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 ...

 

Weary, yet wary, sums up how local businesses, schools and organizations feel about the end of the statewide mask mandate. The states of Oregon, Washington and California have jointly declared that after ...

 

 

 

 

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COVID deaths up in Oregon last week

Deaths from COVID-19 increased last week in Oregon, as new cases and hospitalizations continued to decrease. At the same time, sewage sampling showed an increase in COVID-19 in the United States, and CDC ...

 
Facing the un-masking with relief and caution

Weary, yet wary, sums up how local businesses, schools and organizations feel about the end of the statewide mask mandate. The states of Oregon, Washington and California have jointly declared that after ...

COVID-19 cases continue decrease

New cases of COVID-19 decreased in Oregon and in Yamhill County last week, with positive test rates finally falling below the 5% benchmark, to 4.4%, as testing increased by 1.3%. Hospitalizations also ...

County reports four deaths, new COVID cases

Yamhill County reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. It reported 11 new cases and four deaths on Friday; the numbers bring the county to a total to date of 17,601 cases and 194 deaths. According ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Friday, May 20] Yamhill County reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total to date of 18,488 cases and 222 deaths. *** [Thursday, May 19] Yamhill County reported 23 new cases ...

Masks made optional in Mac schools beginning March 12

McMinnville students will have the option of taking off their masks on buses and in class as of March 12, the school board decided Monday night. The state announced earlier that day that mask mandates ...

Oregon ending mask mandate and quarantine requirements

Even as the American Medical Association and virology experts criticize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for changing its metrics on COVID-19 transmission risk and backing off mask recommendations, ...

Oregon moves up date to drop mask mandate

The Oregon Health Authority announced on Thursday that it will drop the state mask mandate for most public indoor locations on March 19, moving up the date previously announced. Also on Thursday, Governor ...

WHO urges caution as COVID-19 cases decline

New cases of COVID-19, hospitalizations and deaths declined last week in Oregon, and Yamhill County saw what Public Health characterized as “a dramatic and welcomed reduction in cases last week.” ...

 
YC families hold protest on masks

Drivers of trucks, farm equipment and passenger vehicles honked and waved as they passed a crowd of parents and children protesting mask mandates in downtown Yamhill Wednesday afternoon. Between honks, ...

Mac board takes up topic of masking March 14; smaller districts’ plans vary or are in flux

Oregon’s indoor mask mandates are scheduled to end by March 31. But that doesn’t necessarily mean schools will drop their mask requirements for students and staff. Rather, it will be up to ...

Commissioners urge schools to drop mask requirements

Yamhill County Commissioners this week approved sending a letter urging all county school superintendents to drop mask requirements for children, after the state ends its mask mandate. The vote was ...

Letter to Readers: Emails to official are downright appalling

Last week, I wrote that none of the letters sent to the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners about Commissioner Mary Starrett’s attempt to add scientifically questionable information to the county’s ...

Mask mandate to end by March 31

Another Oregon child has died of COVID-19. A 12-year-old girl from Marion County tested positive on Jan. 18, and died at her home on Jan. 25. Like many people who die from COVID-19, she had pre-existing ...

WHO warns against abandoning efforts to limit COVID transmission

The World Health Organization warned last week that nations should not stop fighting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Since Omicron was first identified just 10 weeks ago, almost 90 million cases ...

Commissioners oppose state’s new permanent rule on masking

Yamhill County Commissioners will send a letter to the state opposing the newly-adopted permanent rule on mask wearing. The commissioners on Thursday passed a resolution to send a letter written by Chair ...

COVID-19 deaths in Oregon more than double over previous week

Deaths from COVID-19 in Oregon more than doubled last week, going from 60 the previous week to 147 last week. As of Wednesday, there have been 6,163 deaths from COVID-19 reported in the state. Yamhill ...

Governor hasn’t shied away from granting commutations

The Collateral Consequences Resource Center describes itself as a nonprofit organization that examines criminal case and record-related issues. It explores judicial decisions and new legislation nationwide. A ...

No threats in letters to board about Starrett’s ‘showdown’

Yamhill County Commissioners received 162 letters about a threat late last month by Commissioner Mary Starrett to withhold a letter of support for re-accrediting the county’s Public Health Department. ...

Linfield University requires boosters

Linfield University announced on Jan. 13 that all eligible students, faculty, and staff must receive a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start of the spring semester, Feb. 7. Eligibility ...