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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 ]

A New Role for Seattle’s First Responders and the Continued Fight for More Testing for Everyone in Our Community

Whensomeone in Seattledials 9-1-1, our first respondersshow up. They protect andhelp our communityby responding to every type ofemergency, many times putting themselves in harm’s way.In themidst ofthispandemic,theirworkhas beenmorecriticalthan ever by respondingto ongoing emergencies,administeringlifesaving care,andtransportingindividualstohospitalsfora range ofneeds, includingCOVID-19. However, the virus hasdramatically changed how wealldo ourjobs, and what jobsneed to be… [ Keep reading ]

U District and Ballard Farmers Markets Will Be Open This Weekend

Eight weeks ago, King County had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 virus. Since then, we have taken extraordinary and unprecedented measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Preliminary data shows that our efforts are flattening the curve, saving lives, and protecting our hospital systems and health care workers. But… [ Keep reading ]

“It’s one less thing I have to worry about,” Venus Pacheco’s Story On Accessing Emergency Childcare

Frontline Worker Venus Pacheco shares her story of how Emergency Childcare makes a difference in her life. At 8 p.m. each night when Seattle bangs pots and pans, sings and plays instruments for our front line workers, they are cheering people like Venus Pacheco who is working long days at… [ 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 ]

City of Seattle Urges Residents and Businesses to Continue to Visit Community Resource Page to Help People Experiencing Significant Disruptions due to COVID-19

New resource page includes information about financial support for workers and businesses, food relief programs, volunteer opportunities and more SEATTLE (March 23, 2020) – To help communities significantly impacted by COVID-19 in Seattle, the City of Seattle created a new centralized website where residents can find information about relief programs… [ Keep reading ]

A Transformative, Consequential Event in Our City, Region, and State

Since January, the City and region began preparing for COVID-19 in our region. I have recently talked with Seattle’s world-renowned scientists and academics, been briefed by our state and local public health officials, listened to input of our local nurses, doctors and health care officials, and read the latest research… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Update on COVID-19 Response and Preparations

Seattle(March 3, 2020) – The City of Seattle is working diligently to support our partners at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to respond to COVID-19. As of March 3, there are 21 cases of COVID-19 in King County, including… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Connecting and Transforming our North Seattle Communities

In the past few years, we have seen a number of major projects that have changed the face of our city. We brought down the viaduct and reconnected our downtown to the waterfront and its heartbeat, the Puget Sound. We are redeveloping the arena at Seattle Center and bringing major… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Get Ready – We Could Have Snow in Seattle

Earlier this week, I held a press conference with City officials and our partner agencies to help ensure Seattle residents are prepared for a potential storm. The National Weather Service is reporting that Seattle and King County could experience snow beginning this weekend and continuing well into next week. In… [ Keep reading ]