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To Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19, City of Seattle to Temporarily Suspend Permitted Events

SEATTLE (March 13, 2020) – To prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Seattle and the Puget Sound region, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the City of Seattle will suspend all permitted events. These suspensions will remain in effect until at least April… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Temporarily Close All Public-Facing Service Counters to Combat Spread of COVID-19

Wells Fargo Will Allow Individuals to Obtain Money Orders Free of Charge During Closure SEATTLE (March 13, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting Monday, March 16, City of Seattle public-facing counters will be closed to the public but will continue… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.5 Million Fund to Invest Directly in Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Signs Executive Order to Help Small Businesses and Their Workers Seattle (March 12, 2020) – Building on measures focused on supporting small businesses, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced a $1.5 million City of Seattle fund to invest directly in small businesses financially impacted by COVID-19. The fund is an expansion of the Office of Economic Development’s (OED) Small Business Stabilization… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on New Proclamation from Governor Inslee

Seattle (March 11) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement on Governor Jay Inslee’s proclamation to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Washington State. Yesterday, Mayor Durkan highlighted the recent modeling of COVID-19 in our region. “Since January, the City of Seattle has been preparing for COVID-19 in our region. This global pandemic will be one of the most transformative and consequential moments… [ Keep reading ]

A Transformative, Consequential Event in Our City, Region, and State

Since January, the City and region began preparing for COVID-19 in our region. I have recently talked with Seattle’s world-renowned scientists and academics, been briefed by our state and local public health officials, listened to input of our local nurses, doctors and health care officials, and read the latest research… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light Will Keep Utilities on During COVID-19 Civil Emergency in Seattle

Seattle (March 10, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle City Light (SCL) will keep utility services on during the COVID-19 Civil Emergency in Seattle. This will provide immediate utility relief for customers, both residential and commercial, financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Effective… [ Keep reading ]

March 6: City of Seattle Update on COVID-19 Response

Seattle (March 6, 2020) – The City of Seattle is working diligently to support our partners at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to respond to COVID-19. As of March 6, there are 58 cases of COVID-19 in King County, including… [ Keep reading ]

STATEMENT: Mayor Durkan on the Trump Administration’s Response to COVID-19 in Washington State

Seattle (March 6, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement denouncing White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow’s public recommendation that people “avoid Seattle” and President Trump’s recent comments on Governor Inslee. “Just yesterday, I told Vice President Pence that one of the most important things the federal government can do… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Statement Following Meeting With Vice President Pence to Address Federal Response to COVID-19

Mayor Durkan cited lack of available test kits and inadequate small business relief as top concerns for the City of Seattle Seattle (March 5, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after a roundtable of local leaders with Vice President Pence and Governor Jay Inslee to address… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Employs New Measures to Reduce Exposure of COVID-19 to Our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle (March 5, 2020) – Following Tuesday’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan unveiled new measures in the City of Seattle to prepare for the potential spread of COVID-19 amongst individuals experiencing homelessness by increasing shelter resources during this public health emergency. “We know we need to take additional… [ Keep reading ]