AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Weekly Update – April 17 – 23, 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.    

ATTENTION: If you’re 16 years-old or older, we encourage you to sign up 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 four fixed sites in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, North Seattle College, 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.

Add your name to our notification list now.

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)

COVID-19 Vaccines are now available to everyone 16 and older.

If you are eligible, you can find the nearest vaccine provider at: https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/. 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 (UPDATED)

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.  UPDATE: We no longer offer COVID-19 testing at the Rainier Beach and West Seattle walk-up sites.  If you are seeking COVID-19 testing near these locations, here are some alternative locations nearby.

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.

Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund (Round 2) (NEW)

If you’re an immigrant living in Washington state experiencing financial difficulty because of COVID-19, and you aren’t eligible for federal financial relief or unemployment insurance, you may be eligibile for this funding. Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate Washington state residency;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic;
  • Be ineligible for federal stimulus payments or unemployment insurance benefits due to their immigration status; and
  • Have an income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level.

Applications for the second round of the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund will be accepted from April 21 to May 21. To learn more about the fund and to apply, please visit: immigrantreliefwa.org or call the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network at (844) 724-3737, which is staffed every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rent Assistance from the City of Seattle, King County, and United Way (NEW)

United Way of King County is partnering with the City of Seattle and King County to provide rent and utility relief to households most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible families can receive up to 12 months of help (9 months in back rent and 3 months forward). United Way is requesting that applicants complete an online interest form here. And then their staff will contact you on or before May 10, 2021. To learn more, please visit: uwkc.org/renthelp.

Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

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