Coronavirus outbreak

Yes, you could get the flu and COVID-19, so get a flu shot

Yes, you could get the flu and COVID-19, so get a flu shot

Flu season officially starts Oct. 1, but shots are available now. Experts recommend not waiting.

Yes, you could get the flu and COVID-19, so get a flu shot
Elementary students are preparing to return to classrooms

Elementary students are preparing to return to classrooms

Stanwood is already teaching kindergartners on campus. Sultan and Arlington will soon follow suit.

Elementary students are preparing to return to classrooms
Two simultaneous health crises: Wildfire smoke, coronavirus

Two simultaneous health crises: Wildfire smoke, coronavirus

The smoke will linger this week. And the unhealthy air can bring symptoms easily mistaken for COVID-19.

Two simultaneous health crises: Wildfire smoke, coronavirus
COVID-19 updates about returning to school

COVID-19 updates about returning to school

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

COVID-19 updates about returning to school

Marysville offers another round of CARES Act grants

Funds are available for those who need help paying for housing or business expenses amid COVID-19.

Comment: How to answer doubts about a Covid vaccine

Authorities need to address the three C’s: convenience, complacency and confidence.

Comment: Piecemeal Covid response unhelpful for farmworkers

As the federal government turned the response over to states, it left gaps in testing and tracing needs.

‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor

‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor

Mill Creek workers helped deliver her big donation. Experts see a critical need for food assistance.

‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor

Comment: Phamacies must be part of Covid vaccination network

Some regulatory barriers may need to be eased to allow better access to vaccines when available.

Unemployment system overwhelmed by users and new claims

Unemployment system overwhelmed by users and new claims

The state Employment Security Department couldn’t process all the new information, leaving users frustrated.

Unemployment system overwhelmed by users and new claims

Comment: Front-line workers call for medical care for all

A state work group is discussing how to build a universal health care system; your voice is needed.

Dr. Spitters: ‘We’ve got a long way to go’ with COVID fight

Dr. Spitters: ‘We’ve got a long way to go’ with COVID fight

Cases are dropping, but don’t let your guard down, he said. Plus, one woman’s battle with the virus.

Dr. Spitters: ‘We’ve got a long way to go’ with COVID fight
Comment: Break’s over, Congress; renew $600 checks for jobless

Comment: Break’s over, Congress; renew $600 checks for jobless

There’s scant evidence that the earlier additional benefit discouraged people from looking for work.

Comment: Break’s over, Congress; renew $600 checks for jobless
What to know as a school year without precedent begins

What to know as a school year without precedent begins

Grades will be given and roll taken. There will be recess and passing time between online classes.

What to know as a school year without precedent begins

Harrop: Why would Trump want to repeat Sweden’s deadly mistake?

Sweden largely stayed open to build herd immunity, but it now has a higher mortality rate than the U.S.

You may qualify for an extra $1,500 in unemployment back pay

A federal program will give some of the state’s unemployed a $300 weekly bump for the past five weeks.

There are some things students just shouldn’t try at home

There are some things students just shouldn’t try at home

Sno-Isle Tech will have limited in-person classes for a chance “to see it, feel it, touch it, do it.”

There are some things students just shouldn’t try at home

Comment: Virtual learning is tough; why did it come to this?

Kids — and parents — are struggling with the technology. Our collective failure with Covid is to blame.

Snohomish County offers pandemic relief to local nonprofits

The program uses federal CARES Act money to help nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Editorial: Masks, distance drive down infections; keep at it

Editorial: Masks, distance drive down infections; keep at it

Wearing masks and social distancing are moving the needle on Covid infections. But we’re not there yet.

Editorial: Masks, distance drive down infections; keep at it
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