COVID-19 Community Response Fund

On March 10, 2020, the King County Council approved a suite of emergency legislation proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine to aid in the county’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The final package included $1 million for the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to provide flexible resources for engagement and outreach toContinue reading “COVID-19 Community Response Fund”

How to Donate During Crisis

March 23-Puget Sound Fire has been receiving questions about how to donate to support the efforts surrounding the Covid -19 outbreak.   We appreciate the incredible community that is so willing to pitch in and help take care of each other. To streamline operations, we are referring all donations (and request) to the King County RegionalContinue reading “How to Donate During Crisis”

Changes to Permitting Services

March 26-As of March 27, 2020, the City of SeaTac Permit Center is closed for permit applications, resubmittals and issuance, except those needed for emergency home repairs or to serve those functions that are consistent with Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Appointments need to be made in advance in order to apply or pickContinue reading “Changes to Permitting Services”

Governor Inslee announces the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

March 23-Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a Stay at Home, Stay Healthy order in Washington state which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except for people: Pursuing an essential activity, like shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment. Getting takeout food. (Food deliveries alsoContinue reading “Governor Inslee announces the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.”

Puget Sound Fire Weekly Emergency Incident Report for March 8-14

Pictured is the new Engine 383 that went into service this past Sunday providing service in Maple Valley/KCFD 43. Each week Puget Sound Fire will post the number of emergency responses for the previous week (Sunday to Saturday) along with the year-to-date total.Total: 535EMS/Rescue: 432False Call: 41Fire: 15Good Intent: 33Hazardous Conditions: 7Service: 6Other: 1Annual Total:Continue reading “Puget Sound Fire Weekly Emergency Incident Report for March 8-14”

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 16- Key Points Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others cause illness in certain types of animals. Coronaviruses that infect animals can become able to infect people, but this is rare. We do not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).Continue reading “Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”

Childcare During School Closure

March 18-Highline Schools will provide basic childcare for a limited number of Highline students in grades Pre-K through 5, starting Wednesday, March 25. Children must be currently enrolled in a Highline school. Childcare services will be provided 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays at each of the following sites: Midway Elementary White Center Heights ElementaryContinue reading “Childcare During School Closure”

Meals for Students During School Closure

March 13- Starting Monday, March 16, Highline Schools will distribute meals to students at several of our schools.  Meals are free to every Highline student and children 18 years or younger. Registration is not required. There are no forms to fill out and no names are written down.  A list of site locations is below.Continue reading “Meals for Students During School Closure”

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham on Operational Updates

MARCH 18, 2020 — Less than one week ago, the 2020 Census fully kicked off, and invitations continue to arrive in mailboxes across the nation.  As of this morning, more than eleven million households have responded. America is stepping up to shape our future and ensure families and communities are counted. Beginning today, in support of guidance on what weContinue reading “U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham on Operational Updates”