Coronavirus outbreak

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

That includes Snohomish County. But the he backs reopening elementaries in counties with low infection rates.

Commentary: Trump has surrendered to the coronavirus

His response to the deaths of 1,000 people a day — ‘it is what it is’ — is an admission of defeat.

The virus hits close to home — my mom’s Spokane care center

Vacation was fine despite social distancing and masks, but the image of her alone is hard to bear.

COVID-19 testing continues this week at McCollum Park

Testing by appointment is offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Stalled for months, state resolves 81,000 unemployment cases

A resolved case doesn’t mean payments are on the way. Some may have to appeal for relief.

Flower World hit with $4,200 fine for banning face masks

Inspectors say the Maltby nursery’s policy put workers at risk of exposure to coronavirus.

Local private schools mulling in-person class this fall

Administrators say the smaller schools can follow safety guidelines more easily than public schools.

Editorial: Wishful thinking useless against virus, recession

Concrete steps — by Congress and ourselves — are necessary to protect our health and the economy.

Ferry ride isn’t a pleasure cruise in COVID-19 summer of 2020

Fewer boats mean longer waits on weekends. No more frolicking on the boat.

Viewpoints: Pandemic puts our committment to ADA to test

Pandemic relief from Congress must include aid to vulnerable Americans, as the ADA requires.

Rogue Snohomish barber faces big tab for his political protest

Bob Martin must pay a $90,000 fine and may lose his license after defying stay-home order in May

Commentary: We can control Covid without a second lockdown

What’s needed is an assessment of activities’ and communities’ transmission risks, then tailoring a response.

COVID is mostly spreading through social circles and homes

More than half of locals infected with the virus in July got it from a close contact, data show.

State psychiatric hospital has 21 new COVID-19 cases

Both workers and patients at Western State Hospital in Lakewood have tested positive.

Dr. Spitters: Bringing students back to school is too risky

The Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo and Stanwood Camano districts announced Wednesday they’ll go remote this fall.

Hundreds become lawyers in Washington without bar exam

An exemption, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, granted diploma privilege to hundreds of law students.

Commentary: No good choices for gown or town

The outcomes from colleges going online or in-person will be felt by the cities that rely on them economically.

Local COVID-19 case rates soar to springtime peak levels

Many public employees of Everett and Snohomish County will continue to telework until the end of 2020.

Lynnwood offers some residents up to $1,000 in virus relief

Payments for accepted applicants will go directly to landlords and service providers.

Commentary: Governors must work together on Covid response

Presenting a united front, they can push action on testing, supply production and a mask mandate.