The COVID-19 Pandemic
KNKX Public Radio is working to keep you updated on the latest developments of the outbreak of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In addition to bringing you daily stories and updates on air during Morning Edition and All Things Considered, you can find stories about the outbreak below.
Seattle and King County officials said Thursday that proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test will be required to enter certain establishments and attend outdoor events.
More COVID-19 News
COVID-19It’s been a week since Seattle Children’s Hospital reported its first patient death from COVID-19. And while serious illness remains less common in children, more kids than ever are getting the virus. In Pierce County, 21 percent of new COVID cases were in children and teenagers.
Microsoft told employees Thursday that it has indefinitely delayed their return to U.S. offices until it's safer to do so.
Amid the Idaho coronavirus surge that prompted officials to authorize hospitals to ration health care, Army soldiers sent to one hospital have traded their fatigues for personal protective equipment to help treat a flood of infected patients.
Fans attending most pro and college sporting events in Seattle will soon be required to show proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they've tested negative for the virus.
Since PeaceHealth announced its own deadlines, unions representing a swath of workers have leveled at least seven labor complaints.
Outdoor mask mandates began Tuesday in King and Pierce counties. At the same time, several big school districts in the region resume in-person instruction this week. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joins Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to talk about it.
Health officials said Thursday that 108 COVID-19 cases have been linked to the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. A Whatcom County health official said that the number might continue to increase as they continue to investigate cases.