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Former COVID-19 patients’ plasma could help treat the virus

Swedish Health Services is going through its bank of recovered patients and asking them to donate.

How will it end? Testing, testing, testing, tracing and time

As the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, broad testing and contact tracing will be crucial, experts say.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Renton officials outline requests for King County’s use of local hotel as shelter

200 individuals from Seattle homeless shelters have been moved to the Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
St. Francis Hospital employees pose for a photo, before laughing about smiling behind their masks. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Lights, sirens, support: First responders host parades for frontline hospital workers

Federal Way police, South King Fire and Rescue and other agencies showed their support for St. Francis Hospital staff on April 16.

St. Francis Hospital employees pose for a photo, before laughing about smiling behind their masks. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Swedish, Microsoft develop CERA to improve hospitals’ response to COVID-19

The app is available for any health care provider to use.

Kenmore issues moratorium on tenant evictions for small businesses and nonprofits

Small businesses are defined as having less than 50 employees.

  • Apr 16, 2020

Vehicle theft in King County remains consistent during COVID-19 outbreak

Thieves stole 61 vehicles in 48-hour period this week

Construction at the intersection of Totem Lake Boulevard and NE 124th St. in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 10, 2020. File photo

Inslee: We are not close, yet, to lifting restrictions

Governor warns lockdown may last a while, and builders offer path to freeing their industry now.

Construction at the intersection of Totem Lake Boulevard and NE 124th St. in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 10, 2020. File photo
Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

Inslee signs order to free hundreds of nonviolent prisoners

The state may release up to 950 inmates as officials look to prevent COVID-19 deaths behind bars.

Monroe Correctional Complex (Washington State Department of Corrections)

First round of coronavirus stimulus checks arrive

The payments showed up in direct-deposit accounts this week. Couples get $2,400, plus $500 per kid.

COVID-19 death tolls on Eastside highest in Kirkland, Redmond

The average COVID-19 infected person may be likely to infect just one or fewer additional persons with COVID-19, down from an average of 2.7 persons in late February, study says.

Bothell police arrest two suspects for liquor theft

The suspects were arrested twice as they continued to rob local stores after they were initially released from police custody.

  • Apr 15, 2020

Bellevue police town hall addresses racism stemming from COVID-19 outbreak

The virtual meeting was also translated into Mandarin.

KCLS to remain closed, but offers online poetry contest, Día celebration

Despite library buildings being off-limits, the library system has many virtual programs planned for the spring. Image courtesy King County Library System

Up to 950 inmates may be let out early amid COVID-19 concern

After a protest at the Monroe prison, the state says it will take steps to thin populations immediately.

April free state park days postponed

A date has not been set, though two more free days are approaching in June.

  • Apr 9, 2020
King County and Public Health have turned a former Econo Lodge motel into an emergency isolation/quarantine facility on Central Avenue in Kent. File photo

King County reports 27 coronavirus cases in homeless shelters

County has provided 60 motel vouchers so far for quarantining homeless individuals.

King County and Public Health have turned a former Econo Lodge motel into an emergency isolation/quarantine facility on Central Avenue in Kent. File photo
King County’s North Seattle isolation and quarantine site on April 8. The North Seattle/Aurora facility is located at 1132 N 128th St. in Seattle. It features six modular units with a total capacity of 23 people. Corey Morris/staff photo

King County facilities readying for COVID-19 peak

Facilities are located throughout the county to assist patients with varying levels of support.

  • Apr 8, 2020
King County’s North Seattle isolation and quarantine site on April 8. The North Seattle/Aurora facility is located at 1132 N 128th St. in Seattle. It features six modular units with a total capacity of 23 people. Corey Morris/staff photo

First WA state prisoner tests positive for COVID-19

The man is the first person in Washington to contract the disease while in a state prison.

Students will not return to classrooms this school year

Monday’s decision applies to all schools — public, private and charter.