COVID-19 Symptom Attestation

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:16pm
The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County saw 29 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and no related deaths on the Washington State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard Wednesday, April 7.

Overall, Whatcom County has seen 7,445 confirmed cases and 88 related deaths during the pandemic, according to state data as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 6. An additional 260 probable cases — up 11 from Tuesday’s report — have been reported in Whatcom County during the pandemic, resulting from positive antigen tests not confirmed by a molecular test.

That means that 1.1% of Whatcom’s 7,705 total cases (confirmed and probable cases combined) have resulted in death — better than the statewide 1.4% average of total cases.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:51pm
NBC News

The Education Department announced plans Tuesday to hold a public hearing on how schools ought to handle sexual misconduct cases as the first step in a planned overhaul of Title IX regulations.

In a letter released by the Education Department, the hearing is described as a chance for students, parents, school officials and advocates to weigh in before the Biden administration offers its proposal for how K-12 schools and colleges receiving public funding must respond to allegations of sexual assault and harassment. The department has not yet announced a timeline for the hearing but plans to share more details in the coming weeks. The hearing will occur over multiple days and include a virtual component, a department official said.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:49pm
The Bellingham Herald

Bellingham officials are using the city’s community-participation website to ask what local residents expect from their new chief of police.

Chief David Doll resigned in January after 40 years with the Police Department and Deputy Chief Flo Simon was named interim chief as a nationwide search began to replace Doll.

“Like so many communities across the nation, we see the years ahead as transformational for law enforcement and public safety,” the city said at its Engage Bellingham website.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:45pm
The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County residents will have access to the largest number of vaccine doses yet at the Community Vaccination Center on Saturday, April 10, when 900 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go into arms.

The Saturday clinic will run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the center at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., the Whatcom County Health Department announced on Tuesday.

Vaccination is by appointment only.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:43pm
The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County saw six new confirmed COVID-19 cases and no related deaths on the Washington State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard Tuesday, April 6.

It’s the first time since Jan. 19, and reliably from mid-November 2020, that new cases are in single digits.

Overall, Whatcom County has seen 7,416 confirmed cases and 88 related deaths during the pandemic, according to state data as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 5. An additional 249 probable cases — up four from Monday’s report — have been reported in Whatcom County during the pandemic, resulting from positive antigen tests not confirmed by a molecular test.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 12:53pm
The Bellingham Herald

The full Washington state Legislature has now approved a bill to honor the late Billy Frank Jr., a history-making treaty rights advocate and Nisqually tribal member, with a statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C.

The state Senate passed the bill on a broadly bipartisan, 44-5 vote Monday afternoon, nearly a month after the House of Representatives approved the bill in a similarly bipartisan fashion.

“This is really an emotional moment,” Sen. Sam Hunt of Olympia said in floor debate. “Billy Frank was a longtime friend of many of us, and a hero for many of us in the state of Washington and the country.”

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 12:50pm
The Bellingham Herald

This week, PeaceHealth will give 2,500 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and 3,000 second doses, according to the health care provider’s weekly vaccine update on Monday, April 5.

That’s 108% percent more first doses than last week — when the health care provider received 1,200 first doses —but it’s too soon to say whether vaccine supplies are starting to open up, according to Bev Mayhew, spokesperson for PeaceHealth.

“We hope so, but it has gone up and down over the past weeks so we really can’t draw any conclusions,” Mayhew said to The Bellingham Herald.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 12:48pm
The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County saw 37 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Washington State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard Monday, April 5.

Overall, Whatcom County has seen 7,410 confirmed cases and 88 related deaths during the pandemic, according to state data as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 4. An additional 245 probable cases — down one from Saturday’s report — have been reported in Whatcom County during the pandemic, resulting from positive antigen tests not confirmed by a molecular test.

That means that 1.1% of Whatcom’s 7,655 total cases (confirmed and probable cases combined) have resulted in death — better than the statewide 1.4% average of total cases.

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 12:22pm
The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County saw 31 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Washington State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard Saturday, April 3.

Overall, Whatcom County has seen 7,373 confirmed cases and 88 related deaths during the pandemic, according to state data as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 2. An additional 246 probable cases — up one from Friday’s report — have been reported in Whatcom County during the pandemic, resulting from positive antigen tests not confirmed by a molecular test.

That means that 1.2% of Whatcom’s 7,619 total cases (confirmed and probable cases combined) have resulted in death — better than the statewide 1.4% average of total cases.

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