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CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 5/30/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check

Tonight’s pandemic notes:

ONE MONTH TO REOPENING? Unless we hit the “70 percent vaccinated” milestone sooner, today marks one month until the June 30th full-reopening date set by Gov. Inslee. The state says we’re up to 61.79% of people 16+/

TONIGHT’S KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the King County Daily Summary Dashboard page:

109.658 people have tested positive, up 67 from one day earlier

1,592 people have died, unchanged from one day earlier

6,159 people have been hospitalized, down 2 from one day earlier (data adjustment)

No stats last Sunday night, so no comparisons tonight.

WEST SEATTLE TRENDS: Sunday is the night we check these numbers, shown in two-week increments via the “geography over time” tab on the countywide daily-summary dashboard. To determine WS status, we combine the totals from the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas” (HRAs): For the past two weeks, 69 positive test results; 109 in the 2 weeks before that; 206 in the two weeks before that. … We also are noting WS death totals each week. The total deaths for the entire pandemic in the two HRAs comprising West Seattle: 68, unchanged from last week. And a look at hospitalizations: 194 total have been attributed to people in the two West Seattle HRAs since the start of the pandemic, adding two this week.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here (but again, note there was no update this weekend).

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 170.3 million cases and 3,541,000+ deaths, 594,000+ of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here

READY TO GET VACCINATED? If you or someone you know is just getting around to it, you can find a vaccine location here.

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CORONAVIRUS: Roundup for Saturday 5/29/2021

Late update because of Saturday night’s breaking news:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard:

*109,591 people have tested positive, 211 more than yesterday’s total

*1,592 people have died, 1 more than yesterday’s total

*6,161 people have been hospitalized, 22 more than yesterday’s total

ONE WEEK AGO: Last Saturday, those numbers were 108,308/1,575/6,099.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 169.9 million people have tested positive, and more than 3,533,000 people have died; U.S. deaths exceed 594,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, France, Turkey (unchanged again this week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

PLAYGROUND ACCESS: Seattle Public Schools has announced that it’ll decide at the end of the school year – just 3 weeks away – which of its playgrounds can be restored to public accessibility, which was taken away when pandemic restrictions began.

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CORONAVIRUS: Friday 5/28/2021 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic headlines:

KING COUNTY NUMBERS: We start with the daily stats from the Public Health daily-summary page, cumulative totals:

*109,380 people have tested positive, 184 more than yesterday’s total

*1,591 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*6,139 people have been hospitalized, 10 more than yesterday’s total

Now our weekly check of key numbers on the COVID Vaccination Among King County Residents dashboard:

*1,436,146 people have received one dose (73.6% of everyone 12+)

*1,193,113 people have received both doses (61.1% of everyone 12+)

One week ago, the first three totals were 108,103/1,572/6,081, and the vaccination totals were 1,383,084/1,102,810.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 169.4 million cases, 3,523,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

ANOTHER POP-UP CLINIC: Announced today – next Thursday (June 3rd), 11 am-3 pm, people 18+ are welcome to get vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor). Make an appointment here.

SECONDD-TO-LAST SATURDAY FOR WEST SEATTLE HUB: As announced last week, the city will close West Seattle’s vaccination hub after June 9th. So tomorrow’s your second-to-last Saturday to get vaccinated at the hub, open 9 am-5:30 pm at 2801 SW Thistle.

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Vaccination pop-up on Alki

Thanks to Stacy for the photo and tip! Between now and 2 pm, the Seattle Fire Department’s Mobile Vaccination Team has a pop-up on Alki, just south of the bathhouse. We didn’t get advance word of this but as we’ve mentioned a couple times, they will be at two local brewpubs later this afternoon/evening.

CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 5/27/2021 roundup

Big day in pandemic news:

COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER’S BRIEFING: The average number of new cases each day is down 64 percent from the peak of the most recent surge, said Dr. Jeff Duchin. “Incidence rates among all groups are decreasing. … We’re moving in the right direction but not down as far as we want to be.” The B.117 variant remains the most common variant detected in our state – which means “the viruses out there are better at spreading person to person among the unvaccinated.” If you’re not vaccinated, you’re at “significant risk,” he said – higher risk than you were a year ago. See the briefing video here.

NEWEST NUMBERS: As for the exact numbers … here’s the update from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*109,196 people have tested positive, 251 more than yesterday’s total

*1,588 people have died, 10 more than yesterday’s total

*6,129 people have been hospitalized, 9 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the three totals we are now tracking were 107,871/1,566/6,072.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 168.7 million cases worldwide, 33.2 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

BREWPUB POP-UPS: One in West Seattle and one in White Center Friday afternoon/evening.

