Coronavirus Chronicles

New Face Covering Directive Orders King County to Mask Up

There won’t be any penalty if you don't, though.

05/11/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Welp

Inslee Extends 'Stay Home' Order through at Least May 31

The governor's recovery plan is a four-phase approach.

05/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washingtonians Should Brace Themselves for Staying Home Beyond May 4

If Inslee’s following the latest models, that is.

04/27/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Essential Work

How Seattle Copes: Estela Tabangcura Keeps Patients' Rooms Clean

The hospital housekeeper works every single day to ensure UW Medicine and Virginia Mason stay as sanitary as possible.

04/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

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

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

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

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

Vial Valor

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

Our local scientific juggernaut handles incoming specimens while anticipating the next stages of disease mitigation.

04/10/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

First Person, Last Word

I Turned to Doula Work as an Alternative Form of Resistance

Burnt out with protesting in the streets, I discovered how to sustain myself while making change.

04/08/2020 By Jordan Alam

Safety First

How a Washington Ice Cream Producer Joined the State’s Mask-Making Machine

Locals are stepping up to mitigate the shortage of PPE.

04/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Move Over, Rover

Social Distancing Is Impossible on Most Seattle Sidewalks

How wide are they, exactly, and where are the best spots for pedestrians to roam in peace? We've got answers.

03/31/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Transfusion Effusion

Seattle Needs Blood Donors, Just Not Right This Moment

Donations skyrocketed recently, but Bloodworks Northwest needs you to sign up now to keep it that way.

03/27/2020 By Allison Williams

STRESS LESS

How to Keep It Together During Coronavirus Quarantine

It’s easy to go stir-crazy when social distancing. Here are some tips for self-quarantine self-care.

03/25/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Coronavirus Chronicles

‘Immunocompromised’ and the Burden of Chronic Illness During a Pandemic

How an esoteric catch-all highlights, and heightens, the uncertainties of a broad population.

03/24/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quarantine State of Mind

A Quick Guide to Coronavirus Jargon

“Flatten the curve” and other ways you can sound more informed when you debate the outbreak.

03/13/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

DISPATCHES FROM QUARANTINE

Here's What You Need to Know About Coronavirus in Seattle

Check this updating article for the latest coronavirus news.

03/10/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Quarantine State of Mind

Dispatch from the Couch: My FOMO-Free Weekend in Seattle

Fear of missing out was AWOL for me this weekend, but by Sunday, I was riddled with confusion and guilt.

03/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quarantine State of Mind

Seattle Needs a Handshake Alternative

Can we decide on this already?

03/05/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy