Coronavirus

WATCH: Washington officials give COVID-19 update

https://vimeo.com/397518720 KING COUNTY, Wash . - Washington officials are expected to update the public on the COVID-19 situation at a press conference Monday morning at 11 a.m. You can watch the press conference live above. For more on the coronavirus…

Gyms close across Washington starting Monday

WASHINGTON - Gyms will be closing across the state of Washington by the direction of Governor Jay Inslee amid the coronavirus outbreak. KAPP-KVEW spoke with staff at Planet Fitness in Yakima who tell us they are preparing to shutdown at…

School closures for Monday, March 16

 Tri-Cities-area School Districts (1) • Richland Sch. Dist. - All schools closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 24. Visit www.rsd.edu to read a message from district leaders and detailed updates. Posted: Sun. 15th, 11:57 AM • Kiona-Benton City: Closed  Yakima-area School Districts (9) • East Valley…

Fact-checking the Sanders v. Biden Democratic debate

Welcome to CNN's fact check coverage of the eleventh Democratic presidential debate from Washington, DC, ahead of the nation's third super Tuesday, where primaries will be held in Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio on March 17.In a debate hosted by…

COVID-19 concerns hits grocery stores

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The demand for groceries is extremely high. Shelves are bare and some families are still looking for food. Multiple stores are out of items such as bread, milk,…

Yakima School District closing all schools on Monday

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima School District will now close on Monday instead of Tuesday. The district said the change is to "enforce social distancing due to COVID-19." Schools were expected to close on the day the governor's executive order…

Taco Bell may close dining rooms because of coronavirus

Taco Bell said Saturday the fast-food chain is considering closing dining rooms amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Chief Executive Officer Mark King said in a statement that the company is equipping U.S. locations to provide food via drive-thru windows or deliveries, as more…

Government official: Coronavirus vaccine trial starts Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — A clinical trial evaluating a vaccine designed to protect against the new coronavirus will begin Monday, according to a government official. The first participant in the trial will receive the experimental vaccine on Monday, the official said,…