COVID-19 Symptom Attestation

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Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 11:08am
The Bellingham Herald

The 400 slots available for the first mass-vaccination clinic in Whatcom County filled up within two hours on Wednesday morning, March 10, the health department said.

More than 200 people are on the vaccine standby list, meaning whoever is next in line will get vaccinated if someone with an appointment doesn’t show up, officials told The Bellingham Herald.

The Community Vaccination Center will run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building G at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., and will give the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:29pm
Associated Press

A Congress riven along party lines approved a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a triumph on a bill that marshals the government’s spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a nation.

The House gave final congressional approval to the sweeping package by a near party line 220-211 vote precisely seven weeks after Biden entered the White House and four days after the Senate passed the bill. Republicans in both chambers opposed the bill unanimously, characterizing it as bloated, crammed with liberal policies and heedless of signs the crises are easing.

“Help is here,” Biden tweeted moments after the roll call, which ended with applause from Democratic lawmakers. Biden said he’d sign the measure Friday.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 11:21am
The Bellingham Herald

As Whatcom County closed in on the one-year anniversary of the date its first confirmed COVID-19 case was reported, it saw 24 new confirmed cases reported on the Washington State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard on Tuesday, March 9, and its number of coronavirus-related deaths decreased by one for the second straight day.

Overall, Whatcom County has seen 6,858 confirmed cases and 83 related deaths during the pandemic, according to state data as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 7. An additional 159 probable cases — an increase of one from Monday’s report — have been reported in Whatcom County during the pandemic, resulting from positive antigen tests not confirmed by a molecular test.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 11:17am
The Bellingham Herald

A mass COVID-19 vaccination site will open Saturday, March 13, at Bellingham Technical College, the Whatcom County Health Department announced on Tuesday, March 9.

It will run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., and will give 400 people the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Vaccination for the clinic is by appointment only.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 12:44pm
The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County saw 36 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported on the Washington State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard on Monday, March 8, and its number of coronavirus-related deaths decreased by one.

Overall, Whatcom County has seen 6,834 confirmed cases and 84 related deaths during the pandemic, according to state data as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 6. An additional 158 probable cases — an increase of three from Saturday’s report — have been reported in Whatcom County during the pandemic, resulting from positive antigen tests not confirmed by a molecular test.

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 11:23am
The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County saw 27 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported on the Washington State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard on Saturday, March 6. The state does not release deaths on weekends.

Overall, Whatcom County has seen 6,798 confirmed cases and 85 related deaths during the pandemic, according to state data as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 5. An additional 155 probable cases — an increase of 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.

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 11:22am
Whatcom Talk

For many out-of-towners, Western Washington University defines perceptions of Bellingham. It designates Bellingham as a “college town” and is alma mater to many public figures. However, Western’s collection of over 30 sculptures spreads influence nationwide.

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 11:20am
CNBC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance Monday for people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a highly anticipated step as the nation tries to ease back into normality following almost a year of restrictions due to the pandemic.

“There are some activities that fully vaccinated people can begin to resume now in the privacy of their own homes. Everyone — even those who are vaccinated — should continue with all mitigation strategies when in public settings,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement.

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 11:19am
Associated Press

An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums.

After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all from Republicans and rejected — bleary-eyed senators approved the sprawling package on a 50-49 party-line vote. That sets up final congressional approval by the House next week so lawmakers can whisk it to Biden for his signature.

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:58pm
The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County’s number of confirmed B.1.1.7 variant COVID-19 cases has grown to 14, according to data released Thursday by the Washington State Department of Health, making Whatcom No. 2 in the state behind only King County.

The data was released in the Department of Health’s March 4 SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing and Variants in Washington State report.

Last week’s report showed Whatcom County had only one case of the B.1.1.7 variant — also known as the U.K variant — but that total grew substantially as of Thursday’s report.

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