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Mayor Durkan Announces Two Day Temporary Suspension of Public Works Construction to Conduct Health and Safety Training for Workers, Update Protocols

Seattle(April 7, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will require contractors and employees working on public works projects in Seattle to suspend work until Saturday, April 11. While these projects are permitted to continue under Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Executive Order to Align City Policies with Extended ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ Order

SEATTLE (April 6, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued an Executive Order to align the City of Seattle’s policies on facility closures and permit suspensions with Governor Inslee’s statewide ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order, which is now extended until at least May 4, 2020. The Governor’s order was… [ 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 ]

On Census Day, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Urge Residents to Complete Their 2020 Census Form and Help Seattle Access Much-Needed Federal Resources

Seattle(April 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Council President Lorena González, and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda today urged Seattle residents to complete their 2020 Census form and help Seattle access much-needed federal resources. As of March 31, 2020, 42 percent of Seattle residents had completed their Census… [ Keep reading ]

Following New Reports on Impact of Social Distancing Measures, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Highlights Continued Importance of Social Distancing Measures

Seattle (March30, 2020)–Followingtwo new reportsfromthe Institute for Disease Modeling(IDM),Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the follow statementcontinuing to urge residents tocontinuesocial distancing measures in order toslow the spread of COVID-19 in King County. “My simple message: stay home. It will save lives.Throughout the last four weeks, the City, State, and County… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New #SupportSeattleSmallBiz Map to Help Residents Find Small Businesses Providing Takeout or Delivery in their Neighborhoods

Seattle(March 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new #SupportSeattleSmallBiz map, which helps residents find small businesses providing takeout or delivery in their neighborhood. The map allows users to search for open small businesses in their neighborhood and navigate directly to a business’ website… [ Keep reading ]

U.S. Army Brings Field Hospital to Seattle to Help Reduce Burden on Local Hospitals

Field Hospital Arrives After Calls for Urgent Action by Mayor Durkan and Governor Inslee Seattle(March 27, 2020) – Following calls for a military hospital from Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Governor Jay Inslee, the US Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA has agreed to deploy a military field hospital at… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Council President González Urge the Department of Justice to Close the Seattle Immigration Court and Extend Immigration Deadlines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Seattle(March 27, 2020) – Seattle Mayor and former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan and Council President M. Lorena González join community leaders and legal service providers in calling for the closure of the Seattle Immigration Court, given the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s recent “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order…. [ 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 Launches Parking Permit Program for Health Care Workers on Front Lines of the COVID-19 Response

New Program Will Prioritize Access to On-street Parking around Hospitals and Testing Sites for Healthcare Workers Seattle(March 26, 2020)–Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today a newHospital Staff Parking Permit program which will allow access to free on-street parking around hospitals and testing sites for health care workers.The Seattle Department of… [ Keep reading ]