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City Surpasses 700,000 Items in PPE Collection

Program Distributes Critical Resources to First Responders and Dozens of Local Organizations and Facilities in the Fight Against COVID-19 Seattle(April29, 2020) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkanannounced thatcompanies, organizations, and individualshave contributedover700,000pieces ofpersonal protective equipment (PPE)to the City of Seattle,culminatingwithasecond distribution ofPPEtofirst responders,shelters,communityhealth clinics,and long-term care facilities on the frontline of the… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Launches Mobile Assessment Teams to Test City’s Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

Expands first responder testing site to include frontline shelter staff and City employees  Seattle(April 28, 2020) –Building on the landmark first-in-the-nationfirst responder testing facility, administered by first responders,Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scogginsannouncedtodaythatthe City hascreated anddeployed twoMobile Assessment Teamsto testour most vulnerable,primarily focusing onsenior andlong-term care establishments at… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Council President González, Councilmember Herbold Announce New Emergency Order to Cap Third-Party Commissions and Support Local Restaurants

Emergency Order Will Cap Commission Fees at 15 Percent; Requires that 100 Percent of Tips go to Drivers SEATTLE (April 24, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Council President M. Lorena González, and Councilmember Lisa Herbold today announced a new Emergency Order to impose a 15 percent commission cap on… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation To Deploy $14 million in Federal Resources in Fight Against COVID-19

Proposed ProgramsincludeSmall Business Stabilization Fund and United Way’s Home Base Seattle(April 24, 2020) –MayorJenny A.Durkantransmitted legislation toaccept and appropriate funds from therecently passedfederalCARES Acttodirectly supportthe City’s response to COVID-19.Approximately$14 millionin new federal fundswill be directed towardfood assistance, rentrelief, investments in shelter and services for those experiencing homelessness and additional funding… [ Keep reading ]

New Donations from Safeway and #AllInSeattle Allow City of Seattle to Surpass 8,000 Households for Grocery Voucher Program

Expanded Program Provides $800 in Grocery Vouchers to Workers Who Have Recently Lost Their Job or Experienced a Decrease in Hours Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Seattle(April 23, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City’s expanded grocery voucher program will now serve a total of 8,050… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan, Congresswoman Jayapal, Executive Constantine, and Council President González Issue Statements on President Trump’s Executive Order to Stop Immigration to the United States

Seattle(April 21, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Council President Lorena González issued statements today in response to President Trump’s executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States. “Our City desperately needs the President to focus on supplies,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Urges Residents to Continue to Stay Home and Announces Guidelines to Allow Continued Use of Parks, Farmers Markets and Car-Free Neighborhood Greenways

City will close two neighborhood greenways to through traffic so people can bike and walk Residents must #KeepItMoving while using Seattle Parks, Greenways and Farmers Markets SEATTLE (April 16, 2020) – The City announced additional steps taken and guidelines for safe use of City parks, greenways and local farmers markets…. [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces Deployment of Six 24/7 Hygiene Stations

Seattle  (April  15, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the deployment of six new hygiene stations. The new 24/7 access facilities are located at Victor Steinbrueck Park, Waterfront Park, 45th Avenue and I-5, St Vincent DePaul Food Bank, University Heights Center, and Bell Street Park. With the closures of community centers and libraries, these six facilities result in a total of 26 new portable toilets and 12 handwashing resources added in the past two weeks, addressing the urgent hygiene needs… [ Keep reading ]

Following $1 Million Donation from Oak View Group and NHL Seattle, Mayor Durkan Launches Expanded Grocery Voucher Program to Provide $800 Vouchers to Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Expanded Grocery Voucher Program Will Support Workers Who Have Recently Lost Their Jobs or Experienced a Significant Reduction in Hours Due to COVID-19 NHL Seattle Donation Also Provides Grants to 21 Seattle Center Arts and Nonprofit Tenants Seattle(April 14, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today launched the City of… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]