New state vaccine lottery announced for military

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive lottery for the state’s military,… Continue reading


This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

WHAT WE KNOW: Coronavirus outbreak at a glance

The latest news on the pandemic, plus symptom information and prevention tips


State, county guidance continues at facility with COVID outbreak

State and Clallam County public health officials continued Tuesday to work on increasing transmission-prevention measures at a long-term care facility that has had 17 COVID-19… Continue reading

Seattle mayor says city first to fully vaccinate 70 percent of residents

Seattle is the first major American city to fully vaccinate 70 percent of its residents 12 years-old and older against coronavirus, Mayor Jenny… Continue reading

Washington state’s ‘Joints for jabs’ vaccine program falling flat

It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington’s new “joints for jabs” program is off to a rough… Continue reading

Long-term care facility outbreak up to 15 cases

The long-term care facility outbreak in Clallam County has risen to 15 cases, with 11 residents and four staff testing positive for COVID-19 as of… Continue reading

Pot shops can offer joints for vaccines

Licensed marijuana stores in Washington state can offer free joints to promote on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics. The state Liquor and… Continue reading

Eastern Washington elementary school reverts to remote learning

An elementary school in eastern Washington is switching to remote learning after an outbreak of COVID-19. Officials at Waitsburg Elementary School near Walla… Continue reading