Coronavirus

Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for the coronavirus

LONDON -- Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, royal officials confirmed Wednesday — touching off criticism over whether his wealth and status gave him priority in receiving a test. The 71-year-old is…

Colorado Army medical unit headed to Washington state

DENVER (AP) — Medical staffers based at Colorado’s Fort Carson are being deployed to Washington State to back up doctors and nurses treating coronavirus patients in one of the nation’s hardest hit areas. More than 300 members of the 627th…

Trump, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed…

Alaska records first virus death of resident in Washington

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has recorded its first death from the coronavirus, state officials said Tuesday evening. Dr. Anne Zink, the state’s chief medical officer, said the elderly person in a high risk group contracted the virus and died…

Washington state's stay-at-home order at a glance

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered the state’s more than 7 million residents to stay home unless necessary and for non-essential businesses to close for at least…

Fred Meyer installing plexiglass partitions to checkout lanes

Fred Meyer is installing plexiglass partitions to all store checkout lanes in order to promote social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak. "Many of our stores are beginning the installation process this week, and we anticipate every checklane having a partition,…

Ford is working with 3M and GE to make respirators and ventilators

Ford announced Tuesday that it's working with 3M and GE Healthcare to produce medical equipment and protective gear for healthcare workers to help address shortages in the fight against the coronavirus.Healthcare workers around the country have expressed concern about difficulties…

Franklin County closes offices amid coronavirus outbreak

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - Franklin County is taking added precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including closes offices to the public except for appointments. "Franklin County initiated changes over the past week in closing or partially closing offices, restricting public access,…

Yakama Nation issues stay-at-home order

YAKAMA RESERVATION, Wash. - The Yakama Nation Tribal Council Executive Committee has officially issued a stay-at-home order for all residents because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" means residents can only leave their home for necessities, or…