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Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces $5 Million in Grocery Vouchers for Families Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Durkan Will Soon Send Down Additional Measures to Support Small Businesses Including an Emergency Order Declaring a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions of Nonprofits and Small Businesses Seattle(March 16, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle will provide $5 million in grocery vouchers to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on State and Local Measures to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Seattle(March 15, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued a statement on new State of Washington and King County orders to combat the further spread of COVID-19. The orders will temporarily limit operations of bars and restaurants, and will allow restaurants to continue delivery, drive-through and takeout services…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Emergency Order to Halt Residential Evictions

Seattle (March 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an emergency order to put into place a temporary moratorium on residential evictions, which will keep Seattle families from losing their homes as a result of impacts from the pandemic. The temporary moratorium will begin immediately in the City of Seattle for any… [ Keep reading ]

Following President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration, Mayor Durkan Announces City Will Move Forward on Federal Assistance and Other Emergency Actions Including a Temporary Moratorium on Residential Evictions

SEATTLE (March 13, 2020) –Following the President’s National Emergency Declaration, Mayor Durkan announced that the City will move forward on requesting assistance and take other actions including issuing an Emergency Order for a temporary moratorium on residential evictions in the City of Seattle during this emergency. Following Mayor Durkan’s meeting… [ 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 ]

City of Seattle to Temporarily Close All Library Locations, Community Centers to Public to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19

Seattle Parks and Recreation Preschool Program and Hygiene Facilities to Remain Open SEATTLE (March 12, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Researchers are estimating that there are 1,100 active COVID-19 infections in our region. By early April, the region may… [ Keep reading ]

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

Signs Executive Orderto Help Small Businesses and Their Workers Seattle (March12, 2020) –Buildingon measures focusedonsupporting small businesses,Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announceda $1.5 million City of Seattle fund to invest directly insmallbusinesses financially impacted by COVID-19. The fund is an expansion of the Office of Economic Development’s (OED) Small Business Stabilization… [ Keep reading ]

Following Outreach to Small Business Owners, Mayor Durkan Announces Initial Recovery Package to Ease Financial Impacts of COVID-19 Outbreak

Mayor Durkan Announces a New Small Business Recovery Task Force Seattle(March 10, 2020) – Following robust outreach to small business owners and community stakeholders, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced new initial actions to provide immediate relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Her actions build off Governor Inslee’s announcement… [ 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’spublic recommendationthat 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 ]