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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Cowlitz Board of Commissioners' cancel regular meetings of March 31 & April 1, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meetings of Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2020 are cancelled. Future meetings will be decided at a later date.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Health Department Recommends Canceling Large Gatherings

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March 13, 2020

HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS CANCELING LARGE GATHERINGS

Cowlitz County Health & Human Services is recommending the cancellation of large gatherings of more than 250 people in order to minimize the potentia...

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Commissioner's Office
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Declaration of Emergency

The Board of Cowlitz County Commissioners has declared an emergency related to the significant health threat caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. While Cowlitz County has no lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, other parts of the State have had more sig...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

On-site Inmate Visitation Suspended

In response to COVID-19 all on-site visitation from family and friends has been suspended until further notice. We are working on alternative options to ensure those in our custody stay connected to their friends and family. More information will follow.

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

PR-020

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April 1, 2020 at 1245 hrs.

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has reported (2) two additional confirmed positive test results for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. These cases ...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 31, 2020

PR-019

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March 31, 2020 at 1500 hrs.

The Cowlitz County Incident Management Team (IMT) has launched a new website at www.cowlitzcovid19.com in an effort to better communicate with Cowlitz County residents during the res...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 31, 2020

PR-018

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March 31, 2020 at 1200 hrs. 

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has reported (2) two additional confirmed positive test results for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. These c...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 30, 2020

PR-017

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March 30, 2020 at 1415 hrs.

The Cowlitz County COVID-19 Incident Management Team wishes to thank the community for its generosity and offers to donate personal protective equipment (PPE). The COVID-19 pandemic ...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 29, 2020

PR-016

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March 28, 2020 at 1730 hrs.

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has reported (4) four additional confirmed positive test results for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. These...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 28, 2020

PR-015

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March 27, 2020 at 1345 hrs. 

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions throughout o...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 27, 2020

PR-014

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Cowlitz County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has reported (3) three additional confirmed positive test results for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. These cases bring the total number of case...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: April 1, 2020

PR-013

March 26, 2020 at 1545 hrs.

In an effort to assist our community we are providing a list of helpful numbers, texts, and websites to visit.

For the PDF version of this press release, click here.

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 27, 2020

PR-012

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March 26, 2020 at 1500 hrs.

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has reported four additional confirmed positive test results for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. These cases bring th...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PR-011

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March 25, 2020 at 1400 hrs.

Businesses that remain open after Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home-Stay Healthy” Order goes into effect atmidnight on March 25, 20020 are require...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PR-010

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March 25, 2020 at 1400 hrs.

Many community business partners have already temporarily suspended business operations or are preparingto do so during the Stay Home-Stay Healthy order. Law Enforcement is...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PR-009

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March 24, 2020 at 1900 hrs.

Governor Inslee announced on March 23, 2020 proclamation #20-25: “Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order”. The orderis effective throughout Washington...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 25, 2020

PR-008

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March 24, 2020 at 1600 hours

The Joint Information Center has created the Cowlitz County COVID-19 Information Line. 

1-888-683-8676 will be made available for additional information a...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 24, 2020

PR-007

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Public Health and the Cowlitz County Incident Management Team understands the public’s desire to learn as much as possible about the on-going response to COVID-19. The team’s Join...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 24, 2020

PR-002 (Update)

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Update as of March 24, 2020 at 1430 hrs.

The Veterans Service Center and VFW Service Office Post 1035 are both closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Through applications for assistance, Cowlitz Health ...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 20, 2020

PR-006

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March 20, 2020 at 1945 hrs.

The State of Oregon has issued a “stay at home” order as of 03/20/20 at1930 hrs.

What does Oregon’s “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy&r...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 20, 2020

PR-005

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March 20, 2020 at 1530 hrs.

Cowlitz PUD will be suspending disconnects for non-payment effective immediately.

Cowlitz PUD recognizes the economic impact COVID-19 will have on our community and has made...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 20, 2020

PR-004

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March 20, 2020 at 1530 hrs.

A second person has tested positive for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. This new case brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Cowlitz County to two.

The fir...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 20, 2020

PR-003

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March 20, 2020 at 1400 hrs.

