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Frequently Asked Questions About the Civil Emergency Curfew Order

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has extended the citywide curfew order effective Tuesday through Saturday, beginning at 9 p.m. each evening and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning. The original order was announced as part of a civil emergency on Saturday, May 30. The FAQ below will answer questions related to the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Emergency Orders Proclaiming Civil Emergency Due to Demonstrations and Banning Use of Weapons Throughout City

City Submits Request for 200 Unarmed National Guard Personnel to Assist with Infrastructure Protection, Traffic and Crowd Management for Next Seven Days Seattle(May 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following Emergency Orders, effective immediately in the City of Seattle: An Order declaring aProclamation of Civil Emergencyfollowing… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Curfew on Saturday and Sunday to Protect Health and Safety of Residents

Seattle (May 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Police Chief Carmen Best, and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins announced an 5:00 p.m. curfew effective today, May 30 and tomorrow, May 31. Mayor Durkan will soon be signing an emergency order. The curfew will be in effect from 5:00 pm – 5:00… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Governor’s Update to Safe Start Washington and County Executive’s Confirmation that King County Will Apply for Modified Phase One on Monday

SEATTLE(May 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following Governor Jay Inslee’s update to theSafe Start Washingtonand King County Executive Dow Constantine’s confirmation that the County will apply for modified Phase One on Monday, June 1, 2020. The updatedSafe Startplan establishes a modified Phase One, which… [ Keep reading ]

Statement by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan on the killing of George Floyd

Seattle (May 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding the killing of George Floyd: The officers who killed George Floyd violated their most solemn duties to protect lives and uphold the law. They should be investigated and prosecuted, and the U.S. Department of Justice should… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle, Public Defender Association Announce New Partnership to Operate Co-LEAD in Seattle during COVID-19 Crisis

SEATTLE(May 26, 2020) – The Cityof Seattleand thePublic Defender Associationhaverevisedtheir LEADcontracttobring Co-LEAD to Seattleduring the COVID-19crisis. Co-LEADisan interim programofLEADdesigned to provide services and stabilization for individuals who might, for public safety reasons, otherwise be in the criminal justice system custody,but arenot being arrested, charged or otherwise detaineddue topublichealth considerations regarding… [ Keep reading ]

City Allocates Nearly $4 Million in CARES Act Funds to Rental Assistance Programs

Seattle  (May 11, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the allocation of  nearly $4 million in federal CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)  funding to provide rent support. The allocation of funds is the latest in a series of measures by the City aimed at keeping Seattle residents impacted by COVID-19 from losing their housing . The City will provide equitable access to rent assistance resources through community-based organizations… [ Keep reading ]

To Ensure Appropriate Response Times During Bridge Closure, City Announces Additional Medic One Unit and Ladder Truck for West Seattle

Seattle(May8, 2020) – MayorJenny A.Durkan and Seattle Fire ChiefHarold D.Scoggins today announcedtheSeattle Fire Department will dedicate two additionalunits to serve the residents of West Seattle.A medic unit (Medic26)staffed with two paramedics will be located at Station26, and a ladder truck(Ladder 13)staffed with four firefighter-EMTs will be located at Station 37.Beginningin… [ Keep reading ]

City Surpasses 700,000 Items in PPE Collection

Program Distributes Critical Resources to First Responders and Dozens of Local Organizations and Facilities in the Fight Against COVID-19 Seattle(April29, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannounced thatcompanies, organizations, and individualshave contributedover700,000pieces ofpersonal protective equipment (PPE)to the City of Seattle,culminatingwithasecond distribution ofPPEtofirst responders,shelters,communityhealth clinics,and long-term care facilities on the frontline of the… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Launches Mobile Assessment Teams to Test City’s Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

Expands first responder testing site to include frontline shelter staff and City employees  Seattle(April 28, 2020) –Building on the landmark first-in-the-nationfirst responder testing facility, administered by first responders,Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scogginsannouncedtodaythatthe City hascreated anddeployed twoMobile Assessment Teamsto testour most vulnerable,primarily focusing onsenior andlong-term care establishments at… [ Keep reading ]