AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Weekly Update – April 24 – 30, 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.     

ATTENTION: If you are 16 or older and live or work in King County, you can book your first OR second dose today at any of the four City of Seattle-affiliated fixed vaccination sites at the Lumen Field Event Center, at North Seattle College, in Rainier Beach, and in West Seattle. We have thousands of appointments available for this week and next.  

Schedule Your Vaccination! 

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/.  

City of Seattle Free COVID-19 Testing (UPDATED) 

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.  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. 

Restaurant Revitalization Grant (NEW) 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will open the application portal for the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) on Monday, May 3, 2021, at 9 a.m. PDT. Eligible applicants should register for an account in advance at restaurants.sba.gov starting this Friday, April 30, 2021. 

SBA will accept applications from all eligible applicants once the portal opens. However, for the first 21 days that RRF is open, the SBA will prioritize processing applications from businesses owned and controlled by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Following the 21 days, all eligible applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. Learn more on the Seattle Office of Economic Development’s blog.  

DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

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