Fifteen Washington counties are advised to mask up due to new cases and increasing hospitalizations.
Governor Inslee made it clear the statewide indoor mask mandate will be ending soon.
Racing to be first to break a story, some news outlets aren't waiting for the science.
COVID hospitalizations increased 49 percent in a week as new cases reach an unprecedented level in Western Washington.
New COVID cases are up 86% from a week ago as the Omicron variant tightens its grip.
Trevor Bedford predicts 50 percent of the United States will catch Omicron as official await a tidal wave of new cases.
Seattle will be one of the first cities in the United States to face the full force of the Omicron COVID variant.
Cases are holding steady in Washington while leaders in Europe express growing concern over rapidly increasing hospitalizations.
A new study found that Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines perform poorly without a booster.
The first three cases are among young adults who live in Western Washington.