SURVIVING COVID-19

Seattle Resilience: How the City Thrived in the Pandemic

Coronavirus stormed our shores and changed our lives, but the city responded with a unified message: We got this.

By Seattle Met Staff

Top Stories

Explainer

Seattle’s Decade of Attempts to Fix the Police: A Timeline

Ten years before tear gas subsumed Capitol Hill, calls for an investigation into SPD began. What’s happened since?

07/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Resilient Seattle

The Future of Work: Are Offices a Relic of Our Pre-Pandemic Lives?

The pandemic hastened the takeover of telecommuting.

08/04/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Fairly Forever

This Year, Visit the Washington State Fair in Photos

The fair, like so many other major events, is canceled this summer. So celebrate its 120th anniversary in sight.

07/15/2020 Photography by Chona Kasinger By Stefan Milne

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Longing Lens

The Story Behind Steven Miller’s Brilliant Quarantine Portraits

The local photographer had to rethink his art during a pandemic—at the same time his whole life was in upheaval.

08/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Celestial Drift

Molly Wizenberg’s The Fixed Stars Charts Her Shifting Sexuality

The Seattle writer’s third memoir is an engaging look into budding queerness.

08/03/2020 By Stefan Milne

Classic Cinema

The Pandemic Launched a New Era for Drive-In Theaters

The retro novelty of watching a movie in your own car never looked so good.

07/31/2020 By Allison Williams

Hear Here

5 Albums to Listen to This Summer

From the Polyrhythmics’ slippery funk to Parisalexa’s full-length debut.

07/28/2020 By Stefan Milne

Click Paint

What Does a Very Online Art World Look Like?

With the pandemic closing galleries, museums, and art fairs, we’ve been forced to see art through a screen.

07/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

Fairly Forever

This Year, Visit the Washington State Fair in Photos

The fair, like so many other major events, is canceled this summer. So celebrate its 120th anniversary in sight.

07/15/2020 Photography by Chona Kasinger By Stefan Milne

Eat & Drink

New Restaurant Report

West Seattle's Grillbird Revisits Seattle’s Teriyaki Traditions

A former Pizza Hut enters a stylish future built on char-grilled chicken.

08/05/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Essential Burgers

Of-the-moment smashes, classic doubles, international influences—burgers sustain us through good times and through uncertainty. They’re pretty portable, too.

07/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Trend

Let's Hope Family Style Takeout Sticks Around Long After Covid-19

Seattle restaurants embrace our slow-casual future.

07/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

Dinner and a Pandemic: Saluting Adaptation in an Irrepressible Seattle

Traditional restaurant odes may be on pause—but our July/August issue is an ode to the city.

08/04/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Health & Wellness

Resilient Seattle

Seattle's Coronavirus Timeline, from Toilet Paper to Mask Laws

What just happened?

08/04/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Resilient Seattle

The Doctor Will Zoom You Now

Dermatologist Melanie Clemenz went all in on telemedicine.

08/04/2020 Edited by Allison Williams By Melanie Clemenz

First Person, Last Word

What a Virus Taught Me About Uncertainty

The five years I’ve lived with chronic illness have worked as a strange preparation for a pandemic.

08/04/2020 By Bess Lovejoy

Health Care Heroes

How a Group of Seattle Scientists Revealed Covid-19's Stateside Spread

Collaboration, serendipity, and a whole lot of brainpower.

07/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Health Care Heroes

Seattle's Health Care Workers: The Stories Behind the Masks

From ICU nurses to “dofficers,” hospital workers showed their mettle when beds filled and ventilators disappeared.

07/23/2020 Photography by David Ryder By Benjamin Cassidy

Health Care Heroes

When a Doctor Needed Life Support

Deploying a last-ditch device, a Swedish Medical Center team saved an EvergreenHealth MD from becoming a victim of the pandemic.

07/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

News & City Life

Resilient Seattle

Seattle's Pandemic Hobbies: Fad or Foundational?

Which will we toss the second real life returns, and which will become serious new habits?

08/04/2020 By Allison Williams

Resilient Seattle

Meet the Starting Lineup of Seattle's Pandemic Response Squad

From the health honcho to the big cheese.

08/04/2020 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Jane Sherman

Resilient Seattle

Remembering the Washingtonians We Lost to Covid-19

The pandemic has stripped our city of beloved community members, young and old. Here are some of the things they left us.

08/04/2020 Illustrations by Jane Sherman By Seattle Met Staff

Resilient Seattle

A Guide to the Viral Vocabulary of Covid-19

There was a time when none of us knew what this all meant, but now these are words we live by.

08/04/2020 By Allison Williams

Resilient Seattle

The Future of Work: Are Offices a Relic of Our Pre-Pandemic Lives?

The pandemic hastened the takeover of telecommuting.

08/04/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Resilient Seattle

The Future of Delivery: Will Our Stay-Home Habits Stick Around?

More packages land on our doorsteps than ever. Is delivery having a momentary spike or seeing its next step?

08/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Resilient Seattle

Minding the Ever-Wider Gap Between the Community and the Police

Victoria Beach started the pandemic with a hard job as liaison with the police. Then it got even harder.

08/04/2020 By Allison Williams

Resilient Seattle

How a Group of Chef Buddies Joined Forces to Feed Seattle’s Food Insecure

Chef Melissa Miranda says Seattle Community Kitchen Collective will dish up free meals as part of the new normal.

08/04/2020 Edited by Allecia Vermillion By Melissa Miranda

Resilient Seattle

The Future of Social Lives: Could Covid-19 Melt the Seattle Freeze?

Seattle’s known as a city of icy introverts. The pandemic proved otherwise, even as we socially distanced.

08/04/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Resilient Seattle

How You Can Help Seattle Weather the Pandemic

Where to donate money, offer time, or otherwise pitch in.

08/04/2020 By Allison Williams

SURVIVING COVID-19

Seattle Resilience: How the City Thrived in the Pandemic

Coronavirus stormed our shores and changed our lives, but the city responded with a unified message: We got this.

08/04/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Breach Bums

You Don’t Have to Leave Shore to Spot an Orca in Seattle

The Orca Network’s devotees ground the whale-watching game.

08/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quote Unquote

Cashier Sheryl Saechao Is on the Front Lines at Fred Meyer

"Hazard pay wouldn’t be as bad of an issue if we already had a decent wage."

07/29/2020 By Allison Williams

The Real Big One

How Covid-19 Broadened Seattle's Social Divide

The pandemic widened cracks in the city’s social infrastructure—ones that endanger our most essential workers.

07/28/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

FRONT LINE FORCE

Seattle's Health Care Heroes

They’ve heard our joyful noises of support. Now it’s our turn to listen—to the people, and stories, behind the feats of medicine combating Covid-19.

07/23/2020 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

Seattle’s Decade of Attempts to Fix the Police: A Timeline

Ten years before tear gas subsumed Capitol Hill, calls for an investigation into SPD began. What’s happened since?

07/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Feature

A Brief History of Seattle, in Three Disasters

After the Great Seattle Fire and the Boeing Bust, the city showed a knack for reinvention. Can that same spirit pull us out of our current crisis?

07/13/2020 By James Ross Gardner

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

Travel & Outdoors

Snap Judgment

Where’s the Best Sunset Spot in Seattle?

Spoiler alert: Kerry Park isn’t our only top vista.

07/31/2020 By Nicole Martinson

GO FOR IT

Hiking Is the Safest Way to Have Fun This Summer

Bears? Bees? Nah. As long as you bring a jacket and look where you’re walking, Northwest trails are a safe place to spend the pandemic.

07/24/2020 By Allison Williams