To Ease Financial Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic, Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs Emergency Order to Temporarily Halt Evictions of Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations

New Action Is Part of Mayor’s Small Business Recovery Package, Builds on Emergency Order Signed on March 14 That Halts Residential Evictions SEATTLE (March 18, 2020) – To further support small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Jenny Durkan signed an Emergency Order that temporarily halts evictions… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Initial $1.1 Million Arts Recovery Package to Support Creative Workers and Arts and Cultural Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Will Shortly Sign New Executive Order Declaring a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions of Nonprofits and Small Businesses Seattle(March 17, 2020) – Building on the City’s initial measures to provide financial relief for small businesses, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $1.1 million in City of Seattle funding to invest… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Measures to Facilitate Curbside Food Pickup Near Restaurants

Loading Zones Will Be Temporarily Added to Allow Residents and Delivery Services to Pick Up Food from Local Restaurants Seattle(March 17, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that starting this afternoon the Seattle Department of Transportation is converting on-street parking spaces near restaurants to temporary loading zones to… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

To Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19, City of Seattle to Temporarily Suspend Permitted Events

SEATTLE (March 13, 2020) – To prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Seattle and the Puget Sound region, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the City of Seattle will suspend all permitted events. These suspensions will remain in effect until at least April… [ 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 ]