AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Weekly Update – February 27 – March 5, 2021

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information (UPDATED)

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has determined the following groups can get vaccinated:

  • Health care workers
  • High-risk first responders
  • Residents of long-term care facilities
  • All people over 65 years-old 
  • All people over 50 years-old who cannot live independently 
  • All educators and school staff for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and child care workers

If you are eligible, you can find the nearest vaccine provider at: doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/VaccineLocations. Whether over the phone or online, you may experience long wait times in attempting to schedule your appointment. Please be patient. Vaccines may be in short supply now, but we anticipate this will change soon.

  • City of Seattle: Learn more at the City of Seattle COVID-19 vaccination page at:  seattle.gov/vaccine.
  • City of Seattle Vaccine Standby List: Residents who are 65 and older, live in ZIP codes most impacted by COVID-19, and have NOT yet received their first dose of the vaccine are eligible to sign up. If you qualify, sign up for the standby list at bit.ly/VaxStandby.
  • Washington State Department of Health: Learn more about the state’s plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution at doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/vaccine.
  • Public Health – Seattle & King County: Learn more about local efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine across King County at kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/vaccine.aspx.

City of Seattle Free COVID-19 Testing

  • The City of SeattleKing County, and UW Medicine are offering free COVID-19 testing for people who live, work, or regularly visit Seattle. Drive-through and walk-up testing are 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. Language interpretation is available. To learn more about these sites, please visit the City of Seattle COVID-19 Free Testing page.

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. Human Services Department’s hygiene map includes all locations that are open and will be updated weekly.

Seattle Protects (Access to Cloth Face Coverings)

Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

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