Monday news roundup

Welcome back — I hope you all got some rest and respite over the weekend.

Here’s the news from City Hall.

The Seattle Times looks at what happens when coronavirus reaches the city’s homeless shelters. In related news, the city opened up a new emergency shelter this morning because of coronavirus fears.

The Seattle Times reports that local corporations have created a new philanthropic fund to aid the community during the coronavirus outbreak.

Capitol HIll Seattle Blog reports that the effort in Olympia to authorize a payroll tax in Olympia has stalled out.

The Seattle Times covers the latest effort to address buildings with unreinforced masonry, with help from the state.

West Seattle Blog provides an update on the status of a proposed alley vacation.