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Three deaths from Covid-19 now in county

April 19 Klickitat County’s death total from Covid-19 now stands at three, according to information updated by the Klickitat County Health Department. The total number of cases that have tested... Full story

 

Flexibility for graduating seniors approved by State Board

Wednesday, April 8 At a special Board Meeting today, the State Board of Education adopted emergency rules that allow school districts to apply for greater flexibility in awarding a diploma to high... Full story

 

County reports 12th positive case

Friday, March 10 Klickitat County this morning reported its 12th confirmed case of coronavirus. As of today, the county reports a total of 10 cases in central section of the county, 2 on the west... Full story

 

County now has another death, 14 total positive cases

Monday, April 13 Klickitat County’s total number of cases that have tested positive for Covid-19 is now at 14, according to information updated today by the Klickitat County Health Department.... Full story

 

Delivery service by first responders begins

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC), in partnership with Washington Gorge Action Programs (WAGAP) began delivering essential supplies such as groceries to community members Friday, March 27. This se... Full story

 

County posts urgent survey for businesses

The Klickitat County Economic Development office has posted an online survey that will prove vital for the county and its businesses. Here is the link to the survey: https://forms.... Full story

 

Stay at Home order extended through May 4

April 3, 2020 Yesterday, WA Governor Jay Inslee extended the Proclamation “Stay Home – Stay Healthy.” This extended proclamation will remain in effect through May 4, 2020. Inslee stated,... Full story

 

Grocers remain ramped up for curbside delivery

April 3, 2020 This story ran online last week and appeared in print this week. We've been asked to re-distribute it online. Readers are asked as best as possible to observe the instructions for... Full story

 

Community Meals in urgent need of help

Saturday, April 4 The Community Meal program—formerly known as the Soup Kitchen— at the Goldendale United Methodist Church has seen its role expand greatly since the “Stay at Home” edict... Full story

 

Inslee closes all schools for rest of current school year

Monday, April 6 Shortly after Gov. Jay Inslee announced today the closure of all schools in Washington for the rest of the current school year, Goldendale School District Superintendent Ellen... Full story

 

Commerce announces $1.8 million to rural counties

Washington State Department of Commerce Director Lisa Brown today Thursday, March 26, that $1.8 million in additional state Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to rural counties to assist... Full story

 

Sixth case of coronavirus in Klickitat County confirmed

Late Monday night, March 24, the Klickitat County Public Health Department and Unified Command confirmed a sixth case of COVID-19 in Klickitat County. There are now six confirmed positive cases, five... Full story

 

County cities and agencies issue joint communication

A joint communication to the citizens of Klickitat County was released this afternoon (March 25) from the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners; the Cities of Goldendale, Bingen, and White Salmon;... Full story

 

School District offers updated meal delivery schedule

This just in (Thursday morning, March 26) from the Goldendale School District: Thank you for your patience as we navigate this ever changing situation. Please continue to view our website... Full story

 

KPUD approves customer relief measures

The Klickitat Public Utility District (KPUD) will stop disconnections due to non-payment, waive late fees, and make commissioners meeting available to the public via telephone or other means during... Full story

 

LA Times story mentions KVH among cash-strapped rural hospitals

A story in yesterday's Los Angeles Times detailed the painful journey of rural hospitals during the current crisis, mentioning Goldendale's Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) among the many hospitals in... Full story

 

Some Goldendale churches are going online

With the recent prohibition on social gathering, many Goldendale churches are instituting online services for worshipers. Following is list of churches and their online access; be sure to check back... Full story

 

Holcomb's Market to join Market Fresh in curbside grocery pick-up

In order to slow the spread of Covid-19 while remaining open to serve our community, our local markets are now offering curbside pickup. Both Market Fresh and Holcomb’s have instituted advanced... Full story

 

Local group making masks for health professionals

Not just any face mask will do. During the current COVID-19 crisis, one kind of mask in particular is most effective; it’s called an N95. And a group of people in Goldendale are working hard to... Full story

 

Seventh COVID-19 case confirmed in Klickitat County

This afternoon, March 26, at 3:30 p.m., Klickitat County Emergency Management issued a statement saying a seventh case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Klickitat County. The statement gave no further... Full story

 

Delivery service offered by first responders

People isolated in quarantine in and near Goldendale will soon be able to get their groceries and other necessities delivered to them. Klickitat County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), working... Full story

 

KVH video explains why social distancing

The Chief of Staff at KVH appears in a video from KVH explaining what's happening with the coronovirus and why social distancing is critical. You can view the video on The Sentinel's YouTube channel... Full story

 

Klickitat County resident dies in first COVID-19 county fatality

Saturday, March 28 A Klickitat County citizen has died at a facility outside the county from COVID-19, marking the first death by the virus of a county resident. The Klickitat County Emergency Operati... Full story

 

One new case confirmed positive

Sunday, March 29 The Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) states one new case of COVID-19 in the county was confirmed this morning. In a statement issued this evening, the EOC... Full story

 

DOL now allowing all licenses to be renewed online

Is your Washington driver’s license about to expire? You can now renew online (the vision test has been waived, and the last photo taken will be reused) by visiting dol.wa.gov/dr... Full story

 

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