AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Weekly Update – March 13 – 19, 2021

AlertSeattleCOVID-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.    

All Phase 1A, Phase 1B, Tier 1, and Phase 1B, Tier 2 eligible members of the public – including educators – can sign up now for the City’s vaccination appointment notification list. Once eligible members of the public sign up for the City’s notification list, they will receive an email notification when vaccination appointments become available at any of the City’s there fixed sites in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, and the Lumen Field Event Center. The notification list is available here, and residents can also contact the Customer Service Bureau at 206-684-2489 from Monday through Saturday, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for assistance completing this form. In-language assistance is available over the phone.

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 live in a multigenerational household 
  • Educators and staff for pre-K through 12th grade 
  • Child care providers 
  • People 16 years or older who are pregnant 
  • People 16 years or older who have a disability that puts them at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness 
  • High-risk critical workers who work in these congregate settings: 
    • Agriculture  
    • Fishing vessel crews 
    • Food processing 
    • Grocery stores 
    • Corrections 
    • Prisons, jails or detention centers 
    • Public transit 
    • Remaining first responders 

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 SeattleLearn 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 HealthLearn more about the state’s plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution at doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/vaccine
  • Public Health – Seattle & King CountyLearn 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 Seattle, King 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)  

Seattle and King County announced a Health Directive for all workers and residents to wear cloth face coverings in all indoor public settings and outdoor public spaces where maintaining social distancing could be difficult. Learn more about how you can access free or low-cost masks. 

DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

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