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Clark County measles outbreak update: One new confirmed, two suspect cases - 03/18/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 73 confirmed cases and is currently investigating two suspect cases. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the 73 confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 53 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: four cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 63 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: three cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health will continue to provide updates as cases are confirmed or additional exposure sites are identified. The measles investigation webpage will continue to be updated.

Additional resources

For information about measles cases in Oregon, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Anyone with questions about measles infection or public exposures should call their primary care provider or Clark County Public Health at 360.397.8182. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County Council to consider speed limits on county road sections - 03/14/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Residents will have a chance next week to offer their thoughts before Clark County considers changing or setting speed limits on six sections of county roadway.

The Clark County Council will hold a public hearing on the speed limit updates at 6 pm Tuesday, March 19, in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

In some cases, the council will be asked to lower or increase speed limits. In other cases, the council will consider setting speed limits on roads that currently are unposted or have posted speed limits but the county does not have formal resolutions supporting those posted limits.

The maximum permissible speed on unposted county roads is 50 mph.

Public Works routinely evaluates speed limits based on comments from residents, requests from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, observations by county traffic engineers and changes in development and road conditions.

State law prohibits driving at a speed faster than what is “reasonable and prudent” given conditions, commonly referred to as the “basic rule,” and sets a maximum 50 mph speed limit on county roads.

The county council next week will consider speed limits on the following road sections:

  • Northeast Manley Road/Northeast 92nd Avenue between Northeast 239th Street and Northeast 259th Street – This currently falls under the basic speed rule in state law. The county proposes a consistent 35 mph speed limit.
  • Northeast 239th Street between Northeast 92nd Avenue and Battle Ground city limits – This road currently falls under the basic speed rule. The county is proposing to set a 35 mph speed limit to match the speed limit to the east in the city jurisdiction.
  • Northeast 20th Avenue between Northeast Highway 99 and Northeast 134th Street – The current speed limit is 25 mph. The county is proposing to increase the speed limit to 40 mph.
  • Northeast Highway 99 between Northeast 20th Avenue and Northeast 134th Street – The current speed limit is 40 mph. The county is proposing to reduce the limit to 25 mph.
  • Northeast Tenney Road/Northeast 134th Street between Northeast 10th Avenue and Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue – The speed limits on this road section change between 30 and 35 mph. The county is recommending a consistent speed limit of 35 mph.
  • Northeast 47th Avenue between Northeast Minnehaha Street and Northeast 78th Street – The roadway is posted at a 25 mph speed limit. The county recommends increasing the limit to 35 mph.

More information is available in the hearing staff report on the county council web page.

Join the Clark County Youth House for a youth art show, March 21 - 03/14/19

Vancouver, Wash.  ?  An art show highlighting local youth artists is scheduled for 4:30-8:30 pm Thursday, March 21, at the Clark County Youth House, 1012 Esther St.

The show, “Trading Eyes,” will feature many forms of art including canvas and rock paintings, sculptures and more.

Many of the young artists will be present to answer questions, and some artwork will be available for purchase.

Light refreshments will be provided at the event, which is free and open to the community.

The Clark County Youth House is a youth empowerment center developed by Clark County Community Services that provides a safe, inclusive and youth-focused environment.

Clark County measles outbreak update: One new confirmed case, no suspect - 03/13/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 72 confirmed cases and is not currently investigating any suspect cases. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the 72 confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 53 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 63 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Public Health will continue to provide updates as cases are confirmed or additional exposure sites are identified. The measles investigation webpage will continue to be updated.

Additional resources

For information about measles cases in Oregon, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Anyone with questions about measles infection or public exposures should call their primary care provider or Clark County Public Health at 360.397.8182. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County seeks volunteer to fill position on Noxious Weed Control Board - 03/12/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on a five-person board that advises the Clark County Council on controlling noxious weeds. The position is completing a term that will expire Dec. 31, 2020.

Board members serve four-year terms. Upon expiration of a term, a member can apply to serve again. There is no limit on how many terms a member can serve.

