Weekly Update: 3/31

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Weekly update for the week starting on 3/29, but recorded on 3/31 because we are getting started with the WCU.

2/24: Wednesday Briefing

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PERENNIAL RESOURCES State-level updates on COVID-19 can be found online in multiple languages at coronavirus.wa.gov, and lots of COVID data displays are available at doh.wa.gov/CovidDataDashboard. Going to wa211.org online or dialing 211 will link you to all sorts of resources for social, health, and financial assistance. Dialing 311 will connect you to the City of […]

1/26: Tuesday Briefing

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STATE After the State’s COVID-19 Assistance Hotline experienced high call volume yesterday, the Department of Health added more staff and capacity, and lines are fully open. An alternate number which still works is 888-856-5816. Governor Inslee was in the middle of a press conference when we went to air; we expect to update you tomorrow […]

12/7: Monday Briefing & Reporte Semanal de COVID

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Today’s briefing includes diverse mental and emotional health hotlines and text-lines, food security resources, and an update on the bill to dismantle the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.  The briefing is also accompanied by the Spanish-language Reporte Semanal de COVID, produced in collaboration with Latinx En Accion and the TPCHD.

11/23: Monday Briefing & Reporte Semanal de COVID

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Today’s Daily Briefing is accompanied by the Reporte Semanal de COVID, a Spanish-language production of VT RadioUniversal, Latinx En Accion, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. 

10/28: Alyssa Torrez, Tacoma Housing Authority Trunk or Treat

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Alyssa Torrez, program specialist for the Tacoma Housing Authority, gives details about this Friday’s Trunk or Treat event!  Interview begins at

10/9: Friday Briefing

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STATE The governor has extended the residential eviction moratorium through December 31st. Rent is not waived, and tenants will still be responsible for any rent owed, but tenants may not be evicted for failure to pay rent. The governor also has issued safety guidelines for behavioral health facilities, long-term youth inpatient programs, residential treatment facilities, […]

10/2: Erin Sarvis of The New Generation 2.0

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Erin Sarvis talks about The New Generation 2.0 and the Bite of Black Business, a movement to bring wealth and safety to the Black community through uplifting Black-owned businesses and working to end police brutality.

3/29: Wednesday Updates

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STATE The governor has issued updated guidance for gatherings that include business meetings, professional development trainings, conferences, conventions, and similar types of events. Such activities may resume as long as businesses can meet and maintain all requirements, including providing materials, schedules and needed equipment; and if the businesses conduct only activities that are allowed under […]

9/21: Monday Briefing

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No interview today, but Sam’s back!