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Mayor Durkan Announces Citywide Free Parking to Support Residents Staying Healthy at Home and Essential Workers Who Must Drive

Seattle(April 3, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will temporarily eliminate paid and time-limited street parking rules to support residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following Governor Inslee’s extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the City will immediately implement these… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Governor Inslee’s Extension of “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order

Seattle(April 2, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on Governor Inslee’s extension of statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which will remain in effect until May 4. The order was first announced on March 23 and bansall gatherings, closes allnon-essential businessesunless employees can work from home,… [ 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 ]

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 ]

Mayor Durkan To Issue Emergency Order to Fund Childcare for First Responders and Essential Workers for More Than 700 Children

Essential Workers like Health Care Workers, First Responders, Pharmacy Workers and Grocery Store Workers Will Be Prioritized For Childcare Seattle (March 27, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced she will issue an Emergency Order later today to allow the City of Seattle to fund emergency childcare for essential workers… [ 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 ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Leads Coalition of 40 Bipartisan Mayors Calling on Census Bureau to Extend Census Response Deadline Due to Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor Urges Residents to Complete Census Questionnaire Online Mayor Leads Letter Alongside Bill de Blasio, New York City; Lori Lightfoot, Chicago; and Sam Liccardo, San Jose Seattle(March 26, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today sent a letter to the United States Census Bureau requesting that the Bureau extend the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Commends $2 Trillion Congressional COVID-19 Plan That Centers Workers, Small Businesses, and Most Vulnerable Communities

Seattle(March 25, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following statement on the United States Senate’s $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Mayor had previously urged Congressional leaders to pass a comprehensive and unprecedented relief plan that centered workers, small businesses, and other… [ Keep reading ]