Coronavirus outbreak

Everett’s $1 million CARES funds go to bills, bars and diners

The city selected 50 small businesses and 11 nonprofit service providers for $10,000 to $100,000.

Comment: U.S. botched school year; parents should be furious

A lax response by federal leaders left us unprepared to return students to the classroom this fall.

Creative thinking, equity and pedagogy should lead discussions for the 2020-21 school year, not judgement and shame. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Back to school or home school: What’s a family to do?

Check out a list of publicly funded online homeschool programs available in Washington.

Creative thinking, equity and pedagogy should lead discussions for the 2020-21 school year, not judgement and shame. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Commentary: Resuming school this fall will be a huge task

Educators want schools to open, but in classrooms or at home it will take effort and investment.

Through connections, outbreaks spike in Snohomish County

There are 13 active clusters, up from three last week, as the COVID-19 case count continues to rise.

As virus surges, Inslee revives limits on restaurants, bars

The new restrictions go into effect July 30 and will be in force for the foreseeable future.

Watch Gov. Jay Inslee’s Thursday news conference here

He is expected to discuss the state’s ongoing response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Comment: New York defeated cholera by abandoning superstition

It took reforms by doctors, journalists and city leaders to accept scientific observation as the path to a cure.

These take-home science kits could be a model for fall

The Marysville School District delivered 400 kits to disadvantaged students. So far, kids love them.

Classes in Snohomish County could remain online this fall

Many districts are re-thinking plans to welcome students back to schools as COVID-19 cases spike.

Rule-breaking partiers are causing large rise in virus cases

Long wait times for test results are hampering efforts to contain the virus through contact tracing.

Swoosh-Bam-Pow! COVID villain can’t stop Free Comic Book fun

The popular annual free comic day blockbuster was reworked by the pandemic to last all summer.

Dear Snohomish County: It’s been six months

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

Comment: Employees’ parenting hassles are employers’ hassles

With work-from-home likely to continue for many, bosses and employees need to find a way forward.

Tulalips get biggest chunk of Washington tribes COVID relief

The $1.5 million will go toward rent and utilities for families financially hurt by the crisis.

Commentary: Trump’s war on Fauci hurts both men, and science

Fauci’s most important work is in aiding vaccine development; his role as adviser has been compromised.

Dr. Spitters: Sadly, group fun is not on the menu

Health officer says surge in Snohomish County cases is fueled by small gatherings of 10 to 15 people

‘We really need help’: Coronavirus overwhelms rural Oregon

The virus is infecting thousands of often impoverished residents every day.

Commentary: War against masks is another ‘Lost Cause’

And the price of MAGA loyalty could be as damaging to its supporters as it was to the Confederates.

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