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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.

Community groups call for more equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution for people with limited English,...

Community organizer Sokha Danh has been helping Cambodian elders get vaccinated for COVID-19. The process has been frustrating – even though he is relatively tech savvy, and knowledgeable about the workings of the City...

Chinatowns across North America share challenges and stories of resilience during COVID-19

On January 15, Chinatown community leaders in New York City, Toronto, Calgary and Seattle discussed their communities’ responses to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in an online event entitled RESILIENCE! The discussion coincided...

Filipino health care workers and their battle against COVID-19

This article originally ran in the South Seattle Emerald on January 25, 2021. Clea Patriarca Alverio-Hume, 57, served as the medical records director at Queen Anne Healthcare, a skilled nursing facility, and she also worked...

Update to ICHS ID COVID-19 testing site hours

ICHS will be expanding COVID-19 testing site hours in the International District to Monday, Wednesday-Friday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM starting Thursday,1/28, for the foreseeable future. The address is 720 8th Ave S, Seattle, in front of...

Chuminh Tofu’s free Sunday meals offer a model for community aid

We are facing an unprecedented crisis of poverty. With nearly 11,200 individuals in King County experiencing homelessness and 129 deaths on the streets of Seattle in this year alone, it’s abundantly clear that our...

CID and API-owned businesses get creative this holiday shopping season with collaborations that support...

Whether it is mentally, physically or financially, people across the world are struggling in ways that they never have before, which has highlighted the dire need for community support. Many API-owned businesses in Chinatown-International...

Chinatown-ID businesses get creative during COVID-19 related obstacles, adjust in order to stay in...

Seattle’s Chinatown International District has faced a challenging year, and now, with the holiday season underway, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to throw curveballs at the businesses in the CID neighborhood.  According to Valerie Tran, operations...

Chinatown-ID community events look different this year; here’s how two of them are adapting...

Everything for the AAPI Arts & Crafts Fair had been set: an ideal outdoor location identified, COVID-19 protocol measured out, and a number of local vendors lined up to participate in conjunction with the...

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...