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GENERAL RESIDENT INFORMATION

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Free COVID-19 Testing for People At High Risk

Free COVID-19 testing is now available from Public Health - Seattle & King County for people with symptoms of COVID-19 who are at highest risk for severe illness from the disease and don't have regular access to health care.

Symptomatic health care providers, workers in congregate care settings and people working in critical infrastructure occupations will also be served.

Where and when:

  • Downtown Public Health Center at 2124 4th Ave in Seattle.
  • No appointment needed. Walk up hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM.

This clinic will specifically serve people with symptoms in the following categories:

  • Individuals in high risk groups (e.g., elderly, underlying medical conditions, pregnant women, and people living homeless)
  • Healthcare workers or workers in congregate care settings (including: hospital, department of corrections, juvenile detention centers, mental/behavioral health clinics, long-term care facilities, permanent supportive housing and shelters)
  • People working in critical infrastructure occupations (e.g. congregate settings such as homeless shelters)

Please note: when you arrive, please remain at least 6 feet away from others. We may ask you to wear a mask while you are screened and awaiting testing.

For more information on COVID-19, visit   www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health

Tax Relief

King County Property Tax postponed

Individual residential and commercial taxpayers who pay property taxes themselves, rather than through their mortgage lender, can delay payment until June 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Banks and other financial institutions that pay property taxes on behalf of their lending customers will still need to meet the original April 30 deadline. Click on this link to learn more. here is the link for property tax extension

Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. For those who can't file by the July 15, 2020 deadline, the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request an extension to file their return.

Click here for more information. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/whats-hot

Make a donation

King County Regional Donations Connector web page is live. A news release was issued yesterday to explain this new service that matches donors of money, food, goods, and services with organizations in need of donations.

Blood Donations

Donating blood is a safe activity, and there is no risk of contracting coronavirus from the blood donation process.

Bloodworks Northwest has more information on coronavirus, who is eligible to donate blood, and donation locations. You can make an appointment for donating at a center or drive to minimize wait time.

The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. If you are healthy and feeling well, please make an appointment to donate this week by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1.800.733.2767).

Financial Resources for Consumers

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus. We will add to this list as more resources become available.

Rent or Mortgage Assistance

Assistance for Renters

On March 18, 2020 Governor Inslee announced a statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants for the next 30 days if the eviction is based solely on non-payment of rent.

Assistance for Homeowners

If you are a homeowner experiencing financial hardship directly or indirectly related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your mortgage is owned by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae, contact your loan servicer (the company listed on your mortgage statement) right away to discuss your options. Freddie Mac has directed its loan servicers to provide mortgage relief options which are described at this link. Fannie Mae has directed its loan services to provide mortgage relief options described at this link.

If you don’t have enough money to pay, contact your lender or landlord immediately. Help includes:

Student Loans Deferment

Student Loans. If you need help with your student loans, you may be able to temporarily suspend your payments by applying for a deferment or forbearance from the US Department of Education.

Paying Utilities

If you need help paying your utility bills, contact your service provider immediately. They may be able to offer financial assistance. In addition, the following service providers are taking the following steps:

The City of SeaTac....

Puget Sound Energy will not disconnect customers, will waive late fees, and offers payments plans.

The Utilities and Transportation Commission offers energy assistance programs.

The federal government also has assistance programs to help with telephone and heating bills.

Comcast is offering free WiFi hot spots, unlimited data, and no disconnects or late fees.

Food Assistance

If you’re looking for help feeding yourself or your family, visit the Food Lifeline website to find a partner food bank, food pantry, or hot meal program in your neighborhood. This food is free and available to you, even if you don’t qualify for SNAP or EBT.

Family Emergency Assistance Program

Washington State offers cash assistance to families with one-time financial hardships through programs under the Department of Social and Health Services. The Family Emergency Assistance Program is being expanded to include families without children.

Insurance Issues

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner has resources and information available for consumers who have insurance related questions.

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner – COVID-19 Resources Information from the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

If you have experienced sexual assault and need support, or if you would like more information about sexual violence, call King County Sexual Assault Resource Center’s 24-hour Resource Line at 888.99.VOICE or visit www.kcsarc.org/gethelp