Mayor Durkan Issues Executive Order to Extend City Closure Policies to Align With New ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ Order

City will reopen municipal golf courses with new physical distancing measures starting Tuesday, May 5th SEATTLE (May 4, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued an Executive Order  Saturday, May 2nd to extend deadlines for City of Seattle’s policies on facility closures and City personnel policies to align with Governor… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: Extension of Stay at Home Order is the Right Public Health Decision to Save Lives and Prevent a Exponential Resurgence of the Virus

Seattle (May 1, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement today after Governor Inslee extended the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. While the Stay home, Stay Healthy order is in effect until May 31st, the City of Seattle will continue to operate under its state of civil… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan joins 10 leading mayors to head up Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force

Mayors from 11 major cities worldwide will bring expertise and knowledge to newly formed Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force. Task Force, chaired by Mayor of Milan, established to drive forward an economic recovery that improves public health, reduces inequality and addresses the climate crisis C40 Cities, at the direction… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan and 16 Other Mayors Across Country Call on Federal Government to Make Critical Improvements to Small Business COVID-19 Relief Programs

Mayors Call on Small Business Administration to Quickly Make Necessary Improvements to Paycheck Protection Program to Better Serve Vulnerable Business Owners Seattle(April 29, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and 16 mayors from across the country sent a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and United States Department of… [ Keep reading ]

A New Role for Seattle’s First Responders and the Continued Fight for More Testing for Everyone in Our Community

Whensomeone in Seattledials 9-1-1, our first respondersshow up. They protect andhelp our communityby responding to every type ofemergency, many times putting themselves in harm’s way.In themidst ofthispandemic,theirworkhas beenmorecriticalthan ever by respondingto ongoing emergencies,administeringlifesaving care,andtransportingindividualstohospitalsfora range ofneeds, includingCOVID-19. However, the virus hasdramatically changed how wealldo ourjobs, and what jobsneed to be… [ 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 ]

City of Seattle Expands Small Business Map, Launches #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz Map with Partner Cities Across the Region

Currently, There Are 2,600 Small Businesses in the #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz Map 20 Partner Cities and Counties Participating in Relaunched Map Seattle(April 28, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz map, which helps residents find small businesses providing takeout or delivery in their neighborhood. The… [ 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 ]