County, Cities, Public Health and Safety, and Emergency Services entities from throughout Cowlitz County have joined to activate an Incident Management Team (IMT) in order to ...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 16, 2020

PR-001

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Over the weekend, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center announced its first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a patient. This case is a Lewis County resident.

The Cowlitz County Health & Human Ser...

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Cowlitz COVID-19 IMT
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Press Release: Health Department Recommends Canceling Large Gatherings

Cowlitz County Health & Human Services is recommending the cancellation of large gatherings of more than 250 people in order to minimize the potential health impacts of COVID-19. 

This Public Health recommendation applies to gatherings of 250 ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Press Release PR-018

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Press Release PR-016

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Press Release PR-015

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Press Release PR-014

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Press Release PR-013

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Press Release PR-012

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Press Release PR-011

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Press Release PR-009

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Press Release PR-008

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Press Release PR-007

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release PR-006

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The State of Oregon has issued a “stay at home” order as of 03/20/20 at 1930 hrs.

What does Oregon’s “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy” order mean to Washingtonians?

At this time, no such order has been i...

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DEM
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release PR-005

[2:30 pm] 

Cowlitz PUD will be suspending disconnects for non-payment effective immediately.

Cowlitz PUD recognizes the economic impact COVID-19 will have on our community and has made the decision to waive all late fees and suspend disconnects fo...

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DEM
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release PR-004

[2:30 pm]

A second person has tested positive for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. This new case brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Cowlitz County to two.

The first case announced earlier this morning is a male in his 70s. The patie...

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DEM
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release PR-003

[2:00 pm]

County, Cities, Public Health and Safety, and Emergency Services entities from throughout Cowlitz County have joined to activate an Incident Management Team (IMT) in order to better coordinate the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team...

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DEM
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release PR-002

The Veterans Service Center and VFW Service Office Post 1035 are both closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Because of this closure they are unable to process applications for assistance from the Cowlitz County Veteran’s Relief Fund. Through app...

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DEM
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release PR-001

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services has received its first positive test result for novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The confirmed case is a male in his 70s. The patient had been in isolation at PeaceHealth St. Johns’ Medical Center pending tes...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

PR-019

 

March 31, 2020 at 1500 hrs.

The Cowlitz County Incident Management Team (IMT) has launched a new website at www.cowlitzcovid19.com in an effort to better communicate with Cowlitz County residents during the response to the new novel coronavirus. ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 31, 2020

PR-018

March 31, 2020 at 1200 hrs. 

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has reported (2) two additional confirmed positive test results for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. These cases bring the total number of cases in Cowlit...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Press Release: Public Donations Accepted at IMT

March 30, 2020 at 1415 hrs.

The Cowlitz County COVID-19 Incident Management Team wishes to thank the community for its generosity and offers to donate personal protective equipment (PPE). The COVID-19 pandemic hascaused international shortages of critical ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Press Release: New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Cowlitz County

New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Cowlitz County 

March 28, 2020 at 1730 hrs. 

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has reported (4) four additional confirmed positive test results for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz Coun...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Press Release: Cowlitz COVID-19 Non-Compliance Reporting

March 27, 2020 at 1345 hrs. 

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions throughout our community. Following Governor Inslee&rs...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Press Release: New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 3.27.2020

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has reported (3) three additional confirmed positive test results for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. These cases bring the total number of cases in Cowlitz County to (10) ten.

The latest con...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Press Release: Additional Cowlitz COVID-19 Cases 3.26.20

March 26, 2020 at 1500 hrs.

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has reported four additional confirmed positive test results for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. These cases bring the total number of cases in Cowlitz County to s...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Press Release: Closed Non-Essential Businesses: Crime Prevention

March 25, 2020 at 1400 hrs.

Many community business partners have already temporarily suspended business operations or are preparingto do so during the Stay Home-Stay Healthy order. Law Enforcement is conducting extra patrols, but we need...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Press Release: Guidance for Essential Businesses - Cowlitz County

March 25, 2020 at 1400 hrs.

Businesses that remain open after Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home-Stay Healthy” Order goes into effect atmidnight on March 25, 20020 are required to take steps to comply with the order.

Businesses that ...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Press Release: Stay Home- Stay Safe

March 24, 2020 at 1900 hrs.

