Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter


Throughout this COVID-19 crisis, we have seen community come together and hold each other up like never before. We have watched organic movements take hold that are devoted to supporting those in need financially, emotionally, spiritually, and creatively. We have come together to feed one another, protect one another, entertain one another, and sustain one another through this dark and uncertain time.

It has been truly inspiring to witness! And, it has galvanized us at the City to uplift this work and do everything we can to support, encourage, and contribute to it through our new Seattle Together initiative.

Learn more about #SeattleTogether on our blog.

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Get Weekly COVID-19 Updates from Alert Seattle

You can now sign up to receive weekly COVID-19 updates through Alert Seattle. Text “CovidSeattle” to 67283 to sign up for Alert Seattle and receive weekly updates on social distancing guidance, and programs and resources to support residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Visit the City of Seattle COVID-19 Resource Page: This page contains information and links for City programs and services that may be helpful for residents significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (more)

Seattle Parks & Recreation Facilities Continue Closures: All programming, rentals, and permitted events will remain canceled, and all community centers, pools, environmental learning centers, and all other recreation facilities will remain closed to the public until at least May 4. (more)

Mayor Durkan Announces Emergency Legislation to Keep Housing and Key Projects Safely Moving Forward During COVID-19 Pandemic: The legislation makes temporary land use permitting process changes that prioritize affordable housing development, keep projects moving forward by allowing experienced City staff to complete review processes, and enlists community participation by replacing in-person meetings with virtual and electronic outreach. (more)

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Updates: Get the latest information on the bridge closure, read Seattle Department of Transportation's FAQ, and learn how you can stay connected. (more)

Temporary Citywide Free Parking: Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the City of Seattle will temporarily eliminate paid and time-limited street parking rules to support residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (more)

Spring Clean 2020 & Adopt-A-Street Programs Cancelled: To maintain proper social distancing and minimize the possible spread of COVID-19, Seattle Public Utilities has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the community clean-up programs, Spring Clean & Adopt-A-Street, effective immediately. (more)

Use the New #SupportSeattleSmallBiz Map: This map allows users to search for open small businesses in their neighborhood that are providing takeout or delivery. (more)

Seattle Area Food Resources Map: This map shows the locations of Food Banks, Meals, and Student To-Go Meals, and can be filtered by status with options to reflect those open, those with limited operations, and those whose status is unknown. (more)

Office of Economic Development COVID-19 Resource Roundup: In this weekly blog, OED provides the business community with news and information about resources available and policies from the City of Seattle, the State of Washington, the federal government, and philanthropic partners. (more)