Andrea Brown

Costco shoppers, you gotta wear masks starting Monday

Whole Foods will offer free masks at the entrance and is “requesting” customers cover their faces.

From the boardroom to the bedroom, Zoom is everywhere

Smile — and wear pants. Virtual meetups can show too-candid moments if you’re not careful.

Inside Everett care home hit hard by COVID-19, life goes on

Michael O’Donnell, 81, is upbeat. He likes the room service. But good friends were among the COVID-19 deaths.

Ka-ching! The first round of $1,200 stimulus checks arrived

The payments showed up in direct-deposit accounts this week. Couples get $2,400, plus $500 per kid.

COVID home haircuts: A bad coif is better than a bad cough

Watch your ear, wear a hat: DIY hairstyles flourish with “non-essential” barbers and salons closed.

Please, don’t squeeze the avocados — or the Charmin

Under supermarket COVID-19 rules, touch only what you buy. Stay in the right lane. Don’t be a cranky pants.

Everett Trader Joe’s closed due to workers ill with COVID-19

The store will close for cleaning. Five other Trader Joe’s stores closed temporarily this week.

Turtle power! The pet shop where this tortoise lives is open

Raja the star sulcata has less company and walkers due to COVID-19. The dogs are getting hairier.

She’s 101 and bowled a 159 before coronavirus shut the lanes

Carol Perry can’t celebrate her 102nd birthday bowling Tuesday. But maybe her kids will get her a Wii.

Plexiglass ‘sneeze shields’ coming to a supermarket near you

A trip to the store will get trippier as anti-virus measures are brought in for shopper and worker safety.

COVID-19 rocked his world — and he’s young and healthy

Tyler Chism, 33, an Everett city worker and man about town, tells what it’s like to have the virus.

The last picture show: COVID-19 closes Blue Fox Drive-In

In days before the stay-at-home order, families took in movies. Now you have to get your popcorn to go.

‘Senior hour’ gives at-risk shoppers more time and space

Stores are adjusting to accommodate seniors and others who need to avoid crowds. And they’re hiring.

Customers wait in a line wrapped around the building Tuesday morning at Costco in Everett. The warehouse was only allowing 200 people in at a time. When 30 left, 30 more could go in. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Please, people, stop hoarding! It can be harmful — even to you

Health officials say to leave some for your neighbors. Don’t buy more than you need.

Customers wait in a line wrapped around the building Tuesday morning at Costco in Everett. The warehouse was only allowing 200 people in at a time. When 30 left, 30 more could go in. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
HoneyComb Salon owner Julia Barbee gives Don Zimmerman a haircut in her studio inside Sola Salon Studios on Friday in Mill Creek. On Monday, the state ordered all salons closed for at least two weeks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

No more pretty hair or feet: COVID-19 closes beauty salons

Cosmetology in the time of coronavirus pandemic halted as non-essential services. No tattoos, either.

HoneyComb Salon owner Julia Barbee gives Don Zimmerman a haircut in her studio inside Sola Salon Studios on Friday in Mill Creek. On Monday, the state ordered all salons closed for at least two weeks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Many trials suspended in Snohomish County due to COVID-19

People don’t have to report to jury duty, and defendants will have a longer wait.