Archive for March, 2020

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council: ‘Stay home – stay safe’

Monday, March 30th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, North Highline UAC, White Center news | No Comments »

From the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council: In keeping with Social Distancing, the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council will not be holding the Thursday, April 2nd meeting. If you have questions ... Read more..

NEW MURAL: Brightening a boarded-up business

Monday, March 30th, 2020 Posted in Arts, Businesses, White Center news | 1 Comment »

While out checking on a few things, we stopped in downtown White Center, where West Seattle muralist Sarah Robbins was working on the boards covering the windows at Beer Star ... Read more..

PARKS: More King County closures

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Parks, White Center news | No Comments »

Just announced: As part of its ongoing efforts to protect public health and curb transmission of COVID-19, King County Parks is closing parks beginning Wednesday, March 25, when parking lot and ... Read more..

SEEN IN WHITE CENTER: Looking ahead

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 Posted in Businesses, Coronavirus, White Center news | 3 Comments »

Seen on Sunday, downtown. Read more..

PARKS: What’s off-limits at King County Parks now

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Parks, White Center news | 1 Comment »

(WCN photo) Signs of the times at the Steve Cox Memorial Park tennis courts on Sunday, two days after this joint King County/City of Seattle announcement: To follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines ... Read more..

QUARANTINE/ISOLATION SITE: County’s update on Top Hat locaition

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, King County, Top Hat, White Center news | 1 Comment »

(WCN file photo) By Tracy Record White Center Now editor Nobody's in the Top Hat quarantine/isolation facility (206 SW 112th) yet. But the county is launching weekly community phone meetings for updates and ... Read more..

FOOD: Lunches for Highline Public Schools students start today

Monday, March 16th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Highline School District, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Today's the first day that Highline Public Schools students will be able to pick up lunches. Times and locations are listed here. Read more..

QUARANTINE/ISOLATION SITES: King County adds two on Eastside

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, King County, White Center news | No Comments »

No occupants yet at the Top Hat site, but King County's daily coronavirus update included this update about two new quarantine/isolation sites, both on the Eastside, plus a new shelter ... Read more..

CLOSING: King County Library System, after today

Friday, March 13th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Libraries, White Center news | No Comments »

From the King County Library System: Effective at 6pm today, Friday, March 13, the King County Library System (KCLS) will close all library locations to the public. These closures will remain ... Read more..

QUARANTINE/ISOLATION SITE: King County amends plan after Kent incident

Friday, March 13th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, King County, Top Hat, White Center news | 5 Comments »

Received from the county this morning: As King County’s response to COVID-19 evolves and to address community concerns, King County’s temporary housing units in Kent and White Center will be available ... Read more..

With governor’s countywide order, Highline Public Schools closing too

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Highline School District, Schools, White Center news | Comments Off on With governor’s countywide order, Highline Public Schools closing too

Now that Gov. Jay Inslee has announced all K-12 schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties must close no later than Tuesday, Highline Public Schools are closing too. Here's the ... Read more..

TOP HAT QUARANTINE SITE: ‘At least 2 weeks’ before anyone moves in

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Health, King County, Top Hat, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Five days after an at-times-contentious phone meeting about the county's plan to open a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation compound at 206 SW 112th in Top Hat, the promised email followup has arrived. ... Read more..

SCHOOLS: No Highline closure yet

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Highline School District, Schools, White Center news | Comments Off on SCHOOLS: No Highline closure yet

Now that Seattle Public Schools has decided to close for at least two weeks, you might be wondering if Highline Public Schools will do the same. No decision yet, according ... Read more..

FOLLOWUP: Preparations continue at planned Top Hat coronavirus quarantine/isolation site

Monday, March 9th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Health, Top Hat, White Center news | 11 Comments »

(WCN photo, Sunday) Tomorrow marks one week since King County announced it planned to use the former Wilderness Technology Alliance site at 206 SW 112th in Top Hat as a COVID-19 ... Read more..

CORONAVIRUS: Updates from Highline Public Schools

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Schools, White Center news | Comments Off on CORONAVIRUS: Updates from Highline Public Schools

Like most districts in the region, classes continue at Highline Public Schools. But some changes are taking effect next week. From the district's newest update: The health and safety of our ... Read more..

CORONAVIRUS: King County conference call reveals new information about Top Hat quarantine/isolation site

Friday, March 6th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Health, Top Hat, White Center news | 17 Comments »

(This is also published on our partner site West Seattle Blog) By Tracy Record White Center Now editor New information on the King County quarantine/isolation facility planned at 206 SW 112th in Top ... Read more..

CORONAVIRUS: White Center Heights Elementary precautionary cleaning tonight

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Health, Highline School District, Safety, Schools, White Center news | Comments Off on CORONAVIRUS: White Center Heights Elementary precautionary cleaning tonight

Thanks to the White Center Heights Elementary community member who forwarded this: We have learned that a staff member who has been out ill this week has symptoms that may be ... Read more..

FOLLOWUP: Why SW 112th quarantine site was chosen, and 3 other sites announced

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Health, King County, White Center news | 5 Comments »

That's video of today's King County briefing on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, concluded a short time ago. Along with announcing new cases, and new recomendations, more quarantine sites were ... Read more..

UPDATE: King County-owned Top Hat property is first portable-housing site for coronavirus patients; Senator Nguyen questions site choice

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Health, King County, White Center news | 31 Comments »

(WCN photos) 5:59 PM: That county-owned site at 206 SW 112th, across the street from the northwest side of the sprawling new Southside by Vintage apartments, is the first to hold ... Read more..