Coronavirus Updates

Free masks will be handed out in a drive-thru event on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Seaside Fire Station, 150 S. Lincoln, and at the Gearhart Fire Station, 670 Pacific Way. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Timeline

Free masks will be handed out in a drive-thru event on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Seaside Fire Station, 150 S. Lincoln, and at the Gearhart Fire Station, 670 Pacific Way.  Read more

Free masks will be handed out in a drive-thru event on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Seaside Fire Station, 150 S. Lincoln, Seaside. Read more

While most people on the North Coast were preparing for the Fourth of July weekend, staff at the Clatsop County Public Health Department were scrambling to prevent another coronavirus outbreak at a seafood processing plant. Read more

On Thursday cities, fire districts and community emergency response teams in Clatsop County will host drive-thru mask handout events between 4 and 7 p.m. at Cannon Beach City Hall, the Elsie-Vinemaple Fire Station, Gearhart Fire Station and Warrenton Fire Station. Read more

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Over the past four months we’ve seen unprecedented sacrifice and resolve from the citizens of our small community. Through this period, I strongly believe that Seaside City Council has provided steady leadership through an untenable and difficult situation. Read more

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A staff member working in the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District Youth Program Department tested positive for the coronavirus, the park district reported Sunday. Read more

Cars gathered more than a half-hour before the official start time of 4 p.m. at the Seaside Fire Department’s KN95 mask giveaway on South Lincoln late Thursday afternoon last week. Read more

Councilor Steve Wright asked to lift emergency orders in Seaside that had closed parks and playgrounds since March. The motion at last week’s City Council meeting came after the state issued new guidance allowing playgrounds to reopen. Read more

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Construction of the upscale, four-story 65-room Saltline Hotel in Seaside is entering the final stages, with finish work, furnishings, siding and details underway. Owner Masudur Khan, Seaside Lodging co-owner and managing director, said he is planning to open July 15. Read more

Clatsop County reported two coronavirus cases this week. Read more

Swimmers, make a reservation. Read more

School’s out — officially — and families in Clatsop County may be wondering what youth activities are available this summer with COVID-19 having led to the cancelation of numerous programs and events over the past three months. Read more

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Could Seaside jump-start businesses sidelined by coronavirus regulations? Read more

The Seaside Visitors Bureau and Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce received a boost last week with $10,000 grants awarded to both organizations. Read more

An annual scholarship fundraiser in honor of former Seaside police officer Jason Goodding will not be held this year. Organizers canceled the Jason M. Goodding Cornhole Tournament last week. Read more

When the city delivered an economic relief package to businesses and residents in Seaside, two organizations slipped through the cracks. Read more

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Two hours and 45 minutes into the third budget meeting last Thursday, budget committee members and city councilors unanimously approved the next fiscal year’s budget. Read more

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Intimate cafe known for its Creole-Cajun flavor Read more

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After the Seaside City Council passed a timetable for reopening hotels and lodging, the council looked at reopening city buildings, closed by emergency declaration since March due to the pandemic. Read more

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Following the lead of Cannon Beach, Seaside rescinded restrictions on hotels and short-term rentals. The restrictions were lifted Tuesday. Read more

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The Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District will delay an immediate opening of fitness programs after the lifting of some coronavirus restrictions in Clatsop County. Read more

It will be a year of belt-tightening in Seaside. Read more

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Seaside Beach Volleyball, one the city's largest summer events, is canceled due to coronavirus restrictions. Read more

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After canceling the annual Memorial Day Fireman’s Ball early this month, Gearhart officials held out hope on the city’s annual Fourth of July parade. That hope was dashed Tuesday morning as staff announced the parade cancellation due. Read more

Waving American flags and signs like "Liberty Not Lockdown," more than two dozen people gathered Saturday afternoon at the Prom to criticize government restrictions over the coronavirus. Read more

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Clatsop County was among 28 counties Gov. Kate Brown approved to start easing coronavirus restrictions starting Friday. Read more

