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As Countywide Directive Takes Effect, Mayor Durkan Launches “Seattle Protects” Online Marketplace to Connect Local Manufacturers and Businesses with Organizations, Communities, and Individuals in Need of Cloth Face Coverings

Seattle Protects Seeks to Help Local Organizations, Businesses, and Nonprofits Struggling to Find Face Coverings at the Scale Necessary to Serve Their Workforce Seattle(May 19, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today launched Seattle Protects, a new online marketplace to connect local manufacturers with organizations, businesses, nonprofits, community groups, and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Invests More than $7 million in Food Access Programs for Older Adults and People Experiencing Homelessness

Human Services Department Will Invest Over $5.4 Million in Food Access Program for Older Adults; Invest $1.8 Million to Provide Meals for People Experiencing Homelessness SEATTLE (May 13, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) will invest more than $7 million in… [ Keep reading ]

Following Countywide Face Covering Health Directive, Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces that Seattle Will Provide Over 45,000 Cloth Face Coverings to Most Vulnerable Seattle Residents

People Experiencing Homelessness, Low-Income Older Adults, and Food Distribution Services Will Receive Priority Distribution As One of Region’s Largest Employers, City of Seattle Has Face Coverings Available for Every City Employee SEATTLE (May 11, 2020) – Following Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Local Health Directive, Mayor Jenny A…. [ Keep reading ]

City Allocates Nearly $4 Million in CARES Act Funds to Rental Assistance Programs

Seattle  (May 11, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the allocation of  nearly $4 million in federal CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)  funding to provide rent support. The allocation of funds is the latest in a series of measures by the City aimed at keeping Seattle residents impacted by COVID-19 from losing their housing . The City will provide equitable access to rent assistance resources through community-based organizations… [ Keep reading ]

To Ensure Appropriate Response Times During Bridge Closure, City Announces Additional Medic One Unit and Ladder Truck for West Seattle

Seattle(May8, 2020) – MayorJenny A.Durkan and Seattle Fire ChiefHarold D.Scoggins today announcedtheSeattle Fire Department will dedicate two additionalunits to serve the residents of West Seattle.A medic unit (Medic26)staffed with two paramedics will be located at Station26, and a ladder truck(Ladder 13)staffed with four firefighter-EMTs will be located at Station 37.Beginningin… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Urges Residents to Continue to Stay Home and Announces Stay Healthy Streets Pilot Will Become Permanent, Bike Projects Will Be Expedited in 2020

Cityannounces allregional parks will now close at 8pm,urgesresidents to #KeepitMoving when visiting Seattle parks SEATTLE(May 7, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannouncedtoday thatat least20 miles ofStay Healthy Streets will become permanentand the construction of bike infrastructure will be accelerated in 2020.In addition,3 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets will be addedin… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Extends Moratorium on Residential, Nonprofit, and Small Business Evictions Until June 4

Extension of Moratorium on Evictions Follows Governor’s Proclamation 20-19.1 extending statewide eviction ban to June 4, and Increased Investments in Rent Relief Initiatives and Support for Small Businesses Seattle (May 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an Executive Order to extend the moratorium on residential, nonprofit, and small business… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Executive Order to Extend City Closure Policies to Align With New ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ Order

City will reopen municipal golf courses with new physical distancing measures starting Tuesday, May 5th SEATTLE (May 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued an Executive Order  Saturday, May 2nd to extend deadlines for City of Seattle’s policies on facility closures and City personnel policies to align with Governor… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: Extension of Stay at Home Order is the Right Public Health Decision to Save Lives and Prevent a Exponential Resurgence of the Virus

Seattle (May 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement today after Governor Inslee extended the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. While the Stay home, Stay Healthy order is in effect until May 31st, the City of Seattle will continue to operate under its state of civil… [ Keep reading ]

City Surpasses 700,000 Items in PPE Collection

Program Distributes Critical Resources to First Responders and Dozens of Local Organizations and Facilities in the Fight Against COVID-19 Seattle(April29, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannounced thatcompanies, organizations, and individualshave contributedover700,000pieces ofpersonal protective equipment (PPE)to the City of Seattle,culminatingwithasecond distribution ofPPEtofirst responders,shelters,communityhealth clinics,and long-term care facilities on the frontline of the… [ Keep reading ]