CHS Pics | ‘WASH HANDS BE KIND’ — Capitol Hill’s COVID-19 plywood art gallery

On Capitol Hill, the neighborhood’s restaurants, bars, and cafes are essential. Even as much of the city goes into lockdown, many of the neighborhood’s businesses are shifting to a new, hopefully temporary world of delivery and curbside pickup. But many … Continue reading

‘Hunker down’ — Washington implements full COVID-19 ‘stay home’ restrictions — UPDATE: List of industries and businesses that can remain open

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, in a Monday night announcement, has put his state under full “stay home” restrictions. It is “time to hunker down,” Inslee said. “Effective immediately, all Washingtonians must stay home unless they are pursuing an essential activity,” … Continue reading

Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network rolls out first ‘home tests’ for COVID-19

As the region attempts to pound down the upward curve of COVID-19 cases through closed schools, taped-off playgrounds, shuttered business, and social distancing, science is also ready to fight back. An important new effort beginning this week based on the … Continue reading

Capitol Hill community clinic Country Doctor doing its part to fight COVID-19 — on the phone

Last Monday meant all hands on deck for Country Doctor Community Health Centers (CDCHC). Gov. Jay Inslee had just taken his most drastic measures yet to stem the flow of the novel coronavirus in Washington, ordering the closure of all … Continue reading

Seattle Police clear Cal Anderson Park over COVID-19 concerns — ‘Your current conduct is placing yourself and your fellow Seattleites in danger’

Yep. Audio of the announcement from the car — matt (@mmitgang) March 22, 2020 A Seattle Police officer drove through the park and attempted to clear Cal Anderson of people with his loudspeaker, threatening criminal prosecution and the possible … Continue reading

First Hill’s Harborview Hall to become King County COVID-19 ‘isolation and recovery center’

Saved from the wrecking ball and upgraded and transformed into a home for shelter and homelessness services, 9th Ave’s Harborview Hall will begin a new life this week in the region’s fight against COVID-19. King County announced Saturday that the … Continue reading

On Capitol Hill, the cure for COVID-19 confinement is a spring walk in the park

Anybody cluck clucking or tut tutting the sight of Capitol Hill parks busy with walkers, bike riders, skaters, bladers, and picnic makers should save their breath. In these COVID-19-y days, you might need it. With the arrival of meteorological spring … Continue reading

COVID-19 updates: testing and case count jump, Seattle Public Schools TV, Metro and light rail reductions, and a distillery pumping out craft hand sanitizer

I’ve been using the Capitol Hill light rail station since day 1 when it opened just about 4 years ago. I know we’re in a pandemic, but it’s still so strange to see the platform empty like this. — … Continue reading

Seattle moving on COVID-19 economic relief including eviction ban for small biz, nonprofits, and arts orgs

The City of Seattle is moving forward on some key initiatives including a ban on commercial evictions to support restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, nonprofits, and arts organizations paralyzed by the social distancing measures put in place to slow the spread … Continue reading