Coronavirus (COVID-19) Timeline

Students and staff in the Astoria School District will not have to wear masks to protect against the coronavirus when they return to school in September regardless of their vaccination status. Read more

After announcing that the July 16 vaccine task force update would be the last, Clatsop County has chosen to continue weekly updates on vaccinations against the coronavirus. Read more

Weeks before the end of federal unemployment benefit programs, Oregon Employment Department officials have shifted their efforts toward helping recipients get jobs — and not necessarily the jobs they had prior to the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Most new coronavirus cases in Clatsop County involve people who are unvaccinated against COVID-19, a pattern found across Oregon and the United States. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority reported a 10th person in Clatsop County has died from the coronavirus. Read more

An uneven return as pandemic restrictions lifted Read more

The Clatsop County Public Health Department will offer coronavirus vaccines and testing at its Astoria office starting Monday. Read more

The Astoria Regatta will be held as an “abbreviated festival” in August. Read more

Some businesses living shipment to shipment Read more

Vicky Rutherford had always been told that if her son had a chance to go on the annual eighth grade history trip to Washington, D.C., they should jump at the opportunity. Read more

Visitors can once again climb the narrow, 164-step spiral staircase to see the views atop the Astoria Column. Read more

The Astoria Aquatic Center has stopped requiring reservations to use the pool as most coronavirus restrictions end statewide. Read more

Most coronavirus restrictions in Oregon will be lifted by Wednesday as the state nears its vaccination goal, a milestone in the pandemic. Read more

The Pride of America is planning to spend the summer in Astoria. Read more

Clatsop County will remain at lower risk for the coronavirus on Friday despite a spate of virus cases. Read more

People with past due water and sewer bills in Astoria are going to have to pay as city leaders end certain emergency measures tied to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

The Astoria School District is planning a return to normal this September. Read more

Clatsop County will remain at lower risk for the coronavirus as the state nears its target for lifting virus restrictions. Read more

Astoria is planning its biggest Fourth of July fireworks show ever — even bigger than the surprise display that boomed over the city last year. Read more

Clatsop County on Wednesday will host a pop-up coronavirus vaccination clinic in Cannon Beach. Read more

The pilot program could change post-pandemic Read more

Clatsop County will remain at lower risk for the coronavirus as virus case counts continue to fall. Read more

Like any self-respecting choir director, Matthew Pierce decided to tell his students some difficult news by singing a song. Read more

The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners has called on Gov. Kate Brown to end a policy requiring businesses and churches to verify coronavirus vaccination status before allowing people to take off their masks. Read more

Clatsop County will move into lower risk for the coronavirus after virus case counts fell to the lowest point since March. Read more

More North Coast teachers and school district staff who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus are allowed to go maskless in certain situations. Read more

SEASIDE — The city will not light up the sky with fireworks over the beach this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Clatsop County will move into moderate risk for the coronavirus beginning Friday as virus case counts taper. Read more

SALEM — Work search requirements will resume in stages for more than 100,000 Oregon workers who receive unemployment benefits now that the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is easing. Read more

Astoria and Warrenton political and business leaders are calling on the state to eliminate the warning week for counties moving into lower risk levels for the coronavirus. Read more

Two staff members with Knappa’s Hilda Lahti Elementary School were in quarantine after one person tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a letter sent to the community this week. Read more

The Oregon Health Authority has updated the state’s guidance to protect against the coronavirus, declaring that people no longer need to wear masks outdoors, while those who are fully vaccinated can stop wearing masks in most indoor settings as long as they show proof of vaccination. Read more

People who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus can stop wearing masks and social distancing in most settings under new guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

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

A person at Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Astoria tested positive for the coronavirus, the school district announced Thursday night. Read more

Certain markers of the coronavirus pandemic — face masks, social distancing, students broken up into cohorts — will likely continue into the next school year, but the Astoria School District is planning for a return to more normal school operations in September. Read more

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

Funland in Seaside is tied to five coronavirus cases, the state disclosed. Read more

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown’s signature awaits a bill that gives tenants more time to pay past-due rent stemming from the coronavirus pandemic and protects their future ability to rent. Read more

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

Clatsop County will remain at high risk for the coronavirus on Friday, along with most other Oregon counties. Read more

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

The Astoria Regatta is canceled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Clatsop County will begin holding clinics for teenagers who want to get vaccinated against the coronavirus starting next week. Read more

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

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

Clatsop County will remain at high risk for the coronavirus on Friday as virus case counts steady. Read more

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

Twenty homeless people received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus at a health and wellness clinic on Thursday at the Astoria Armory. Read more

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

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

Teenagers who are 16 and 17 will soon be able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Clatsop County. Read more

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

Clatsop County is offering walk-in vaccinations Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Read more

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

A student at Hilda Lahti Elementary in Knappa tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday. Read more

A $5 fee will buy you parking for a calendar year at the Astoria Column on top of Coxcomb Hill. Read more

Clatsop County on Wednesday reported 14 new coronavirus cases. Read more

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

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

Clatsop County teenagers under 18 will soon be eligible for vaccination against the coronavirus at county clinics. Read more

Jewell School closed Thursday after four coronavirus cases were reported. Read more

First stop in Astoria likely in early May Read more

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

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

The Astoria Sunday Market will return on Mother’s Day, with or without food. Read more

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

Band students found ways to practice through the pandemic Read more

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

Clatsop County's coronavirus vaccine task force will hold listening sessions via Facebook Live on Wednesday and Thursday. Read more

Clatsop County will move to high risk for the coronavirus beginning Friday after a climb in virus cases. Read more

Astoria on Tuesday reported that a city employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first confirmed case at the city. Read more

Clatsop Community College will resume in-person classes and services on Wednesday. Read more

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

Clatsop County is vaccinating the remaining priority groups against the coronavirus as eligibility opens to all adults in Oregon on Monday. Read more

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

Students in the Astoria School District will not have to participate in state testing this year. Read more

Clatsop County on Thursday reported one new coronavirus case. Read more

The state on Wednesday disclosed a coronavirus case at Anchor Christian Academy in Hammond. Read more

Spring sports return after nearly two-year layoff Read more

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

The state plans to keep subsidizing a bus route between Astoria and Portland, while helping Sunset Empire Transportation District build a new stop in Warrenton and better market its services. Read more

Clatsop Community College has closed to the public and moved to remote learning after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus. Read more

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

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

In an effort to get coronavirus vaccinations to the homeless, Clatsop Community Action will hold a wellness event in Astoria this month. Read more

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