COVID-19 in Washington: Links and resources to help you during coronavirus pandemic

Seattle, you are something!

I feel incredibly lucky to call the Evergreen State my home. From the beautiful mountains to the Puget Sound and lakes galore, it all takes my breath away every single time.

My parents’ brave steps from South Korea brought them to a small borough in northern New Jersey. I have fond memories of tagging along with my dad on his errands to Manhattan. To this day, the smell of the NYC subway brings back childhood nostalgia.

I first got my calling to journalism in high school, but it would be the experiences of affirmation thereafter that truly solidified my passion for the craft, and more importantly the communities we serve.

One was during my freshman year of college at Penn State. A photographer spent an entire year studying and learning about the culture behind the Philadelphia Mummers Day Parade. His excitement and wonder of the decades long family tradition was contagious, and I was hooked.

My jobs have taken me on a tour of the northeast: right by the Mason-Dixon line in Hagerstown, MD, to lake effect snow in Rochester, NY, and the charming New England state of Connecticut. Reporting has put me in waist deep snow, a street protest that would last hours and even thousands of feet underground in a salt mine. I’m here to serve you!

Please feel free to connect with me and keep in touch through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Go Hawks!

Recent Articles
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    SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution calling on Governor Jay Inslee, federal legislators, and the White House administration to place a moratorium on rent and mortgage payments for homes and businesses. The resolution was introduced by Councilmember Tammy Morales who represents District 2, South Seattle and the CID. “I hate to say it, but we’re in for several months or longer of people being in crisis,” said Morales. “We need to make sure that our mom-and-pop […]

  • Millions of Americans unemployed days before April rent and mortgages are due

    The most important thing you can do if you can't pay your rent or mortgage on time is to keep an open dialogue with your landlord or lender.

  • Why pot shops are considered ‘essential’ amid stay-at-home order

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  • With non-essential stores closed, small businesses wonder if they’ll ever recover

    SEATTLE – In the month of March, Jamie Hoffman saw sales at his vintage store take a nosedive week-by-week until it was finally closed on Wednesday. He owns Fremont Vintage Mall in Seattle. You may have heard of them or seen them through the rapper Macklemore, who shot much of his music video for “Thrift Shop” inside Hoffman’s store. “The impact is very dramatic,” said Hoffman. “As tough as it is on a business like myself, I think it’s necessary […]

  • Couples prepare for childbirth during coronavirus pandemic

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  • This could be America’s cutest Zoom video conference

    SEATTLE – Schools are closed and classrooms are empty, but it doesn’t mean the value of teaching and learning has stopped. Educators are getting innovative and using tools like Zoom to hold video conference classes regularly, and one of them could be the cutest one happening in America. “What we’re trying out now, what we’ve been doing for the last two mornings is an online preschool,” said Chris Williams, a teacher at Alcuin School. “It’s very, very different. I mean, […]

  • 200-bed coronavirus field hospital under construction in Shoreline

    SHORELINE, Wash. – Construction on a temporary field hospital started on Wednesday on a Shoreline soccer field. The City of Shoreline said the makeshift hospital, going up at soccer field “B,” will provide up to 200 beds for people exposed to coronavirus, who are at risk of exposure or becoming ill. The facility will be used for people who cannot go into isolation and quarantine in their home. “We were kind of confused what was going on and we read […]

  • Restaurant worker: ‘Every time the phone is ringing, I’m like thank God’ for takeout

    SEATTLE — Restaurants are having different experiences through the temporary shutdown because of COVID-19. Sushi Samurai in the Upper Queen Anne neighborhood is keeping up with the steady orders coming in for takeout. Sushi Chef Ben Maranon said the restaurant has been in business for about seven years, and he has a good relationship with his customers. “We’ve been blessed that people still want to support us in this time of crisis,” said Maranon. The State of Washington closed down […]

  • Why social distancing is so hard – and so important

    SEATTLE – It’s up to us to slow the spread of the coronavirus through social distancing, according to members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, state and local leaders and our medical community. Steve Pergam is the medical director of infection prevention at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and an infectious disease researcher for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. “The places that have had the most success in controlling this particular virus are in countries and locations that have worked […]

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