FACE VALUE

Why Did Washington Finally Get a Mask Mandate?

Wearing a mask divides some Washingtonians along party lines—but the reason behind the mandate is strictly apolitical.

07/02/2020 By Zoe Sayler

RETAIL'S RETURN

These Locally Owned Seattle Shops Are Back

Ready to shop? Here are a few local businesses, from Capitol Hill to West Seattle, that are open for Phase 2.

07/02/2020 By Annette Maxon

Department of Good News

Street Dining Permits Now Free for Seattle Restaurants

Small businesses can temporarily expand their operations to sidewalks and curbside parking spaces.

06/26/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quarantine Cuisine

This Potato and Beet Salad Can Be a Main Course

A riff on a North German staple is actually quite nice in the Seattle summer.

06/24/2020 By Stefan Milne

CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES

Downtown Nordstrom Reopens, Joining Other Seattle Retailers in Phase 2

Anthropologie, REI, and others have also opened for in-store shopping.

06/23/2020 By Zoe Sayler

DAD'S DAY

Where to Order Father's Day Takeout in Seattle

Bring Father's Day dinner home with tropical cocktails, a Vashon Island seafood boil, and (of course) ribs.

06/16/2020 By Adam H. Callaghan

Seeing Results

Here’s What to Expect at Seattle’s Free Citywide Covid-19 Testing Sites

And an update on who the city says should be tested.

06/16/2020 By Stefan Milne

Baby Steps

Seattle Real Estate Begins to Turn the Dial Back to Normalcy

Some of the May numbers were jarring, though.

06/10/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Pandemic Recovery Plan

King County Approved for Modified Phase One of Coronavirus Recovery

The search for dinner reservations and haircut appointments begins.

06/05/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Alfresco Adventures

Street Dining Could Be Seattle’s Next Form of Restaurant Relief

"We'll take whatever we can get at this point."

06/02/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

King County Can't Move to Phase 2 But Will Apply for Outdoor Dining

On Monday, the county will seek a modified stage one, with patio eating and haircuts, in the state's recovery plan.

05/29/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Scrolling vs. Strolling

Murals for Days… Weeks… Months...

The pandemic has transformed Seattle storefronts into canvases for our creativity and resilience.

05/29/2020 By Seattle Met

Longing Lens

The Story Behind Steven Miller’s Brilliant Quarantine Portraits

A new documentary shines further light on the local photographer’s expansive portrait series.

05/29/2020 By Stefan Milne

Streaming Alert

Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, and Other Seattle Marquee Musicians Will Lead a Streaming Benefit

Sir Mix-a-Lot, Ben Gibbard, Macklemore, Dave Matthews, the Black Tones....

05/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

Locked-Up Lockdown

Quarantine in a Washington Prison Is Tense

An inmate at Monroe Correctional Complex reports from behind bars, where riots have erupted and one guard has passed away from the virus: "Yeah, I'm scared."

05/27/2020 By Allison Williams

Civic Duty

Cans of Manny's Pale Ale Arrive in Stores This Week

Should you need further proof we live in unprecedented times—Georgetown Brewing is canning its most popular beer.

05/26/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Cramped Quarantine

What Is It Like to Live in an aPodment During Covid-19?

Micro-studio life is even more constricted than usual during a pandemic.

05/22/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Time to Remember

Things to Do for Memorial Day That Are Totally Allowed

Big trips and party-sized barbecues may be off the table, but there are still quarantine-approved ways to celebrate the beginning of summer.

05/21/2020 By Allison Williams

Turn the Tide

Don't Go to the Beach for Memorial Day

Most of Washington's ocean-facing shoreline is closed, so it's not quite time for beach blanket bingo yet.

05/21/2020 By Allison Williams

A Plan for That

How Seattle Copes: Cherrie May Handles Emergencies for the Suquamish

The tribe’s emergency manager began preparing for a pandemic more than a decade ago.

05/20/2020 By Stefan Milne