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City of Seattle Wildfire Smoke Update: Beaches, Boat Ramps, Parks, and Playfields Remain Closed Through Wednesday

City of Seattle COVID-19 Testing Sites Plan to Reopen Tuesday, September 15 Seattle(September 14, 2020) – The City of Seattle is continuing to work with partners across the region to monitor and respond to the dual health crises of COVID-19 and wildfire smoke. The City is currently experiencing some ‘very… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes Fare Share Wage Ordinance to Ensure Uber and Lyft Drivers are Paid Fairly

SEATTLE (August 13, 2020) – Mayor Durkan announced today that she will transmit legislation to City Council later this month to propose a new minimum compensation standard for Uber and Lyft drivers to ensure all drivers are paid at least the Seattle minimum wage plus reasonable expenses. Preliminary analysis suggests… [ Keep reading ]

Updates on Capitol Hill from the City of Seattle

Updated: As of Saturday, July 4th, City departments were able to successfully re-open Pine and adjacent streets around Cal Anderson park and the East Precinct to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, accomplishing one of the goals of the Mayor’s Executive Order: to restore the life safety, public health, and property issues… [ Keep reading ]

As Cases Double in King County Over the Last Two Weeks, City of Seattle Launches New Education and Outreach Team

City Reminds Symptomatic Individuals to Be Tested and Follow Public Health Guidelines on Isolation and Quarantine During Holiday Weekend, City of Seattle Will Deploy Social Distancing Ambassadors & Pause on Reopening of Swimming Areas SEATTLE(June 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced a series of new actions to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Updated 2020 Proposal to Address COVID-19 Spending, $300 million Revenue Loss, and Combat Racial Inequity

Seattle(June23, 2020) –Facing an unprecedentedeconomic downtown, global health pandemic andaction torethink policing and investments in community,Mayor Jenny A. Durkansubmitteda revised budget proposal to address $233 million in additional spending related to COVID-19 and a $300 million decline in revenueto the City.Mayor Durkan initially submitted her 2020 budget proposal, which waslaterapproved,in… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]