OTHER VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES: Use this lookup. Or call 833-VAX-HELP.

NEED FOOD? Grab-n-go distribution tomorrow at Highland Park Elementary.

CITY’S PLAN FOR FEDERAL RELIEF MONEY: Here’s what was announced today; for a few more details, go here.

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LIBRARIES: Hours expanding at branches open for in-building services

(Southwest Branch, WSB file photo)

The Seattle Public Library isn’t adding more West Seattle branches to the in-building “open” list yet – but the one that is allowing people inside will expand its hours and capacity next week. As of Tuesday (June 1st), Southwest Library (9010 35th SW) will be open 10 am-6 pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays, at 50 percent capacity. That will be divided into two public-use sessions – 10 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 6 pm, with a cleaning break between them. You’ll still be able to pick up on-hold items during the break, though. SPL will also start phasing in browsing, too.

VACCINATION: Two local brewpub pop-ups Friday, with incentives

The city promised more pop-ups when it announced it’s winding down operations at fixed COVID-19 vaccination sites, and it’s delivering on that promise tomorrow (Friday, May 28th), with two at local brewpubs. 3-5 pm Friday, the Seattle Fire mobile vaccination team will be at The Good Society (2701 California SW); 5:45 pm-8 pm Friday, the MVT will be at Future Primitive in White Center (9832 14th SW). At either pop-up, getting vaccinated will get you a free beer or non-alcoholic beverage. SFD says both will offer all three vaccines, first or second shots, no appointment necessary.

CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 5/26/2021 roundup

Tonight’s local/state pandemic updates:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Seattle-King County Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*108,945 people have tested positive, 256 more than yesterday’s total

*1,578 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*6,120 people have been hospitalized, 9 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 107,659/1,565/6,069. (We’ve excised the “people tested” count, as that number is incomplete again.)

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find all the numbers, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

STATE BRIEFING: Vaccination was the main topic – not much discussion of case trends. The state also released its latest vaccination-situation report. You can watch the briefing video here.

CITY CLOSING MORE HUBS: The city’s closing the Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach, and North Seattle vaccination hubs next month as well as the West Seattle hub.

SCHOOL CLINICS TOMORROW: Tomorrow’s local school clinics are at Denny International Middle School and at Summit Atlas.

LOOKING FOR VACCINE? If your health-care provider isn’t offering it, use this lookup.

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VACCINATION: City closing other sites too

Last week, we reported on the city’s plan to close its COVID-19 vaccination hub at West Seattle’s Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex after June 9th, though a testing trailer will be there indefinitely. Today, the city announced it’s also closing its vaccination hubs at Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach, and North Seattle next month, to focus on mobile-team efforts and pop-ups. Stats including demographic breakouts are in this slide deck from this morning’s announcement:

(You can also see the slide deck here.) The city says more than 76 percent of Seattle residents 12+ have begun the vaccination process, and that 60 eprcent are fully vaccinated. It’s keeping one fixed site, though – as announced yesterday, the drive-thru testing site in SODO is also now offering vaccinations. If you’re looking for other places to get vaccinated, this site can help.

CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 5/25/2021 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic toplines:

FIRST NUMBERS SINCE SATURDAY: The daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health wasn’t updated Sunday or Monday, so these are the cumulative totals reflecting three days:

*108,689 people have tested positive, 381 new since Saturday

*1,575 people have died, unchanged since Saturday

*6,111 people have been hospitalized, 12 new since Saturday

One week ago, the totals were 107,498/1,562/6,064. (The “number of people tested” number is not complete tonight, so we’ve omitted that.)

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 167.8 million cases worldwide, 33.1 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

HEALTH OFFICIALS’ BRIEFING: At 8:15 am tomorrow online, state health officials will present their weekly briefing and media Q&A. Watch the livestream here.

NEED FOOD? Grab-and-go boxes will be available outside Highland Park Elementary 2-5 pm Friday.

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NEED FOOD? Distribution at Highland Park Elementary on Friday

May 25, 2021 8:50 pm
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 |   Coronavirus | Highland Park | West Seattle news | West Seattle schools

As noted in our roundup last night, the weekly food-box distribution at Food Lifeline is NOT happening this Friday – but here’s something that is. Highland Park Elementary family-support worker Dominique Pie is teaming up again with Together Washington for a drive-up/ride-up grab-and-go food distribution 2-5 pm Friday. It’ll happen in the school-bus-loading zone at HPES (1012 SW Trenton); masks required, first-come first-served.

