Coronavirus outbreak

A ferry pulls away from the dock in Mukilteo last Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

COVID hits ferry workers; Everett firefighters quarantined

Those infected did not work in passenger areas. Reduced service is likely due to crew shortages.

A ferry pulls away from the dock in Mukilteo last Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County could revert to Phase 1 amid spike in cases

The latest weekly tally shows the highest COVID-19 case jump since late April. Wear a mask, leaders say.

Inslee heckled off stage during Tri-Cities appearance

The governor was repeatedly interrupted as he urged residents to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus.

Working toward Phase 3 of a Safe Start for Snohomish County

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

Report: Virus could slow Canadian shopping in Washington

Concerns about public health and safety could continue to inhibit Canadians from shopping in the U.S.

Cuts, coronavirus create concealed-carry license backlog

More than 2,000 people await permits as applications to the sheriff’s office have increased in June.

Editorial: YMCA, Boys & Girls keeping campers happy this summer

Summer camp is back, with some changes and a new program to help kids cope with the pandemic.

Edmonds to use $1 million from CARES Act for relief programs

Money is being earmarked for individuals and small businesses.

Govenor puts pause on final stage of reopening plan

A recent increase in coronavirus numbers means counties won’t be able to move to Phase 4.

Everett district: What should school look like next year?

With the academic year over, school district leaders seek input about concerns for 2020-21.

Snohomish County not close to entering Phase 3, leaders say

COVID cases jumped this week. Officials are pleading with people to wear masks.

Cloth face covers required. What to know

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

Commentary: Europe limiting virus spread with ‘smart’ lockdowns

Its nations are tailoring lockdowns to specific outbreaks; but it requires testing, tracing and mask use.

Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

State continues work to clear unemployment benefit backlog

Over the past two weeks, the agency has been able to clear identity issues on 100,000 claims.

Sheriffs object to Washington’s COVID mask mandate

Gov. Inslee was “disappointed in any law enforcement officer who would encourage illegal behavior.”

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Washington travelers to Northeast states are told to isolate

Governors are warily eying states with rising COVID-19 cases, to keep history from repeating itself.

Washington firefighters prepare for wildfires amid virus

Care is taken to avoid sharing tools, use separate vehicles and sanitize equipment after each shift.

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.