Bryan Flint, Sound Outreach Director

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Bryan Flint gives an overview of Sound Outreach services and resources available to Tacomans wanting to improve their financial stability.

Interview begins at 8:03.


  • The State Department of Labor & Industries has been granted authority to close and/or fine businesses and employers up to $10,000 for failure to comply with state-issued directives.
    • Businesses will be given the opportunity to voluntarily adjust practices or risk the fine and forced closure.
    • In-person inspections by L&I officials may accompany phone calls and written or electronic communication.
  • University of Washington researchers have found that half of new coronavirus infections in the state are now occurring in people under the age of 40, reflecting what health officials speculate are social trends where younger individuals are more heavily represented among essential workers, or might be less-carefully distancing themselves from others.
    • Officials stress that infected individuals can still pass the virus on to vulnerable individuals even without experiencing symptoms
    • Herd immunity, where at least 70% of a population is infected and recovers, would only be achieved through a level of contagion that health officials say would overwhelm hospitals and result in high mortality.
  • A fourth child in Washington has been diagnosed and hospitalized with a dangerous inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19.
    • Health officials advise that children diagnosed with the illness appear healthy before developing symptoms that can be life-threatening.
    • Parents and caretakers should watch children for extended fever or headache, abdominal pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath and contact health care providers for further advice.
  • Washington State Parks are waiving entrance fees on June 6th and 7th.


  • Kitsap County has moved to reopening Phase 2, and Snohomish County officials have issued their intent to do the same.
  • Individuals in Thurston County are now required to wear masks over their nose and mouth when in all indoor public settings, and outdoors where they are unable to maintain 6 feet of space from others who aren’t from the same household.
  • While Major League Soccer has approved voluntary small-group training sessions, Seattle Sounders athletes will not participate until local guidelines permit small gatherings.
    • Sounders athletes were able to voluntarily begin individual training sessions last week.
    • The Tacoma-based OL Reign moved their training to Thurston County to comply with government and health policies.


  • The property company that manages the Tacoma-based apartment complex called The Boulders at Puget Sound will be issuing payments directly to tenants as part of a lawsuit resolution.
    • The company had issued eviction notices or other prohibited communications to around 1,400 tenants in violation of a state-wide eviction moratorium.
    • 14 tenants will have April rental fees forgiven or refunded, and nearly 247 thousand dollars will be divided amongst 1,441 tenants who received deceptive or harassing communications.
    • The company is also barred from issuing eviction notices through at least July 31st.
  • The City of Destiny Awards and Tacoma Historic Preservation Awards that were originally scheduled for tonight, May 28, have been postponed.