BIZNOTE: Pegasus Book Exchange gets ready to reopen in-store drop-in shopping

Starting today, Pegasus Book Exchange in The Junction is closed for a week. But shortly after the store at 4553 California SW reopens, it won’t just be pandemic-era business as usual – Pegasus is reopening for in-store drop-in shopping! “We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone in person again!” says Pegasus’s Emma Epps. They’re on vacation through May 31st, back on June 1st “to reply to emails and prepare for June 2nd re-opening.” Starting that day, the store will open its doors to shoppers and book traders/donors without requiring appointments, 5 customers in the store at a time. They’ll also continue offering online shopping and curbside pickup (which the store has offered for more than 14 months).

CORONAVIRUS: Monday 5/24/2021 roundup

May 24, 2021 11:59 pm
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Our nightly roundup of local pandemic-related information:

NO NEW KING COUNTY NUMBERS: For a second day, no update to the Seattle-King County Public Health daily summary – Sunday it was because the state was doing maintenance, tonight it’s blamed on network problems.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 167.3 million cases, 3,473,000 deaths – 590,000 in the U.S. See the other stats – nation by nation – here.

STUDENT VACCINATION CLINIC: Tomorrow there’s one at Madison Middle School.

VAX STATS: In King County, 72 percent of people 12+ have had at least one dose; 58.4 percent are fully vaccinated. In West Seattle, the most-vaccinated zip code remains 98136 – 85.8 percent of people 12+ have had at least one dose. (Maps and stats here.)

TESTING AGAIN: The city announced today that the West Seattle hub is back in the testing business, with a UW Medicine trailer where you test yourself, with an observer.

SUPERMARKET MASKS: Both PCC and Metropolitan Market revised their policies again because of the King County directive.

NEED FOOD? Because of the holiday weekend, no Friday distribution this week at nearest Food Lifeline.

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COVID-19 testing returns to West Seattle hub

First it was a testing site … then testing and vaccination … then vaccination only … then it was scheduled to close after June 9th … but now the city says its “hub” at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) is back in the testing business and will continue with that indefinitely. This afternoon the city announced it’s partnering with UW Medicine for “long-term COVID-19 testing availability” there. A new testing trailer is there, the city says, “with appointments available immediately (for) self-swab tests where the patient conducts their own COVID-19 test under observation from a health care professional.” Tests are free; UW Medicine subsequently provides results within a day or two. Hours for the testing trailer: 9 am-5:20 pm Mondays-Saturdays, appointments required – go here or call 206-477-3977. The city’s drive-up site in SODO is still operating, too.

CORONAVIRUS: Sunday 5/23/2021 roundup, including our weekly West Seattle trend check

Tonight’s pandemic notes:

NO COUNTY NUMBERS UPDATE TONIGHT: The state didn’t update its database this weekend, which means no update today for the King County Daily Summary Dashboard page.

WEST SEATTLE TRENDS: Sunday is the night we check these numbers, shown in two-week increments via the “geography over time” tab on the countywide daily-summary dashboard. To determine WS status, we combine the totals from the West Seattle and Delridge “health reporting areas” (HRAs): For the past two weeks, 71 positive test results; 137 in the 2 weeks before that; 227 in the two weeks before that. … We also are noting WS death totals each week. The total deaths for the entire pandemic in the two HRAs comprising West Seattle: 68, up one this week. And a look at hospitalizations: 192 total have been attributed to people in the two West Seattle HRAs since the start of the pandemic, up two this week.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here (but again, note there was no update this weekend).

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 167.1 million cases and 3,463,000+ deaths, 589,000+ of them in the U.S. – see the nation-by-nation breakdown here

SCHOOL VACCINATIONS: Seattle Public Schools clinics in West Seattle this week are at Denny International Middle School on Monday and Thursday and Madison Middle School on Tuesday … Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School‘s clinic is on Wednesday.

READY TO GET VACCINATED? If you or someone you know is just getting around to it, you can find a vaccine location here.

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CORONAVIRUS: Saturday 5/22/2021 roundup

Here’s where the pandemic stands tonight, locally:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Here are the cumulative totals from Public Health‘s daily-summary dashboard:

*108,308 people have tested positive, 205 more than yesterday’s total

*1,575 people have died, 2 more than yesterday’s total

*6,099 people have been hospitalized, 18 more than yesterday’s total

*1,087,290 people have been tested, 3,616 more than yesterday’s total

ONE WEEK AGO: Last Saturday, those numbers were 102,756/1,559/6,030/1,065,311.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 166.7 million people have tested positive, and more than 3,454,000 people have died; U.S. deaths exceed 589,000. Most cases: U.S., India, Brazil, France, Turkey (unchanged again this week). See the breakdown, nation by nation, here.

