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Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation To Deploy $14 million in Federal Resources in Fight Against COVID-19

Proposed ProgramsincludeSmall Business Stabilization Fund and United Way’s Home Base Seattle(April 24, 2020) –MayorJenny A.Durkantransmitted legislation toaccept and appropriate funds from therecently passedfederalCARES Acttodirectly supportthe City’s response to COVID-19.Approximately$14 millionin new federal fundswill be directed towardfood assistance, rentrelief, investments in shelter and services for those experiencing homelessness and additional funding… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Public Library Re-Opens Restrooms at Five Locations Providing Access to Hygiene Resources for People Living Unsheltered to Protect Against COVID-19

Seattle(April 21, 2020) –TheCityof SeattleandThe Seattle Public Library(SPL)announcedtodaythe re-opening ofrestrooms atfivelibrary locations,providingadditional vital hygiene resourcestopeople livingunsheltered.To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Citycontinuesto increase access to hygiene facilities. “We are living through an unprecedented time and over the past weeks we have worked to aggressively stand up resources to… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle Highlights Generous 150,000 PPE Donation Supporting Firefighters Throughout King County

Seattle(April 17, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins praised the donation of 150,000 sets of life saving personal protective equipment (PPE)to the Seattle region.Thanks to the generosity of Gates VenturesandtheBrotmanBatyInstitute,frontlinefirefighters throughout Seattle and King County will have the protection they need to continue serving the… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces Deployment of Six 24/7 Hygiene Stations

Seattle  (April  15, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the deployment of six new hygiene stations. The new 24/7 access facilities are located at Victor Steinbrueck Park, Waterfront Park, 45th Avenue and I-5, St Vincent DePaul Food Bank, University Heights Center, and Bell Street Park. With the closures of community centers and libraries, these six facilities result in a total of 26 new portable toilets and 12 handwashing resources added in the past two weeks, addressing the urgent hygiene needs… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Continue Expansion of Hygiene Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle(April9, 2020) – In addition to the creation of new24/7shelterswith access to hygiene servicesand places for individuals experiencing homelessness to stay who have and are recovering from COVID-19,theCity of Seattle announced today the continued expansion of hygiene services for people experiencing homelessness. Building onthe previously announced resources,eightnewhygienestations will bedeployedand two hygienetrailerswill… [ Keep reading ]

With Generous Community Donations, City of Seattle Supplying Urgently Needed Personal Protective Equipment to Community Partners Supporting COVID-19 Related Efforts

Encourages Continued Donations to Allow More Supplies to Our First Responders and Frontline Workers Seattle(April9, 2020) –Following theannouncement that the City of Seattle would lead a coordinated effort tocollectpersonal protective equipmentfor frontline workers, todayMayor Jenny A. Durkanannounced plans to distribute60,000masks, eyewear, and glovesto communitypartnersworkingon the frontlinethe public health crisisprovidingCOVID-19testing to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Emergency Legislation to Keep Housing and Key Projects Safely Moving Forward During COVID-19 Pandemic

Seattle (April 3, 2020) – Following Governor Inslee’s extension of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order until May, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced emergency legislation to keep housing and key projects safely moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation makes temporary land use permitting process changes that prioritize affordable housing development, keep projects moving forward by allowing experienced City staff to complete review processes, and enlists community participation by replacing in-person meetings with virtual and electronic outreach. These are processes that have all been impacted by public health… [ Keep reading ]

Building on 1,900 New Temporary Housing Options, City of Seattle Expands Resources for Those Experiencing Homelessness, Deploys Six New Additional Hygiene Stations

Seattle – (March 27, 2020) – Building on the 1,900 new sites across the City to help individuals experiencing homelessness, the City of Seattle announced the deployment and maintenance of six hygiene facilities throughout the City, which augment the more than 128 Seattle Parks comfort stations that remain open for hygiene needs. This expansion of resources is… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Emergency Order to Halt Residential Evictions

Seattle (March 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an emergency order to put into place a temporary moratorium on residential evictions, which will keep Seattle families from losing their homes as a result of impacts from the pandemic. The temporary moratorium will begin immediately in the City of Seattle for any… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on King County Cases of COVID-19

City Urges Families and Businesses to Continue to Prepare Seattle(February 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon the confirmation by public health authorities of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including one death, in King County: “Although there are no confirmed cases in the City of… [ Keep reading ]