2020 Miss Oregon, Miss Oregon Teen competitions are canceled Read more

Wait until next year. That is the message for a string of major events as cities throughout the region react to an extension of the state’s coronavirus state-of-emergency order through July 6. Read more

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Clatsop County will close Sunset Beach and Del Rey Beach access points to vehicles from 10 p.m. Friday to noon on Sunday, the county announced Wednesday.  Read more

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This year’s Hood to Coast Relay is the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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This year’s Hood to Coast Relay is the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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County to enter first phase of reopening. Read more

Almost 20 years ago I entered my first year of college at Western Oregon University. I arrived on campus before most other students to play football. The team was staying in temporary dorms and I woke up before my roommates early on a Tuesday morning. Read more

Visitors to Gearhart Post Office are invited to share their blessings during a time of pandemic.  Read more

This year’s Hood to Coast Relay is the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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Organizers from Portland's seek to open Seaside's beaches. Read more

Seaside resident James W. Young photographed these F-15 Eagles as they flew over Broadway Park in Seaside at 9:30 a.m. Friday. The tribute, conducted by Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing, paid tribute to Oregonians on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, among them health care workers at Provid… Read more

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Business leaders want Seaside reopened, with a “soft opening” of local beaches to begin Monday and full opening May 18. They delivered a nine-page proposal to the city’s reopening committee in advance of a City Council hearing on Monday. Read more

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Gearhart’s annual fireman’s ball is another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic in Clatsop County. The fundraiser, in its 59th year, is highlighted by gaming, live music and dancing. Read more

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This will be the first Seaside High School graduation to start with the turn of an ignition key. Read more

Seaside High School’s Mason Miller turned his graduation gown to good cause. The 2020 graduate donated his gown to meet personal protective equipment shortages for health care workers. Read more

The Pacific Way Cafe at the southeast corner of Pacific Way and Cottage in Gearhart will close after serving as a gathering place and special occasion dining destination for 32 years. Read more

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Clatsop County reported a seventh positive case of the coronavirus on Friday, the first reemergence of the disease locally in three weeks. Read more

Seaside Visitors Bureau shares a message, "Together we will be at #SeasideStrong." Read more

The Fourth of July fireworks show in Seaside is canceled because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Some members of Seaside City Council want to take matters into the city’s hands and reopen the beaches — sooner rather than later. Read more

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On April 6, Seaside City Council took action to deliver a relief package for local businesses and residents. Read more

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The Fourth of July fireworks show in Seaside is canceled because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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Seaside kids participating in the backpack program will receive a special delivery this weekend, courtesy of Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Papa Murphy’s delivered 150 mini-pizzas to Warrenton students last week. Read more

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Life for residents at senior living communities in Seaside and elsewhere has changed dramatically over the past couple weeks as facilities continue ramping up health and safety protocols and guidelines in response to COVID-19. Read more

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Bookings through the end of May are all postponed or canceled, Seaside Civic and Convention Center General Manager Russ Vandenberg said last week. Read more

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Seaside Fire is offering free yard debris drop-off for Seaside residents on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more

When this year’s budget process started, Seaside School District business manager Justine Hill described the district’s financial outlook “favorable and stable.” Due to the coronavirus pandemic, economic impacts are uncertain. Read more

Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District's proposed $3 million budget for 2020-21 comes with many caveats.  Read more

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In a normal year, Sunset Pool, Fitness Center, Youth Center, Bob Chisholm Community Center, Mary Blake Playhouse and Broadway Field would be busy with spring activities. But in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District’s pool is closed and events a… Read more

The opportunity to receive a one-time $4,000 grant from the city of Seaside’s 2020 Tourism Relief program brought 142 applications, the city’s director of tourism marketing, Joshua Heineman, said after the Monday application deadline. Read more

With schools across the state closed for the remainder of the school year, local elementary school teachers are adapting on-the-fly under unprecedented circumstances. Read more

Seaside’s Parker R. Conrad, a freshman majoring in general engineering with a straight-A average, was among local students named to the Oregon State University winter term honor roll. Read more

