Coronavirus outbreak

Relieve the pandemic coin shortage: Bust open the piggy bank

The coronavirus lockdown means less metal is in circulation. Banks and merchants are desperate for change.

COVID-19 updates for parents and guardians

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

New help during COVID: Counselors reach out with resources

Funded by the CARES Act, 10 community social workers are deployed across Snohomish County.

Comment: During Covid, cancer patients now face lonely fight

Cancer patients and their families are forced to adapt to harsh complications for an already difficult fight.

Latest COVID spike may have peaked in July, data shows

New numbers are a positive step forward, but some metrics are headed in the wrong direction.

Commentary: Absence from classroom is harming kids

School buildings need to reopen, but to safely do that will require significant government funding.

Oak Harbor Public Schools decide on plan for fall opening

Conditions which must be met for a combination of in-person education and distance learning.

Whidbey Island’s three high schools postpone sports

The leagues made the decision and the coaches approve.

Health district reports 18 COVID-19 outbreaks in the county

The locations, ranging from construction sites to salons to banks, combine for 43 virus infections.

Rep. Larsen tours small businesses given federal PPP loans

The congressman said leaders in Washington D.C. continue to negotiate for further COVID-19 relief.

Local families praise state’s online early education program

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program found creative ways to reach kids during COVID.

Commentary: State must do more to protect farmworkers’ health

State health and labor agencies must do more to enforce laws meant to protect workers during the pandemic.

Glacier Lanes won’t be spared: Owners decide to close forever

Bowlers statewide are rallying to open venues shut by COVID rules, but this Everett business isn’t waiting.

Some waited months for jobless benefits, and some wait still

Not all 81,000 cases are resolved, but some people finally received thousands of dollars in back payments.

Viewpoints: Fighting a pandemic of disinformation

Rumors are a problem, but intentional disinformation can raise havoc with democratic institutions.

Silvertips’ season delayed further due to pandemic

The WHL announced Thursday that the target start date for the 2020-21 season is now. Dec. 4.

Everett Memorial Stadium to host COVID-19 test site again

The site provides capacity for 500 tests per day, the Snohomish Health District said.

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Starting Wednesday, a four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

Commentary: What that $600 a week meant to me

An unemployed hospitality worker reflects on what the bonus meant for her budget and her sanity.

County’s Catholic schools will do distance learning this fall

The Archdiocese of Seattle will follow state guidelines and is planning for online teaching.

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