Gov. Jay Inslee amended the vaccination requirement proclamation 21-14 to address potentially life-threatening circumstances in 24/7 facilities."24/7 facilities" provide care to individuals, and include, but are not limited to, acute care, long-term care, corrections, rehabilitation and behavioral health in-patient facilities. The action took place last Wednesday.
The amendment allows these facilities to use the services of contractors whose full vaccination status has not been verified in very narrow and limited circumstances. Those circumstances are emergent events or conditions that are unanticipated, discrete, temporary, and likely to result in death or serious bodily harm if the contractors' prompt actions are not taken.
Examples of such emergent events and conditions include, but are not limited to, fires, floods, or other natural disasters, inoperable security door and camera controls, and riot or hostage situations.
The amendment also requires that facility leadership must first make reasonable efforts to engage contractors whose vaccination status is verified, and must, within a reasonable time of the event, document that the circumstances met this narrow and limited exception. In addition, any such response by an unverified contractor must be limited to the duration and scope necessary to address the emergent event.
On Wednesday, November 24, a wonderful couple in Winlock lost their home to fire. Bob and Carol Sutton's home was a total loss.
On November 24, 2021, at 9:15 p.m., firefighters from Lewis County Fire Districts 15-Winlock, 2-Toledo, 20-Vader and 5-Napavine responded to a fire. The fire was reported as a structure fire threatening an additional structure in the 100 block of Allman Rd.
The Drive n Drop Food Drive by the Winlock-Vader Food Bank is having this event instead of the Walk n Knock that was canceled due to the pandemic. Each year the food bank works tirelessly for the community, always helping anyone in need. This year has been no different, even more challenging due to COVID, but they never faltered.
Super student-athlete Olivia Matlock, a senior at Willapa Valley HS, signed a National Letter of Intent to study education and play softball for St. Martin's University in Lacey next fall. Matlock, who excels in the classroom and on the athletic field at pitcher, in the batter's box, and defensively at first base for the Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Titans, talked with the Herald about her decision to sign with the Saints.
Every child is taught to dial 911 in case of an emergency, but what happens if the county needs to get a hold of you during a natural disaster? This is where the Pacific County Hyper-Reach Reverse 911 System comes into play.
The hyper-reach system was developed and implemented as a way to make contact with people in large groups during an emergency like a tornado, or earthquake. Weather, potential evacuation, and take shelter emergency notification also use this method of communications. The system uses email, phone, text for the notifications.
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