The Noxious Weed Control Board meets four times a year, usually on a Monday morning at the 78th Street Operations Center, 4700 NE 78th St.

Applicants for the open position must live in District 2, which is bounded by Northeast 99th Street on the north, the Clark/Skamania county line on the east, the Columbia River on the south and Northeast 50th Avenue on the west. A map showing the five districts is available on the Weed Board’s webpage, www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/weed-board.

Volunteers actively engaged in farming or ranching, including growing Christmas trees, hay or grapes or raising cattle or other livestock in the east Vancouver, Camas, Washougal and south Hockinson areas are encouraged to apply.

Application packets are available by calling 360.397.6140 or sending email to oard@clark.wa.gov">weed.board@clark.wa.gov.

Applications must be submitted to the Weed Board, 4700 NE 78th, St., Vancouver, WA 98665, no later than 5 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

More information about the Noxious Weed Control Board, including meeting agendas, minutes and audio recordings, is available on the county website, www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/weed-board.

Clark County measles outbreak update: 71 confirmed, three suspect cases - 03/12/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 71 confirmed cases and is currently investigating three suspect cases. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the 71 confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 52 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 62 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Public Health will continue to provide updates as cases are confirmed or additional exposure sites are identified. The measles investigation webpage will continue to be updated.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Anyone with questions about measles infection or public exposures should call their primary care provider or Clark County Public Health at 360.397.8182. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County to recognize environmental stewardship at Green Awards - 03/11/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County will host the third annual Green Awards celebration on Wednesday, March 20, at Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St. This event is open to any business or individual interested in environmental sustainability. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The event is free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

This year a group of improv comedians from Curious Comedy Theater will host the event while presenting their “eco-conscious” improv. The troop will interview leaders of Clark County’s green programs with late-night TV flare.

Six awards will be presented to businesses and community members for their commitment to environmental education and leadership. The categories are:

  • Green Apple Award for a school employee
  • Green Neighbor Award for a resident who exemplifies sustainability leadership
  • Green Business Awards for a nonprofit or government, one small and one large business
  • Master Composter Recycler Superstar for a volunteer

“Each year, I’m inspired by our community members’ efforts to reduce waste and protect the environment,” said Sally Fisher, environmental outreach programs coordinator. “The Green Awards will be a fun, celebratory event to recognize local leaders of environmental sustainability.”

A reception at Trusty Brewing, 114 E. Evergreen Blvd., will follow the awards ceremony.

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up at https://clarkgreenneighbors.org/event-calendar/clark-county-green-awards/3824/.

To learn more about the Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach program, visit https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/solid-waste-environmental-outreach.

Clark County measles outbreak update: 70 confirmed, two suspect cases - 03/11/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is currently investigating two suspect cases. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Public Health is discontinuing its scheduled daily news releases. Moving forward, Public Health will only issue a news release if additional confirmed cases or exposure sites are identified. The measles investigation webpage will continue to be updated.

Public Health has also deactivated the measles call center. Anyone with questions about measles infection or public exposures should call their primary care provider or Public Health at 360.397.8182.

Here are the details of the 70 confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

No changes in measles outbreak: 70 confirmed, no suspect cases - 03/10/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is currently not investigating any suspect cases. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

No new confirmed, suspect cases in Clark County measles outbreak - 03/09/19

Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is currently not investigating any suspect cases. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County Medical Examiner's Office - MEDIA RELEASE - 03/08/19

The following information is in response to a media request for information regarding a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

 

Date of death: 03/07/2019

Location: Vancouver, WA.

Decedent Name: Hunter, Carlos M.       

Decedent Age: 43 Yrs                

Resident of:  Vancouver, WA

 

The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

 

Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds of the torso

Manner of death: Homicide

 

Reports and records of autopsies or postmortems shall be confidential as per RCW 68.50.105. No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner’s Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Vancouver Police Department.

