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Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Free Citywide Testing in Partnership with UW Medicine

City will lease two formeremissionstesting sites to provide up to1,600 tests per day PHSKC and Mayor Durkanencouragesindividuals protesting tobe testedif you have been in contact with people who are ill with COVID-19, oryou areexperiencing symptoms SEATTLE(June4,2020) –Following King County’sapplicationto advance to a modified phase one in Governor Inslee’supdated “Safe StartWashington”… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Will Be Terminating Citywide Curfew Effective Immediately

Seattle(June 3, 2020) – After meeting with community leaders today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief Carmen Best announced that the citywide curfew will end effective immediately. The curfew was originally recommended by the Seattle Police Department as a way to aid in crowd control and preserve public safety after… [ Keep reading ]

Statement from Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Consent Decree

Seattle(June 3, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement on theConsentDecree, which she discussed earlier with City Attorney Holmes: “As U.S. Attorney, I witnessed the use of force being used against young men of color, including John T. Williams, who was killed just blocks from the federal… [ Keep reading ]

Remarks as Delivered by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan – Tuesday, June 2 Press Conference

Seattle (June 2, 2020) – Today, Mayor Durkan participated in her fifth press conference since demonstrations began in Seattle following the murder of George Floyd. Her remarks as delivered:  Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today.   In a moment the chiefs and I will provide an update on… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Emergency Order to Implement Temporary Citywide Curfew Tonight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Continuing Daily Until Saturday Morning

Seattle(June 2, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed anEmergency Orderto place a temporary citywide curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.,each night between Tuesday, June 2 through SaturdayJune6. During these hours, residents and visitors should remain in their home to the extent possible and should refrain from traveling… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Emergency Order to Implement Another Temporary Citywide Curfew Tonight from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

these hours, residents and visitors should remain in their home to the extent possible and should refrain from traveling in and through the entire City of Seattle. The curfew is intended to prevent violence and widespread property damage, and to prevent the further community spread of COVID-19 through continued gathering.The… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Emergency Orders Proclaiming Civil Emergency Due to Demonstrations and Banning Use of Weapons Throughout City

City Submits Request for 200 Unarmed National Guard Personnel to Assist with Infrastructure Protection, Traffic and Crowd Management for Next Seven Days Seattle(May 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following Emergency Orders, effective immediately in the City of Seattle: An Order declaring aProclamation of Civil Emergencyfollowing… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Statement on Governor’s Update to Safe Start Washington and County Executive’s Confirmation that King County Will Apply for Modified Phase One on Monday

SEATTLE(May 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following Governor Jay Inslee’s update to theSafe Start Washingtonand King County Executive Dow Constantine’s confirmation that the County will apply for modified Phase One on Monday, June 1, 2020. The updatedSafe Startplan establishes a modified Phase One, which… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle, Public Defender Association Announce New Partnership to Operate Co-LEAD in Seattle during COVID-19 Crisis

SEATTLE(May 26, 2020) – The Cityof Seattleand thePublic Defender Associationhaverevisedtheir LEADcontracttobring Co-LEAD to Seattleduring the COVID-19crisis. Co-LEADisan interim programofLEADdesigned to provide services and stabilization for individuals who might, for public safety reasons, otherwise be in the criminal justice system custody,but arenot being arrested, charged or otherwise detaineddue topublichealth considerations regarding… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Local Leaders Launch Seattle Together Initiative to Create Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

Interactive Initiative Asks Residents to Amplify Stories of Community Good Work, Elevate Resources, Build Relationships During Pandemic SEATTLE (May 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new Seattle Together initiative, which is designed to celebrate ideas, share resources and events, and connect community during… [ Keep reading ]