It was Match Day 2020 when fourth-year medical student Claire Murphy (center) learned where she’ll train for her residency. Because of the new coronavirus, her family celebrated at home in Everett rather than at the University of Washington. From left: Claire’s brother Kevin Murphy, her dad Scott Murphy, Claire Murphy, her mom Kippy Murphy, and sister Olivia Murphy. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
On Jan. 20, 2020, a Snohomish County man was admitted to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett as the nation’s first coronavirus case. Since then the virus has spread, changing the lives and daily routines of people worldwide. This is a collection of recent images from our photographers showing the impact of COVID-19 in the communities of Snohomish County.
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One medical worker gives a thumbs-up as two others collect a swab after a test for the COVID-19 virus at a drive-thru testing site in the parking lot near Everett Memorial Stadium at 3900 Broadway on March 23 in Everett. Testing is by appointment only. People who do not have symptoms or do not meet certain criteria are not eligible for testing appointments. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Tyler Chism was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is currently cleared, by CDC standards, but chooses to remain indoors at home on March 20 in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
In a board room turned into a logistics center, Ian Smith organizes protective gear and gets it ready for distributing to various medical personnel at Providence Regional Medical Center on March 20 in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Galadrialle Kraft (left) thanks Dwight Miller (center) and Darrick Philp (right) for delivering her groceries to her home on March 27 in Arlington. Kraft is a two-time cancer survivor who would not be able to safely get her groceries otherwise. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People bundle up in blankets in their cars as the first movie of a double feature, Disney’s “Onward,” begins to play at the Blue Fox Drive-In on March 19 in Oak Harbor. The drive-in had more than 85 cars that night. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Susan Anabel, at her home Marysville, holds a welcome-home sign on March 10 that her grandchildren decorated for her. The sign has depictions of the corona virus, the Diamond Princess cruise ship and the base she was quarantined. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)