SUPERMARKET UPDATE: Thanks to the reader who pointed out that along with Metropolitan Market, PCC, QFC. and Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market also has changed its mask policy and isn’t requiring fully vaccinated customers to wear them.

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CORONAVIRUS: Friday 5/21/2021 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic headlines:

KING COUNTY NUMBERS: We start with the daily stats from the Public Health daily-summary page, cumulative totals:

*108,103 people have tested positive, 232 more than yesterday’s total

*1,572 people have died, 7 more than yesterday’s total

*6,081 people have been hospitalized, 9 more than yesterday’s total

*1,083,674 people have been tested, 7,986 more than yesterday’s total

Now our weekly check of key numbers on the COVID Vaccination Among King County Residents dashboard:

*1,383,084 people have received one dose (70.8% of everyone 12+ – this week they changed the stat to the wider age range, previously 16+)

*1,102,810 people have received both doses (56.5% of everyone 12+)

*2,125,115 doses have been allocated to King County (not counting pharmacy programs)

One week ago, the first four totals were 102,526/1,554/6,006/1,064,605, and the vaccination totals were 1,316,460/988,215/2,025,315.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 166.1 million cases, 3,443,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

THIRD-TO-LAST SATURDAY FOR WEST SEATTLE HUB: On Thursday, we broke the news that the city will close West Seattle’s vaccination hub after June 9th. Today, the official announcement was made. So tomorrow’s your third-to-last Saturday to get vaccinated at the hub, open 9 am-5:30 pm at 2801 SW Thistle.

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CORONAVIRUS: Thursday 5/20/2021 roundup

Big day in pandemic news:

WEST SEATTLE VAX HUB CLOSING: The city says June 9th will be the last day for the West Seattle vaccination hub at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex, after three months. Main reason: Dramatic drop in demand, with a sizable percentage of West Seattleites already vaccinated.

WANT TO GET VACCINATED IN ADMIRAL TOMORROW? UW Medicine emailed us tonight to say that tomorrow’s pop-up clinic outside West Seattle High School is open to everyone 12+, student or not. 1:30 pm-5:30 pm Friday (3000 California SW).

DON’T DROP THE MASK YET INDOORS One week after the CDC announced fully vaccinated people could quit wearing masks in most situations, King County’s health officer Dr. Jeff Duchin said he’s advising everyone to keep wearing them indoors unless there’s a way to prove absolutely everyone is vaccinated. Hours after issuing the directive, he gave a video briefing and answered media Q&A – watch the video here.

NEWEST NUMBERS: Now the update from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*107,871 people have tested positive, 212 more than yesterday’s total

*1,566 people have died, 1 more than yesterday’s total

*6,072 people have been hospitalized, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*1,075,688 people have been tested, 2,919 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the four totals we track were 101,881/1,552/6,004/1,063,643.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health page.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 165.5 million cases worldwide, 33 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.

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VACCINATION: City closing West Seattle hub in three weeks

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

West Seattle’s COVID-19 vaccination hub will close after June 9th. We confirmed that with mayoral spokesperson Kelsey Nyland today, after a tip from Jim, who had just gotten a first dose there and been told the second dose would have to happen elsewhere. Nyland tells WSB that the West Seattle hub has given 48,135 doses of vaccine in three months, but it’s closing “due to a significant drop in demand.” She sent this chart to explain:

Nyland added, “Even with a temporary surge when 12 – 15 year-olds became eligible, demand at the West Seattle hub has been plummeting over the last month, and it has gotten to a point where it does not make operational sense for the Seattle Fire Department to continue staffing the hub. The City will not launch additional fixed sites in West Seattle, but the SFD Mobile Vaccination will continue to be in West Seattle as part of the ongoing efforts to bring the vaccine directly to Seattle residents.”

Last Saturday’s Junction pop-up, which resulted in 93 vaccinations, was part of that, and the city’s also sending its mobile teams to local breweries as well as the school clinics we’ve mentioned – public schools here, charter and private schools here (the Summit Atlas dates, not available when we published the linked story, are May 27th and June 17th).

