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The 8 PM cheer – and hooting and hollering — on Capitol Hill

By our count, Seattle has now been under “hunker down” orders for 31 days. And, while we can’t relax distancing restrictions just yet, there are positive signs that conditions here, at least, are improving. But there is still a long way to go. The other side of the curve means more positive cases and, sadly, more deaths.

Here are a few clips of the moments of cheering, clapping, yelling, music, and song from around Capitol Hill as people continue to mark the nightly 8 PM remembrance and thanks for medical workers and those on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.


If you feel like it, maybe join in. Or just go to the window and listen to your neighbors.

CHS COVID-19 TIMELINE+ Feb. 29 First ‘presumptive positive’ COVID-19 case in King County + Mar. 11 Washington puts ‘over 250’ restrictions in place + Mar. 11 Schools closed + Mar. 15 Restaurants and bars closed, ‘over 50’ threshold + Mar. 21 Police begin clearing parks + Apr. 2 Washington restrictions extended + Apr. 6 Schools closed for rest of year + Apr. 8 ‘Peak outbreak’ has passed

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