6/19: Alease Frieson, 733 Arts and KTQA

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Alease Frieson discusses the ways in which she creates spaces for arts, music, and culture to flourish in Tacoma for the benefit of all ages and members of the community.

Interview begins at 13:18.


  • King County has moved to Phase 2
  • Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis, and Island Counties moved to Phase 3
  • Governor Inslee stated that he would not hesitate to freeze counties’ movement through phases, or move some counties backward, if public health conditions did not improve, and he urged everyone to wear masks.
  • The governor has also released guidelines for religious and spiritual gatherings, and for non-religious funeral and wedding ceremonies, for counties in Phases 1, 2 and 3.
    • In phase 1 counties, only outdoor services are permitted, with a maximum of 100 attendees.
    • In phase 2, indoor services may occur at 25% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less.
    • In phase 3, indoor services may occur at 50% capacity or 400 people, whichever is less.
    • Social distancing, hygiene practices, and facial covering requirements are the same for all phases.
    • Complete memos for religious services, and non-religious funerals and weddings, and can be found at governor.wa.gov in the new section.
  • The governor has also waived through July 19th a state statute that requires shared work benefits to be paid by employers, thereby allowing federal funding to be used to pay for employer portions of shared work benefits.
  • The governor has allowed through July 19th dental hygiene and pharmacy graduates to obtain temporary licensure under certain conditions.
  • Individuals seeking instructional permits from the Department of Licensing will not have to sign a form “before a person authorized to administer oaths” through July 1st due to the pandemic. Instead, DOL will be able to do an online attestation.
  • Twenty-three gubernatorial orders have been extended through July 1st, on diverse matters including unemployment, child support, telemedicine, nursing home protocols, and other issues addressed by the governor in the last 3 months. Full text of those can be found at governor.wa.gov.


  • Impact Washington — a nonprofit that consults small and midsize manufacturers across the state to help them improve operations — is offering free assessments of manufacturing facilities to help operators ensure they’re meeting guidelines for safe restart and operation under the governor’s COVID-19 guidelines.
  • The City of Tacoma is still accepting applicants for the new Curbside Cafes and Markets pilot program, which will allows temporary structures such as tables, chairs, planters and shade coverings at retail establishments.
  • Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma has treated a child showing symptoms of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, a potentially serious respiratory and vascular reaction associated with coronavirus.
    • The CDC urges parents and other caretakers of children to contact a health care provider right away if a child is showing symptoms that include persistent fever, abdominal pain,vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, and fatigue, noting that not all children will have all the same symptoms.


  • Community Testing Sites in our region include:
    • Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School – Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and South Seattle College – Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.– pre-register for your appointment by following links at Seattle.gov or call 206-477-3977.
    • Auburn City Adventist Church – Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.– call (206) 744-0400
    • Sea Mar Community Health Center in Federal Way– (253) 681-6600
    • Kent Public Health Center – Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Info for King County testing sites is also found at KingCounty.gov.
    • For the Tacoma Dome – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.– Patients should pre-register online for an appointment time at TheLittleClinic.com or call 1-888-852-2567 and select option 3.
    • Patients should arrive at testing sites wearing face coverings and expect the process to take about 15 minutes.