The Isolation Artists

As Summer Approaches, Can Streaming Festivals Fill the Arts Void?

Two ambitious events kick off in the next week.

04/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

Coronavirus Chronicles

3 Takeaways from Jay Inslee's Coronavirus Recovery Plan for Washington

The governor's announcement offered a little clarity about our future response to the pandemic. But questions still remain.

04/22/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Recess Time

How Seattle Copes: Brian Kelly Sticks By His First Graders

One Edmonds schoolteacher is finding new ways to lead his students through a most unusual year.

04/22/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Stoned Wall

On a Day To Celebrate Legal Weed, Not Everyone's Invited to the Party

Happy 4/20! Cannabis stores are essential, and business is booming. Why isn't that a good thing for everyone?

04/20/2020 By Allison Williams

Truly Vital

How Seattle Copes: Gloria Hatcher-Mays Runs the Rainier Valley Food Bank

The executive director has seen the community hub through phases of pandemic response.

04/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Comfort Food

Seattleites Step Up to Feed the Community

Restaurants and organizations are working hard to ensure no one goes hungry—here's where to find meals, and how you can help.

04/20/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Decisions, Decisions

Choose Your Quarantine Houseboat, Seattle

From tech tycoons to top chefs, interesting housemates abound in this city.

04/17/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Winner Takes All

Canlis's Next Pivot—Virtual Bingo Hall

The restaurant will livestream a bingo game every Friday night.

04/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Coronavirus Chronicles

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Virtual Happy Hours

Forget the crosstalk and poor Wi-Fi signals. The psychological benefits are vital for some.

04/17/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Parks Will Be Open This Weekend

But you'll have to "keep it moving."

04/17/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Viral Vocab

Know Thy Masks: A Primer to Face Covers

Do you really know the difference between an N95 respirator and a surgical mask?

04/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

America Unmasked

For People of Color, Masks Come with Their Own Risks

In Washington and across the country, facial coverings are triggering racist backlash.

04/14/2020 By Stefan Milne

Making Do

No Sewing Machine? No Problem.

If you can't craft yourself a proper face cover, here's how to find, fashion, or buy a mask.

04/14/2020 By Allison Williams

QUARANTINE COUTURE

Can Masks Be Fashionable?

Seattle designers craft pandemic gear worthy of becoming a wardrobe staple—after all, we might be wearing it for a while.

04/14/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Tie One On

Everything You Need to Know about Masks

Facial wear is our new normal in Seattle's fight against coronavirus. Here's how you can outfit yourself effectively (fashionably, even).

04/14/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Face the Facts

Seattle Is Now a City of Masks

They're not impermeable, but homemade face coverings can help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

04/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Hands-On Care

How Seattle Copes: Natalie Johnston Works the ICU

The Swedish Issaquah nurse finished intensive care training just as Covid-19 hit the city.

04/13/2020 By Nicole Martinson

HEALTH CARE HEROES

How UW’s Virology Lab Helped Forge the Nation’s Covid-19 Testing

The University of Washington Virology Lab churned out thousands of results that informed public health measures well beyond Washington’s borders.

04/10/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Indoor Recreation

Seattle Settles In for a Weekend Without Our Major Parks

"Significant gatherings and disregard for social distancing have continued." This is why we can't have nice things weather.

04/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Quarantine Cuisine

Things I Learned Cooking Restaurant Staff Meals

Cooking family meals for a restaurant staff is a course in culinary MacGyvering.

04/10/2020 By Stefan Milne