 

 

 

 

 

Nikki J. Costa

Operations Manager

 

No new confirmed, no suspect cases in Clark County measles outbreak - 03/08/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is currently not investigating any suspect cases. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Commission to focus on healthy communities, especially for those 65 and older - 03/07/19

Vancouver, Wash. - The Clark County Commission on Aging is focusing this year on healthy communities, especially for people 65 and older. Features of a community either contribute to or decrease one's ability to live independently, safely and comfortably.  Places with clean air and water and access to healthful food, safe streets, parks and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods provide an environment that contributes to better health. 

The year-long focus will educate and raise awareness about how to create and maintain healthy, livable communities that benefit all ages.

Meetings are at 4:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

The commission has invited experts to speak on the specific topics. Members then will discuss the topic and answer questions from the audience. Here is a tentative schedule of the 2019 topics:

•           March 20 – Overview of what makes a healthy community

•           April 17- Access to parks, recreation, and open space

•           May 15 – Complete neighborhoods

•           June 19 – Access to healthy foods

•           July 17 – No meeting (commission retreat)

•           Aug. 21 – Access to medical services and pet care support

•           Sept. 18 – Access to economic opportunity and engagement

•           Oct. 16 – Urban forestry and environmental quality

Dr. Alan DeLaTorre, research associate at Portland State University’s Institute on Aging, will kick off the healthy communities series on March 20. DeLaTorre will discuss the elements that make up a healthy community and the impact the built environment has on our physical and mental health.

The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members. For more about the commission, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/aging.

Commission meetings are carried live on CVTV Channel 23 and online at www.cvtv.org. To see replay times, go to www.cvtv.org.

No new confirmed, one suspect case in Clark County measles outbreak - 03/07/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is currently investigating one suspect case. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Public Health identifies three suspect measles cases, no new confirmed cases - 03/06/19

Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is currently investigating three suspect cases. There are no new exposure locations.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County measles outbreak at 70 confirmed, two suspect cases - 03/05/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is currently investigating two suspect cases. Public Health has identified one new location where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Here is the new location where people may have been exposed to measles:

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department, 400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver from 8:45 pm Sunday, March 3 to 1:45 am Monday, March 4.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County Council seeks volunteer for regional library board--UPDATED - 03/05/19

Please note the updated term information in the first paragraph.

Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Council is seeking an applicant to fill one of three Clark County at-large positions on the seven-member Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Board of Trustees. This position completing a term set to expire Dec. 31, 2021. The board member can then apply for two additional terms. 

This position is designated for someone living in Clark County outside of both Vancouver city limits and Camas city limits. Residents from all eligible areas are encouraged to apply. The Clark County Council seeks applicants who can bring a broad range of perspectives and experiences to the role. 

Library trustees are responsible for policies and fiscal oversight regarding FVRL's operations including 13 branch libraries, two self-serve locations, two bookmobiles and centralized library support services for about 500,000 people. The service area is more than 4,200 square miles and includes all of Clark County (except the city of Camas), all of Skamania and Klickitat counties, and the city of Woodland. FVRL also provides contract services to the Yale Valley Library District in Cowlitz County. 

The appointment must be approved by the boards of commissioners of Skamania and Klickitat counties and the Clark County Council.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and résumé to Alyssa Weyhrauch at the Clark County Council Office, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, Washington 98666-5000, or to auch@clark.wa.gov">alyssa.weyhrauch@clark.wa.gov.

Application deadline is 5 pm Friday, March 22, 2019.

Application letters should address the applicant’s understanding of the challenges of serving on a public library board; perspectives concerning public library services, facilities, and library materials (i.e. books, CDs, DVDs, etc.); the value of public libraries in communities and funding for the library district.

More information about the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District is available on its website at www.fvrl.org under About Us.

Clark County Medical Examiner's Office - MEDIA RELEASE - 03/04/19

The following information is in response to a media request for information regarding a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

 

Date of death: 02/28/2019

Location: Vancouver, WA.

Decedent Name: Pierce, Micheal E.        

