COVID-19

Masks go optional; vaccines for staff still required

By HAILEY HOFFMAN Staff Reporter

March 9, 2022 at 2:05 p.m.


COVID-19

Canada eases COVID border restrictions

PCR tests are no longer necessary for border

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GOVERNMENT

With COVID-19 easing, Bellingham council to resume in-person meetings

Mask, vaccination requirements still under discussion

BREAKING NEWS

Washington state mask mandate to be lifted on March 11

Timeline shifts as new CDC guidance emerges

COVID-19

Washington officials to assess new mask guidance from CDC

Current statewide mask mandate lift date still stands

GOVERNMENT

Public to be allowed back in Washington Senate gallery

Viewers need to show a negative COVID test

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EDUCATION

Many Whatcom families switch to home schooling

Public schools see enrollment declines from 1.5% to nearly 9%

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BUSINESS

Whatcom businesses expect more Canadian customers

Merchants hope eased border entry next week will lure back shoppers

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COVID-19

Washington state to lift indoor mask mandate March 21

Washington one of the last in the country for a mask mandate

BUSINESS

Companies revert to more normal operations as COVID wanes

Microsoft announced its offices reopening at the end of the month

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BUSINESS

Bellingham Athletic Club to close downtown location

Original Cordata facility to get upgrades

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LOCAL

Local animal shelters see rise in pet surrenders

High costs, lifting restrictions overburden new pet owners

COVID-19

Ferndale to spend COVID-19 relief funds on downtown revitalization

The city lays out its spending plans

COVID-19

Gov. Inslee: Decision on indoor mask mandate soon

Elective surgery restrictions, outdoor mask mandate to be lifted

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EDUCATION

Most local colleges see dip in enrollment

Northwest Indian College experiences growth for the first time since 2015