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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 ]

City of Seattle to Temporarily Ease Some Parking Regulations and Enforcement to Support Residents and Businesses

City of Seattle to Temporarily Suspend Enforcement of 72-Hour Parking Violations, Booting and Towing, and Will Continue Creating Temporary Restaurant Parking Zones Time Limits and Use of Special Zones Like Transit Zones and Shuttle Bus Zones to Still Be Enforced Seattle(March 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Leading Coordinated Effort to Collect Critically-Needed Personal Protective Equipment for First Responders, Medical Professionals on the Frontlines of COVID-19 Response

The City is partnering with Goodwill Industries and Labor partners to support firefighters, police officers and medical professionals across the region. Seattle(March 20, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today a partnership with Goodwill Industries, and Labor union partners to help coordinate the collection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Provide Immediate Rent Relief for Nonprofit and Small Business Tenants

City to Provide $400,000 in Rent Relief to an Estimated 90 Arts and Cultural Nonprofits, Small Businesses, and Artist Studios that Rent City-Owned Property, including Seattle Center Seattle(March 20, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle will provide $400,000 in rent relief to arts… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle is the First in Nation to Designate COVID-19 Testing Site for First Responders, Conducted by First Responders

Seattle firefighters and police officers with symptoms of COVID-19 can now receive testing at a designated City location in South Seattle SEATTLE (March 19, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, and Police Chief Carmen Best today announced the nation’s first COVID-19 testing for first responders, conducted… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1 Million Expansion of Small Business Stabilization Fund; Availability of Federal Small Businesses Loans

$2.5 Million Total Now Available Through the City’s Small Business Stabilization Fund To Date, Office of Economic Development Has Seen Overwhelming Response, with Approximately 1,800 Eligible Applications COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Task Force Hosts First Meeting Seattle (March 18, 2020) – Building on the City’s initial Small Business Recovery Package… [ Keep reading ]

To Ease Financial Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic, Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs Emergency Order to Temporarily Halt Evictions of Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations

New Action Is Part of Mayor’s Small Business Recovery Package, Builds on Emergency Order Signed on March 14 That Halts Residential Evictions SEATTLE (March 18, 2020) – To further support small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Jenny Durkan signed an Emergency Order that temporarily halts evictions… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Initial $1.1 Million Arts Recovery Package to Support Creative Workers and Arts and Cultural Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Will Shortly Sign New Executive Order Declaring a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions of Nonprofits and Small Businesses Seattle(March 17, 2020) – Building on the City’s initial measures to provide financial relief for small businesses, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $1.1 million in City of Seattle funding to invest… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Measures to Facilitate Curbside Food Pickup Near Restaurants

Loading Zones Will Be Temporarily Added to Allow Residents and Delivery Services to Pick Up Food from Local Restaurants Seattle(March 17, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that starting this afternoon the Seattle Department of Transportation is converting on-street parking spaces near restaurants to temporary loading zones to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces $5 Million in Grocery Vouchers for Families Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Durkan Will Soon Send Down Additional Measures to Support Small Businesses Including an Emergency Order Declaring a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions of Nonprofits and Small Businesses Seattle(March 16, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle will provide $5 million in grocery vouchers to… [ Keep reading ]