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COVID-19 in Renton – What you need to know

Friday updates: All schools closed for six weeks, Valley Medical Center treats five positive COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

Coronavirus pandemic continues worldwide. How is it impacting King County today?

  • Mar 13, 2020
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced all schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties will be closed March 17 through April 24.

Inslee announces major school closures until April 24, Renton included

Updates on school district work to find resources and help for lower-income, working families

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced all schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties will be closed March 17 through April 24.

KCLS closes libraries to prevent COVID-19 spread

Libraries will close tonight, March 13, at 6 p.m., and are planned to reopen April 13.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, was closed until March 31 after the family of a preschooler in a program there told the city they had been exposed to a case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Pictured: signage about the closure on the door of the center.

Live COVID-19 Coverage: March 12

March 12, 2020 5:20 p.m. The University of Washington has reported two coronavirus cases in its psychiatric ward. Following the positive tests, all 22 patients… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton Community Center, located at 1715 Maple Valley Highway, was closed until March 31 after the family of a preschooler in a program there told the city they had been exposed to a case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Pictured: signage about the closure on the door of the center.
Protesters hold signs advocating for a veto on Senate Bill 5395. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Protesters blast Legislature’s sex education directive

Republican lawmakers attempt to make the bill a ballot issue for November elections.

  • Mar 12, 2020
Protesters hold signs advocating for a veto on Senate Bill 5395. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

4 King County paramedics quarantined after COVID-19 exposure

Two paramedic interns, two South King County primary response employees are asymptomatic, according to union executives.

COVID-19 — What you need to know today

More cases and deaths were reported in King County as the governor works to shut down large events

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Public events in King County to be cancelled or restricted due to outbreak

It applies to everything from faith events to sporting events and concerts.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Courtesy photo
                                Nine-year-old Ezra Lucien, creator of nonprofit BRAGG project.

Young volunteer wishes for AC

Local Nonprofit BRAGG project raising funds to fix delivery van

Courtesy photo
                                Nine-year-old Ezra Lucien, creator of nonprofit BRAGG project.

Federal Way couple quarantined on Grand Princess cruise ship confined to room

Couple boards ship Feb. 21 for adventure cruise to Hawaiin Islands; 21 people on board test positive for coronavirus.

A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Petition calls for King County to stop quarantine site

Citizens, councilmembers question process for choosing locations.

A security guard positions cones as he stands watch in front of the Econo Lodge-turned-coronavirus-quarantine site on Central Avenue North on Tuesday. King County personnel were on site preparing the motel’s transformation into an isolation/quarantine center. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

CHI opens 11 COVID-19 screening centers around Washington

Federal Way, Bonney Lake, Puyallup and Enumclaw are some of the places people can go to get tested.

Outbreak – Today’s latest news on COVID-19

74 more cases have been reported in King County.

Schindler’s legacy bounces along at Baden

CEO of Baden Sports died unexpectedly in February

Low-wage workers will be hardest hit by economic coronavirus impacts

Nonprofits are expecting dramatic increases in requests following layoffs and hour reductions.

Courtesy of Renton Schools. Risdon Middle School.

Teen arrested for threatening voicemails

Threats to Risdon Middle School lead to two teen suspects

Courtesy of Renton Schools. Risdon Middle School.

Police search for shooting suspect near Renton High School

The shooting victim was pronounced dead by police

Coronavirus: Live Coverage for Puget Sound

The virus has killed several and sickened dozens.

  • Mar 10, 2020
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Hazen High School, one of the schools in the region closed due to a positive case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Hazen student tests positive for COVID-19

School closed the rest of the week

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Hazen High School, one of the schools in the region closed due to a positive case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.