The Seaside Civic and Convention Center and Oregon Fine Foods have partnered to provide complimentary breakfast for people in need and emergency responders in Clatsop County. Read more

With school canceled through the end of the school year, construction at the Seaside School District campus in the Southeast Hills will see an acceleration in completion dates, especially at The Heights. Read more

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we view the world, adding masks and personal protective equipment to our daily lives. Hand-washing, stay-at-home orders, the beach is closed — here is a highly selective local list of ABCs, with some definitions at the top of mind. Read more

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“There’s billions in relief coming, but you know what? Not one business in Clatsop County has received any money yet.” Read more

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Cars lined up Saturday along Shore Terrace near Suzanne Elise Assisted Living in Seaside. Read more

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“We are the heartbeat of Seaside,” the Chamber of Commerce proclaims on its welcome page. Read more

Since social life began changing drastically in mid-March, families in Clatsop County have worked on establishing new routines while respecting the current “Stay Home, Save Lives” order from Gov. Kate Brown. Read more

E is for Easter bunny. The bunny came bearing free masks on Sunday on the Prom near 11th Avenue. Read more

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The beaches are closed from the north end of Seaside to the south end, with a temporary ban on all recreational activities. Read more

Seaside Fire Chief Joey Daniels issued a temporary burn ban April 10 on most outdoor burning due to potential health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Another 825 people in Clatsop County filed initial claims for unemployment insurance the week of April 4 as restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus put the economy on hold. Read more

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Breakfast will be served to all first responders and health care workers on Tuesday, courtesy of the Seaside Civic Convention Center and caterer Oregon Fine Foods. Read more

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Breakfast will be served to community members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, courtesy of the Seaside Civic Convention Center and caterer Oregon Fine Foods.  Read more

A sixth positive case of the coronavirus was reported on April 9 in Clatsop County. Read more

“We love you!” is the message from the parade preparing to gather at 3 p.m. Saturday. Organizer Shirley Smith-Yates invites the community to bring their car, honk their horns, display signs and balloons to show support of health care workers and responders. Read more

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Like other schools around the state, Seaside schools have transitioned to distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seaside High School and Broadway Middle School principal Jeff Roberts shared implementation and goals for local schools. The Signal spoke with him April 1, at the launch … Read more

The Seaside City Council unanimously approved a $1 million relief package to help businesses and residents get through the coronavirus. Read more

The fifth positive case of the coronavirus was reported Monday in Clatsop County. Read more

Heavy equipment will continue to rumble along Holladay Drive this week and next, as utilities and paving move ahead in downtown Seaside. With lighter than normal traffic and many businesses closed due to COVID-19, crews see a window to expedite work on downtown projects. Read more

There was an excellent article in the March 29 Astorian newspaper about how Clatsop County and especially Astoria was affected by the 1918 flu pandemic, and recent articles in the Signal also chronicled those times in Seaside. Read more

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The Seaside City Council will consider waiving the transit room tax for hotels, motels and short-term rentals for this year’s first quarter. Read more

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Seaside City Council will hold a special electronic communication meeting Monday, April 6, in council chambers of City Hall, 989 Broadway. The purpose is to consider a local economic recovery plan for the city. Read more

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters has extended her order for courthouses statewide to postpone most trials, hearings and limit in-person court service until at least June. Read more

Work continues on new Seaside School District school buildings and renovations, with social distancing guidelines in place. Read more

Seaside went quiet the week of March 23 as the weight of state orders and public awareness of the coronavirus hit home. Read more

Clatsop County has extended an emergency order closing hotels, vacation rentals and campgrounds over the coronavirus through April. Read more

Along with most city business, Gearhart will extend the budget process due to COVID-19. Gearhart Mayor Matt Brown, city councilors and staff decided to extend the budget process for two reasons, City Administrator Chad Sweet said Monday. Read more

With a statewide ban on large gatherings in place through April 14, the Seaside Civic and Convention Center remained closed. The center will not host any events in April. Read more