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COVID-19 — What you need to know today

More cases and deaths were reported in King County as the governor works to shut down large events

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Rep. Schrier introduces bill requiring all insurance plans to cover full cost of COVID-19 testing

Congresswoman Kim Schrier, D-Wash., Eighth District, has introduced legislation requiring all health insurance plans to cover the full cost of COVID-19 testing for U.S. consumers.… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2020
U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier. REPORTER FILE PHOTO
U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Rep. Schrier statement on House passage of coronavirus funding package

Congresswoman Kim Schrier, D-Wash., District 8, released the following statement after the House passed a spending package that will address the coronavirus and protect Americans:… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2020
U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash. REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Public events in King County to be cancelled or restricted due to outbreak

It applies to everything from faith events to sporting events and concerts.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

To ward off COVID-19, Auburn School District cancels community and parent activities, school events

Superintendent: ‘I believe the governor will order schools to close, potentially for several weeks. We encourage you to be prepared’

Millions of county dollars to help transform Kent motel into an isolation, quarantine facility

Council approves expansive package, including $28.2 million in funding for COVID-19 response

  • Mar 11, 2020

Rep. Stokesbary issues statement on 2020 supplemental operating budget

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement Wednesday regarding the 2020 supplemental operating budget agreed to by… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2020
A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Petition calls for King County to stop quarantine site

Citizens, councilmembers question process for choosing locations.

A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Fair

All Washington State Fair events canceled through March

Puyallup events center falls under governor’s prohibition related to COVID-19 virus

  • Mar 11, 2020
COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Fair
Reporter file photo

ShoWare Center acting on governor’s directive; events impacted

Prohibits gatherings of 250 people or more due to COVID-19

  • Mar 11, 2020
Reporter file photo

CHI opens 11 COVID-19 screening centers around Washington

Federal Way, Bonney Lake, Puyallup and Enumclaw are some of the places people can go to get tested.

Outbreak – Today’s latest news on COVID-19

74 more cases have been reported in King County.

Low-wage workers will be hardest hit by economic coronavirus impacts

Nonprofits are expecting dramatic increases in requests following layoffs and hour reductions.

Coronavirus: Live Coverage for Puget Sound

The virus has killed several and sickened dozens.

  • Mar 10, 2020

Fred Meyer store in Auburn is among Washington Lottery’s Luckiest Retailers

A Fred Meyer store in Auburn is among the Washington Lottery’s 2019 Luckiest Retailers, those stores that sold the most “Big Win” tickets for prizes… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

AVHS Gala & Auction on May 30 to benefit the animals

Party for Paws theme to raise funds to help lost, abandoned and homeless animals

  • Mar 9, 2020

Keep untreated medical waste out of your trash

All of King County Solid Waste Division’s transfer stations are open and ready to take your garbage, recycling and yard waste. It does accept garbage… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2020

Blood supply hits emergency level due to coronavirus concerns

Community action needed to prevent blood supply collapse

  • Mar 9, 2020

4Culture call for South Sound artists and Muckleshoot Tribal members

4Culture, the cultural funding agency for King County, is looking for artists to help create site-specific or site-integrated artwork for the new South County Recycling… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2020

Kent Mayor Ralph stands up to King County over coronavirus facility

Concerns about operations; future use of site