WA is reopening. How will you make up for lost time?

As the state lifts pandemic restrictions, Crosscut photojournalists want to document your first days in this different world.

A crowded beach

People mingle on Seattle’s Alki Beach on Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020. (Jen Dev/Crosscut)

Summer may soon start looking and feeling like we remember it — just as soon as we all make it through this heat wave. As of this Wednesday, Washington state is expected to fully reopen and lift COVID-19 restrictions. (Crosscut is answering your reopening questions here.)

Many of us are likely planning to make up for lost time — with loved ones we’ve mostly seen on video calls, at beloved neighborhood haunts, in faraway destinations at our travel bugs’ behest — anywhere that’s not where we’ve been for the past 15 months.

If you’re in the Seattle area and plan to stay close by, Crosscut’s photo team wants to help document the festivities. More details, below.

Crosscut photojournalists will be traveling around Seattle this week to document life as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted on Wednesday. 

Do you have something special — a block party with neighbors, dance party or happy hour — planned to mark the day? 

Are you and your family going somewhere for the first time in a long time together? 

Maybe you’re attending (or hosting) a celebration for a belated group birthday party, meeting loved ones’ not-so-new babies, or visiting a favorite neighborhood spot for the first time? 

Whatever your plans may be, we’d love to hear about them! Please get in touch with Associate Photo Editor Dorothy Edwards at dorothy.edwards@crosscut.com to fill us in on the details. Maybe a photojournalist will stop by!

Crosscut will begin sharing photos of the first days of life in this different, not-quite-post-COVID world on our website and Instagram page on Wednesday. Stay tuned.

This story was first published in Crosscut's Weekly newsletter. Want to hear more from journalists like Ana Sofia Knauf and Dorothy Edwards? Sign up for the newsletter, below.

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Ana Sofia Knauf

Ana Sofia Knauf

Ana Sofia Knauf is the digital editor at Crosscut, where she's looking for new ways to connect with readers and tell stories through our newsletters.