The Trump administration said Tuesday it won’t work with an international cooperative effort to develop and distribute a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
Wednesday is the first day of school in 59 Washington districts, and you can watch how this weird year starts to unfold by following our live dispatches here. In Seattle, some new help for families is available in the form of child care, food benefits and school health centers.
Parents are again stepping into critical roles as schools and researchers race to understand how serious children’s mental health troubles might become when they return to online classes. Here’s crisis help for young people, and a Q&A on schools and mental health services.
Throughout Wednesday, on this page, we’ll be posting updates on the outbreak and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world. Updates from Tuesday can be found here, and all our coronavirus coverage can be found here.