AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Weekly Update – September 19 – 25, 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 Free 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 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.

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)

King County Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program 

  • King County has created a $41 million program to assist households economically impacted by the coronavirus. King County is accepting interest forms from tenants, small landlords, large property landlords and managers, manufactured home park owners and managers, and local nonprofits who wish to participate in this Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program. Translated information and the application are available at: kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/COVID/eviction-prevention-rent-assistance.aspx.

Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

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