Coronavirus (COVID-19) Timeline

The Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival will be held virtually in April, marking the second year the festival has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Clatsop County will move to lower risk for the coronavirus beginning Friday, allowing gathering sizes and indoor capacity at restaurants and bars to increase. Read more

Clatsop County on Tuesday reported 10 new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County is expecting to see an increase in its allocation of coronavirus vaccines from the state. Read more

Clatsop County will distribute free KN95 face masks Thursday to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Read more

Michael McNickle, who has directed Clatsop County’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, has accepted a job in Washington state. Read more

Clatsop County on Wednesday reported five new coronavirus cases. Read more

An important source of revenue for the Port of Astoria Read more

WARRENTON — The city could shut off water this month to more than 150 households behind on payments. Read more

More than 1,100 coronavirus vaccines were administered in Clatsop County over the past week, including 200 to the first group of seniors 80 years old and older. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority has narrowed the coronavirus cases tied to Columbia Memorial Hospital. Read more

It’s game on for Oregon school sports. Or, rather, game on, with safety precautions. Read more

As Tristan Robinson went through the checklist his parents created to keep him on track each morning, he was thrilled to skip one particular step: Getting out the computer for his online classes. Read more

People in Clatsop County now have more options for coronavirus testing. Read more

Clatsop County will move to high risk for the coronavirus beginning Friday, allowing restaurants, gyms and other businesses to resume indoor services. Read more

A sixth Clatsop County resident has died from the coronavirus. Read more

Food insecurity intensifies during pandemic Read more

The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners has called for an equitable distribution of vaccines to combat the coronavirus. Read more

Clatsop County on Friday reported three new coronavirus cases. Read more

Coronavirus vaccines will be available for seniors age 80 and older in Clatsop County beginning next week. Read more

Clatsop County on Thursday reported seven new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County on Wednesday reported seven new coronavirus cases. Read more

Michael Angiletta, an owner of Blaylock’s Whiskey Bar in Astoria, intends to drive to Salem on Friday to hand-deliver a petition to the Oregon Health Authority demanding an explanation of the differences between the state and Clatsop County’s coronavirus case count. Read more

Oregon Health & Science University will offer free weekly coronavirus testing in Astoria beginning Monday. Read more

CANNON BEACH — A sandcastle competition that usually draws thousands of visitors to the North Coast will go virtual again this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Clatsop County on Thursday reported six new coronavirus cases. Read more

Elementary school students in Astoria could return to school buildings as early as Feb. 11 following a slight dip in the number of local coronavirus cases. Read more

Columbia Memorial Hospital is tied to 27 coronavirus cases, the state disclosed. Read more

Clatsop County on Wednesday reported four new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County on Tuesday reported seven new coronavirus cases. Read more

Masks, gloves, sanitizer and other personal protective equipment is available for free to any Clatsop County business that needs it. Read more

Clatsop County will remain at extreme risk for the coronavirus through Feb. 11, with slight modifications to restrictions prohibiting indoor activity at restaurants, bars, gyms and entertainment venues effective Friday. Read more

Clatsop County on Monday reported 12 new coronavirus cases. Read more

Free KN95 face masks to help contain the coronavirus will be available at drive-thru events throughout the county on Thursday. Read more

Clatsop County on Friday reported two new coronavirus cases. Read more

With three new cases of the coronavirus at Astoria Middle School and ongoing concerns about health and safety, the Astoria School District will delay a return to school buildings. Read more

New moms reflect on a difficult and bewildering year Read more

Online surveys are available for anyone who wants to receive a coronavirus vaccine.  Read more

The Astoria Aquatic Center could reopen to reservations as soon as March if coronavirus conditions allow. Read more

Clatsop County on Wednesday reported 18 new coronavirus cases.  Read more

The slow rollout of coronavirus vaccines has left health care leaders in the uncomfortable position of telling people at risk from the virus they will have to wait. Read more

Clatsop County on Tuesday reported 23 new coronavirus cases. Read more

A fifth Clatsop County resident has died from the coronavirus. Read more

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici heard from restaurant owners Friday about the lack of effective support amid the coronavirus pandemic, but was hopeful about more relief under a Biden administration and Democratic Congress. Read more

Oregon is once again scrambling the priority list for COVID-19 vaccinations, with some seniors’ priority pushed from this weekend to March. Read more

