Coronavirus Chronicles

Relief at Last: First Kids Under 5 Get Their Covid Shots

At Seattle Children's, a handful of children in the age group received their first Covid shots from Pfizer and Moderna.

06/21/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Kids Under 5

Is the Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine better for the youngest among us? And where to get your kids an appointment in Seattle and King County.

06/15/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Just Great

Monkeypox Has Arrived in King County

The presumptive monkeypox case is the first in Washington state. Here's what you need to know about how it's transmitted and more.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

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

Sick Szn

Norovirus Is Coming for Our Oysters

Highly contagious norovirus was linked to 26 cases in the state and tied to raw oysters harvested from the Baynes Sound area of British Columbia.

04/07/2022 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 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

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

The Big Dark

Patty Murray Wants to Stop Turning Back the Clock

The Washington Democrat has teamed up with Florida Republican Marco Rubio and others to back the bipartisan Sunshine Protection Act.

11/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

PSA

A New Downtown Vaccination Hub Opens Tomorrow at Amazon

Amazon, Swedish, and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health partnered with the city to bring vaccines and booster shots to downtown Seattle.

10/22/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Roloviched

How Many Washington Workers Fired Themselves by Rejecting Vaccination?

Seattle's compliance with the Covid vaccine mandate was better than the state's overall, even amongst the Seattle Police Department.

10/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Calling HR

Are Religious Exemptions for Vaccines Legit?

WSU's football coach Nick Rolovich tried to claim it and millions more may with confusion around President Biden's vaccine mandate for large businesses.

10/19/2021 By Angela Cabotaje