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.

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...

Businesses still in “survival mode” as Chinatown International District small business relief fund raises...

In mid-March, before Gov. Jay Inslee’s order to close businesses to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants in the CID already needed help. “They were the ones that were hit the most, just because of...

Why does so much beautiful art come out of difficult times? Take a walk...

Featuring photography by Auriza Ugalino. For a span of time, buckets of paint and art supplies lined each block of the Chinatown-International District (CID) where groups of masked artists, fresh out of quarantine, gathered to...

Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, August 6, 2020—The latest news and information from the neighborhood...

As of August 4, there are 60,084 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington state, including 1,624 deaths, according to the state Department of Health. In King County, there are 15,865 confirmed cases, including 659 deaths. Wondering...

Washington’s Pacific Islanders hit hardest by COVID-19

Joseph Seia, executive director of the Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington (PICAWA), offers a sobering view of the impact of the pandemic on the state’s Pacific Islander community, “We go to so many...

Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, July 30, 2020—The latest news and information from the neighborhood...

As of July 28, there are 54,985 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington state, including 1,555 deaths, according to the state Department of Health. In King County, there are 14,856 confirmed cases, including 648 deaths. As...

Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, July 23, 2020—The latest news and information from the neighborhood...

As of July 21, there are 49,247 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington state, including 1,468 deaths, according to the state Department of Health. In King County, there are 13,627 confirmed cases, including 638 deaths. Coronavirus...

Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, July 17, 2020—The latest news and information from the neighborhood...

As of July 15, there are 44,313 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington state, including 1,427 deaths, according to the state Department of Health. In King County, there are 12,558 confirmed cases, including 631 deaths.  Coronavirus...