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Mayor Durkan Issues Statement on Governor Inslee’s Extension of “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order

Seattle(April 2, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on Governor Inslee’s extension of statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which will remain in effect until May 4. The order was first announced on March 23 and bansall gatherings, closes allnon-essential businessesunless employees can work from home,… [ Keep reading ]

Following New Reports on Impact of Social Distancing Measures, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Highlights Continued Importance of Social Distancing Measures

Seattle (March30, 2020)–Followingtwo new reportsfromthe Institute for Disease Modeling(IDM),Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the follow statementcontinuing to urge residents tocontinuesocial distancing measures in order toslow the spread of COVID-19 in King County. “My simple message: stay home. It will save lives.Throughout the last four weeks, the City, State, and County… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Commends $2 Trillion Congressional COVID-19 Plan That Centers Workers, Small Businesses, and Most Vulnerable Communities

Seattle(March 25, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the following statement on the United States Senate’s $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Mayor had previously urged Congressional leaders to pass a comprehensive and unprecedented relief plan that centered workers, small businesses, and other… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan Issues Statement on Governor’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ Order

Seattle (March 23, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkanissuedthe follow statement on theGovernor’s‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order outliningadditionalmeasures to further encourage social distancing: “Our city, region and state have taken significant and early actions over the last 24 days, butwe know we need to take even more actionsto slow the… [ 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 Issues Statement on New Proclamation from Governor Inslee

Seattle (March 11) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement on GovernorJayInslee’sproclamationtoprevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Washington State.Yesterday,Mayor Durkanhighlightedtherecent modelingof COVID-19in our region. “Since January, the City of Seattle has been preparing for COVID-19 in our region.Thisglobal pandemicwill beone of the most transformative and consequential moments… [ 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 ]

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 Statement on King County Cases of COVID-19

City Urges Families and Businesses to Continue to Prepare Seattle(February 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement upon the confirmation by public health authorities of new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including one death, in King County: “Although there are no confirmed cases in the City of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Statement Following the Passage of HB 2907 Out of House Finance Committee

Seattle (February 7, 2020) – Washington State House Bill 2907, introduced by Representative Nicole Macri, passed out of the House Finance Committee today. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement after the Committee passage: “We proposed a bold progressive business tax to help our most vulnerable communities in King County. There… [ Keep reading ]