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LATEST NORTHWEST NOW CONTENT:

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND HELP

Along with fear and uncertainty, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is spawning a plethora of rumors and misinformation. KBTC is here to point you toward credible sources of information during this difficult time.

Meanwhile, please remember to wash your hands, avoid contact with others (stay at least six feet away), stay at home if you are sick, and contact a medical professional to get tested if you have symptoms. If you are out and about please be safe and wear a mask and continue to stay at least six feet away from others. If you need more information on masks or how to get them you can click here for info from DSHS.

Seniors citizens are hit hardest by COVID-19, so click HERE for news and information specifically relating to the elder population..

Click HERE for the latest information from the Washington DSHS

Get additional resources and statistics from the State of Washington by clicking HERE

The latest information for the World Health Organization click HERE

Click HERE for COVID-19 Information for family members of residents within the care of DSHS.

Detailed map by Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Interactive COVID-19 Map

Resources for kids, teachers, and parents https://www.kbtckids.org/schoolsout

COVID-19 Business resources from Pacific Northwest Economic Region. http://www.pnwer.org

Unemployment due to Coronavirus Outbreak Information: https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19

REOPENING INFORMATION:

CLICK HERE TO GET THE LATEST ON WHAT IS OPENING

BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES:

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/back-to-school-resources-for-parents-from-meals-to-childcare-to-technology-and-more/

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

Volunteer or donate to the United Way of Tacoma and Pierce County

Donate much needed blood to through the American Red Cross

Donate or volunteer to help the homeless at the Tacoma Rescue Mission

Donate food or funds to Food Lifeline

Contact Pierce County for volunteer opportunities

Flu Shots 9/18

Get your flu shot and get it early

Child Care Crisis

Our state's child care situation is getting worse

Cat's Crusade 8/21

Meet a 7-year-old Yelm girl whose courage is as big has her heart.

Kids Summer Social Distancing

What are some options that children and their parents have during a dummer of COVID-19?

Inslee Schools Reopening Press Conf 8/5

Governor Inslee recommends new guidelines for schools to reopen this Fall

COVID Back To School - Sept 18

Trying to learn during a pandemic.

Coronavirus Update 5 - June, 12

Coronavirus attacks the body, and the mind.

Coronavirus Update 3 - May 15

Struggling to learn during a pandemic.

Real Estate And Coronavirus, M

Finding a home in the Coronavirus era.

Coronavirus Update 2 April 17

Thought leaders in Western Washington battle a pandemic.

Coronavirus Update - April 3

Crucial conversations during a time of crisis

Northwest Now: Coronavirus - March 20

Battling pandemic in Western Washington

Masks For Docs

How One organization is helping to get much-needed masks to medical professionals

CORONAVIRUS FACT VS. FICTION

In the interest of keeping you properly informed, we ask that you click HERE to get the facts about COVID-19 from the Centers For Disease Control.

BE AWARE OF SCAMS AND PRICE GOUGING IN RELATION TO CORONAVIRUS

Unfortunately, scammers are actively trying to trick consumers out of money and personal information. Price gouging has also proven to be an issue. To learn more about scams and report price gougers, use the links below:

SCAMS TO BE AWARE OF AND HOW TO REPORT THEM:

CLICK HERE FOR THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION WEBSITE

REPORT PRICE GOUGING:

CLICK HERE FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WEBSITE

ADDITIONAL NORTHWEST NOW AND DIGITAL FIRST CONTENT

Disabled Employment Services Cuts 7/14

What effects will cuts have on employment services for disabled and those they help?

Pierce County Library System Virtual Reading Rooms 5/28

During Coronavirus crisis, the Pierce County Library System creates virtual reading rooms.

Child Care Aware

The impact that COVID-19 has had on childcare

Reykdal Announces Fall School Opening Guidelines 6/11

OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal announces guidelines to open schools in the Fall

Seniors in Need 6/2

A service offering more than food delivery for South Sound seniors.

Masks For Docs

How One organization is helping to get much-needed masks to medical professionals

Bethel SD COVID 19

An interview with Bethel School District Superintendent Tom Seigel

Class of 2020 Song

Mercer Island High School Senior Kailyn Baccetti composes a song for her classmates

Looking For A Job During COVID-19

Indeed.com to provides us with some tips for job searching during the pandemic.

Pandemic Earth Day

What we can learn about climate change response from the COVID-19 pandemic

Vaccinations

COVID-19 is a reminder about the importance of vaccines despite all of the missinformaiton

Winery Hand Sanitizer

A local winery helps by producing much needed hand sanitizer

COVID Outdoor Recreation

Governor Inslee announced reopening of some outdoor recreational activities

Online Community Meetings 4/20

Two agencies team up to serve the community online during COVID-19 pandemic

Tourism Shutdown

Coronavirus is causing popular vacation spots to discourage tourists from visiting

Coronavirus Food Bank Donations

How one local food bank is coping with challenges brought on by COVID-19

Coronavirus and Small Businesses

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 and mandatory closures how can a small business survive?

Northwest Now Coronavirus - March 20

Battling pandemic in Western Washington

Coronavirus and Small Businesses

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 and mandatory closures how can a small business survive?

Derek Kilmer Coronaviurs Interview

A discussion about the virus, bipartisan cooperation and what is being don for workers

COVID-19 and the Financial Opportunities

Tom Layson sits down with Brad Berger about the Financial opportunities of COVID-19

COVID-19 and the Red Cross

Tom Layson sits down with Colin Downey a Red Cross spokesperson.

Coronavirus Sound Transit Response

A quick look at how Sound Transit is dealing with COVID-19

Coronavirus Volunteers

Kindness can spread faster than Coronavirus

Commuting Vs. Telecommuting

A discussion with Seattle Times Transportation Columnist Mike Lindblom about telecommuting