Employees quit, bands canceled and patrons swore off the Vessel Taphouse after it advertised discounts for people sick with COVID.
In a week, the number of employees who tested positive grew from 39 to 62. Absences and vacant positions have strained staff.
“We used to be big on family doings — not anymore.” On top of a cultural toll, the pandemic has exposed health inequities.
They’re quicker and can be more useful in situations, including testing in schools to keep them open.
Hospitalizations are still a concern, however, and infections in Eastern Washington and Idaho could have ripple effects here.
Three cell blocks are in quarantine and about a third of the jail staff are out with COVID.
With so many with some level of immunity from vaccines or covid itself, we can adjust our response.
Hospital ERs were always a challenging place; the latest surge may leave long-lasting wounds.
‘It feels like there has been a mass exodus in the last two to three months.’
The pandemic has taken a toll in Snohomish County, where the first U.S. case was confirmed. Here’s a time capsule of life in 2022.
Adam Cornell argues the incident reinforces a need to suspend jury trials, as omicron wreaks havoc.
‘It’s just been so hard’: Canceled games and program shutdowns have been commonplace for local teams.
Supply is limited at a new online portal, but Washingtonians can now order five free rapid COVID tests.
Our immune systems are diverse, for good reason. But that means vaccines offer less protection to about 1 in 5.
More than 10% of those in state prisons are infected. “We’re kind of in this Twilight Zone cycle,” one prisoner said.
The move reverses a policy the coffee company announced earlier this month.
Medical staff can do everything in their power to save lives; too often, covid can do more to take lives.
The omicron surge appears to be cresting here, but hospitalizations are expected to keep rising.
Those undergoing cancer treatment and others can’t risk getting covid. We can help protect them.
Hundreds of appointments are up for grabs at the state-run site, which will offer initial doses, boosters and pediatric shots.