City of Seattle COVID-19 Program and Services Update: April 10, 2020
posted 8 months ago by sarahrodermund from Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank
The City of Seattle has been updating information and links for residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following was posted as an update on Friday, April 10, 2020 for the week of April 3-9, 2020.
City of Seattle to Continue Expansion of Hygiene Services for People Experiencing Homelessness Article
With Continued Gatherings in Parks, Mayor Announces Weekend Closure of 15 Largest Parks and Beaches and Urges People to Stay Home Article
Mayor Durkan Announces Two Day Temporary Suspension of Public Works Construction to Conduct Health and Safety Training for Workers, Update Protocols Article
Mayor Jenny Durkan Issues Executive Order to Align City Policies with Extended ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ Order Article
Mayor Durkan Announces Emergency Legislation to Keep Housing and Key Projects Safely Moving Forward During COVID-19 Pandemic Article
Mayor Durkan Announces Citywide Free Parking to Support Residents Staying Healthy at Home and Essential Workers Who Must Drive Article
Help your Neighbors by Shopping Responsibly: Many grocery stores are reserving specific hours for populations at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, including people aged 60+. Help protect your neighbors by respecting these set times and by following social distancing guidance. See a list of stores that have announced hours for Elderly or At-risk Shoppers. Article
Weekly COVID-19 Community Webinars: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods hosts weekly webinars every Friday from 2:30-4:00 p.m. to connect community to information regarding COVID-19. Each week covers different topics. Article
New Resources and Services
For the full list of resources and services visit www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19.
Internet First: Wave Broadband will offer free internet and WiFi for 60 days to all qualifying low-income households, especially students in low income households, who don’t already subscribe to Wave internet service and who enroll in the new Internet First program. The program is open to new Wave or Wave G customers living in a Wave or Wave G service area. Visit internetfirst.com for information.
The Plate Fund (#ThePlateFund and https://www.theplatefund.com/): program provides immediate, one-time payments of $500 to the most impacted restaurant-industry workers. To learn more and to donate to the fund, visit: theplatefund.com.
Artist Relief Support for Artists Affected by COVID-19: The national coalition Artist Relief created an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. They are distributing $5,000 grants to artists. Visit artistrelief.org.
Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants: Governor Jay Inslee is offering a Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program of up to $5 million to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The grant program will provide a limited number of businesses in Washington’s 39 counties with a grant up to $10,000. Learn more at startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/covid-grants.
COVID-19 key hubs of online information and resources:
· City of Seattle – www.seattle.gov/covid-19
· Local – www.kingcounty.gov/covid
· State – www.coronavirus.wa.gov
Call Centers for Public Inquiries
City of Seattle Customer Service Bureau – 206-684-2489 or 206-684-CITY To learn more about the services the City is providing. Helpline is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and operators can connect with an external interpreter.
Public Health-Seattle & King County – 206-477-3977 For residents who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19, or for healthcare providers with COVID-19 questions. Helpline open daily from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and operators can connect with a third-party interpreter.
Washington State Department of Health – 800-525-0127 and press # For general questions about how the virus is spread and what to do if you have symptoms. Helpline is open daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Public Health-Seattle & King County posts regular information updates and news releases on their Public Health Insider blog site. Register your email address to follow the blog and receive notifications of updates. https://publichealthinsider.com/ Read their recent press releases: https://publichealthinsider.com/category/press-releases/
Washington State Department of Health issues regular e-newsletter bulletins. Sign-up and manage your subscription preferences: here.
The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) issues regular e-bulletins. Sign-up and manage your subscription preferences: here
Donations and Volunteer Opportunities
For a full list of opportunities, visit Mayor Jenny Durkan's website: http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19#iwanttodonatevolunteer.
City of Seattle PPE Donations Collection – The City is partnering with Goodwill Industries and Labor partners to coordinate the collection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for distribution to those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. To learn more, visit here. For donations, visit https://www.suppliessaveliveswa.org/.
King County Regional Donations Connector – Matching donations of money, food, goods, and services to agencies in need: www.kingcounty.gov/emergency/donate. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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