As mask mandates and case rates fall it’s a mental exercise that more of us will do each day.
My football coach warned against letting one’s guard down near game’s end. The advice applies now, too.
They’ll still be required in some places, but Washington is following several other states now lifting mandates.
Especially in schools a combined focus on vaccination, testing and ventilation will need to continue.
Sound Transit cut 18 daily trips on express routes through March 19. Meanwhile, Community Transit is hiring.
The state schools chief says local health district policy should replace the state’s mask mandate.
Masks, especially N95s, still have their place, but what’s worked has been high rates of vaccination.
In a letter, they dispute the characterization by the state Corrections secretary after her visit in Monroe.
In past pandemics, illness and deaths continued for years while society went on with little notice.
The governor said he’ll say exactly when next week. Meanwhile, a pause on elective surgeries will end Feb. 17.
Health officials say the end of the omicron wave will likely persist for at least a few more weeks.
The jail now must give medically isolated inmates a way to attend virtual court, two judges ruled, citing the Sixth Amendment.
In a visit to the Monroe prison, Corrections Secretary Cheryl Strange said the response to the pandemic is keeping people safe and alive.
When we can’t convince someone we love to get the vaccine why are we certain we’ve done it all wrong?
Officials expect COVID-19 cases to rapidly decline in the next few weeks. Hospitalizations are also decreasing.
The Center for COVID Control ran sites in Everett and Lynnwood. A lawsuit alleges they gave invalid results, or none at all.
We need to address the deficiencies and inequities in our system that covid has plainly exposed.
One nurse at Providence in Everett estimated travel nurses made up 80% of her unit. The consensus is that’s not sustainable.
The requirement hardly made a dent in local nursing ranks. Blame burnout and issues brewing for years, officials say.
Rather than get vaccinated, Robert LaMay resigned. He died of COVID three months later.