Department of Good News

Three Reasons Why Everything Isn’t Totally Terrible Right Now

Promising coronavirus data and other positive developments of late in Seattle.

09/15/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

outbreak outings

Visiting a Seattle Museum Feels Like the Old Normal

Walking through the newly reopened National Nordic Museum is strangely familiar.

09/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

EVERYTHING FROM HOME

Some (Reassuring!) Advice for First-Time Homeschoolers

Considering homeschool? These Seattle parents say it's not as scary as you might think.

09/04/2020 By Sophia Gates

Chronicles of the Curve

How to Interpret King County's Latest Coronavirus Numbers

Where we stand as summer winds down.

08/31/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Summer of Alfresco

Check Out These New Seattle Street Patios

Makeshift though they might be, the pandemic-induced outdoor dining spaces keep getting bigger—and better.

08/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Hotel Horde

15 Best Hotels in Seattle

You need a vacation, and a great—and safe—one is closer than you think.

08/28/2020 By Allison Williams

PSA

Even Without Symptoms, You Should Still Get Tested for Covid-19

The Washington state health authority isn’t echoing the CDC’s latest guidance.

08/27/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

TELL ME MORE

Seattle Summer Is Not Canceled

Soak up the elusive Washington sun with these pandemic-approved activities, from camping to making your own frosé.

08/12/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Side Hustles

A Chef's Pivot Inspired These Fancy Backyard Grills

In case you wanted to level up from that Big Green Egg.

08/11/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Picnic Perfect

5 Picnic Kits for a Socially Distant Summer

Pick up provisions at one of these neighborhood fixtures before heading off in search of an enviable and socially distant picnic spot.

08/06/2020 By Annette Maxon

Coronavirus Chronicles

Where Covid-19 Outbreaks Are Happening in Washington

A new report from the state’s health department offers details about the origins of the virus’s spread.

08/05/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Resilient Seattle

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

What just happened?

08/04/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Intellectual Takeout

You Can Get Books from the Seattle Library Again

Seattle Public Libraries opens its curbside pickup at the Central Library on August 6.

08/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

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