Decedent Age: 29 Yrs                

Resident of:  Vancouver, WA

 

The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

 

Cause of death: Gunshot wound of the chest

Manner of death: Homicide

 

Reports and records of autopsies or postmortems shall be confidential as per RCW 68.50.105. No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner’s Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Vancouver Police Department.

 

 

 

 

 

Nikki J. Costa

Operations Manager

 

No new cases in Clark County measles outbreak - 03/04/19

Change made to timeframe of March 2 exposure at The Vancouver Clinic

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has no changes to case numbers to report today. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is not currently investigating any suspect cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles but has adjusted the timeframe for a previously identified site.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Here is the adjusted timeframe for a previously identified exposure site:

  • The Vancouver Clinic, 700 NE 87th Ave., Vancouver from 9:50 am to 1:10 pm Saturday, March 2.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Measles outbreak numbers remain unchanged: 70 confirmed, no suspect cases - 03/03/19

Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has no changes to report today. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is not currently investigating any suspect cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Two new confirmed cases, no new suspect in Clark County measles outbreak - 03/02/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has confirmed two new cases. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and has no new suspect cases. Public Health has also identified one new location where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 51 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 61 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Here is the new location where people may have been exposed to measles:

Health care facility:

  • The Vancouver Clinic, 700 NE 87th Ave., Vancouver from 3:30 to 9:30 pm Friday, March 1 and 9 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, March 2.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Three new confirmed cases, two suspect in Clark County measles outbreak - 03/01/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has confirmed three new cases. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 68 confirmed cases and is currently investigating two suspect cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 49 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: three cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 59 cases
    • Unverified: seven cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Public Health identifies four suspect measles cases, no new confirmed cases - 02/28/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 65 confirmed cases and is currently investigating four suspect cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 47 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 57 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Farm Advisory Committee to hold its annual meeting March 11 - 02/28/19

Vancouver, Wash. – The 2019 Clark County Farm Advisory Committee will meet 10:10 to 11:50 am Monday, March 11, in the sixth-floor training room in the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

The meeting is open to the public.

The committee serves as an advisory group to the Assessor in implementing assessment guidelines as established by the department for open space, farm and agricultural, and timber land classified under the provisions of Chapter 84.34 RCW and WAC 458-30-345.

It's a Family Affair -- A Clark County employee exhibit at the Rebecca Anstine Gallery - 02/28/19

Vancouver, Wash. – It’s a Family Affair, an exhibit of art by Clark County employees and their family members, will be on display in the Rebecca Anstine Sixth Floor Gallery through Friday, March 22, 2019. 

A reception honoring the artists is scheduled for 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Monday, March 18, at the gallery on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Clark County Arts Commission.

The pieces are varied and shed light on a deep well of creativity and skill. The exhibit includes mixed media, painting and fiber art.

The Rebecca Anstine Sixth Floor Gallery was named in honor of Rebecca Anstine, a local artist and founding curator of the public exhibit space who served as a Clark County Arts Commission board member.

The Anstine Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Measles outbreak numbers remain unchanged: 65 confirmed, no suspect cases - 02/27/19

Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has no changes to report today. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 65 confirmed cases and is not currently investigating any suspect cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 47 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 57 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Commission on Aging offers opportunities to advocate for older citizens and more livable communities - 02/27/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County is seeking applicants for four openings on its Commission on Aging. The commission manages and implements the county’s Aging Readiness Plan and fosters countywide awareness, dialogue and insight into challenges and opportunities for residents of all ages, incomes and abilities.

Three of the openings are for three-year terms that begin June 1 and go through May 31, 2022. One vacancy will complete an outgoing member’s term beginning immediately and going through May 2020.

Residents living anywhere in Clark County may apply. People with an interest in issues and advocacy for seniors, related to: housing; transportation/mobility; supportive services; healthy communities; and community engagement; as well as service on public advisory boards are encouraged to apply.

The commission will focus on healthy communities in 2019 and will explore how the built environment can provide opportunities for better physical and mental health for all ages.