Nyland also noted, “Across West Seattle, nearly 80% of residents have started the vaccination process, and nearly 60% are fully vaccinated. This incredible trend leads the national average, and West Seattle has some of the highest vaccination rates in King County. Because of this, along with SFD’s ongoing mobile and in-school operations, and the community health clinics, pharmacies, and primary care providers administering vaccine in the area, we are confident West Seattle will continue to have accessible and convenient vaccination opportunities.”

The hub in the parking lot at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) started as a testing site last August, then added vaccinations in March, then stopped offering testing in mid-April. But you can still go there to get vaccinated – no appointment needed – through June 9th.

Mask or no mask? King County’s health officer tries to clear things up by advising you to keep it on indoors

Lots of confusion in the week since the CDC‘s sudden shift in mask-wearing advice. In last night’s pandemic roundup, we noted that state health officials suggested forthcoming state/local guidance might help clarify things for businesses. And today, here it is, from Seattle-King County Public Health:

King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin has issued a Local Health Officer Directive that strongly urges residents to continue wearing a face mask in indoor public settings, whether or not they are vaccinated. Public Health – Seattle & King County recommends that businesses who serve the public continue policies to ensure customers and employees wear masks indoors.

“Continued use of face masks for everyone five years of age and older within indoor public spaces is reasonable and necessary in King County to reduce the risk for COVID-19 transmission until more of the population is protected through vaccination and COVID-19 disease rates decline,” the Directive states.

In addition to the local Directive, the Washington State Department of Health Order continues to require everyone to wear face masks in schools, public transportation, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and health care settings, including doctor’s offices, long-term care, and hospitals.

You can read the rest of the announcement by going here; the full directive is here.

CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 5/19/2021 roundup

May 19, 2021 11:59 pm
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Tonight’s local/state pandemic updates:

STATE BRIEFING: State health officials led by Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah held their weekly briefing, with some points of interest. For an overview, Dr. Shah heralded “incredible progress” while warning that we’re “nowhere near out of this pandemic.” He said that in the first four days of 12-15-year-olds’ vaccine eligibility, about 28,000 got their first dose – seven percent of that age group. Other points: They know mask-wearing is a point of confusion now, and the state is working on some clearer guidance for businesses, but in the meantime, everyone should “read the room” and follow rules/policies for wherever they’re at. But if someone chooses to mask up in a situation where it’s not required, “don’t shame them.” One more message: Vaccinations are free, whether or not you have health insurance.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Seattle-King County Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*107,659 people have tested positive, 161 more than yesterday’s total

*1,565 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*6,069 people have been hospitalized, 5 more than yesterday’s total

*1,072,769 people have been tested, 2,000 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 101,596/1,547/5,987/1,062,304.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find all the numbers, county by county, on the state Department of Health data page,.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

SCHOOL CLINICS TOMORROW: Tomorrow’s clinics are at both of West Seattle’s K-8 schools.

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CANCELED: No West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade this year

(WSB photo, 2019 West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade)

The announcement is from organizers Nicole and Meg:

Unfortunately, due to special-event permitting guidelines and COVID-19, we will be cancelling the West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade for 2021.

Although we are sad we will be unable to celebrate together this year, we are looking forward to hosting the best parade yet in 2022!

Thank you for all your support and helping keep our community safe and healthy!

If you’re new here – the 4th of July parade involves more than a thousand kids and family members walking and rolling along a route through North Admiral neighborhoods at mid-morning on the holiday, ending with field games at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Here’s our coverage, with video and photos, from the last one pre-pandemic (2019).

CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 5/18/2021 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic toplines:

MORE VACCINATION CLINICS AT SCHOOLS: The city announced today that its mobile team is going to private and charter schools too – at least 2 in West Seattle.

RENTER RELIEF: A county pandemic-relief program that started taking landlord applications three weeks ago is now accepting applications from renters.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: So here’s where’re we’re at tonight, per the today’s daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health – the cumulative totals:

*107,498 people have tested positive, 130 new since yesterday but 95 fewer than yesterday’s total due to removal of duplicates

*1,562 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*6,064 people have been hospitalized, 5 more than yesterday’s total

*1,070,769 people have been tested, 1,452 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the totals were 101,389/1,544/5,973/1,061,360.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: See them here.

NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 164.2 million cases worldwide, 32.9 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

HEALTH OFFICIALS’ BRIEFING: At 8:15 am tomorrow online, state health officials will present their weekly briefing and media Q&A. Watch the livestream here.

SUPERMARKET UPDATE: West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is allowing personal bags again.

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