Coronavirus

New video game simulates COVID-19 in a workplace environment

SPOKANE, Wash. -- COVID-19 has affected everything, and that now includes the video game industry. The recently published "COVID Simulator" is a game where you build an office space while mitigating the spread of the virus. The game allows users…

Spokane principal who protested mask mandate resigns

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Spokane principal who protested the state's mask mandate has resigned from his role effective immediately.  Shane O'Doherty was escorted out of Finch Elementary in November for refusing to wear a mask. Two other employees did the…

Spokane Public Schools launches new online contact tracing tool

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Public Schools has launched a new contact tracing tool for families. The interactive tool is intended to increase the efficiency of providing guidance to staff and schools regarding quarantine timelines. The online form allows families to…

North Idaho College temporarily moving to remote learning

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho-- Some students at North Idaho College will move to remote learning over the next two weeks. The school announced it was moving classes online temporarily as a way to limit the spread of omicron. The college will…

COVID-19 pills only available at one North Idaho pharmacy

COUER D'ALENE, Id. -- The introduction of the COVID-19 pill relieved many who needed easy access to protection from the virus. However, for North Idahoans, these pills are not readily available and are virtually harder to obtain than the vaccine.…

Woodland Middle School switches to remote learning

COUER D'ALENE, Id. -- Due to overwhelming staff shortages, Woodland Middle School announced they are switching to online learning. Beginning Friday, all Woodland students are to be taught virtually. The school says they are planning on the switch being temporary,…

Centennial Middle School moves to virtual learning

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.-- The West Valley School District said one of its middle schools will move to remote learning starting Thursday. The district said Centennial Middle School will move to remote virtual learning beginning Jan. 20. School leaders said parents…