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AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Weekly Update – October 10 – 16, 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.    

Seattle 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

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)

Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants 

The Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants provides direct cash assistance to vulnerable low-income immigrant residents who live in, work in, or attend school in Seattle. This program prioritizes applicants who were ineligible for federal CARES Act Economic Impact Payments (also known as a “coronavirus stimulus check”) and state unemployment insurance based on their immigration status. The application can only be submitted online, but in-language help over the phone is available. The deadline to apply is November 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Learn more at

Washington State Community Small Business Resiliency Grant

  • Utilizing $5 million of federal CARES Act Relief Funds, the Washington State Department of Commerce has developed a Community Small Business Resiliency Grant Program, which can can be used to cover working capital shortfalls due to COVID-19 hardship. The application period closes October 28, 2020 at noon. For more information and to apply, visit

Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

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