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Bellevue skyline. File photo

Amid coronavirus concerns, Eastside cities are taking preventative steps

Most Eastside cities are following recommendations from county officials.

Bellevue skyline. File photo

70 Washington coronavirus cases; Inslee announces testing-cost relief

Inslee addressed the outbreak at a Thursday press conference.

NSD closes school for up to two weeks

All schools in the Northshore School District (NSD) will be closed beginning Thursday, March 5 for up to 14 days.

City leaders upset at county’s plan for quarantine facility in Kent | Update

King County releases details about purchase of Econo Lodge

King County cancels most in-person meetings, moves to Skype

Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, non-essential in-person meetings for March have been called off.

King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream

‘We will get through this’: Officials discuss coronavirus at Wednesday press conference

The county is advising event cancellations, increased telecommuting.

King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream
Woodmoor Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District

Parent at Woodmoor elementary in Bothell tested presumptive positive for coronavirus

The school will be closed on Thursday, March 5 for deep disinfecting.

Woodmoor Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District

Northshore students return to school Wednesday

Northshore School District schools were closed Tuesday for instructional teams to plan and prepare for online learning.

  • Mar 4, 2020

The state coronavirus hotline is dropping calls

A state Department of Health spokesperson said their phone system is being overwhelmed.

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Tenth coronavirus death reported in WA

Over 200 people are being supervised for possible virus exposure

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

COVID: Call before seeing a doctor, especially the elderly, asthmatic

Those with underlying lung or immune system problems are more at risk for serious complications.

Photo courtesy city of Kenmore
                                Nadia Reigna Silver, who gave an address in commemoration of Black History Month, standing with Mayor David Baker at the Feb. 24 Kenmore City Council meeting.

Kenmore recognizes Black, Women’s History Months for first time

The Black History Month proclamation came with an address from business owner Nadia Reigna Silver.

Photo courtesy city of Kenmore
                                Nadia Reigna Silver, who gave an address in commemoration of Black History Month, standing with Mayor David Baker at the Feb. 24 Kenmore City Council meeting.

Valley Medical Renton staff test positive for COVID-19

One staff member is at home recovering, 11 more tests are being examined

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.

More than 100 quarantine rooms are planned for King County COVID-19 response

Locations for the facilities will include Seattle and White Center.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.
Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

How are Eastside schools handling the coronavirus?

Eastside school districts take precautions following recent coronavirus outbreak.

Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

The blood bank has lost 143 donations since March 1.

Coronavirus death toll rises to nine in Washington

Two individuals who died on Feb. 26 were found to have had the coronavirus; Harborview Medical Center staff possibly exposed to the virus.

Bloodworks Northwest reassures community it’s safe to donate blood

Donors reminded to visit neighborhood donor centers and blood drives

  • Mar 3, 2020

Local immigration office closed due to COVID-19

The Tukwila USCIS office will be closed for two weeks

Coronavirus reaches the Eastside

14 confirmed cases and six deaths as of March 2.