Clatsop County on Friday reported six new coronavirus cases. Read more

Port of Astoria commissioners gave Will Isom, the Port’s executive director, a warm welcome back during a recent online meeting after he had been out sick from the coronavirus. Read more

Clatsop County on Thursday reported six new coronavirus cases. Read more

The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners called on Gov. Kate Brown to reduce restrictions for counties at extreme risk for the coronavirus. Read more

Coronavirus outbreaks have been disclosed at Clatsop Retirement Village and Big River Excavating in Astoria. Read more

Clatsop County on Wednesday reported three new coronavirus cases. Read more

A fourth Clatsop County resident has died from the coronavirus. Read more

During the coronavirus pandemic, athletes from certain sports can adapt and still practice their craft. Read more

Clatsop County on Tuesday reported 20 new coronavirus cases. Read more

Prohibitions on indoor activity at restaurants, bars, gyms and entertainment venues will resume Friday after the state listed Clatsop County at extreme risk for the coronavirus. Read more

Clatsop County on Friday reported five new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County wants to closely coordinate with hospitals, pharmacies and clinics to help ensure vaccines against the coronavirus reach high-priority groups as quickly as possible. Read more

Astoria political and business leaders are calling on the state to eliminate prohibitions on indoor activity at restaurants, bars, gyms and entertainment venues in counties classified at extreme risk for the coronavirus. Read more

Clatsop County on Thursday reported seven new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County on Wednesday reported 11 new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County school districts have gone in several different directions since Gov. Kate Brown eased state restrictions on when and how students return to classrooms. Read more

The Astoria City Council on Monday allowed coverings for parklets in an effort to help struggling bars and restaurants restricted by the coronavirus create more outdoor seating protected from wind and rain. Read more

Clatsop County on Tuesday reported eight new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County on Monday reported 16 new coronavirus cases. Read more

Family likely exposed after a baby shower Read more

Local cultural groups scrapped spring and summer events as the coronavirus pandemic shut down public gatherings and much of the region’s tourism-based economy beginning in March. Read more

Clatsop County on Thursday reported four new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County on Wednesday reported 19 new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County on Tuesday reported 16 new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County will move from extreme risk for the coronavirus to high risk, allowing restaurants, gyms and other businesses to resume indoor services on Friday. Read more

Clatsop County on Monday reported 22 new coronavirus cases. Read more

SALEM — Mink that tested positive for COVID-19 at an Oregon farm in November appear to be recovering, according to state agriculture officials. Read more

Doctors, nurses, chaplains, housekeepers and other Columbia Memorial Hospital staff received vaccines on Wednesday to prevent COVID-19. Public health experts hope vaccines will be a turning point in the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more

Gov. Kate Brown abruptly announced new rules for school reopenings on Wednesday afternoon, making former directives optional and allowing school districts to open if they follow safety precautions against the coronavirus. Read more

Clatsop County on Thursday reported six new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in November was 6.4%, a drop from October but still double the unemployment rate from the same time last year. Read more

A third Clatsop County resident has died from the coronavirus. Read more

Restaurants and bars, closed to indoor dining to help contain the coronavirus, got a little good news this week with the state Legislature’s passage of new rules to allow to-go cocktails and cap home delivery fees. Read more

Clatsop County on Tuesday reported four new coronavirus cases. Read more

The Sunset Empire Transportation District has installed plexiglass barriers around drivers, blocked forward seats to separate them from passengers and sanitized buses every four hours. So far, the measures have avoided any coronavirus cases among the agency’s 26 drivers. Read more

SEASIDE — Building a program and changing the culture. If you do that, the wins will come. Read more

Clatsop County on Monday reported eight new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County on Friday reported seven new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County on Thursday reported three new coronavirus cases. Read more

Clatsop County on Wednesday reported 12 new coronavirus cases. Read more

A person connected to the Warrenton-Hammond School District’s virtual education program has tested positive for the coronavirus. Read more

U.S. Coast Guard personnel in Astoria have been quarantined for the coronavirus. Read more

Clatsop County on Tuesday reported five new coronavirus cases. Read more

With coronavirus cases increasing, Clatsop County on Friday will join the majority of Oregon counties considered at extreme risk from the virus, limiting restaurants and bars to takeout only and closing gyms, museums and other indoor venues. Read more