Coronavirus outbreak

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Tuesday news conference here

He is expected to discuss the state’s ongoing response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Beyond takeout: Here what it’s like to dine out under Phase 2

Eaters will find tables at least six feet apart, sneeze guards, and servers wearing face masks.

COVID-19 test sites headed to Snohomish, Monroe libraries

Each site will offer tests for one day this week. Tests will continue at McCollum Park in Everett.

Virus is taking big toll on Yakima’s farm and food industry

Hospitals are filled to capacity and have started sending patients to neighboring counties.

COVID-19: Who should be tested, how to get tested, and more

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

After surviving COVID-19, couple donates plasma for research

Donations of coronavirus plasma at Everett’s PlasmaLab International are sent across the globe to study.

Head to the mall for ‘normal-ish’ good time — and Baby Yoda fix

Stores are open at Everett and Alderwood malls and the outlets in Tulalip. But new rules apply.

Commentary: Keeping in touch with Dad when you can’t touch

The coronavirus pandemic has complicated Father’s Day. Here’s how to make Dad feel loved and safe:

Expect long ferry lines due to crew shortage from COVID-19

Mukilteo and Edmonds routes will have reduced boat service. Saturday’s wait was 3 hours from Clinton.

Inslee to require masks in Yakima County as virus cases spike

Officials at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital in Yakima said the facility has no available beds.

Stevens Pass closed for summer mountain biking, disc golfing

The resort has been closed since March, when it shut down ski slopes over COVID-19 concerns.

Easing of COVID-19 restrictions in King County approved

Counties can to move to the next phase if they have declining infections and meet other requirements.

Inmate at Central Washington prison dies of coronavirus

As of Thursday, there have been 129 confirmed COVID-19 cases at the facility, according to DOC.

State braces for huge budget hole as tax collections tumble

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

Curbside service beckons bookworms to downtown Everett library

Books can be ordered by phone or online. The Sno-Isle library system plans to follow suit next week.

Central Washington prison has high number of COVID-19 cases

83 inmates and 38 staff members have tested positive at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell.

Tenino merchants are taking wooden nickles during pandemic

The city is giving people in need up to $300 per month in wooden currency to spend.

State has been over-reporting negative COVID-19 results

The error came from the inclusion of negative antibody test results with negative virus test results.

COVID-19 quarantine center to move from Everett arena

The new site at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe is expected to save the county money.

Dive on in: YMCA, some school pools reopening this week

Inslee modified Phase 1 requirements June 9, allowing some lap pools to reopen with restrictions.