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Tag Archives: COVID-19 Update

Coro­n­avirus dis­ease 2019 (COVID-19 for short) is an infec­tious dis­ease caused by SARS coro­n­avirus 2 (SARS-CoV­‑2). It is a res­pi­ra­to­ry ill­ness that is cur­rent­ly spread­ing around the world, includ­ing in the Pacif­ic North­west. Sci­en­tists and pub­lic health author­i­ties around the globe are rac­ing to learn more about the dis­ease, iden­ti­fy peo­ple who may be sick with it, and test/develop antivi­ral drugs to com­bat it. The pop­u­la­tions most sus­cep­ti­ble to becom­ing crit­i­cal­ly ill from COVID-19 are the very young and the very advanced in age (young chil­dren and seniors). We are track­ing the dis­ease and the pub­lic health response to it in our spe­cial series COVID-19 Update. You’ll find an archive of install­ments from this series below.

COVID-19 Update: Different paths towards reopening in the Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: Cascadia's U.S. states are starting to lift restrictions associated with their Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders, but at different speeds.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Idaho Governor Brad Little issues “stay at home” order for Gem Staters

Excerpt: Idaho's Republican governor has has come under fierce and withering fire in recent days for an inadequate response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now he's scrambling to respond.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governors Jay Inslee and Kate Brown issue stay-at-home orders

Excerpt: Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown today issued so-called "stay at home" orders that build on their earlier orders prohibiting large public gatherings, closing schools, and closing restaurants and bars.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governor Jay Inslee holds off on “shelter in place” order… for now

Excerpt: The governors of Washington and Oregon are weighing whether to issue stay-at-home/"shelter-in-place" orders. Pressure on them to do so is mounting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: U.S. House passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act in 1 AM vote

Excerpt: Good news: The United States House of Representatives has approved a sweeping bill that will help families respond to the worst public health crisis in a century.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Torrent of bad news caps absolutely surreal day in the Pacific NW

Excerpt: Get the latest bad news on the novel coronavirus in this mega-update, packed with useful resources, videos, and links.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: All Seattle Public Schools to be closed starting March 12th, 2020

Excerpt: "The decision to close the district was extremely difficult," officials said. "We know that closing our schools will impact our most vulnerable families."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governor Jay Inslee prohibits large public gatherings (250+)

Excerpt: “This is an unprecedented public health situation and we can’t wait until we’re in the middle of it to slow it down,” the Governor said.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Oregon announces that its total tally of known cases has doubled

Excerpt: After a brief hiatus from reporting new cases, the Beaver State has updated its tally. New cases were also detected in Washington.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Vice President Mike Pence shows up to discuss coronavirus response

Excerpt: Donald Trump's most prominent surrogate showed up in a Boeing C-32 transport to meet with state and local officials on March 5th, 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Pacific Northwest in the national media spotlight as outbreak worsens

Excerpt: Washington and Oregon's efforts to combat the novel coronavirus are making national headlines. New cases and new deaths have been confirmed. Officials in British Columbia have offered their support and sympathy, and the region's congressional delegation is anxious to help.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Pacific Northwest states report new coronavirus cases, second death

Excerpt: We're back with another installation of our special series COVID-19 Update, bringing you the latest developments on the novel coronavirus outbreak that public health authorities in the Pacific Northwest are working diligently to contain
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Washington announces first U.S. death from novel coronavirus

Excerpt: Public health authorities have confirmed the first death attributed to the novel coronavirus. The deceased was a patient at EvergreenHealth.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: New coronavirus cases reported in Washington and Oregon

Excerpt: Here's what we know about the new cases of the disease at this point. Public health authorities are beginning investigations.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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