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AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Weekly Update – August 1 – August 7, 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.    


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

City of Seattle Free COVID-19 Testing (Updated)

  • 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 and walk-up 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

  • 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.

UW Mobile Clinic Drive-up and Walk-up Testing at South Seattle College

  • Free COVID-19 testing is available at South Seattle College (in West Seattle) every Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM. No appointments are necessary, and registration will be on-site. Site has the capacity to test 100 people per day. Language interpretation is available.

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)

Port of Seattle South King County Fund 

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of Seattle Commission has added economic development as an additional focus for their South King County Fund. Projects must benefit near-airport communities and must also serve communities that are economically vulnerable and face great challenges, including people of color, Native people, immigrants and refugees, those with less English proficiency, veterans, seniors, youth, and/or people with disabilities. Grant requests can be up to $100,000. Proposals are due by noon on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Learn more about the fund at  

Ready for Business Small Business Recovery Fund 

  • The GSBA and Comcast are offering the Ready for Business Fund, which grants $2,500 to selected small businesses. Additionally, awardees will receive “wrap-around support services from GSBA and Comcast (including GSBA membership, technical support, marketing, and consulting).” The application closes on Friday, September 4, 2020. Learn more about the fund at

Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

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