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Seattle Preschool Program Expands with 14 New Classrooms and Summer Extension for 2021

Applications Open for Families to Enroll Three- and Four-Year Olds for 2021-2022 School Year SEATTLE (March 16, 2021) – Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that applications for the 2021-2022 Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) are now open, with three new partner agencies and 14 new classrooms opening this fall. The new additions bring the total number of SPP classrooms to 129 (which includes 20 Family Child Care sites), with capacity to serve up to 2,054 preschoolers. Joining the family of SPP providers are Hilltop Children’s Center, Community School of West Seattle, and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Extends COVID-19 Relief Measures, Eviction Moratoriums, and other COVID-19 safety restrictions

Seattle (March 15, 2021) – Following last week’s announcement of $23 million of new rental assistance and the prospect of new rental assistance that will be available to Seattle and King County through the American Rescue Plan, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today the extension of COVID-19 relief measures, including the moratoriums on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City… [ Keep reading ]

City Announces $22.7 Million in New Rental and Utility Assistance

Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program Will Provide a Surge of Relief to Community-Based Organizations, United Way of King County, and the City to Help Seattle Renters Withstand Ongoing Threats to Housing Stability Newly Signed American Rescue Plan Will Provide Additional Funding for Rental Assistance Seattle (March 12, 2021) – In addition to rental assistance funded through the American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Biden yesterday, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted legislation to City Council to provide $22.7 million in Federal rental… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility in Washington State

Seattle (March 4, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued a statement following Governor Inslee’s announcement today highlighting the projected timeline for vaccinations that employees who work in congregate settings – including grocery store workers, transit workers, teachers and childcare workers – will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination beginning on March 22. “In just over one year since the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement on Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Seattle (February 27, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the House of Representatives: “President Biden and House Democrats are leading an important relief package that recognizes the deepening needs of our residents and businesses. An unprecedented pandemic… [ Keep reading ]

With 3,000 First Doses and 2,000 Second Doses of the Vaccine, City of Seattle Pilots Temporary Vaccination Clinics in Rainier Beach and West Seattle

City Received Delayed Shipment of Vaccine Due to Storm, Temporary Doubling in Doses Allows Seattle Fire Department to Pilot Sites Rainier Beach and West Seattle to Become Fixed, Permanent Sites When Supply Increases and Steadies Seattle (February 25, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the City of Seattle’s plan for… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Recognizes One Year Since First Identified COVID-19 Case in King County

Seattle (February 25, 2021) – One year ago this Sunday, Public Health – Seattle & King County identified the first case and death COVID-19 in King County. Days later, cases surged across the region and state. With the guidance of Seattle’s world-renowned scientists and academics, state and local public health officials, local nurses, doctors, and health care officials, our region quickly implemented critical public health… [ Keep reading ]

One Year Later: Seattle Continues to Have Lowest COVID-19 Cases of All Major Cities

On February 28, 2020, Public Health – Seattle & King County identified the first death of COVID-19. This past year changed everything for all of us: Masks, testing, isolation. Losing loved ones. Small business owners struggling every day to survive. Workers facing lost wages and jobs, and unable to pay… [ Keep reading ]

Over 1,000,000 pounds of trash collected in January 2021 from parks, neighborhood streets, and business districts across the city through Clean City Initiative

Seattle (February 8, 2021) — In January, the new Clean City Initiative ramped up efforts and collected over 1 million pounds of garbage and properly disposed of over 26,000 needles through trash pick-up or enhanced maintenance at over 60 locations across the city. “The pandemic has taken a toll on our community in many unseen ways, one is the growing graffiti, trash and garbage in parks and on streets. The Clean City Initiative has increased our focus on removing trash to begin… [ Keep reading ]

Feb. 15 Update: City of Seattle Continues Response to Winter Storms

SEATTLE (February 15, 2021) – Response and recovery efforts continue after two winter storms moved through the area over the weekend, bringing cold temperatures and historic snowfall totals. Warmer temperatures and rainfall have moved into the Seattle metro, which could result in urban flooding in some areas as snow melts. Individuals who live, work, or spend time in Seattle are encouraged… [ Keep reading ]