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Mayor Durkan and Council Propose $1.5M Investment for Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Including $500,000 toward AiPACE new senior care facility for Asian American elders  Seattle (March 30, 2021) – Together with Council President M. Lorena González and Council Member Teresa Mosqueda, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan is proposing $1.5 million to support older adults and address the increase in hate crimes and bias aimed at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community in Seattle. “We must stand together in Seattle, and across our nation, against acts… [ Keep reading ]

As Cases Surge in Seattle, COVID-19 Testing Extended at Rainier Beach and West Seattle

713 Positive COVID-19 Cases in Seattle Over Last 14 Days; Hotspots Surging in ZIP Codes 98105 and 98115 COVID-19 Testing Now Available at Rainier Beach and West Seattle Sites Until At Least April 17; Seattle Fire Department Prepared to Continue Extending Testing as Necessary SEATTLE (March 29, 2021) – Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Opening Two Temporary Hotel Shelters

More than 200 units to support individuals experiencing homelessness will come online over the next week Seattle (March 24, 2021) – The City of Seattle announced the opening of a temporary hotel shelter as part of the surge of investments first announced by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan on October 1, 2020 and passed by City Council on November… [ Keep reading ]

As City of Seattle Nears 40,000 Vaccinations, Rainier Beach and West Seattle Transition to Full-Time Vaccination Hubs

Effective March 31, COVID-19 Testing No Longer Available at Rainier Beach and West Seattle Sites Transition Will Increase SFD Capacity by 3,000 Vaccinations Per Week, Per Site SEATTLE (March 24, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) COVID-19 Community Testing and Vaccination Hubs… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Administer Nearly 14,000 Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine This Week

All Eligible King County Residents Can Register for Open Appointments This Week By Signing Up Online Or Calling the City of Seattle Seattle Fire Department to Host Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic at South Park Community Center SEATTLE (March 17, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Chief Diaz Respond to the Mass Shootings in Atlanta and Rise in Asian American Hate Crimes

Seattle (March 16, 2021) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief of Police Adrian Diaz responded to rising hate crimes towards Asian Americans and the mass shooting in Atlanta that killed multiple Asian American women with the following statement: “The violence in Atlanta was an act of hate. We grieve with Atlanta and for the victims and their families. “We also stand together with… [ Keep reading ]

With Its First Allocation of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, City of Seattle Hosts Vaccination Clinic for 1,000 Child Care Providers and Educators

All Eligible Seattle Residents Can Register for Open Appointments This Week By Signing Up Online Or Calling the City of Seattle City Worked With Several Partners, Including Seattle Public Schools, On Sunday One-Dose Vaccination Clinic SEATTLE (March 15, 2021) – Yesterday, March 14, the City of Seattle held a vaccination… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Extends COVID-19 Relief Measures, Eviction Moratoriums, and other COVID-19 safety restrictions

Seattle (March 15, 2021) – Following last week’s announcement of $23 million of new rental assistance and the prospect of new rental assistance that will be available to Seattle and King County through the American Rescue Plan, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today the extension of COVID-19 relief measures, including the moratoriums on residential, nonprofit, and small business evictions in the City… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Supports Councilmember Lewis Legislation, City to Add Additional Hotel for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

New Legislation Will Allow for More Opportunities to Continue to Leverage New Federal Funding Part of American Rescue Plan Two New Hotels to Begin Accepting Referrals in March SEATTLE (March 15, 2021) – With new legislation under consideration by City Council and the passage of the American Rescue Plan, the City of Seattle announced it has identified a third hotel for sheltering individuals experiencing… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Urges Older Adults to Get Vaccinated, All Currently Eligible Residents Can Immediately Sign Up for Appointment Notification List

Over 500 Eligible Residents Already Secured Saturday Vaccination Appointments at the Lumen Field Event Center Through Notification List SEATTLE (March 11, 2021) – Following her announcement that the Lumen Field Event Center will open for its first day of operations this Saturday, March 13, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan urged all… [ Keep reading ]