Coronavirus

Yakima County has 32 coronavirus cases

YAKIMA, Wash. - At least 32 people are believed to be infected with COVID-19 in Yakima County, according to the Yakima Health District's latest findings. All of these people are currently recovering at home, according to the health district. Of…

Oregon reports another virus death, bringing total to 4

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is reporting another death from COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to four as mayors and others urged Gov. Kate Brown to issue more restrictions to stop the spread of the virus. And a city on…

Trump issues virus disaster declaration for Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday issued a disaster declaration for Washington and ordered federal assistance for the state, tribal and local response to the coronavirus outbreak that has killed dozens. The disaster declaration will provide federal…

Yakima Health District orders county residents to stay home

YAKIMA, Wash. – The Yakima Health District is ordering county residents to stay home. As of Sunday, Yakima County had 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 8 presumptive positive cases. On Sunday evening, Dr. Teresa Everson issued the stay at…

Only essential Hanford employees should report to work, DOE says

HANFORD, Wash. -- The Department of Energy is telling all non-essential employees at Hanford to stay home. According to a press release from the DOE, only essential personnel should be going to work. Hanford is moving to a temporary planning…

Second Yakima priest out of Mattawa tests positive for COVID-19

MATTAWA, Wash. - The Diocese of Yakima says another one of their priests in Mattawa has tested positive for COVID-19. Rev. José de Jesús “Chuy” Ramírez who serves the parish in Mattawa recently tested positive. More than a week ago,…

USPS: COVID-19 not impacting mail services

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The United States Postal Service said the COVID-19 pandemic is not impacting their mail services. State and local governments are restricting commercial and personal activities, but it doesn't include the post office. "The restrictions being imposed generally…

Tri-Cities Visitor Center collecting health supplies for local hospitals

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Multiple agencies are partnering up to collect much-needed supplies for hospitals across the Tri-Cities. TRIDEC, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visit Tri-Cities will be outside the visitor's center in Kennewick from Monday, March 23 to Wednesday,…

Target apologizes for selling face masks amid shortage

SEATTLE (AP) — Target Corp. apologized Saturday for selling face masks in Seattle stores while hospitals face a dire shortage amid a growing coronavirus outbreak. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said his office intervened when it received reports Saturday that the…

Kroger gives all front-line employees an appreciation bonus

CINCINNATI -- The Kroger Family of Companies is offering an appreciation bonus for its associates. Every hourly grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, and customer service associate will receive a one-time bonus. Full-time associates will get $300, while part-time associates get $150.…

Richland restaurant donates 100 meals to Kadlec workers

RICHLAND, Wash. --- Restaurants have been hit hard due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but this local business found a way to give back. The management team at LU LU Craft Bar + Kitchen prepared 100 meals to donate to those…