AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Weekly Update – May 1 – 7, 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: I 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. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment are also available at Lumen Field, Rainier Beach, and West Seattle.  

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/.  

Everyone who lives, works, or attends school in King County can now get vaccinated at Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach, and West Seattle without an appointment.  

If you prefer to schedule an appointment for the Lumen Field Event Center and at the Rainier Beach and West Seattle sites, you can use this online form. (Form is in English only.) 

If you prefer to schedule an appointment for the North Seattle College site, you can use this online form. (Form is in English only.) 

Residents can also schedule appointments over the phone for any of the sites by calling the Customer Service Bureau at (206) 684-2489 or (206) 684-CITY, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. at 5 p.m. 

Learn more at the City of Seattle COVID-19 vaccination page: seattle.gov/vaccine

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. 

COVID-19 Relief And Recovery Grants for Microenterprise Development (NEW) 

The Washington State Microenterprise Association (WSMA) has opened this short-term grant opportunities to strengthen Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs), nonprofits that support small companies with business technical assistance and microloans. WSMA will grant funding to eligible organizations in two areas: 1) expenses incurred due to the pandemic between March 1, 2020-April 30, 2021 that were not covered by other public or private funding; and, 2) funding that is needed now for support to businesses that the organization has been inhibited from providing because of the COVID pandemic.‍ The application period is short with a deadline of May 12, 2021. To learn more about this fund and to apply, please visit: wamicrobiz.org/microenterprise-grant-opportunities

U.S. Small Business Administration Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) (NEW) 

The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses remain open. This program provides restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. Learn more about this program here. 
 
Small businesses who need assistance in applying for PPPPPP ForgivenessEIDLRestaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), or the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants may contact the Seattle Office of Economic Development for FREE technical assistance by calling (206) 684-8090 or by emailing oed@seattle.gov

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) allows older low-income seniors to apply for a one-time booklet of $40 “voucher checks” that can be exchanged for fresh produce at designated or participating farmers markets throughout King County. The program will begin accepting 2021 applications on Monday, April 5, continuing until May 17. For more information and to apply, please visit: agingkingcounty.org/what-we-do/healthy-aging/#sfmnp. 

DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

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