DRAIN — A baseball coach at North Douglas School District has tested positive for COVID-19, the district announced Wednesday.

North Douglas Superintendent Jody Cyr made it clear that possible exposure was limited to the baseball team and that any other athletes or students had not been affected. 

The baseball team started practice on Monday. The first baseball game for North Douglas is scheduled to take place Tuesday at home against Umpqua Valley Christian.

Because of the impact of the pandemic on the schedule, some of the sports have overlapping schedules. Football will have its final game Saturday, after which more athletes are expected to join the baseball team.

There were three coaches on staff, according to information from the Oregon School Activities Association. 

At the time of the announcement, three baseball players had been asked to quarantine and the school district was working closely with the local and state health authorities.

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Responding to an April 1 News-Review comment about anti-vaxxers, County Commissioner Chris Boice commented yesterday, “the fact is that people who choose not to vaccinate thier kids, do it at a minimal risk.”

With the B.1.1.7 variant now being the dominate strain of coronavirus in the U.S. is Commissioner Boice correct?



You omitted the entire quote to make it appear as though Commissioner Boice was advocating against vaccines -- which is not what he was doing. He stated that the high rate of immunizations among children have made it so that those that do not vaccinate their kids do it at minimal risk. He was making the point about how others being responsible have minimized the risk for others who are not. If you had just this single misquote, it wouldn't be a big deal, but you have done this repeatedly over the last year. You have create an alternate set of facts which support a false narrative, which you then refer to as though it is the truth. You basically are operating from Trump's playbook. You must be proud.


You didn't answer the question. Instead, you just attacked me.......again.


168 Oregonians have tested positive for coronavirus 14 days after their second shot. 3 have died. This is according to a bulletin (below link) issued today by the Oregon Health Authority which reminds people the vaccines are not 100% effective.



Why is the News-Review not reporting why the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force says Douglas County has 62 coronavirus deaths while the Oregon Health Authority says Douglas County has 65 deaths, 5 of which have occurred over the past week? The OHA gave the details on each of their Douglas County deaths.


This is in today's report:


Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of three more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus.

Our sixty-third death is a 76-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 and Douglas County was notified by State of Oregon Vital Records about the death on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Our sixty-fourth death is a 90-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, February 22, 2021, passed away on Thursday, March 25 and Douglas County was notified by State of Oregon Vital Records about the death on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Our sixty-fifth death is a 77-year-old woman diagnosed on Saturday, December 26, 2020, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 and Douglas County was notified by State of Oregon Vital Records about the death on Thursday, April 8, 2021


Saw it. It took over 3 months and questions by the News-Review for Dr. Dannenhoffer to "confirm" something the Oregon Health Authority has been stating for weeks. What the heck, its only a few more deaths.

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