Yelm Community Blog

Special report: Breaking local, state, and national coronavirus news!

Michael de Adder
The Chronicle, Halifax, Nova Scotia


+ Washington state has reached an “explosive” COVID-19 situation. What does that mean?

+ COVID-19 testing sites struggle to keep up amid “explosive situation” in Washington

+ Thurston County ends week with 107 cases of COVID-19, a new weekly high

+ In-person classes for Washington students ‘at risk’ this fall due to rising COVID-19 cases

+ ‘Downtown core is devasted’: Seattle restaurants and shops fight to survive pandemic


The crisis that shocked the world: America’s response to the coronavirus

‘Superspreading’ events, triggered by people who may not even know they are infected, propel coronavirus pandemic

Live updates: U.S. marks 41st record-setting day as global coronavirus death toll surpasses 600,000

These major retailers will require you to wear face masks starting Monday

CDC Refuses to Back Down On or Lighten Up Its Back-to-School Guidelines

US coronavirus: America broke its single-day record of new cases at least 9 times in a month

Georgia Massaged Virus Data to Reopen, Then Voided Mask Orders

Delta passengers seeking mask exemption to be required to take pre-flight evaluation

7 New TSA Security Procedures Designed to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

What science says about masks – Multiple studies show how well different types of masks can block both big and small particles that can carry the SARS-COV-2 virus.


Coronavirus updates: Trump dismisses rising cases as deaths mount

White House seeks to block funds for coronavirus testing and tracing in relief bill

As Trump Ignores Virus Crisis, Republicans Start to Break Ranks

White House document shows 18 states in coronavirus ‘red zone’

Trump Blocks CDC Experts From Testifying to Education Panel on School Reopenings

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  1. Armeta M Cave
    To mask or not to wear a mask? Never even entered my thoughts.I live in PNW, I am a U.S. citizen. I have been in Europe (Germany) since the outbreak began. I have worn a mask in public and quietly observed social distancing as well as doing the work. I have observed the others in this village do the same as a united front socially against this virus. It has been with the understanding that nobody wants to be responsible for doing harm to their neighbors. Personal responsibility is part of being truely compassionate in ones actions with caring about how popular you are. One can not be narcissistic and hope to be a effective respected leader.Im excited to be able to come home soon yet concerned about those who are mistaking their freedom to express themselves without taking into consideration how their action could potentially impact others.
    • Steve
      Thank you for your comment and observation Armeta. The E.U., UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many others have all embraced the concepts that you have so eloquently articulated. Unfortunately, not so here. There has been little to no national, Presidential leadership from the top down for Americans to look for guidance, as in previous wars and crises, and this IS a war of sorts. The mask issue has been observed by businesses here in Yelm, as well. This lack of following known working protocols is why the cases are rising exponentially across America and here in Thurston County. Looking forward to your return.

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