University of Washington: Huskies rally to support COVID-19 need for masks, child care

Across the University of Washington, faculty, staff, clinicians and students are stepping forward in a variety of ways to support the COVID-19 response, particularly efforts to help front-line medical personnel.

KIRO 7: Bellevue-based Eddie Bauer shifts production to make masks for local hospitals

Bellevue-based Eddie Bauer has temporarily closed its stores during the coronavirus pandemic but that hasn’t stopped the company from shifting production to make thousands of critically needed masks that will be donated to local hospitals.

The Journal of the San Juan Islands: CARES Act delivers relief to Washington’s workers, families and small businesses

The CARES Act ensures Washington state will receive an estimated $2.95 billion to help state and local governments fight COVID-19.

Fox News: Washington returning 400 ventilators for use in New York, other states struggling in coronavirus battle

Washington state will return more than 400 of the 500 ventilators it received from the federal government so they can be used in New York and other states fighting on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday.

Crosscut: Seattle crafters are making DIY masks and face shields to help fight coronavirus

Local makers get creative to counter the lack of medical gear on the COVID-19 front lines.

Tri-City Herald: Battelle system decontaminates Washington state masks for reuse during coronavirus outbreak

A disinfection system for N95 masks that have been in short supply for healthcare workers has been cleared and will begin operating to help hospitals, reports the Washington state Department of Health.

Tri-City Herald: Tri-Cities family’s produce delivery business surges amid stay-home order

The family-run Pasco business makes home deliveries of produce boxes that are sourced from local and regional farmers during the growing season, and other vendors during the off months.

KIMA: Bechtel donates 1,000 N95 masks to first responders and health care providers

Bechtel delivered 1,000 N95 masks to Tri-Cities emergency responders and health care providers on Wednesday to help in the global fight to protect communities against the coronavirus pandemic, in cooperation with the Tri-City Economic Development Council (TRIDEC).

Moses Lake and Wenatchee Dutch Bros to donate 100% of April profits to first responders

Despite the crippling effect caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Dutch Bros is among the large group of businesses still going strong during this troubling time. That’s why the regionally-known coffee maker is donating all of its April profits to medical first responders. “We truly believe we’re all better together. Giving back to our customers and neighbors is part of our DNA,” said Travis Boersma, CEO of Dutch Bros. “We’re so thankful to be able to support and serve our communities during this unprecedented situation.”

YakTriNews: Kwik Lok makes face shields for hospital workers

Last month, the business donated much-needed mask-making supplies to Virginia Mason Memorial hospital; now, they’re 3D-printing face shields for hospital workers. “It’s gratifying to know that it will be used to help save people’s lives so I think that’s probably the most important and most gratifying part of the project,” Marketing & Communications Director Karen Reed said.

Yakima Herald: Yakima distillery shifts to making hand sanitizer

Swede Hill Distilling’s transition from whiskey, bourbon and moonshine to medical-grade hand and surface sanitizer seemed like a simple way to help out a community struggling to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yakima Herald: All in this together: Local small businesses help each other out

Essential offices needed sanitizer. Paradisos del Sol Winery in Zillah was there to help, giving gallons of the stuff to agencies in need Breweries that had never canned their product before needed a way to sell beer once their taprooms were closed to the public. Bale Breaker Brewing Co. was there to help, offering advice and, if needed, canning equipment.

Amazon Day One: Amazon donates 8,200 laptops to Seattle Public Schools families

The donation will help close the continuous learning gap for all students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fox 41 Yakima: Pasco alkaline water store using products to make hand sanitizer

An alkaline water store in Pasco Hydrotonix water is using it’s stores capabilities to provide a much need resource in the community, disinfectant products.

The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle: Folks step up for food bank

Response to The Chronicle’s food drive to help the Omak food bank has been overwhelming.

Methow Valley News: Stitches in time

Community-wide mask-making effort meets a crucial need.

The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle: Businesses help provide cops with hand sanitizer

A couple area businesses helped provide hand sanitizer to law enforcement officers in Okanogan County.

Tri-City Herald: Richland scientists respond to COVID-19 global pandemic with research and technology

At PNNL, we are exploring additional ways to apply our expertise, research and technology to help address this global pandemic.

Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business: Here’s how to help coronavirus relief efforts in the Tri-Cities

Tri-City businesses and nonprofits are rallying the community to support hospitals, health care workers, vulnerable populations and families struggling to secure the resources they need to combat the spread of coronavirus, which causes the deadly COVID-19.

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