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EvergreenHealth’s Kirkland location. File photo

EvergreenHealth doctor tests positive for coronavirus

He has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the facility.

EvergreenHealth’s Kirkland location. File photo

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 16

The virus continues to spread as state and local authorities take further measures to fight it.

  • Mar 16, 2020

Watch a replay of the governor’s Monday news conference here

Jay Inslee and other officials spoke at 11 a.m. about the coronavirus outbreak.

Puget Sound renters will need housing assistance

Nonprofits, activists are expecting greater need as workers are laid off.

Kirkland City Hall to close to the public starting at noon Monday

Council chamber will also close to the public but meetings will be streamed and public can still comment by voicemail or email.

  • Mar 16, 2020

Bars, gyms and more ordered closed in Washington state

The orders are an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

  • Mar 15, 2020

Kirkland Fire Station 21 is back in service

The facility received an eight-hour professional deep cleaning before it was reopened for service.

  • Mar 15, 2020

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

  • Mar 15, 2020

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

  • Mar 13, 2020

Patient flees Kent quarantine facility, hops northbound bus

City officials upset about county’s handling and security of the motel-turned-isolation center | VIDEOS

Kirkland fire, police fully staffed, responding to calls as normal amid coronavirus outbreak

The city is continuing to operate its emergency operations center.

  • Mar 13, 2020
The Madison House Independent and Assisted Living Community has been under quarantine since March 9. Jake Berg/staff photo

More long-term care facilities in Kirkland discover positive COVID-19 cases

The Gardens at Juanita Bay and Madison House Independent and Assisted Living Community also have confirmed cases now.

The Madison House Independent and Assisted Living Community has been under quarantine since March 9. Jake Berg/staff photo
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, was closed until March 31 after the family of a preschooler in a program there told the city they had been exposed to a case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Pictured: signage about the closure on the door of the center.

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 12

March 12, 2020 5:20 p.m. The University of Washington has reported two coronavirus cases in its psychiatric ward. Following the positive tests, all 22 patients… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, was closed until March 31 after the family of a preschooler in a program there told the city they had been exposed to a case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Pictured: signage about the closure on the door of the center.
Saint Katherine’s Orthodox Church in Kirkland, WA, on March 12, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

How are faith communities responding to the coronavirus pandemic?

Faith leaders from the Eastside are working to reschedule or digitize events and services in response to the outbreak.

Saint Katherine’s Orthodox Church in Kirkland, WA, on March 12, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks about closing all schools for six weeks in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties during a press conference on Thursday afternoon. Photo courtesy of tvw.org

Governor closes all King, Snohomish and Pierce schools through April 24

Local school districts already had announced multiple week closures due to COVID-19.

  • Mar 12, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks about closing all schools for six weeks in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties during a press conference on Thursday afternoon. Photo courtesy of tvw.org
Protesters hold signs advocating for a veto on Senate Bill 5395. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Protesters blast Legislature’s sex education directive

Republican lawmakers attempt to make the bill a ballot issue for November elections.

  • Mar 12, 2020
Protesters hold signs advocating for a veto on Senate Bill 5395. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service
Public information liaison Tim Killian at a March 12 press briefing in front of the Life Care Center of Kirkland. Livestream screenshot

Life Care Center of Kirkland still waiting for employee coronavirus testing results

Life Care public information liaison gave a new COVID-19 update in front of the facility March 12.

Public information liaison Tim Killian at a March 12 press briefing in front of the Life Care Center of Kirkland. Livestream screenshot

4 King County paramedics quarantined after COVID-19 exposure

Two paramedic interns, two South King County primary response employees are asymptomatic, according to union executives.

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

More cases and deaths were reported in King County as the governor works to shut down large events