- The Weather Channel: 10 Day Outlook - Toledo WA *
- WA Insurance Commissioner: Kreidler to insurers - waive deductibles, copays *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Hazo Hut & Swap Shack Open Saturday *
- Today: Courage To Change AFG *
- Weekend: Bateaux Cellars Yoga & Wine Event *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Public Service Announcement: Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
Goats & Soda posted this visual aimed at kids about COVID19. Here’s a printable link.
Special thanks to NPR. Audio version available in original article.
The Weather Channel: 10-Day Outlook - Toledo WA
WA State Insurance Commissioner: Kreidler orders Washington health insurers to waive deductibles and copays for coronavirus testing
March 5, 2020
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued an emergency order to Washington state health insurers requiring them to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing (www.doh.wa.gov) for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Insurers also must:
Allow a one-time early refill for prescription drugs.
Suspend any prior authorization requirement for treatment or testing of COVID-19.
In addition, if an insurer does not have enough medical providers in its network to provide testing and treatment for COVID-19, it must allow enrollees to be treated by another provider within a reasonable distance at no additional cost.
The order is effective immediately and applies to all state-regulated health insurance plans and short-term limited duration medical plans until May 4, 2020.
“Consumers are rightly concerned about prevention, testing and possible treatment,” Kreidler said. “My emergency order provides guidance to health insurers and should help reassure the public that we will take all necessary steps to protect them.”
Kreidler is using powers granted to him following the recent statewide emergency that Gov. Jay Inslee declared to protect Washington residents against the spread of the coronavirus.
When the governor issues an emergency proclamation, the commissioner can issue an emergency order (leg.wa.gov) related to health care coverage to ensure access to care. The order lasts 60 days and can be extended by the commissioner for an additional 30 days, as long as the governor’s emergency proclamation remains in effect.
Kreidler urged state residents without health insurance to contact the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (www.wahealthplanfinder.org) to determine if they qualify for free health coverage (www.hca.wa.gov) or a special enrollment for individual health insurance.
How different types of insurance coverage may be affected by coronavirus
Coronavirus and health insurance (www.medium.com)
Saturday Morning Yoga: Hosted by Salkum Timberland Library
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM - 2480 US Highway 12, Salkum, Washington 98582
Join us for a morning yoga session guided by Danielle Vrchota. This free class is gentle and suitable for all levels. Everyone is welcome!
Bring your mat and a water bottle. Please arrive about 10 minutes early.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Solid Waste Utility - Hazo Hut & Swap Shack
Saturday Open 9:00am – 4:00pm
Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Saturday: Bateaux Cellars Yoga & Wine Event
Monday: Toledo High School Band & Choir Concert 6 PM
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Deadline March 20: Toledo Cheese Day Button Contest - “A Century Of Memories”
Hosted by Cheese Days Toledo Washington, Toledo Lions Club, & Farmers Insurance- Cyndi Philbrook Agency
We are asking for a local artist from Toledo zip code and Toledo High School Alumni, to help us design the 100th Cheese Day button.
NEW!! March 21: THS Band Fundraiser @ Donna’s Place
March 14: Seed Swap @ Toledo Community Library
2 - 4 PM Raffles & Prizes.
March 16: Don Bowen Day
2:30 - 3:30 PM Hosted by Toledo School District
March 19: BIG Toledo Community Meeting
7 PM @ Toledo Middle School
May 3: Toledo Mighty Fine Seniors Present Spring Tea In Toledo
May 9: Steamboat Alley Work Party - watch for details.
May 16-17: Mount St. Helens Eruption 40th Anniversary Weekend
November 7: Lewis County Veterans Parade Returns To Toledo
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
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