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

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

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

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

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

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

Coronavirus Chronicles

Where to Find Covid Vaccine Booster Shots in King County

A list of government-backed sites in Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, and other Puget Sound region cities offering additional doses of coronavirus vaccines.

09/28/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about Rapid Covid Tests in King County

How reliable is an at-home Covid test? Where can you get one? How long does it take to get results? What's a PCR test? We've got answers.

09/16/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Vaccinated in King County? You're Still Way More Protected from Covid

New data from Public Health—Seattle and King County gives us answers about breakthrough case, hospitalization, and death rates amid the Delta surge.

09/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about the Delta Variant and Breakthrough Cases in Seattle

How common are breakthrough cases? Are hospitals filling up in Washington? Do we have to wear masks again? We've got the answers.

08/19/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Department of 2020

A Measles Case at Sea-Tac Prompts an Investigation in King County

Others in the airport late on November 5 may have been exposed to the contagious illness.

11/12/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

How’s Covid-19 Contact Tracing Going in Washington?

We finally have the data.

09/18/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

Arts News

Emerald City Comic Con Starts Next Week, But Now It's Offering Refunds

The festival, which begins next week, amended its refund policy for those "unable or uncomfortable attending."

03/04/2020 By Stefan Milne

Morning Fizz

King County: Syphilis Is Up 54 Percent Since 2010

King County's tax burden, King County's syphilis rates, and the King County Council's big choice.

12/08/2016 By Josh Feit