Governor Inslee announced on March 23, 2020 proclamation #20-25: “Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order”. The orderis effective throughout Washington State and prohibits all people in Washington State from...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Press Release: Cowlitz County COVID-19 Information Line

March 24, 2020 at 1600 hours

The Joint Information Center has created the Cowlitz County COVID-19 Information Line. 

1-888-683-8676 will be made available for additional information and resources. Callers will be able to access the Cowlitz...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Press Release: Veterans Services (UPDATE)

Update as of March 24, 2020 at 1430 hrs.—

The Veterans Service Center and VFW Service Office Post 1035 are both closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Through applications for assistance, Cowlitz Health and Human Services (CCHHS) supports local vet...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Press Release: Release of Public Health Info

Public Health and the Cowlitz County Incident Management Team understands the public’s desire to learn as much as possible about the on-going response to COVID-19. The team’s Joint Information Center (JIC) is working diligently to sha...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release: 2nd Person Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Cowlitz County

A second person has tested positive for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Cowlitz County. This new case brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Cowlitz County to two.

The first case announced earlier this morning is a male in his 70s. The patient had b...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release: Cowlitz County HHS has received its first positive test result for COVID-19

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services has received its first positive test result for novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

The confirmed case is a male in his 70s. The patient had been in isolation at PeaceHealth St. Johns’ Medical Center pending tes...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release: Veterans Service Center & VFW Service Office Post 1035 both closed due to COVID-19

The Veterans Service Center and VFW Service Office Post 1035 are both closed due to the COVID-19outbreak. Because of this closure they are unable to process applications for assistance from the Cowlitz County Veteran’s Relief Fund. Through appl...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Press Release: St. John Medical Center Announces First Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Over the weekend, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center announced its first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a patient. This case is a Lewis County resident.

The Cowlitz County Health & Human Services (CCHHS) communicable disease team is monitorin...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Press Release: Health Department Recommends Canceling Large Gatherings

Cowlitz County Health & Human Services is recommending the cancellation of large gatherings of more than 250 people in order to minimize the potential health impacts of COVID-19. 

This Public Health recommendation applies to gatherings of 250 ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Museum Office Closure

The Cowlitz County Historical Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.  

Please contact Joseph Govednik, Museum Director, at 360-577-3119 if you need assistance.  

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Press Release - Office Closure

Noxious Weeds is available by phone, email and appointment only. 

Our walk-up window is closed. We will maintain field inspections, but avoid in-person interactions for the time being.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Temporary Measures Effective Until Further Notice

In an effort to ensure everyone’s safety, due to the limited space in our lobby and to ensure social distancing, we have closed our reception area for in-person business. We are available via telephone, between the hours of 8:30-5:00, at (360) 5...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Cancelled - April 14, 2020 Park & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting

The Cowlitz County Park and Recreation Advisory Board is cancelling their regular meeting scheduled for April 14, 2020.

The Park and Recreation Advisory Board regularly meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Cowlitz County Administration Bu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 the Cowlitz County Department of Public Works Administration Building will be open to the public by appointment only for specific services until further notice. These services include miscellaneous permits (applications...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Cowlitz County IMT Launches New Website

The Cowlitz County Incident Management Team (IMT) has launched a new website at www.cowlitzcovid19.com in an effort to better communicate with Cowlitz County residents during the response to the new novel coronavirus.

 The new website will be a on...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Staying informed

Cowlitz County has two phone lines we would like to make you aware of.

 The first is our information hotline, the number is 1-888-683-8676. You have the option to listen in English and Spanish.

 The second is the noncompliance complaint li...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Building Closures

The BOCC approved the plan to limit hours at the Hall of Justice.  The front doors will be open during the hours of 9AM - 3PM Monday through Friday. Our Records Department will allow mail and couriers in as needed. Registered sex offenders will n...

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Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Press Release - Office Closure

We are open from 0830-1700 each day. We have suspended fingerprinting services to include initial applications for Concealed Pistol Licenses. Registered Sex offenders are still required to check in and register as required. We are asking citizens wanting ...

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WSU

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Office Plan for WSU Extension in Cowlitz County

Office Plan for WSU Extension in Cowlitz County

At the request of Washington State University to encourage protection of the general public and office staff from infection of Coronavirus, the WSU Extension office in Cowlitz County will be closed immediatel...

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