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MyNorthwest Staff

CDC: How COVID-19 vaccines work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain how the COVID-19 vaccines work in your body.
2 months ago
Mask mandate, directives...
Nick Bowman

King County assessing need for mask mandate ‘on an ongoing basis’ as COVID cases continue to rise

A mask directive in Snohomish County takes effect Thursday, but is a similar mandate in the works elsewhere in the Puget Sound region?
2 months ago
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Not much point in suing over Inslee’s vaccine order, says former state Attorney General

The vaccine order from Gov. Inslee for state workers stands on pretty firm legal ground, according to former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna.
2 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Over 100 Seattle bars, nightclubs, restaurants now requiring proof of vaccination

With COVID-19 transmission rising, dozens of Seattle bars, clubs, and restaurants are now requiring customers to provide proof of their vaccination status.
3 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Still ‘critical’ work left to do with Washington now fully reopened

After 15 long months of COVID-19 lockdowns, countless reopening phases, and even more news conferences, Washington state officially reopens today.
4 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

COVID updates: 336 new cases, 1 new death

The state Department of Health says there have been over 415,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Washington, and 5,938 people have died statewide.
4 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Timeline: A look back at Washington state’s COVID-19 response

After 15 months living in some kind of stay-at-home order prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, Washington state is reopening on June 30.
4 months ago
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Nick Bowman

‘We’re going to be pretty close’: State’s progress to early reopening inches ahead

As Washington approaches its June 30 reopening, it's looking more and more unlikely that the state will hit the threshold needed to reopen early.
4 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

COVID updates: State still short of goal needed for early reopening

The state Department of Health says there have been over 413,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Washington, and 5,898 people have died from the virus statewide.
4 months ago
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Stephanie Klein

No way to know if vaccination will outpace Delta variant

As the number of COVID-19 cases fall across King County, health officials are keeping a close eye on the Delta variant.
4 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

COVID updates: 437 new confirmed cases

The state Department of Health says there have been over 411,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Washington, and 5,820 people have died from the virus statewide.
4 months ago
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Nick Bowman

Gov. Inslee: Washington ‘close’ to being able to reopen ahead of schedule

While Washington is scheduled to fully reopen on June 30, there's a chance the state could reopen before then if vaccination rates continue to trend up. 
4 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

DOH: ‘Will take time’ for Washington state, federal data to align on vaccine totals

Federal vaccine data doesn't currently align with Washington's own numbers, and that discrepancy isn't likely to be resolved anytime soon.
5 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

COVID updates: Washington inches toward benchmark needed to reopen early

The state Department of Health says there have been over 407,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Washington, and 5,815 people have died from the virus statewide
5 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

COVID updates: Vaccination site at Lumen Field to close

The state Department of Health says there have been over 405,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Washington, and 5,836 people have died from the virus statewide.
5 months ago
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Nick Bowman

WA Sec. of Health: State hopes to avoid ‘tale of two societies’ for vaccinated, unvaccinated

Despite vaccination rates in Washington continuing to trend upward, state health officials still have concerns over counties where rates remain low. 
5 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Washington DOH monitoring possible rare side effect of COVID vaccine

The DOH says it is monitoring the possibility of a rare side effect that health experts say could have been brought on by the COVID-19 vaccine.
5 months ago
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KIRO Radio Newsdesk

Woodland Park Zoo to relax its mask requirements for outdoor spaces

Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo has officially relaxed its masking requirements for all guests age 5 and older in outdoor spaces.  
5 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

COVID updates: 3 million people in Washington now fully vaccinated

The state Department of Health says there have been over 401,526 confirmed coronavirus cases in Washington, and 5,765 people have died statewide.
5 months ago
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KIRO 7 News Staff

Seattle bar now requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry

A bar in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is now requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry.
5 months ago
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Heather Bosch

Why emotional, mental health impacts of COVID may linger

Cases of COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions may be dropping, but for many, the emotional and mental health impacts of the past year will linger.
5 months ago
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Gee and Ursula Show

Was CDC’s updated mask guidance too much, too soon?

Virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen explains why the CDC's updated mask guidance makes sense with the science, but is going to be difficult to enforce.
5 months ago
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Nick Bowman

King County to consider implementing stricter mask rules at local level

King County health officials are considering the possibility of implementing stricter mask-wearing guidelines in the weeks to come.
5 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

COVID updates: Sounders open ‘vaccinated only’ seating at Lumen Field

The state Department of Health says there have been over 394,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Washington, and 5,702 people have died statewide.
5 months ago