Anticipating a shortage of medical personnel to treat the influx of sick patients, officials put out a call for retired doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to work.
At some hospitals, staff said they are being told that, contrary to standard protocol of disposal after a single use, they should clean and reuse masks,
Ballfields and playfields are open for walking and other non-team activities.
Families can contain the spread of the coronavirus by keeping children home, But how to keep everyone happy, healthy and engaged?
Why are schools closing but not childcare? Parents still need to work and children need safe and enriching spaces to spend their days.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) announced today that all public and private K-12 schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will close for the next six weeks.
The suicide rate among U.S. children ages 10 to 14 has almost tripled from 2007 to 2017.
Whom do Americans trust to lead them through the coronavirus crisis?
Parents are understandably concerned. But keep in mind that comparatively few children have tested positive for the virus, and deaths in children are rare.
Though this closure is not necessary from a public health point of view, public health recognizes schools act out of extra special caution to protect children.
At least 20% of school-age children in the U.S. have vision problems. But fewer than 15% of children get an eye exam before entering kindergarten.
School districts across the U.S., particularly those with large Asian American populations, have scrambled to respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus
The rate of children under 6 without insurance climbed from 3.8% in 2016 to 4.3% in 2018. Washington is one of 11 states that have seen significant rise.
Starting this year, surprise medical billing in most situations is no longer allowed in Washington State.