Mitchell Atencio

King County calls on faith leaders for message of unity

Public Health – Seattle & King County hosted a diversity of faith leaders for a press conference.

 

Courtesy City of Mercer Island

Grocery stores across King County implementing “senior hours”

The hours are dedicated time for those at high risk to shop for groceries.

 

King County Library System closures and other coronavirus responses

Late fees will be waived and holds will be extended in response to coronavirus.

 

King County’s new Issaquah quarantine location on March 16, 2020. The County is leasing the former Holiday Inn motel as a quarantine site for coronavirus patient. Natalie DeFord / Staff Photo.

New quarantine locations to open on Eastside

Public Health Seattle & King County announced new quarantine sites in Issaquah and Bellevue.

King County’s new Issaquah quarantine location on March 16, 2020. The County is leasing the former Holiday Inn motel as a quarantine site for coronavirus patient. Natalie DeFord / Staff Photo.
Saint Katherine’s Orthodox Church in Kirkland, WA, on March 12, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

How are faith communities responding to the coronavirus pandemic?

Faith leaders from the Eastside are working to reschedule or digitize events and services in response to the outbreak.

Saint Katherine’s Orthodox Church in Kirkland, WA, on March 12, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo
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
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital opens testing center for coronavirus

The testing center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every weekday.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
Erosion on the shoulder of Westbound SR-18 / Courtesy of WSDOT

State Route 18 closed westbound between March 6 and 10 on Tiger Mountain Summit

The State Route will be closed because of an erosion to the road after February’s flooding.

Erosion on the shoulder of Westbound SR-18 / Courtesy of WSDOT
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks with Reporter staff in 2018. File photo

AG Ferguson takes actions to respond to coronavirus

The attorney general’s office warned of scammers and announced a formal investigation into price gouging.

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks with Reporter staff in 2018. File photo
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
The Fire Training Academy’s dorm building on February 6, 2020. The FTA will no longer be used as a quarantine, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

North Bend Fire Training Academy no longer to be used as quarantine zone

The Washington State Department of Health confirmed on Feb. 17 that the academy would return to its normal usage.

The Fire Training Academy’s dorm building on February 6, 2020. The FTA will no longer be used as a quarantine, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo
Chambers from Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Newcastle and Bellevue will all meet on March 6 for a networking breakfast.

Six Chambers of Commerce will hold a joint networking breakfast in March

Chambers from Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Newcastle and Bellevue will meet in March for the breakfast.

Chambers from Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Newcastle and Bellevue will all meet on March 6 for a networking breakfast.
Staff Photo / Mitchell Atencio
                                David Montgomery takes questions from the audience after his presentation at the Fall City Climate Change event at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City, on Feb. 15, 2020.

“How can we make a bigger impact?” Farmers, gardeners and climate activists come together to learn about sustainability

The Fall City conference sought to provide opportunities for education and conversation around soil, food and climate change.

Staff Photo / Mitchell Atencio
                                David Montgomery takes questions from the audience after his presentation at the Fall City Climate Change event at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City, on Feb. 15, 2020.
Black Press file photo

North Bend facility will serve as U.S. quarantine zone

Facility will be one of five nationwide.

Black Press file photo