The association notes Downtown Seattle was the first U.S. urban core to be rocked by the virus economically. In an interview with the Seattle Times, a barista working at a nearby coffee shop described customers ducking for cover as gunshots were heard nearby. Standing behind her counter at Pike Place Market, Francisco fought the urge to hug the first customer she'd had in hours. Francisco's store has been in the same small corner for 43 years, she said. "This is a very fluid, fast-moving situation as we aggressively respond to this outbreak," Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Seattle and King County Public Health, said in a statement. Gov. King County health officials said the concern is particularly high for people who are 60 and older or who have compromised immune systems. "We are looking to our partners to increase the availability of testing in a way that does not overwhelm the health care system, but meets the growing need.". Children do not appear particularly susceptible to the virus, which originated in mainland China. SEATTLE — It's not her birthday for another month, but Ruby Francisco has been singing "Happy Birthday" a lot lately. Semi hangs over barrier from I-5 express lanes, Police: Driver in stolen dump truck leads troopers on chase, Fatal crash closes southbound I-5 in Everett for hours, SR 410 in Enumclaw will stay closed into next week, One dead in brush fire along I-5 in Seattle, Teenager dead in wrong-way crash near Nisqually River Bridge, State Patrol conducting DUI emphasis patrols through Labor Day, Designer selected for possible West Seattle Bridge replacement. No one came in after. In Seattle, bracing for the coronavirus also means preparing for what could be a devastating economic impact. Across Lake Washington in Bellevue and Redmond, Microsoft canceled its Most Valuable Professional Summit. Alicia Victoria Lozano is a Los Angeles-based digital reporter for NBC News. Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. A lone pair of gloves inside a Kirkland Walgreens, less than a mile from nursing home where at least 6 people have died from COVID-19. As the death toll climbed Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a Democrat, proclaimed a civil emergency. This station is part of Cox Media Group Television. New coronavirus cases found in New York and Seattle as testing widens, 89,000 people worldwide and killed more than 3,100 of them, How officials are preparing for a coronavirus outbreak, Children do not appear particularly susceptible, Coronavirus: U.S. death toll rises as more cases reported. log in to manage your profile and account. Best said there was no indication the shootings were related. "We rely on them," Lyon said of the events. She had already tried a nearby Whole Foods and a Trader Joe's. Homicide and gang unit detectives are working to gather more information on potential suspects, but no arrests have been made. Scientists Determine New Orca Calf Is Male. By KIRO 7 News Staff. Latest: Seattle City Leaders Promise Action After Downtown Violence. Tuesday, Sept. 1 to the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 3 – The right lane on eastbound I-90 between 150th Avenue and SR 900 will close from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Check the current conditions for Seattle, WA for the day ahead, with radar, hourly, and up to the minute forecasts. "I like to hug," she said. "People are scared. She usually keeps two doors open for customers. Webcams for Seattle, Washington and surrounding areas. Before that, her mother owned a novelty shop in another spot of the usually bustling shopping area. But even that comes with a caveat, she said. She also asked residents to do their part by practicing good hygiene and making contingency plans at home and work. © 2020 Cox Media Group. A 49-year-old man was treated and released. The light rail system in Seattle runs from the airport all the way to Seattle University, with stops also in the Downtown area and other busy neighbourhoods. By KIRO 7 News Staff. The store had been sold out for days, an employee said, and Redditt worried about a friend with a lung condition. "We're rethinking our business model, that's for sure," owner Sheila Lyon said. Vendors aren't flinging fish to one another; instead, they're checking their phones or reading a book. Costco, Target and Walgreens were all sold out, she said. "But, no offense, I just don't want to now.". Eight of the deaths were in an area of King County about 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, ... but for the families in mourning right now." "I tell my grandchildren to sing when they wash their hands so they do it right.". "That's what they said to do," said Francisco, who owns a jewelry store here. It will also allow her office to close facilities and cancel events to prevent the virus from spreading further.