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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.

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.

Heading into the Fall of 2020 we need to remember that now more than ever that you need to keep social distancing, and wear a mask when in public and to stay home and contact your healthcare provider if you feel sick. Only together we can stop the spread of COVID-19.

Latest COVID-19 Information & Help Resources

General COVID-19 Information

Click HERE for the latest information from the Washington DSHS

Holiday Gatherings Information and Guidelines

Holidays are around the corner and though we wish to be with friends and loved ones there are safety guidelines you must consider before going to or hosing 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.

The latest on forthcoming COVID 19 Vaccine and distribution:

Click HERE to get the latest info on vaccines (NOTE: As of 11/15/2020 no vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Government, we will keep you updated)

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 HERE for the latest statistics from the state, and HERE for info from the World Health Organization and to see the COVID-19 Map by Johns Hopkins University.

Unemployment Information

Click the link for information on unemployment benefits. https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19

Business resources

Click www.pnwer.org for business resources for the Pacific Northwest region regarding COVID-19.

Back to school 2020/2021 resources.

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

Reopening information:

Click HERE for the latest on what is open, reopening phases and restrictions.

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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

Latest Video News & Information

Inslee COVID Tracking App 11/30

Governor Inslee announces a new smart phone app to help track COVID

Governor Inslee November & Holiday Proclamations 11/17

Stricter COVID restrictions as holidays approach

COVID Response Corps - 11/25

Find out how Youth are being teamed with agencies to fight hunger during a pandemic

ACTIV-2 Study 10/22

How Recently Diagnosed COVID patients can help in a new study

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

Child Care Crisis

Child Care Crisis

Our state's child care situation is getting worse

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How To Avoid 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.

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:

CLICK HERE FOR THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION WEBSITE

CLICK HERE FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WEBSITE

ADDITIONAL NORTHWEST NOW AND DIGITAL FIRST CONTENT

Tacoma Museums Reopen

After more than six months museums start reopening

Flu Shots

Get your flu shot and get it early

Luxury Housing

A look at the area's luxury housing market

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Dealing With Diabetes During A Pandemic

Disabled Employment Services Cuts 7/14

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

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?

COVID Halloween Tips

Chris Anderson spoke to a doctor who has tips for parents during a pandemic Halloween.

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.

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

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.

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