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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.

A COVID-19 story: The pandemic tests a single mom

This piece is part of COVID-19 in 2020: A look back on health equity & community resilience in Chinatown-International District. The project was led by Seattle photo-journalist Karen Ducey and former ICHS marketing and...

COVID-19 in 2020: A New Normal

This piece is part of COVID-19 in 2020: A look back on health equity & community resilience in Chinatown-International District. The project was led by Seattle photo-journalist Karen Ducey and former ICHS marketing and...

COVID-19 in 2020: Community Resilience

This piece is part of COVID-19 in 2020: A look back on health equity & community resilience in Chinatown-International District. The project was led by Seattle photo-journalist Karen Ducey and former ICHS marketing and...

COVID-19 in 2020: ICHS opens COVID-19 vaccination site in Bellevue

This piece is part of COVID-19 in 2020: A look back on health equity & community resilience in Chinatown-International District. The project was led by Seattle photo-journalist Karen Ducey and former ICHS marketing and...

COVID-19 in 2020: Vaccine brings hope to hard-hit frontline health workers

On December 23, International Community Health Services (ICHS) was among the area’s first health centers to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and begin vaccinating frontline health workers. Reactions were jubilant, as staff saw the...

COVID-19 in 2020: One year under the shadow of the pandemic

International Community Health Services (ICHS) is one of the nation’s nearly 1,400 federally qualified health centers serving 30 million people, most of them low income, immigrants, and refugees. In February 2020, ICHS was also...

ICHS photo project: Our untold stories of COVID-19 in 2020

This piece is part of COVID-19 in 2020: A look back on health equity & community resilience in Chinatown-International District. The project was led by Seattle photo-journalist Karen Ducey and former ICHS marketing and...

Tales of Quarantine: Local AAPI students help launch art contest for teens coping with...

Like many teenagers living through these unprecedented times, 17-year old Cara Kwon from Puyallup faces many challenges, from remote learning to not being able to see friends outside of the virtual world. But this...

Community leaders denounce anti-Asian attacks — and call for community-driven solutions

On the evening of February 25 in the Chinatown International District, Noriko Nasu, a Japanese language high school teacher was struck in the face by a man wielding a heavy object in a...

ICHS begins administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

This content is sponsored by ICHS. Vy Ha has been looking forward to getting back to a sense of normalcy like seeing her family and being back in the office.  On March 9, Ha arrived for...