The commission meets 3-6 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Additional meetings may require an extra 10 hours per month.

Applicants should submit a résumé and letter of interest to Alyssa Weyhrauch, County Manager’s Office, at Alyssa.Weyhrauch@clark.wa.gov. Applications also may be mailed to P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.

Submission deadline is 5 pm Friday, April 5.

The Aging Readiness Plan covers access to housing, transportation, a variety of lifestyles, support services and civic or social engagement. For more on the plan and commission, see www.clark.wa.gov/aging.

No changes to measles outbreak numbers: 65 confirmed, no suspect cases - 02/26/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has no changes to report today. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 65 confirmed cases and is not currently investigating any suspect cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 47 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 57 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

No new confirmed, suspect measles cases in Clark County outbreak - 02/25/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has no updates to report today. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 65 confirmed cases and is not currently investigating any suspect cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 47 cases
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 57 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clean Water Commission to present annual report on Feb. 27 - 02/25/19

Vancouver, Wash. – The Clark County Clean Water Commission this week will present its 2018 Annual Report to the Clark County Council and Clark County Manager Shawn Henessee.

The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 10:30 am Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the sixth-floor training room, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.

The report is posted on the county website, www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/clean-water-commission.

“The Clean Water Commission was very productive in 2018,” said Dean Boening, Clean Water Division manager. “I appreciate the dedication of each commission member to our ongoing efforts to reduce stormwater pollution and protect the health of our watersheds.”

The report describes the commission’s activities to support compliance with the county’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System municipal stormwater permit.

Clark County measles outbreak remains at 65 confirmed, one suspect case - 02/24/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has no updates to report today. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 65 confirmed cases and is currently investigating one suspect case. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 47 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 57 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County measles outbreak at 65 confirmed, one suspect case - 02/23/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 65 confirmed cases and is currently investigating one suspect case. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 47 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 57 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health

Clark County measles outbreak remains at 64 confirmed, two suspect cases - 02/22/19

Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has no updates to report today. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 64 confirmed cases and is currently investigating two suspect cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 46 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 56 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County Medical Examiner's Office - MEDIA RELEASE - 02/21/19

The following information is in response to a media request for information regarding a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

 

Date of death: 02/20/2019

Location: Vancouver, WA.

Decedent Name: Joseph, Clayton S.      

Decedent Age: 16 Yrs                

Resident of:  Vancouver, WA

 

The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

 

Cause of death: Gunshot wound of the chest

Manner of death: Homicide

 

Reports and records of autopsies or postmortems shall be confidential as per RCW 68.50.105. No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner’s Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Vancouver Police Department.

 

 

 

 

 

Nikki J. Costa

Operations Manager

 

Clark County measles outbreak at 64 confirmed, two suspect cases - 02/21/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 64 confirmed cases and is currently investigating two suspect cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 46 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 56 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County measles outbreak at 63 confirmed, one suspect case - 02/20/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 63 confirmed cases and is currently investigating one suspect case. Public Health has identified three new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 45 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 55 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Here are the new locations where people may have been exposed to measles:

Health care facilities:

  • The Vancouver Clinic Washougal, 291 C St., Washougal from 7:10 to 10:35 am Thursday, Feb. 14.
  • The Vancouver Clinic, 700 NE 87th Ave., Vancouver from 1:50 to 6 pm Monday, Feb. 18.

School:

  • Burton Elementary School, 14015 NE 28th St., Vancouver on Monday, Feb. 11; Tuesday, Feb. 12; Wednesday, Feb. 13.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Recycled Arts Festival receives Game Changer Award from downtown association - 02/20/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Vancouver’s Downtown Association presented Clark County’s Recycled Arts Festival with a 2018 Game Changer Award during its annual meeting last week. The Recycled Arts Festival was named People’s Choice for Favorite Event.

The association’s annual awards honor local “people and businesses who bring their special vision to our downtown and make good things happen,” according to the association website. Award winners were announced at an event Feb. 14 at Hilton Vancouver Washington.

