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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 ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Emergency Order to Halt Residential Evictions

Seattle (March 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an emergency order to put into place a temporary moratorium on residential evictions, which will keep Seattle families from losing their homes as a result of impacts from the pandemic. The temporary moratorium will begin immediately in the City of Seattle for any… [ Keep reading ]

Following President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration, Mayor Durkan Announces City Will Move Forward on Federal Assistance and Other Emergency Actions Including a Temporary Moratorium on Residential Evictions

SEATTLE (March 13, 2020) –Following the President’s National Emergency Declaration, Mayor Durkan announced that the City will move forward on requesting assistance and take other actions including issuing an Emergency Order for a temporary moratorium on residential evictions in the City of Seattle during this emergency. Following Mayor Durkan’s meeting… [ Keep reading ]