Some businesses in Seattle say they are voluntarily adding more requirements for their customers to say safe from COVID.
The number of jobless claims increased last week to 419,000, the most in two months, from a pandemic low of 368,000 during the previous week.
Study authors found that while the two-dose vaccines were 94-95% effective in preventing COVID-19 from the delta and lambda variants, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had only 66.9% efficacy “in preventing moderate to severe disease.”
Walking around on a summer night, it feels like Washington is back.
The United States set another pandemic low in this week's jobs report, showing only 360,000 first-time filers for unemployment.
U.S. unemployment claims rose slightly last week by 2,000 to a total of 373,000, even as the economy and the job market appear to be rebounding.
Big changes are coming to Tacoma starting in July as more and more restrictions are disappearing with the state's reopening.
Social distancing is no longer a thing, at least not at some of the most popular tourist sites in downtown Seattle.
The community saw the state’s first coronavirus case reported on January 19, 2020. Since then, 610 people have died from the virus and more than 37,000 people had confirmed cases, according to Snohomish Health District.
Although Washington state is fully reopening its economy on June 30, the Secretary of Health’s mask order will remain in place even after that date, which means that people who are not fully vaccinated need to continue to wear a face mask in public indoor settings.
Some restaurant owners are finding out they will not get much-needed federal dollars that were promised to them through the federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund.
As Washington prepares to fully reopen the economy this month, travel restrictions to Canada were extended again—this time for at least another month.
Washington’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.3 % last month, and the state added 8,300 jobs, officials announced Wednesday.
Starting in early July, the state will be bringing back the job search requirement for those who want to stay eligible for unemployment benefits.
Unemployment benefit applications in the U.S. have dropped to 385,000, down 20,000 from the week before.
Holland America will resume Seattle-to-Alaska cruises starting July 24 after Congress passed a bill allowing ships to bypass Canada.
Local governments across Puget Sound are beginning their search to hire seasonal help. In Kent, part-time jobs are up for grabs including lifeguards at Lake Meridian Park, but finding qualified applicants has been a challenge this year.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 444,000, a new pandemic low and a sign that the job market keeps strengthening as consumers spend freely again, viral infections drop and business restrictions ease.
Four counties that had been in a more restrictive second phase of Washington state’s current COVID-19 reopening plan have joined the 35 other counties in Phase 3 as of Tuesday.
The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has suspended the license of a bar in Tacoma for 180 days, after months of complaints and citations.