Home COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Chinatown-International District and Seattle-area Asian communities have felt the effects of COVID-19 since January, and the IE is working to cover our stories, updates, experiences, activism and how we care for one another.

Wing Luke Museum embraces uncertainties and pushes ahead with virtual holiday plans amid pandemic

This year, many Americans will be missing out in the cultural gifts we often associate with the holiday season. With most theaters and music halls shut down to limit the spread of COVID-19, other...

Restaurants in the Chinatown-ID brace themselves for new COVID-19 dining restrictions

Restaurants in the Chinatown International District (CID) are re-tooling and bracing themselves for a hard time after a new temporary order banning indoor dining from Gov. Jay Inslee in mid-November. Until December 14, no more...

Asian-owned small businesses may now apply for support from Comcast RISE

This content was sponsored by Comcast. U.S. small businesses have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the number of U.S. active business owners dropped...

On hold: The living stories of Seattle’s favorite karaoke spots in the age of...

There’s nothing better at shattering the ‘Seattle Freeze’ than a night of Karaoke. This nocturnal pastime welcomes the anonymous, the slightly drunk, and the go-getters all the same. Singing Karaoke is an act of...

Artist Chanhee Choi creates a 3D environmental interactive web game to address racism and...

Earlier this year, the International Examiner spoke to artist Chanhee Choi about her experience in Bellevue’s Bellwether Festival and the game, Pandemic 2020, that she launched for that festival. Now, we’re checking in with...

Washington’s $40 million COVID-19 relief fund for immigrants is open for applications

Washington immigrants who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and shut out of federal relief or state unemployment benefits can now apply for a one-time payment of $1,000, or up to $3,000 per...

Chinatown-ID organizations receive Community Voice Award from International Examiner; reflect on working together for...

On Thursday, November 5, the International Examiner will recognize and award numerous community-based organizations for how they responded together to the needs of the Chinatown-International District as COVID-19 affected all aspects of life, work...

APACE youth writing contest winners share their essays on topics of current world...

By Kaia Slack-Lin, age 5: How to make the world a better place I think we should make the world a better place. Why it is so smoky in the West Coast? 1. Not good fire...

Jamai-Bou Achaar: A quarantine kitchen’s success story wrapped in love & nostalgia”

With more people stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not surprising to see a rise in home cooks all across the U.S. From sourdough bread to spam musubis, countless recipes are...

Co-founder of Support the ID Facebook group says a toxic culture forced its...

On July 12, Support the ID - Community United, a Facebook group formed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, was archived -- essentially, locked. The group still exists and all its posts are...