AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Weekly Update – November 26 – December 4, 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 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)

Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund 

  • The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund will provide $40 million in funds to assist Washington workers who miss work due to COVID-19, but are unable to access federal stimulus programs and other social supports to their immigration status. Eligible recipients will receive $1,000, with a limit of $3,000 per household. The application can be submitted online here. There is also an option to print the application and mail it in. In-language help is available over the phone at (844) 724-3737 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-9PM). The deadline to apply is December 6, 2020. Learn more here. Más información en español aquí.

Working Washington Small Business Grants (Round 3) 

Round 3 of the Working Washington Small Business grants is funded by a $50 million disbursement from Washington State. Eligible organizations may receive up to $20,000 in emergency funding, which includes:

  • Small businesses with annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019
    AND
  • Businesses in the sectors that are most impacted by the recent public health measures as well as businesses in sectors that have experienced significant, cumulative impacts. Examples include full-service restaurants, fitness centers, bowling alleys and music and event venues.
  • Certain nonprofits may also be eligible if they have a primary business activity that falls into a similar category as noted above. An example includes a nonprofit full-service restaurant or nonprofit music venue.

Priority will be given to applications received by December 10, 2020. To learn more about this grant program or to apply, please visit: startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/working-washington-round-3.

Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

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