Yesterday Governor Jay Inslee announced new statewide COVID-19 restrictions following a surge in infections and hospitalizations across Washington. More information on the new, statewide restrictions can be found here: https://fal.cn/3bBq1
During the first two weeks of November, Seattle had more than 1,550 residents diagnosed with the virus, which is nearly 20% of Seattle’s total cases since March 2020. The Seattle case count per 100,000 residents is more than five times higher than what it was at the end of the summer, rising from 40.8 cases per 100,000 residents to over 232 cases per 100,000 residents.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the @CityofSeattleGov has worked quickly to launch COVID-19 relief programs including rent relief, expanding shelter for people experiencing homelessness, grocery vouchers for working families, direct cash assistance for immigrants and refugees, and financial assistance to small businesses. Residents and businesses can find a list of existing COVID-19 relief resources here: https://fal.cn/3bBq2
The restrictions go into effect Monday, November 16 at 11:59 PM