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***Coos County Public Health Experiences COVID 19 Exposure***

  ***Coos County Public Health Experiences COVID 19 Exposure*** Coos Health and Wellness officials say they now have an internal exposure of COVID-19 on the main campus located off LaClair in Coos Bay. At a press conference this morning, Dr. Eric Gleason said they have one positive and one presumptive case under investigation but have no reason [...]


Thursday October 22 2020

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***Tourism Takes Coronavirus Hit in Coos County***

***Tourism Takes Coronavirus Hit in Coos County*** Coos Bay City Councilors received an update this week from the Visitors and Convention Bureau and the impact that COVID has had on tourism on the south coast was no surprise. Executive Director Janice Langlanais said because of COVID restrictions on travel, the marketing budget was reduced by nearly [...]


Thursday October 22 2020

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***North Bend District Reports Second Case of COVID at High School***

***North Bend District Reports Second Case of COVID at High School*** North Bend School District has reported a second positive COVID-19 case involving a staff member at the High School. The district had reported a faculty case earlier in the week. According to the district’s social media post, the most recent case is being kept home [...]


Thursday October 22 2020

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***Coos County To Close and Sell North Bend Annex***

***Coos County To Close and Sell North Bend Annex*** Coos County Commissioners have announced the North Bend Annex closure effective November 16th. A major heating system failure earlier this year, the annual cost for operating the facility and the relocation of the Coos Health and Wellness to Coos Bay led to the final decision to move [...]


Thursday October 22 2020

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COVID Cases Increase in Coos County

The total number of Coos County COVID-19 cases rose for a second day in a row. The cases that added to the statistics were all presumptive. Currently the county has a total of 225 cases which includes 26 active and 59 presumptive. There are still two people hospitalized by the virus. Yesterday, public health officials [...]


Tuesday October 20 2020

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High School Faculty Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

North Bend School District notified parents yesterday that a faculty member at the High School had been diagnosed with COVID 19. Officials say no students were affected since they are attending school online through comprehensive distance learning. The district is working with Coos Health and Wellness to respond to the news and protect the health [...]


Tuesday October 20 2020

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Coquille Indian Tribe Achieves Landmark Forest Autonomy

The Coquille Indian Tribe will be America’s first federally recognized to achieve Landmark Forest Autonomy. With last week’s federal approval, the Coquille Tribe will be able to manage its forestlands entirely under tribal authority. Officials within the organization say it positions the Coquille’s to practice forest management learned by indigenous people immemorial. Chairman Brenda Meade [...]


Tuesday October 20 2020

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***Covid-19 Outbreak at Walmart Coos Bay***

Coos County Public Health officials today reported a COVID-19 outbreak at the Coos Bay Walmart Store near Empire. The outbreak was reported on Thursday and involves mostly employees of the store including some in the pharmacy. The store reportedly closed the pharmacy and implemented other cleansing measures to ensure the safety of customers entering the [...]


Monday October 19 2020

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***COVID Cases Fall Slightly***

The number of COVID-19 cases in Coos County fell slightly from statistics reported last week. Coos Health Wellness reports there are currently 19 active and 52 presumptive cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 144 since March. The hospitalize case remains on the stats however, officials say the patient is recovering and is likely scheduled [...]


Tuesday October 13 2020

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***Curry County Senior Home Covid Outbreak***

Curry County Public Health officials reported an increase of Coronavirus cases mostly due to an outbreak at a senior care facility. 18 confirmed cases of COVID 19 are from Sea View Senior Living Long-term Memory Care out of Brookings. The total number of active and presumptive cases is at 20 as of October 12, 2020.


Tuesday October 13 2020

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