AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Weekly Update – June 5 – June 11, 2020

AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Subscribers This weekly alert provides new and updated information and links to City of Seattle programs and services for residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also contains helpful city, county, state and federal resources.    

News

Governor’s Office, WA State departments, and King County News

New OR updated Resources and Services

For the full list of resources and services, visit www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19.

City of Seattle COVID-19 Testing

The City of Seattle, King County, and UW Medicine are now offering free COVID-19 testing for people who live, work, or regularly visit Seattle. Drive-through testing is available. You must first register online or over the phone. While testing is free, if you have medical insurance, please bring your insurance card or proof of insurance. To learn more about these sites, please visit the City of Seattle COVID-19 Free Testing page.

Public Health and Community Health Center COVID-19 Testing (UPDATED)

Public Health – Seattle & King County is regularly updating their list of free testing sites located all over King County, which also includes community health centers and UW Mobile Clinics. Language and mobility access varies by location. Learn more at Public Health – Seattle King County’s website

Somali Health Board COVID-19 Testing (sponsored by Beyonce’s BeyGood foundation)

Public Health – Seattle & King County, the Somali Health Board, and Visionary Pathways are partnering with Ms. Tina Lawson and Beyoncé’s BeyGood Foundation to offering two days of drive-through COVID-19 testing and distributing essential supplies as part of the nationwide #IDidMyPart Initiative: Saturday, June 13, 11 AM – 5 PM at HealthPoint Renton and Sunday, June 14, 11 AM – 5 PM at Sea Mar Medical Clinic. Learn more at ididmypartshb.com

City of Seattle Hygiene, Restroom, and Shower Facilities Map

The City of Seattle has conducted an extensive accounting of every City-funded hygiene resource available. As of May 20, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, The Seattle Public Library, and city-sponsored day centers account for more than 165 locations where hygiene resources are available, including 89 24/7 hygiene facilities that include toilets. Human Services Department’s hygiene map includes all locations that are open and will be updated weekly.

Seattle Protects (Access to Cloth Face Coverings)

Seattle and King County announced a Health Directive for all workers and residents to wear cloth face coverings in all indoor public settings and outdoor public spaces where maintaining social distancing could be difficult. You can learn more about how you can access free or low-cost masks here.

Seattle Area Food Map (UPDATED)

The Seattle Human Resources Department developed this interactive Food Resource Map that shows the locations of food banks, free meals, and student to-go meal pick-ups. You can access the visual map here or an interactive list of food resources. There is also a screen reader accessible version, where you can enter your address or use your device location to search for the food resources near you.   

Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

For a full list of opportunities:
http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19#iwanttodonatevolunteer.