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A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Petition calls for King County to stop quarantine site

Citizens, councilmembers question process for choosing locations.

A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

LWSD closes March 12-27

LWSD closes due to growing COVID-19 concerns.

  • Mar 11, 2020

CHI opens 11 COVID-19 screening centers around Washington

Federal Way, Bonney Lake, Puyallup and Enumclaw are some of the places people can go to get tested.

Fire Station 21 is housing first responders who have been exposed to COVID-19. Blake Peterson/staff photo

11 Kirkland first responders released from quarantine

Twenty-nine firefighters and four police officers remain quarantined.

  • Mar 11, 2020
Fire Station 21 is housing first responders who have been exposed to COVID-19. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Outbreak – Today’s latest news on COVID-19

74 more cases have been reported in King County.

Low-wage workers will be hardest hit by economic coronavirus impacts

Nonprofits are expecting dramatic increases in requests following layoffs and hour reductions.

Northwest University transitions to online learning amid COVID-19 concerns

Face-to-face classes will resume April 6.

Coronavirus: Live Coverage for Puget Sound

The virus has killed several and sickened dozens.

  • Mar 10, 2020
Life Care public information liaison Tim Killian at a March 10 press conference. Screenshot from livestream

21 out of 49 current Life Care residents in Kirkland show COVID-19 infection

Twelve people have tested negative for the virus, 12 tests are pending and four have been found inconclusive.

Life Care public information liaison Tim Killian at a March 10 press conference. Screenshot from livestream
Bellevue skyline. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Eastside cities seeing widespread event, meeting cancellations

“Business as usual” was common for most cities earlier this week. Now, cancellations are increasing.

Bellevue skyline. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
A Kirkland police vehicle. Courtesy photo

Kirkland police arrest suspect in shooting from January

The suspect was stalking both the victim and his girlfriend.

A Kirkland police vehicle. Courtesy photo
Tim Killian, a public liaison for the Life Care Center, spoke at a press conference on March 7. This is the first time Life Care, whose Kirkland location has been linked with most coronavirus cases in the U.S., has publicly addressed the situation. Screenshot from livestream

Life Care Center of Kirkland breaks silence at Saturday press conference

A public liaison for the center shedded light on resources, confirmed cases, employees and more.

Tim Killian, a public liaison for the Life Care Center, spoke at a press conference on March 7. This is the first time Life Care, whose Kirkland location has been linked with most coronavirus cases in the U.S., has publicly addressed the situation. Screenshot from livestream
Vice President Mike Pence addresses the coronavirus outbreak situation in Washington after meeting with Governor Jay Inslee and public health officials at Camp Murray. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Bureau

Vice President arrives with federal health experts to ‘epicenter’ of U.S. coronavirus outbreak

“We’re all in this together,” Mike Pence told Washington state officials.

  • Mar 5, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence addresses the coronavirus outbreak situation in Washington after meeting with Governor Jay Inslee and public health officials at Camp Murray. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Bureau
Mike Weatherill holds up a picture of his mother, Louise, at a March 5 press conference. Louise, who was a resident of Life Care, died yesterday. It is unknown whether she died from coronavirus. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘If anyone’s questions should be answered, it’s ours’: Life Care families demand answers

Families of residents organized a press conference in front of the facility Thursday.

Mike Weatherill holds up a picture of his mother, Louise, at a March 5 press conference. Louise, who was a resident of Life Care, died yesterday. It is unknown whether she died from coronavirus. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

Possible medical supply shortages worry Virginia Mason doctor

Masks, gowns and gloves are all in high demand.

Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Photo courtesy Wikipedia
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks with Reporter staff in 2018. File photo

AG Ferguson takes actions to respond to coronavirus

The attorney general’s office warned of scammers and announced a formal investigation into price gouging.

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks with Reporter staff in 2018. File photo

Toyota of Kirkland employee tests positive for COVID-19

The dealership will be closed till March 9 for cleaning and disinfecting.

Mayor Penny Sweet shared a video message with the public. Screenshot from video message

Kirkland officials offer support to business community

The city’s commitment to supporting its residents was reiterated in the statements.

  • Mar 5, 2020
Mayor Penny Sweet shared a video message with the public. Screenshot from video message
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

12 Kirkland first responders are showing flu-like symptoms

The majority of first responders are being quarantined in their homes