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Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about June 15 to June 22.

  • Jun 27, 2020

Sawbones, in ‘painful’ move, reduces its workforce

About 90% of those laid off were island residents.

Performers bring a message: get tested, Vashon

White-coat-clad “doctors” in downtown last week agree: testing on Vashon is easy to arrange.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo
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Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

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Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform

Inslee names civil rights activists, pastors, and cops to panel that may forge ideas for new laws

  • Jun 23, 2020
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Inslee forms state task force to address policing and racial justice

24 members includes families who have lost loved ones; police officials

  • Jun 22, 2020

King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis

Racism was declared a public health crisis by King County’s Board of Health. Along with the proclamation, the county’s health authority pledged to work more… Continue reading

School board approves budget, weighs reopening for classes

The budget was approved against a backdrop of some uncertainty.

State Capitol Building, Olympia, Washington. File photo

Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

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Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

King County enters Phase 2 of Safe Start recovery plan

Full list of what’s permitted

  • Jun 19, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

With eyes on challenges ahead, class of 2020 graduates

“You are a force to be reckoned with.”

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you should know about June 8 to June 15.

  • Jun 18, 2020

More than 1,000 marchers take to the street on Vashon

Friday’s march marked the third time islanders gathered to protest police killings of Black Americans

King County to distribute 25 million face coverings to residents, businesses

Each of 39 cities in county to get a shipment

  • Jun 18, 2020

King County could be in Phase 2 this week

The county was planning on applying on Monday.

Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Reports

Here’s what you need to know about June 1 to June 8.

  • Jun 13, 2020

Islander feeds ‘healthcare heroes’ at nine area hospitals

Since March, Maven Meals has provided thousands of free meals to health care workers.

  • Jun 13, 2020

At Vashon vigil, hundreds line the street to protest racism

Vashon’s response to Floyd’s death has taken place against a backdrop of demonstrations in Seattle.

Latinx community, hard hit by virus, faces myriad challenges

Island families seek inclusion, resources and information in a rising sea of political uncertainty.