Mac hospital stops patient visitors as COVID spreads

Willamette Valley Medical Center announced last week that it is “enforcing a no-visitor policy for all in-patient units and out-patient areas” because of “increased COVID-19 activity ...

County’s positive test rate more than triples in a week

The percentage of positive tests for COVID-19 in Yamhill County shot from 5.8% on Dec. 20 to 21.7% on Dec. 27, and the county reported 100 new cases on Wednesday, Dec. 29, following a report of 87 new ...

 
2021 in Review Part 1: Vaxes and variants

By early January of 2021, Oregon was in the full grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the state was just beginning to distribute vaccines to residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. ...

County offers free testing

Yamhill County is offering free COVID-19 testing at the fairgrounds on Lafayette Avenue in McMinnville, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 2 to 7 p.m. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. People ...

State opens new high volume vaccine sites as Omicron spreads

Thousands of flights were canceled across the country over the long Christmas weekend as the Omicron variant spread with breathtaking speed across the country. The CDC reported that average daily new ...

Region’s hospitals back to zero ICU beds

Although the Biden administration has continued to assure Americans they can still hold holiday gatherings if they are vaccinated, the World Health Organization asked people not to. “There ...