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COVID: Call before seeing a doctor, especially the elderly, asthmatic

Those with underlying lung or immune system problems are more at risk for serious complications.

Valley Medical Renton staff test positive for COVID-19

One staff member is at home recovering, 11 more tests are being examined

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.

More than 100 quarantine rooms are planned for King County COVID-19 response

Locations for the facilities will include Seattle and White Center.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.
Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

How are Eastside schools handling the coronavirus?

Eastside school districts take precautions following recent coronavirus outbreak.

Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

The blood bank has lost 143 donations since March 1.

Coronavirus death toll rises to nine in Washington

Two individuals who died on Feb. 26 were found to have had the coronavirus; Harborview Medical Center staff possibly exposed to the virus.

Bloodworks Northwest reassures community it’s safe to donate blood

Donors reminded to visit neighborhood donor centers and blood drives

  • Mar 3, 2020
Redmond City Hall. File photo

Redmond mayor declares proclamation of local emergency

Seven Redmond fire medics and one Redmond police officer have been quarantined.

Redmond City Hall. File photo

Local immigration office closed due to COVID-19

The Tukwila USCIS office will be closed for two weeks

Coronavirus reaches the Eastside

14 confirmed cases and six deaths as of March 2.

At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

Public health officials ask WA Legislature for $100 million.

  • Mar 2, 2020
At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing
Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

King County transit agencies say stay home if you’re sick

Metro and Sound Transit continue to operate normal routes for now.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo
Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

14 coronavirus cases, including five deaths, in King County

County is in process of purchasing a motel intended for quarantine.

Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

Redmond seeking community input on stormwater permit

The permit is meant to reduce the amount of polluted stormwater runoff into lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater.

A second person dies from COVID-19 in King County

The total number of cases reaches 10 with two deaths

LWTech students may have been exposed to coronavirus

A faculty member and about 16 nursing students were at Life Care Center of Kirkland last week.

Coronavirus reaches Federal Way as USPS employee tests positive

Public Health announces 2 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in King County to 6

Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19

The school was closed on Feb. 27 and 28.

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.