Coronavirus Chronicles

The Most Surreal Safety Measures We Took to Prevent Covid

Jerry-rigged hug suits. Shower curtain sex barriers. Halloween candy chutes. Those early-pandemic public health and safety measures sure were something.

05/04/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Latest Covid News from the CDC and King County

Do you have to quarantine if you're vaccinated? Where do you need to wear a mask? Is the pandemic over? What does King County's "medium" level mean anyway?

04/28/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Transit Agencies Reacted Very Differently to the Mask Mandate Repeal

Alaska Airlines, as well as local transit agencies like King County Metro and Sound Transit, have noted mask policy updates with caution and celebration.

04/25/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Aloha State

How the Pandemic Shook Hawaiian Tourism

Seattle's favorite tropical destination struggles with lawbreaking tourists and overrun hiking trails. Will Covid lead to a reckoning for visitors?

03/25/2022 By Malia Alexander

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about the Covid Vaccine for Kids Under 5

What Seattle-area parents should know about when Moderna and Pfizer immunizations will expand to their youngest children.

03/23/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

We Just Ditched Covid Restrictions. Is Stealth Omicron Going to Ruin Things?

The subvariant is causing surges in Hong Kong and Europe and could impact Seattle and King County right as we drop Covid restrictions.

03/22/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

King County Restaurants, Bars, and More Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Restaurants, bars, theaters, and more in King County that still require proof of vaccination.

03/09/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, Angela Cabotaje, and Grace McGuire

Coronavirus Chronicles

Forget Boosters—Will You Need an Annual Covid Shot?

Larry Corey of Fred Hutch and Deborah Fuller of UW Medicine work on next-generation Covid shots to fight omicron and future variants.

03/08/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

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

Coronavirus Chronicles

Where to Find a Covid PCR Test in King County

Government- or hospital-run Covid-19 testing locations in Seattle, Auburn, Federal Way, Bellevue, and Puget Sound for those with symptoms or for travel.

01/10/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Power Players

The Most Influential Scientists, Doctors, and Environmentalists in Seattle

Seattle doctors, health care researchers, and climate change policymakers shaping our world.

12/08/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about the Omicron Variant and Covid Booster Shots

What do we know about the new Covid variant? Do we even need boosters? Can you mix and match Covid vaccine brands?

12/06/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Group Chat

Why Are Women Leaving the Workforce?

A trio of occupational experts from the University of Washington, the Swing Shift, and Yohana discuss what’s causing millions of women leave their jobs.

11/23/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Northern Exposure

The Canadian Border Fully Reopens to Travelers

Finally, nonessential travel is open both ways across the U.S.-Canada border.

11/02/2021 By Allison Williams

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your 5- to 11-Year-Old Is Finally Eligible for a Covid Vaccine

The FDA and CDC approved shots for children 5-11, meaning Covid vaccines are coming to Seattle pediatrician offices, pharmacies, and hospitals near you.

11/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje