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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.

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...

The Panama Hotel Tea and Coffee House shows resilience during the challenges caused by...

The Panama Hotel Tea and Coffee House in Japantown, International District, has 110 years of history of serving the community — from Japanese immigrants to diverse locals to foreign visitors. Despite financial difficulties caused...

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...

Chinatown-ID has seen a dramatic uptick in graffiti recently — community activists and organizations...

When Tanya Woo sees people tagging buildings in the Chinatown International District with graffiti, it makes her angry enough to risk confronting them -- even though she’s seen that they’re sometimes armed with weapons,...

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...

“A ray of hope”: COVID-19 vaccine comes to the Chinatown-International District 

At the end of 2020, the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the Chinatown International District for healthcare workers, residents and staff at long-term care facilities. The vaccine comes as “a ray 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...


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