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Coronavirus Daily News Updates, May 17: What You Need to Know About COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington State and the World Today

Editor’s Note: This is a live account of COVID-19 updates from Monday May 17 as the day went on. It is no longer updated. Click here to see all the latest pandemic news, and click here to find additional resources.

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine falls, the CDC is advising healthcare providers to prioritize giving shots to anyone who wants another one, even if it means opening a bottle without knowing if all the doses are in it.

will be used. Refugees from countries plagued by COVID-19 are seeking safety in the US. Speaking to a graduation ceremony at Emory University, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the pandemic highlighted “the undeniable effects of racism” in its disproportionate impact on communities of color.

The Florida theme parks are poised to ease the mask requirements for their customers. And in Seattle, a pandemic-induced pay and sick leave mandate for delivery app drivers could become permanent.

We update this page with the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Seattle area, US and the world.

Click here to see live updates from the past few days and all of our other coronavirus coverage, and here to see how we track the daily spread across Washington and the world.