Covid-19 in Seattle

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about the Covid Vaccine for Kids Under 5

What Seattle-area parents should know about when Moderna and Pfizer immunizations will expand to their youngest children.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

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The Most Surreal Safety Measures We Took to Prevent Covid

Jerry-rigged hug suits. Shower curtain sex barriers. Halloween candy chutes. Those early-pandemic public health and safety measures sure were something.

05/04/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

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The Latest Covid News from the CDC and King County

Do you have to quarantine if you're vaccinated? Where do you need to wear a mask? Is the pandemic over? What does King County's "medium" level mean anyway?

04/28/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Transit Agencies Reacted Very Differently to the Mask Mandate Repeal

Alaska Airlines, as well as local transit agencies like King County Metro and Sound Transit, have noted mask policy updates with caution and celebration.

04/25/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

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We Just Ditched Covid Restrictions. Is Stealth Omicron Going to Ruin Things?

The subvariant is causing surges in Hong Kong and Europe and could impact Seattle and King County right as we drop Covid restrictions.

03/22/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Forget Boosters—Will You Need an Annual Covid Shot?

Larry Corey of Fred Hutch and Deborah Fuller of UW Medicine work on next-generation Covid shots to fight omicron and future variants.

03/08/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington's About to Enter the "Live with It" Stage of the Pandemic

Officials signed off on the end of vaccine verifications and the indoor mask mandate this week, citing declining case counts and more test availability.

02/18/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

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Washington's Mask Debate Heats Up

State schools superintendent Chris Reykdal's comments about lifting the indoor mandate foreshadow a broader conflict about masking in Washington.

02/10/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Where to Pick Up a Free N95 Mask in Washington

Albertsons, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and other pharmacies in Seattle, Washington are offering up to three masks per person to protect against Covid.

01/31/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

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Need More Rapid Covid Tests? Washington's Got You.

An online portal for antigen tests will launch soon to double those White House swab shipments.

01/20/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

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Where to Find a Covid PCR Test in King County

Government- or hospital-run Covid-19 testing locations in Seattle, Auburn, Federal Way, Bellevue, and Puget Sound for those with symptoms or for travel.

01/10/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about the Omicron Variant and Covid Booster Shots

What do we know about the new Covid variant? Do we even need boosters? Can you mix and match Covid vaccine brands?

12/06/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your 5- to 11-Year-Old Is Finally Eligible for a Covid Vaccine

The FDA and CDC approved shots for children 5-11, meaning Covid vaccines are coming to Seattle pediatrician offices, pharmacies, and hospitals near you.

11/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

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A New Downtown Vaccination Hub Opens Tomorrow at Amazon

Amazon, Swedish, and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health partnered with the city to bring vaccines and booster shots to downtown Seattle.

10/22/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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Are Religious Exemptions for Vaccines Legit?

WSU's football coach Nick Rolovich tried to claim it and millions more may with confusion around President Biden's vaccine mandate for large businesses.

10/19/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

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Yes, We're Still Talking about Covid Vaccine Myths

Doctors from Fred Hutch, Harborview, and Sacred Heart debunk misinformation and myths about the Covid-19 vaccine.

10/19/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

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Some of Us Are in a Disaster Cascade

A Washington State Department of Health report shows that, on the heels of the Delta variant, many people are heading back toward disillusionment.

10/15/2021 By Malia Alexander

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Where to Find Covid Vaccine Booster Shots in King County

A list of government-backed sites in Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, and other Puget Sound region cities offering additional doses of coronavirus vaccines.

09/28/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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What to Know about Rapid Covid Tests in King County

How reliable is an at-home Covid test? Where can you get one? How long does it take to get results? What's a PCR test? We've got answers.

09/16/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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An Outdoor Lunch Petition Manifests Seattle's Back-to-School Stress

Community members have called for meals at Seattle Public Schools to be held outside as the Delta variant spreads in the area.

08/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy