A COVID-19 Living Guide for South Seattle

by Emerald Staff


The Emerald’s Coverage, All in One Place

News about the COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) pandemic breaks at a dizzying pace. Countless updates, recommendations, and stories flood inboxes and saturate headlines and social media feeds. With myriad sources relaying the latest happenings, the pandemic is a whirlwind event for folx to keep up with — while simultaneously staying healthy.

Keisha Kelly squirts hand sanitizer on a child’s hand at the Feed The Beach event at the Rainier Beach Community Center. Read the full article here. (Photo: Susan Fried)

A Living Guide for the South End

This living guide gives readers a trusted aggregated resource for up-to-date information about official health and safety recommendations, government orders, breaking news, stories from the community, resources for businesses, workers, families, and individuals — plus community tips to keep you Thriving While Confined.


*The Emerald recommends visiting the Sea-King County — Public Health website for the latest health & safety recommendations. And here’s the centralized resource page the City of Seattle put together.



Community Resources:


*Check out Rainier Avenue Radio’s series on the impacts of coronavirus on the community. See their broadcast schedule for show times (you can also listen to past shows).


Events:

Virtual Passover SederThurs., 4/9/20 @ 5 p.m. 

(Plus, subscribe to the Royal Room’s YouTube channel for virtual performances.)


4/5/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Gov. Jay Inslee Commits to Sending Back 400 Ventilators to Federal Government Read details about these updates >


4/5/20 — STORIES:


4/4/20 — STORIES:


4/3/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Seattle Temporarily Eliminates Paid Parking; Sound Transit Further Reducing Link Light Rail Service; Expanded Resources for Childcare; IRS to Begin Sending Stimulus Checks on April 9; Durkan Announces Emergency Legislation to Keep Housing Projects Moving Forward Read details about these updates >


4/3/20 — STORIES:


4/2/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee to Host COVID-19 Twitter Q&A Today at 12 p.m. Read details about these updates >


4/2/20 — STORIES:


4/1/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Alternative Routes for Metro Bus Riders Read details about these updates >

4/1/20 — STORIES:


3/31/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Council member Tammy Morales Hosting Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Crisis; King Council Approves $2.2M for Emergency Childcare for First Responders and Other Essential Workers During COVID-19 Crisis; New Modeling Reports Suggest Positive Impact of Social Distancing Measures on COVID-19 Epidemic, but More Progress Needed; Seattle Has New #SupportSmallBiz Map Read details about these updates >


3/31/20 — STORIES:


3/30/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling For Immediate Moratorium on Residential and Commercial Rent, Mortgage Payments; King County Extending First-Half Property Due Date to June 1 Read details about these updates >


3/30/20 — STORIES:


3/29/20 — STORIES:


3/28/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Army to Send 300 Soldiers to Staff Seattle Field Hospital Read details about these updates >


3/27/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Mayor Durkan To Issue Emergency Order to Fund Childcare for First Responders and Essential Workers; House Passes Emergency Relief Bill; City of Seattle Expands Resources for Those Experiencing Homelessness Read details about these updates >


3/27/20 — STORIES:


3/26/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Army Corps of Engineers Chief Says Areas of CenturyLink Field Could be Retrofitted for Medical Usage; Seattle Comes Together to Celebrate People on the Front Lines in #MakeAJoyfulNoise;Record Number of Unemployment Claims Due to Coronavirus; Senate Passes $2 trillion Emergency Relief Bill, Awaits House Vote Friday Read details about these updates >


3/26/20 — STORIES:


3/25/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

All King County Parks Are Closed; Essential Businesses Hiring During the Coronavirus Crisis in Washington; Senate to vote Wednesday on $2 trillion Coronavirus Bill Read details about these updates >


3/25/20 — STORIES:


3/24/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Guidance for Child Care & Early Learning Programs That Are Part of the “Essential workforce”; Trump Wants “Country Opened by Easter”; Seattle Urges Residents and Businesses to Continue to Visit Community Resource Page; UW Researchers to Study Resilience, Well-being Among King County Residents During Pandemic Read details about these updates >


3/24/20 — STORIES:


3/23/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Inslee Issues Stay-at-Home Order Read details about these updates >


3/23/20 — STORIES:


3/22/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

President Trump orders National Guard to Washington State; Seattle Public Schools TV to Begin Monday; Downtown Link Light Rail Tunnel Construction Concludes Read details about these updates >


3/22/20 — STORIES:


3/21/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Everett Mayor Tells Residents to Stay Home; King County Joins with Harborview Medical Center to Open COVID-19 Recovery Site for Unhoused Population; Seattle Temporarily Suspending Enforcement of 72-Hour Parking Violations, Booting and Towing … Read details about these updates >


3/21/20 — STORIES:


3/20/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Inslee Decides Against Shelter in Place; King County and City of Seattle Close Playgrounds and Sports Courts, Parks and Trails Users Directed to Follow Social Distancing Guidelines; King County’s Online “Marketplace” Connects Donors With People and Organizations in Need; King County Metro to Discontinue Fare Collections Beginning Saturday; City of Seattle to Provide Immediate Rent Relief for Nonprofit and Small Business Tenants Read details about these updates >


3/20/20 — STORIES:


3/19/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

No Shelter in Place Announcement From Inslee, Yet; Metro announces temporary service reductions starting Monday; Council Passes Emergency Legislation to Help Small Businesses, Provide Utilities Relief; Sound Transit to Temporarily Reduce Service on Link light rail, Sounder Trains, Some ST Express Routes; Seattle Designates COVID-19 Testing Site for First Responders, Conducted by First Responders; UW Advising Against Cherry Blossoms Visits Amid COVID-19 Outbreak; After Spike in Hiker Related Calls, King County Sheriff’s Office Issues Safe Practices; Trump: FDA Will Fast Track Anti-Viral Treatments for Coronavirus Patients; Hospital Workers Produce DIY Masks as Medical Supplies Dwindle Read details about these updates >


3/19/20 — STORIES:


3/18/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Inslee Announces Relief for Businesses, Workers, Renters and More in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak; Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill Providing Paid Leave to Small Fraction of U.S. Workers; Washington Safeways and Albertsons Will Reserve Time for “At-Risk” Shoppers; Durkan Signs Emergency Order to Temporarily Halt Evictions of Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations, Announces $1 Million Expansion of Small Business Stabilization Fund; White House Coronavirus Plan Could Send $2K to Many Americans; US and Canada Closing Border to Nonessential Travel; Washington Adopts New Guidelines for Unemployment Benefits Read details about these updates >


3/18/20 — STORIES:


3/17/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Durkan Announces Initial $1.1 Million Arts Recovery Package to Support Creative Workers and Arts and Cultural Organizations Impacted by COVID-19; King County Sheriff’s Office Will Not Execute Court Ordered Evictions; Amazon donates $50,000 in supplies for Kent facility in response to COVID-19; Trump Administration Looking Into Giving Cash to Americans Read details about these updates >


3/17/20 — STORIES:



3/16/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Gov. Jay Inslee Announces Temporary Shutdown of Restaurants, Bars, Theaters, and Clubs; Durkan Announcement: City Will Provide $5M in Grocery Vouchers to Families in Need; UW Medicine Rolls Out Soft Launch for Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing; King Co. Sheriff Announces Additional Measures to Increase Social Distancing for Public-Facing Services; They latest reports from Washington State Department of Health Confirms 904 Cases of Coronavirus in WA—48 Deaths Among Them … Read details about these updates >


3/16/20 — STORIES:


3/15/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Gov. Jay Inslee to Sign Emergency Order to Temporarily Shut Down Bars and Restaurants, Limit Crowds to 50 People Read details about these updates >


3/15/20 — STORIES:


3/14/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs Emergency Order to Place Temporary Moratorium on Residential Evictions; Columbia City Gallery Temporarily Closed; How to Hold Events With Fewer Than 250 People Read details about these updates >


3/14/20 — STORIES:


3/13/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Statewide School Closures Plus King County Library Closures; Durkan Announces Small Business Fund Read details about these updates >


3/13/20 — STORIES:


3/12/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Seattle Public Libraries to Close Temporarily; Gov. Jay Inslee Ordered K-12 Schools in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties Closed Through Late April; Events Capped at 250 attendees Says King County Health Officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin; Seattle Public Schools Announce District-wide Closure Beginning March 12; The Latest Health & Safety Guidelines From Seattle-King County Public Health … Read details about these updates >


3/12/20 — STORIES:


3/11/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

Coronavirus Has Become a Pandemic, WHO Says Read details about these updates >


3/10/20 — SEA./KING CO. PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES:

COVID-19: IFRC, UNICEF and WHO Issue Guidance to Protect Children and Support Safe School Operations Read details about these updates >


3/10/20 — STORIES:


3/6/20 — STORIES:

Editor’s note: Some articles below have been reprinted with permission.

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