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KBTC COVID-19 Information & Coverage

The Latest News On The Road To Recovery

Click HERE to get the nearest location and appointment for your COVID vaccine. OR Send a Text Message with your zip code to 438829 to have a location sent to your phone.

Click The Picture Below To Find Where You Can Get Vaccinated

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 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.

 

 

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.

ACTIV-2 Study

How Recently Diagnosed COVID patients can help in a new study

Western Washington County Government Health Websites:

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:

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION WEBSITE

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WEBSITE

 

 

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

Flu Shots

Get your flu shot and get it early

Cat's Crusade

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.