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Events, eating out and retail: What’s allowed and what’s not

Public Health - Seattle & King County issues reminders

  • Mar 18, 2020

How will COVID-19 impact wildfire response?

Answers and resources are short in short supply right now, but fire academies are still planned.

King County COVID-19 deaths increase by 10 to 56

Number of county cases up 44 to 562

COURTESY FAIR PHOTO, Patrick Hagerty

State Spring Fair canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

Refunds will be made available

  • Mar 18, 2020
COURTESY FAIR PHOTO, Patrick Hagerty

Western Washington Goodwills to close March 19 to April 2 due to COVID-19 concerns

Most donation stations will remain open.

  • Mar 18, 2020
Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi is closed until April 2020 due to public-health concerns. Blake Peterson/staff photo

A COVID-19 recession could cost millions of jobs

The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is hurting workers.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi is closed until April 2020 due to public-health concerns. Blake Peterson/staff photo

COVID-19 severe blood shortage; Red Cross drives canceled; fewer donations

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak, the agency… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020

Muckleshoot Tribal Council declares state of emergency, closes tribe’s casino and bingo operations

Closure is for two weeks effective 3 p.m. Tuesday

  • Mar 17, 2020
The King County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce court-ordered evictions, starting March 17. Image courtesy King County

King County Sheriff to immediately stop enforcing court-ordered evictions

Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht explained this is not the time to make families more vulnerable.

  • Mar 17, 2020
The King County Sheriff’s Office will no longer enforce court-ordered evictions, starting March 17. Image courtesy King County

King County Library System closures and other coronavirus responses

Late fees will be waived and holds will be extended in response to coronavirus.

Auburn City Hall. FILE PHOTO

City of Auburn closes City Hall and Annex Service Center to public

Remote services available; residents encouraged to attend council meetings online or by phone

  • Mar 17, 2020
Auburn City Hall. FILE PHOTO
Gun stores across King County are experiencing a run on ammunition. File photo

Buyers want bullets, not just toilet paper

Gun owners are flocking to stores to buy ammunition.

Gun stores across King County are experiencing a run on ammunition. File photo

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 16

The virus continues to spread as state and local authorities take further measures to fight it.

  • Mar 16, 2020
Billy Jack Newman tends to quietness at the Rail Hop’n Brewing Co. on Auburn’s West Main Street. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Inslee calls for statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and expanded social gathering limits

Governor’s emergency proclamation mandates immediate two-week closure of all venues and recreational facilities, as well as additional limits on large gatherings

  • Mar 16, 2020
Billy Jack Newman tends to quietness at the Rail Hop’n Brewing Co. on Auburn’s West Main Street. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Watch a replay of the governor’s Monday news conference here

Jay Inslee and other officials spoke at 11 a.m. about the coronavirus outbreak.

Puget Sound renters will need housing assistance

Nonprofits, activists are expecting greater need as workers are laid off.

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Local firefighters quarantined

Kent-based Puget Sound Fire taking proactive measures to stop COVID-19 spread

  • Mar 16, 2020
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Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state

The orders are an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec | Updated facility closures

The following is an update from the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department as it deals with coronavirus pandemic. Current impacts.… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2020

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

  • Mar 15, 2020