11/24: Tuesday Briefing

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When we went to air, Governor Inslee was holding a press conference discussing the state’s healthcare system capacity to respond to COVID and other health needs. We’ll interrupt our 6pm reply if there are details to share, or include them during tomorrow’s 3pm broadcast   REGIONAL The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department reported 343 new […]

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. 

11/20: Friday Briefing (English) & Reporte de COVID (Spanish)

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Listen to our regular daily briefing, followed by El Reporte de Covid, produced by VT Radio Universal in conjunction with the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department.

11/18: Wednesday Briefing

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PERENNIAL State-level updates on COVID-19 can be found online in multiple languages at coronavirus.wa.gov. Dialing 311 will get you to the City of Tacoma’s non-emergency information line. The state’s Coronavirus Q&A line is staffed 7 days a week, 6am-10pm, at 1-800-525-0127. For interpreters in other languages, press # when they answer and say your language. […]

11/17: Tuesday Briefing

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We started KTQA Daily Briefing back in March of this year, when our school closures and stay-home orders began. As the spring progressed to summer, so too did our work to “flatten the curve of infection” progress. As Pierce County moved into Phase 2 of reopening, and Sam and Becky went back to work (he […]

11/16: Monday Briefing

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State-level updates on COVID-19 can be found online in multiple languages at coronavirus.wa.gov. Dialing 311 will get you to the City of Tacoma’s non-emergency information line. The state’s Coronavirus Q&A line is staffed 7 days a week, 6am-10pm, at 1-800-525-0127. For interpreters in other languages, press # when they answer and say your language. You […]

11/13: Friday Briefing

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STATE The Washington state Department of Health reported 2,142 new cases of COVID-19 today, which represents a record high for our state. The previous record was from just last week, when 1,770 cases were reported on November 7th. Last week and this week, the state had 6 straight days of more than 1,000 new Covid-19 […]

11/9: Monday Briefing

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STATE The Washington State Department of Health has reported that today is the 6th consecutive day with more than new 1,000 new COVID-19 cases across the state. Officials have scheduled an “urgent COVID-19 response media briefing” for 2:30pm Tuesday afternoon. In the meantime, Washingtonians are strongly urged to commit to fewer, shorter, smaller social gatherings, […]

11/3: Monday Briefing

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STATE The governor issued an emergency rule on Friday requiring the state Department of Retirement Systems to maintain continuity of pension benefits for school district employees who are experiencing work disruption due to remote instruction in the wake of COVID-19. Also on Friday of last week, Washington reported [https://coronavirus.wa.gov/news/state-reports-more-1000-cases-day-first-time-summer|more than 1000 new COVID-19 infections]], the […]

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