News & Updates from Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment

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May 2020

Stay safe and stay strong Seattle. Please look out for each other and check-in with your neighbors during this challenging time. We are in this together, and we will get through this together!

COVID-19 Resources

For Community 
Information and web links for City of Seattle, King County, Washington State, federal, and community programs and services that help residents significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Business and Workers Resources & Guidance
This page contains a growing list of local, state, federal, and private resources for Seattle employers and employees regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seattle-King County Public Health COVID-19 Info
Updated health guidance in multiple languages.Includes data dashboards, frequently asked questions, and more.

Governor Inslee's Safe Start Plan to Re-open Washington's Economy 
Governor Jay Inslee released a new plan to safely restart Washington’s economy. The Safe Start Washington plan describes the phased approach and requirements for individuals and employers. Phase 1 began May 5. All phases will last for at least three weeks.

Other City News

Seattle's Emergency Food Voucher Program Gets Another Boost: The City of Seattle will now be able to provide an additional 250 households with emergency grocery vouchers thanks an additional $200,000 contribution from Safeway. (more)

Use the #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)

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Weekly Community Webinars: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting weekly webinars every Friday from 2:30-4:00pm to connect community to information regarding COVID-19. Each week will cover different topics. (more)

Seattle Together brings Public Art Comes to Your Front Yard to neighborhoods around the city: Public Art Comes to Your Front Yard commissioned 12 artists to create designs for 1,000, 18” x 24” yard signs with messages of hopeful engagement for the community. (more)

Virtual Activity Roundup List from Seattle Parks: Whether you’re looking for activities to keep the kids busy, or just want to learn something new, there are options for you.(more)

Seattle Parks and Recreation Re-Opens Accessible Parking at Four Regional Parks: Accessible parking for people with Disabled Parking Permits will be made available at Lincoln Park, Seward Park, Green Lake Park, and Magnuson Park. (more)

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for Self Employed & Small Business Owners: If you are a self-employed worker or do not have a long enough work history to qualify for regular state unemployment insurance, you may now be eligible for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance under the CARES Act. (more)

Mayor Durkan Extends Moratorium on Residential, Nonprofit, and Small Business Evictions Until June 4: While the moratorium is in place in Seattle, property owners may not issue notices of termination or otherwise initiate an eviction action with the courts unless there is an imminent threat to the health and safety of the community. (more)