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Coronavirus Chronicles

Adults Younger Than 50 Can't Get a Second Booster Until Fall

Plans to expand eligibility for a second Covid booster shot this summer fizzled out in favor of omicron-specific vaccines anticipated to arrive in fall.

08/01/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Sunny Days

What's the Best Sunscreen to Get for Seattle Weather?

Virginia Mason dermatologist Dr. Natalie Moriarty explains why we need sunscreen every day, the best sunscreen for babies, what SPF to get, and more.

07/28/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

PSA

How to Keep Cool During a Seattle Heat Wave

It's no Heat Dome, but this week's weather forecast in Washington state is worth taking note. Here's everything from air-conditioned spots to tips on cooling down your home.

07/26/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Dial Up

New 988 Mental Health Hotline Opens July 16

The new number supplements existing suicide hotlines, with local Washington mental health organizations like Crisis Connections fielding local callers.

07/08/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

News Wire

Washington Reacts to the Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Pramila Jayapal, Patty Murray, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and other elected officials, advocacy groups, and local leaders weigh in on the SCOTUS decision.

06/24/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

Relief at Last: First Kids Under 5 Get Their Covid Shots

At Seattle Children's, a handful of children in the age group received their first Covid shots from Pfizer and Moderna.

06/21/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Just Great

Monkeypox Has Arrived in King County

The presumptive monkeypox case is the first in Washington state. Here's what you need to know about how it's transmitted and more.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

News Wire

The Fate of Abortion Access in Washington If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

A Supreme Court draft opinion which indicates a potential reversal of Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey has raised the question once again.

05/03/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Brain Buster

Is Mindfulness Always Such a Good Thing?

A University of Washington researcher's recent findings raise questions about when to apply the popular form of meditation.

04/20/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Sick Szn

Norovirus Is Coming for Our Oysters

Highly contagious norovirus was linked to 26 cases in the state and tied to raw oysters harvested from the Baynes Sound area of British Columbia.

04/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Welcome Developments

The New Odessa Brown Children's Clinic in Othello Is Eye-Popping

The new Odessa Brown Children's Clinic branch aims to address some of the inequities cited in a report on racism at Seattle Children's.

03/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

Seattle's Psychedelic Revolution Has Arrived

The decriminalization of psilocybin, as well as increased interest in treating mental illness with psychedelics, means shrooms may be here to stay.

02/22/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

Coronavirus Chronicles

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

Office Politics

Seattle Companies Are All Over the Map on Vaccine Mandates

Amazon, Starbucks, T-Mobile, and others vary wildly in their approach to workplace safety after a recent Supreme Court ruling.

02/03/2022 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

Coronavirus Chronicles

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

Stress Test

How Are Seattle Schools Responding to Omicron?

Learning from home, school closures, and teacher staffing shortages have made the start of 2022 chaotic. SPS tries to implement new Covid-19 protocols.

01/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

PSA

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

Coronavirus Chronicles

How Does Covid Vaccine Verification Work at King County Businesses?

A new policy for restaurants, bars, Kraken games, and large outdoor events takes effect on October 25 in Seattle. This is what you need to know.

10/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy