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COVID-19 Update – February 26 – March 11, 2022

AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Subscribers This 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.     




For the full list of resources and services, visit

COVID-19 Vaccine Information  

The City of Seattle strongly encourages all eligible residents and visitors to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.  

  • Vaccines are free, available, and recommended for everyone 5+ 
  • Booster doses are free, available, and recommended for everyone 12+, talk to your health care provider about eligibility based on timing and brand 

Learn more about where to get you and your family vaccinated:

Free COVID-19 Testing  

Free COVID-19 testing is available at locations throughout Seattle through UW Medicine testing sites and Curative testing kiosks. Drive-through and walk-up testing are available. 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.  

Free COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits 

The federal government is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Tests can be ordered at

Washington state is offering free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 test kits to residents of eligible communities while supplies last. See if tests are available in your area and order tests at

Additionally, insurance companies and health plans are now required to cover 8 free over-the-counter COVID tests per month for their members starting January 15. Most companies have chosen to offer a reimbursement process for their members. To get reimbursed for your test kits please reach out to your insurance provider. 

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. 

City of Seattle Free Internet Access Resources  

You can find free public Wi-Fi closest to you at: You can also open a Public Wi-Fi Map in a new window here. And you can view a site list that is screen reader accessible here

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 

The Federal Communications Commission’s new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) helps families who qualify, get a discount of up to $50 for broadband service. Families and households are eligible if they receive Medicaid, SNAP or other public benefits, are school lunch eligible, are already in the Lifeline program, receive Pell education grants, have lost income due to job loss or furlough during the COVID-19 pandemic, or their 2020 income is below $99,000 for single tax filers or $198,000 for joint filers. If you are in a low-income internet program now, you may be able to apply directly with your internet provider. 

Three ways for eligible households to apply:   

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process. Providers serving Seattle with ongoing low-income internet programs offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit include Comcast, Wave, and wireless hotspot providers: PC’s for People and Human I-T
    Other Washington State providers are listed here. 
  1. Go to to apply online and to find participating providers near you. 
  1. Call (833) 511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to: 
    Emergency Broadband Support Center 
    P.O. Box 7081 
    London, KY  40742 
    Application Form (pdf): English ; Spanish (Instructions in other languages:

Consumer handouts and the fact sheet are also available in: 

You can also help the FCC promote this campaign with this Emergency Broadband Benefit Outreach Toolkit