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King County Metro announced reduced services after ridership fell 60 percent in response to coronavirus. File photo

King County Metro reduces services as a result of coronavirus

Metro said its decrease in service is a response to decreased ridership.

King County Metro announced reduced services after ridership fell 60 percent in response to coronavirus. File photo

Staff member at Sunny Hills Elementary tests positive for COVID-19

The school is being deep cleaned and disinfected.

Courtesy City of Mercer Island

Grocery stores across King County implementing “senior hours”

The hours are dedicated time for those at high risk to shop for groceries.

Courtesy City of Mercer Island

Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies

To the relief of anxious employees, the company said it will shut down factory operations for two weeks.

Gov. Jay Inslee.

Gov. Inslee to address public at 5:30 p.m. Monday

Governor expected to lay out enhanced strategies to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Mar 23, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee.
Some medical supplies, including face masks, respirators and gowns provided to Washington by the federal government March 5 in conjunction with a visit from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Camp Murray in Pierce County, Washington. Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service

President issues virus disaster declaration for Washington state

Governor appoints Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono to oversee COVID-19 response management.

  • Mar 22, 2020
Some medical supplies, including face masks, respirators and gowns provided to Washington by the federal government March 5 in conjunction with a visit from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Camp Murray in Pierce County, Washington. Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service
The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Harborview, King County open coronavirus recovery site

The 45-bed facility will treat those awaiting test results, or who have mild symptoms.

The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Unemployment claims doubled last week as coronavirus shutters businesses

Numbers like this haven’t been seen since height of the Great Recession.

Playgrounds, sports courts closed in King County to encourage social distancing

Seattle mayor says in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the public cannot allow gatherings at Alki, Golden Gardens, Seward, Volunteer Park or Magnuson parks.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.

Inslee: Some folks aren’t taking the virus outbreak seriously

At a news conference, the governor warned businesses and individuals to get with the program.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.
The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

State Supreme Court pauses almost all cases in Washington

Judges will focus on bail hearings under emergency COVID-19 rules.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19

Geneva Wood remains in isolation at Harborview Medical Center.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

King County Metro cancels fares

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, riders in King County take free buses

  • Mar 20, 2020
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

Sound Transit to temporarily reduce service on light rail, Sounder trains

New schedules reflect greatly reduced demand, anticipated staffing shortages

  • Mar 20, 2020
Natalie DeFord/staff photo
                                Molly, a 4-year-old dog, playing with her humans Buck and Linda Dentinger at Tibbetts Valley Park in Issaquah in February, 2020.

A call for dog park artists

Issaquah accepting applications until March 25.

Natalie DeFord/staff photo
                                Molly, a 4-year-old dog, playing with her humans Buck and Linda Dentinger at Tibbetts Valley Park in Issaquah in February, 2020.

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

Staff members assisted in spreading coronavirus throughout long-term care facilities.

A view of the Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center entrance from Front Street S. Jake Berg/staff photo

Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center requests community kindness

Residents of the care facility enjoy receiving cards with thoughtful words and student drawings.

A view of the Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center entrance from Front Street S. Jake Berg/staff photo
Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse / Courtesy of Rogue

Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse closes

The only Washington location for Rogue closed on Friday, March 6.

Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse / Courtesy of Rogue
Photo courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association
                                The Downtown Issaquah Association, the Issaquah High School football team and Sasquatch Strength will be hanging flower baskets May, 20.

Flowers on Front Street is collecting donations

The flowers will be hung up and taken down by the Issaquah High School football team.

Photo courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association
                                The Downtown Issaquah Association, the Issaquah High School football team and Sasquatch Strength will be hanging flower baskets May, 20.

Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

The governor announced the order, with some exceptions, as well as millions in grants for businesses.