The Recycled Arts Festival will celebrate 14 years in downtown Vancouver at this year’s event June 29-30 at Esther Short Park. The event will host more than 150 artists who create handcrafted items using at least 75 percent recycled or reused materials. A number of local musicians will provide entertainment, and food vendors will offer a variety of meal options throughout the event. Last year, nearly 40,000 guests came out to join in the fun!

The Recycled Arts Festival is hosted by Clark County Public Health’s Green Neighbors program. For more information about the event, visit the Recycled Arts Festival website. To receive the latest Clark County eco-friendly information, sign up for the Green Neighbors newsletter.

Clark County measles outbreak at 62 confirmed, one suspect case - 02/19/19

Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 62 confirmed cases and is currently investigating one suspect case. Public Health has identified one new location, and extended the timeframe for another location, where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 44 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 54 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Here are the new locations where people may have been exposed to measles:

Health care facility:

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Emergency Department, 400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver 7:45 to 11:05 pm Saturday, Feb. 16.

School:

  • Pacific Middle School, 2017 NE 172nd Ave., Vancouver all day until 4:30 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The school was already listed as an exposure site. This extends the exposure period into after-school activities.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Measles outbreak update: One new confirmed case, one new exposure site - 02/18/19

Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. This afternoon, Public Health identified one new confirmed case and one new location where people may have been exposed to measles. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 62 confirmed cases and is not currently investigating any suspect cases.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 44 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 15 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 54 cases
    • Unverified: six cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Here is the new location where people may have been exposed to measles:

  • Fred Meyer, 401 NW 12th Ave., Battle Ground from 3:30 to 10 pm Wednesday, Feb. 13.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County measles outbreak remains at 61 confirmed cases - 02/18/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has not identified any new confirmed or suspect cases. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 61 confirmed cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 44 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 14 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 54 cases
    • Unverified: five cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.

Clark County measles outbreak grows to 61 confirmed cases - 02/17/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has identified two new confirmed cases. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 61 confirmed cases and currently is not investigating any suspect cases. Public Health has identified two new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • Age
    • 1 to 10 years: 44 cases
    • 11 to 18 years: 14 cases
    • 19 to 29 years: one case
    • 30 to 39 years: two cases
  • Immunization status
    • Unimmunized: 54 cases
    • Unverified: five cases
    • 1 MMR vaccine: two cases
  • Hospitalization: one case (none currently)

Public Health is not providing any additional information about the two cases with one dose of MMR in order to protect the patients’ privacy.

Here are the two new locations where people may have been exposed to measles:

Schools:

  • Image Elementary School, 4400 NE 122nd Ave., Vancouver on Monday, Feb. 11; Tuesday, Feb. 12; Wednesday, Feb. 13; Thursday, Feb. 14; and Friday, Feb. 15.
  • Pacific Middle School, 2017 NE 172nd Ave., Vancouver on Monday, Feb. 11; Tuesday, Feb. 12; and Wednesday, Feb. 13.

For a complete list of exposure sites, visit the Public Health measles investigation webpage.

Clark County Public Health is urging anyone who has been exposed at an identified location and believes they have symptoms of measles to call their health care provider prior to visiting the medical office to make a plan that avoids exposing others in the waiting room. People who believe they have symptoms of measles should not go directly to medical offices, urgent care centers or emergency departments (unless experiencing a medical emergency) without calling in advance.

Additional resources

For information about additional exposure sites in Oregon, linked to the confirmed case in Multnomah County, visit the Oregon Health Authority measles webpage. For information about other measles cases in Washington, visit the Washington State Department of Health measles webpage.

Public Health has established a call center for questions related to the investigation. Anyone who has questions about public exposures should call 360.397.8021. The call center is open daily.

Anyone with questions about their measles immunity or the measles vaccine should contact their primary care provider. Clark County Public Health does not provide immunizations or testing for immunity.

If you are unsure of your family's immunization status, you can view, download and print your family's immunization information online at MyIR or request a copy of your immunization record from the Washington State Department of Health.