[Monday, Nov. 28] Yamhill County reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of Nov. 21 to 27, and one death, bringing the county to a total to date of 21,784 cases and 246 deaths.  Case counts ...

 

 

 

 

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COVID levels relatively flat, RSV concerning doctors

Cases of RSV, an illness that usually causes mild cold-like symptoms, have been increasing nationwide, including in Oregon. This has caused an unusual spike in hospitalizations, particularly among infants ...

Fall wave of COVID likely

Warnings are increasing about a new, large wave of COVID-19 this fall and winter, as newer, more immune-evasive variants increase, along with concerns about a possible severe outbreak of influenza. In ...

Commissioners renew pressure on Public Health

Commissioners Mary Starrett and Lindsay Berschauer refused on Thursday to approve a contract amendment with the state to secure $60,000 in funding for Public Health, because they object to language requiring ...

State reports second pediatric case of monkeypox, updates eligibility for vaccine

Oregon has reported its second pediatric case of hMPXV, known as monkeypox. There are now 214 confirmed or suspected cases of the disease in Oregon, although none reported in Yamhill County. Nationwide, ...

Bivalent COVID boosters approved for Oregon

regonians 12 and older can begin receiving new bivalent COVID-19 booster shots, after the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has approved them for distribution in the state. The ...

ARPA projects underway

McMinnville City Council received an update Wednesday on the use of nearly $8 million in COVID recovery funds allocated to the city last year. Work has begun on some of the 28 phase one projects ...

Students returning to school; look at those smiling faces

Smiling children and adults will return to classes in most Yamhill County school districts Tuesday, Sept. 6. By then, Willamina students will have already been back to school for a week, as their ...

Covid and monkeypox still spreading

COVID-19 and hMPXV, human monkeypox disease, continue to spread in Oregon this week, with 69 cases of hMPXV now reported in the state. Cases have more than doubled in the past 12 days. None have been reported ...

State epidemiologists encourages masking

Health authorities encourage state residents to mask as COVID spreads

 
Transit cutting more services for lack of drivers

‘Safety has to come first and foremost,” transit company says

COVID-19 transmission rising in Oregon

24 Oregon counties now have high transmission; Yamhill County medium

 
Missed experiences: Last two years didn't meet expectations for Mac's Angevine

The past two years weren’t how Lucy Angevine envisioned upperclassman life at McMinnville High School. She expected to share memorable experiences with her friends and teammates during pep ...

 
‘It’s been rough’ Dayton’s Benji Hudson critical of COVID restrictions

DAYTON – As an all-state athlete in soccer, basketball, baseball and track and field, Dayton’s Benji Hudson didn’t appear affected by the ongoing restrictions of the COVID-19 ...

 
Turning her world upside down

AMITY – For an outgoing and ambitious athlete like Amity’s Haley Vanderzanden, the COVID-19 pandemic completely altered her day-to-day life. Aside from her career in volleyball and ...

FCI inmates initiate hunger strike

Eighty people incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution-Sheridan began protesting extensive lockdowns in their cells, inadequate meals, limited medical care and restricted access to computers ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Monday, Nov. 28] Yamhill County reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of Nov. 21 to 27, and one death, bringing the county to a total to date of 21,784 cases and 246 deaths.  Case counts ...

COVID cases see sharp increase this week

Although in mid-June Oregon Health & Science University confidently forecast that COVID-19 cases numbers in Oregon “appear to have crested,” and case numbers dropped slightly between June ...

 
Nelson calls COVID lockdowns 'damaging' to mental, physical health

WILLAMINA – Over a year after COVID-19 restrictions forced Willamina High School to online learning and placed a hold on athletic competitions, Spyre Nelson feels certain they placed a tremendous ...

COVID cases go back up

Oregon Health Authority officials have said they don’t really know exactly how many new cases of COVID-19 are spreading in the state, given that many people either test at home or don’t ...

COVID vaccines OK’d for young children

Babies and young children can now be vaccinated against COVID-19, after the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has unanimously ...