Coronavirus outbreak

1st shipment of federal supplies arrives in Everett

Nine pallets of gear to fight against COVID-19 are being distributed to local hospitals and clinics.

Commentary: We might need some ‘social-media distancing’ now

Facebook and Twitter may be throwing too much information at us, little of it useful or reliable.

Trump to force GM to produce ventilators for Bothell company

GM will make ventilators under contract for much-smaller Ventec Life Systems.

Naval Station Everett sailor diagnosed with COVID-19

The crew member is assigned to the USS Johnson. This is the only sailor to be so diagnosed in the state.

Coronavirus adds to plight of Snohomish County’s homeless

Obstacles persist for the unsheltered amid the pandemic, even as some are relocated to motels.

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation’s history.

Trump stops deal for Bothell’s Ventec to produce ventilators

The project would have had the company producing more than 1,000 ventilators a month.

Need for blood donations grows

“Just like going to the grocery store, these things need to stay happening.”

Commentary: Local journalism needs coronavirus stimulus, too

Readership is up, but as businesses close, advertising revenue is down. Local news sources need help.

Editorial: Covid-19 threatens census; you can help fix that

The outbreak’s response has complicated census efforts, making our timely response crucial to its success.

Virus shutdowns cause huge spike in state’s jobless claims

Nine times the usual number of people filed for unemployment in Washington last week.

Governor says he could extend the two-week stay-home order

Resuming normal living too soon could enable the virus to “spring back up on us,” Jay Inslee said Thursday.

Indianapolis 500 postponed until August because of COVID-19

The historic IndyCar race won’t run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946.

Staffing and print changes: The Herald’s outbreak response

On “Herald Headlines,” Executive Editor Phillip O’Connor provides an update about the Herald newsroom.

2 virus-vulnerable detainees released from immigration jail

A lawsuit on behalf of nine detainees said they’d face danger if the coronavirus spreads in the jail.

Food banks are making adjustments to meet growing demand

Challenges include a shrinking supply, social-distancing practices and a need for younger volunteers.

When should you shop in Lake Stevens? Depends on your name

Mayor Brett Gailey suggested shoppers go on certain days, based on the first letter of their last names.

5 more Community Transit workers test positive for COVID-19

Fewer buses are running as at least nine transit employees have tested positive in Snohomish County.

Plexiglass ‘sneeze shields’ coming to a supermarket near you

A trip to the store will get trippier as anti-virus measures are brought in for shopper and worker safety.

Senate unanimously passes massive coronavirus aid plan

The 880-page measure is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history.

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