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City Has Now Opened 28 Classrooms of Emergency Child Care, Offering Care to More than 230 Kids of Essential Workers

SEATTLE (April 13, 2020) – Today the City announced it has opened 28 classrooms of Emergency Child Care to offer more than 230 spaces for children of essential workers. The Emergency Child Care program offers no-cost childcare to families of healthcare professionals, first responders, and pharmacy and grocery workers who are… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Commends Census Bureau’s Proposal to Extend the Census Deadline, Calls on Trump Administration to Swiftly Provide Transparent Report to Congress

Mayor Previously Sent a Letter with 40 Bipartisan Mayors Calling on Census Bureau to Extend Response Deadline Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Seattle (April 13, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and OneAmerica executive director Rich Stolz released the below statements on the United States Census Bureau proposal… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Initial 250 Grantees of the Small Business Stabilization Fund, Calls on Private Sector and Philanthropy to Help Support Future Grants

Office of Economic Development Received Nearly 9,000 Applications for the Fund; Comcast Donates $50,000 to Support Next Round of Small Business Stabilization Fund SEATTLE (April 13, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the initial 250 grantees of the City’s $2.5 million Small Business Stabilization Fund. The fund provides $10,000… [ Keep reading ]

“It’s one less thing I have to worry about,” Venus Pacheco’s Story On Accessing Emergency Childcare

Frontline Worker Venus Pacheco shares her story of how Emergency Childcare makes a difference in her life. At 8 p.m. each night when Seattle bangs pots and pans, sings and plays instruments for our front line workers, they are cheering people like Venus Pacheco who is working long days at… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Continue Expansion of Hygiene Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

Seattle (April 9, 2020) – In addition to the creation of new 24/7 shelters with access to hygiene services and places for individuals experiencing homelessness to stay who have and are recovering from COVID-19, the City of Seattle announced today the continued expansion of hygiene services for people experiencing homelessness. Building on the previously announced resources, eight new hygiene stations will be deployed and two hygiene trailers will… [ Keep reading ]

With Generous Community Donations, City of Seattle Supplying Urgently Needed Personal Protective Equipment to Community Partners Supporting COVID-19 Related Efforts

Encourages Continued Donations to Allow More Supplies to Our First Responders and Frontline Workers Seattle (April 9, 2020) – Following the announcement that the City of Seattle would lead a coordinated effort to collect personal protective equipment for frontline workers, today Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced plans to distribute 60,000 masks, eyewear, and gloves to community partners working on the frontline the public health crisis providing COVID-19 testing to… [ Keep reading ]

On Census Day, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Urge Residents to Complete Their 2020 Census Form and Help Seattle Access Much-Needed Federal Resources

Seattle (April 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Council President Lorena González, and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda today urged Seattle residents to complete their 2020 Census form and help Seattle access much-needed federal resources. As of March 31, 2020, 42 percent of Seattle residents had completed their Census… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New #SupportSeattleSmallBiz Map to Help Residents Find Small Businesses Providing Takeout or Delivery in their Neighborhoods

Seattle (March 30, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new #SupportSeattleSmallBiz map, which helps residents find small businesses providing takeout or delivery in their neighborhood. The map allows users to search for open small businesses in their neighborhood and navigate directly to a business’ website… [ 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 ]