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COVID 19 Impacts on the Seattle Chinatown International District

March 16, 2020 - 12:25 pm

As Governor Jay Inslee made the announcement to close all restaurants to in house dining, we turn our focus to Seattle’s Chinatown International District.  This neighborhood felt the impacts of the COVID 19 outbreak weeks before the mainstream public experienced the pinch.  What’s more, find out how small immigrant businesses in the International District suffer from the timing of the virus during Chinese New Year festivities.

Jamie Lee, Director of Community Initiatives at the Seattle Chinatown International District Public Development Authority (SCIDPDA) spoke with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

Producer: Yuko Kodama

Photo: Tracy Hunter

 

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