Coronavirus outbreak

Virus hospitalizations may have already peaked in Washington

A new UW analysis revised the number of the state’s expected COVID-19 deaths down from 1,400 to 632.

 

COVID-19 and cloth face covers

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

 

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.

Editorial: Trump must reopen Obamacare enrollment for jobless

About 3.5 million are without coverage following layoffs; ACA enrollment must be reopened for them.

Larsen to conduct town hall on COVID-19 outbreak

He’ll be joined by state officials familiar with aid for workers and businesses during the pandemic.

1.2 million students won’t return to classrooms anytime soon

The governor has extended a statewide closure through June 19 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Monday news conference here

He is to be joined by the state superintendent to give an update on the coronavirus response.

Ailing Everett couple gambles on trial drug for COVID-19 cure

Now they wonder if the experiment they had joined is the reason they survived the deadly disease.

First state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19, in Monroe

The man is the first person in Washington to contract the disease while in a state prison.

Transit agencies around Puget Sound to receive over $500M

The region will get about $538 million, to be distributed to Metro, Sound Transit and others.

Virus humbles once-thriving restaurants in Snohomish County

Grace Correa lost her marriage, home and business. She invested in a new restaurant. Then came COVID-19.

Boeing extends temporary shutdown of Puget Sound plants

The company had planned to reopen on Wednesday. About 60 Everett employees have tested positive.

At local COVID-19 command center, virus has a formidable foe

“We’re working Oso hours”: Big, urgent decisions begin at Snohomish County’s Emergency Coordination Center.

Are Snohomish County hospitals ready for the COVID-19 peak?

As they prepare for a wave of patients, local workers share fears and hopes for their safety.

Commentary: What goes through the mind of an ER doctor

A Harborview doctor shares how his thoughts have changed to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

Officials have not kept track of how many doctors and nurses have the disease.

Your stories of random acts of kindness

Your chance to praise someone, thank someone or call attention to something good that’s happened.

Washington returning 400 ventilators for use in New York

The ventilators are not powerful enough to treat coronavirus patients, but they can be used for others.

Editorial: Prepare for a long fight to flatten the curve

Stay-at-home orders have been extended; but there’s reason for hope the efforts are working.

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