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How will COVID-19 impact wildfire response?

How will COVID-19 impact wildfire response?

Answers and resources are short in short supply right now, but fire academies are still planned.

How will COVID-19 impact wildfire response?
King County COVID-19 deaths increase by 10 to 56

King County COVID-19 deaths increase by 10 to 56

Number of county cases up 44 to 562

King County COVID-19 deaths increase by 10 to 56
Issaquah City Council president Victoria Hunt and Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly responded to COVID-19 in recent video. Screenshot

Issaquah Mayor updates the community on COVID-19

The city released a video updating the community of the current status of Issaquah.

Issaquah City Council president Victoria Hunt and Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly responded to COVID-19 in recent video. Screenshot
Western Washington Goodwills to close March 19 to April 2 due to COVID-19 concerns

Western Washington Goodwills to close March 19 to April 2 due to COVID-19 concerns

Most donation stations will remain open.

  • Mar 18, 2020
Western Washington Goodwills to close March 19 to April 2 due to COVID-19 concerns
Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi is closed until April 2020 due to public-health concerns. Blake Peterson/staff photo

A COVID-19 recession could cost millions of jobs

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is hurting workers.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi is closed until April 2020 due to public-health concerns. Blake Peterson/staff photo
COVID-19 severe blood shortage; Red Cross drives canceled; fewer donations

COVID-19 severe blood shortage; Red Cross drives canceled; fewer donations

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak, the agency… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020
COVID-19 severe blood shortage; Red Cross drives canceled; fewer donations
The King County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce court-ordered evictions, starting March 17. Image courtesy King County

King County Sheriff to immediately stop enforcing court-ordered evictions

Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht explained this is not the time to make families more vulnerable.

  • Mar 17, 2020
The King County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce court-ordered evictions, starting March 17. Image courtesy King County
King County Library System closures and other coronavirus responses

King County Library System closures and other coronavirus responses

Late fees will be waived and holds will be extended in response to coronavirus.

King County Library System closures and other coronavirus responses
King County’s new Issaquah quarantine location on March 16, 2020. The County is leasing the former Holiday Inn motel as a quarantine site for coronavirus patient. Natalie DeFord / Staff Photo.

New quarantine locations to open on Eastside

Public Health Seattle & King County announced new quarantine sites in Issaquah and Bellevue.

King County’s new Issaquah quarantine location on March 16, 2020. The County is leasing the former Holiday Inn motel as a quarantine site for coronavirus patient. Natalie DeFord / Staff Photo.
Gun stores across King County are experiencing a run on ammunition. File photo

Buyers want bullets, not just toilet paper

Gun owners are flocking to stores to buy ammunition.

Gun stores across King County are experiencing a run on ammunition. File photo
Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 16

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 16

The virus continues to spread as state and local authorities take further measures to fight it.

  • Mar 16, 2020
Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 16
Watch a replay of the governor’s Monday news conference here

Watch a replay of the governor’s Monday news conference here

Jay Inslee and other officials spoke at 11 a.m. about the coronavirus outbreak.

Watch a replay of the governor’s Monday news conference here
Puget Sound renters will need housing assistance

Puget Sound renters will need housing assistance

Nonprofits, activists are expecting greater need as workers are laid off.

Puget Sound renters will need housing assistance
Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state

Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state

The orders are an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state
COVID-19 — What you need to know today

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

  • Mar 15, 2020
COVID-19 — What you need to know today
COVID-19 — What you need to know today

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

  • Mar 15, 2020
COVID-19 — What you need to know today
COVID-19 — What you need to know today

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

  • Mar 13, 2020
COVID-19 — What you need to know today
Patient flees Kent quarantine facility, hops northbound bus

Patient flees Kent quarantine facility, hops northbound bus

City officials upset about county’s handling and security of the motel-turned-isolation center | VIDEOS

Patient flees Kent quarantine facility, hops northbound bus

Swedish restricts visitation to hospital campuses

Routine visits suspended until further notice, some exceptions apply.

  • Mar 13, 2020
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, was closed until March 31 after the family of a preschooler in a program there told the city they had been exposed to a case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Pictured: signage about the closure on the door of the center.

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 12

March 12, 2020 5:20 p.m. The University of Washington has reported two coronavirus cases in its psychiatric ward. Following the positive tests, all 22 patients… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, was closed until March 31 after the family of a preschooler in a program there told the city they had been exposed to a case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Pictured: signage about the closure on the door of the center.