State to Consider Closing Shutter Creek Correctional Facility

Shutter Creek Correctional Institution is one of two prisons that could close under the State’s proposed measures to balance the budget. The state released the Ways and Means Co-Chair Principals for special session discussions which includes preserving programs and services critical to Oregonians. It also outlines cuts to several programs including the Department of Corrections. [...]

Newest COVID Cases Show Need for Safety Measures

Coos County now has 61 confirmed COVID-19 and presumptive cases. The count is now at 48 confirmed with 13 presumptive cases. Two of the most recent cases were identified by Coquille Valley Hospital.  A female was hospitalized but later released the same day after exhibiting COVID-like symptoms for a week prior to entering the hospital. Testing [...]

Local Hospitalization Now Moved to Portland Hospital

A man returning home from an RV trip who developed COVID symptoms and eventually became hospitalized in June has been moved from the local hospital to Portland. Public Health officials say the move was likely made for health services he needed from Oregon Health Sciences University. No update on the patient condition was provided. However, [...]

Second COVID 19 Case Hospitalized in Coos County

Coos Health and Wellness announced a second hospitalization from the COVID-19 Coronavirus today. The female was reportedly admitted last night. Age, symptoms and details of where she may have contracted the virus were not available. It is the second hospitalization since the first was admitted to Bay Area Hospital on June 24th. That case began [...]

Avamere of Coos Bay Identified as Latest Workplace Outbreak

As the number of COVID cases continues to rise, Coos Health and Wellness (CHW) has released the name of the second workplace outbreak. Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay has two cases identified. And CHW officials say one is confirmed and another is presumptive. They did not identify is the cases were identified as staff or [...]