KBTC COVID-19 Information & Coverage
The Latest News On The Road To Recovery
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Inslee Announces Reopening Date 5/13
A date has been set for our state to almost fully reopen
Latest Northwest Now Shows:
COVID Vaccines - Jan 15th
The COVID vaccines finally arrive.
Coronavirus: We're All In This Together
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. And while vaccines are being rapidly distributed to most Washingtonians over the age of 16, we still need to keep safety measures in mind as this pandemic is not over.
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.
As we head toward the Summer of 2021 vaccines may be here, but we still must practice social distancing and take all of the aforementioned precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means we may have to limit travel and the amount of people we see in person. Together we will triumph over this pandemic and bring our pre-COVID routines back into our normal everyday lives.
Latest COVID-19 Information & Help Resources
General COVID-19 Information
Click HERE for the latest information from the Washington DSHS
Spring & Summer Gatherings Information and Guidelines
Better weather is around the corner and though we wish to be with friends and loved ones there are safety guidelines you still must consider before going to or hosting any gatherings. Click HERE for information.
Where to get tested:
Click HERE for info from The Washington State Department of Health about COVID-19 testing.
HAVE YOU RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID 19? HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET HELP AND HELP OTHERS IN AN IMPORTANT CLINICAl STUDY. CLICE HERE TO LINK TO RISE ABOVE COVID.
Important Information for seniors about COVID-19
Seniors citizens are hit hardest by COVID-19, so click HERE for news and information specifically relating to the elder population.
Latest statistics Washington State statistics about COVID-19
Click the link for information on unemployment benefits. https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19
Click www.pnwer.org for business resources for the Pacific Northwest region regarding COVID-19.
Back to school 2020/2021 resources.
Click HERE for the latest on what is open, reopening phases and restrictions.
At Home Learning
Ways You Can Help
Vaccine/Community Health Volunteer Washington Coronavirus Response
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
Latest Video News & Information
International Dance Day - April 27
A plan to get the world dancing again
Anderson Island Community Vaccinations
A community bands together to make sure all get the COVID vaccines
NWN Digital First Older Americans Study - 3/11
The Effects that COVID isolation is having on older Americans
Pandemic Addiction - March 19th
An old plague surges.
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.
How Recently Diagnosed COVID patients can help in a new study
Western Washington County Government Health Websites:
For the latest information on infections in your county and where to get help click on the links provided below:
How To Avoid Dangerous COVID Misinformation & Scams
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. COVID-19 is real and it's dangerous. The vaccines are our biggest weapon in defeating this virus and they're safe. Trust certified medical experts and science and tune out dangerous misinformation.
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:
ADDITIONAL NORTHWEST NOW AND DIGITAL FIRST CONTENT
COVID Complications 3/8
A look at other health problems COVID has on the body after the virus has died
From Freezer To Pharmacy 2/23
Find out how the COVID vaccines are getting from the manufactures to the public
2020 Tacoma Housing Values 1/28
Tacoma and Federal Way see sharp increases in housing values during pandemic
Pierce County Library Downloads 1/26
The Pierce County Library System announces record setting e-book downloads during 2020
NWN 124 Digital Extra COVID Vaccines
A discussion with a local woman who was one of Washington's first to get the COVID Vaccine
Emergency Food Donation
Two agencies team up to help the hungry during the pandemic
Kids Thriving During Pandemic
With screen addiction on the rise, who can kids thrive during and after the pandemic?
COVID Response Corps
Find out how Youth are being teamed with agencies to fight hunger during a pandemic
Tacoma Museums Reopen
After more than six months museums start reopening
Get your flu shot and get it early
Meet a 7-year-old Yelm girl whose courage is as big has her heart.
Disabled Employment Services Cuts
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
Northwest Now Digital Extra Vaccinations
The importance of being vaccinated
Seniors in Need 6/2
A service offering more than food delivery for South Sound seniors.
Pandemic Earth Day
What we can learn about climate change response from the COVID-19 pandemic
Masks For Docs
How One organization is helping to get much-needed masks to medical professionals
Winery Hand Sanitizer
A local winery helps by producing much needed hand sanitizer
Looking For A Job During COVID-19
Indeed.com to provides us with some tips for job searching during the pandemic.