Coronavirus outbreak

Comment: Panic a natural reaction to threat but not only one

There’s no shame in losing your cool over the outbreak, but maybe shelve the zombie books for now.

Commentary: Bookstores should be listed as ‘essential service’

Along with escape and entertainment, parents need books to continue their children’s studies at home.

Drive-thru coronavirus testing site could soon close

The federal government is “moving on” from the Everett location after next week, officials say.

‘Essential’ businesses: Florists, boat sellers and toy makers

Interpretations of the governor’s stay-home order are many, and some strain credulity.

Care homes face gear shortage, ill staff and the unknown

More than 100 COVID-19 cases have been linked to long-term care facilities in Snohomish County.

Comment: Why is Trump resisting national stay-at-home order?

His pandemic adviser, Dr. Fauci, tells CNN he doesn’t understand why this step hasn’t been taken.

Commentary: Mask shortages a threat to U.S. medical workers

Too many health-care workers have been infected; a lack of masks has contributed to those infections.

School supplies: 64,380 gloves, 1,575 masks for PPE drive

Districts dig into supply closets to help frontline workers. Others pitch in, too.

Get comfortable: Governor extends stay-home order to May 4

As in other states, demand for intensive health care due to COVID-19 is expected to peak later in April.

Storm basketball put on hold as WNBA delays start of season

Seattle had been slated to play eight games in Everett beginning in August.

Commentary: Outbreak among farm workers would be catastrophe

Many farms already are facing labor shortages; an outbreak among workers could hurt food production.

Editorial: States on their own to produce medical supplies

States and their manufacturers now have to make up for the federal government’s lack of preparation.

Boeing to offer buyouts, weighs wide-body production cuts

The buyouts would keep a $60 billion bailout option viable. Forced layoffs would complicate that effort.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Thursday news conference here

He will be joined by state health officials to give an update on the coronavirus response.

Jobless claims soar in county, state amid COVID-19

Across the nation, number of filings for unemployment benefits surged to 6.6 million

COVID-19 and supporting essential workers

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

Northwest Folklife Festival postponed

The event will not be held Memorial Day weekend for first time in 49 years.

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)

Gallery: Life in Snohomish County as coronavirus takes hold

A collection of images by our staff photographers from our COVID-19 coverage over the past month.

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)

Commentary: Dr. Fauci is the medical expert Trump — and we — need

Fauci, while demonized by some on the right, is widely respected and is able to talk sense to Trump.

Commentary: Why Boeing doesn’t deserve a bailout

It wouldn’t need the help if it hadn’t spent almost $60 billion for dividends and stock buybacks since 2014.

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