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

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

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

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

Explainer

Washington's Battle Against E-Cigarettes

With vaping and e-cigarette use on the rise, our region looks to cool the heat.

12/23/2019 By Ryan Phelan

SAD in Seattle

Washington May Adopt Daylight Saving Time Permanently. Will It Make Us Sadder?

For those with seasonal affective disorder, the change could have harmful repercussions on their health.

10/22/2019 By Lily Hansen

Chilling Chats

3 Seattle Restaurants Bring Death to the Dinner Table

The only thing guaranteed in life is death, so why not discuss it over a meal...with strangers?

09/25/2019 By Courtney Cummings

The Potty Problem

Why Does No One Give a Crap About Seattle's Public Restrooms?

Our city's bathroom impasse should be recognized for what it is: a public health crisis.

08/27/2019 By Sam Jones

Best of the City

The Seattle Area's Top Doctors 2019

Our 14th annual list of the best health care professionals in the region, featuring 888 doctors and more in 81 specialties.

07/23/2019 Edited by Sarah Nipper

Activism Guide

Enraged About All the New Anti-Abortion Laws? Here's How You Can Help.

While Washington abortion laws are relatively strong, the fight is far from over.

05/23/2019 By Sam Jones

The Birds & the Bees

Can a Divided Washington Agree on a Revamped Sex-Ed Policy?

A new bill would make sex education mandatory in schools across the state, addressing topics like gender identity and consent.

04/23/2019 By Haley Gray