COVID-19 March 30 Update
SODO Businesses and Our Community
While we will continue to share information with updates, resources and news about COVID-19 in our region, today we wanted to share some good news in SODO and some of the great things our SODO businesses are doing. We are so impressed to see all the awesome ways SODO is helping out in these time difficult times. Keep it up! We are here to support you in anyway we can.
In this email you will find information about Sounders FC Coronavirus Relief Fund, Northwest Harvest’s continued hard work to feed communities in need, Century Link’s Field Hospital, and more ways businesses are stepping up!
Today, the City of Seattle launched their new #SupportSeattleSmallBiz map to help residents find and order from open restaurants, bars, cafes, and breweries in their community. Check it out HERE and support businesses in SODO and other Seattle neighborhoods.
Thank you and please do not hesitate to reach out!
Sounders FC launches coronavirus relief fund, with $500,000 investment
In an effort to help local communities as they struggle with the adverse impacts brought on by COVID-19, Seattle Sounders FC announced that it is launching a relief fund, with an initial investment of $500,000 from Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer.
The fund will primarily target neighborhoods surrounding CenturyLink Field including SODO, Pioneer Square and the Chinatown-International District. More information to come!
Check it out!
Northwest Harvest SODO Community Market OPEN
Last week KIRO7 News reported on the hard work Northwest Harvest SODO Community Market continues to do through the COVID-19 crisis. Their goal is to get nutritious food to those who need it and ensure that no one goes hungry in Washington during this pandemic. If you or anyone you know – at ANY age – needs groceries or meals at no charge, please come to Northwest Harvest’s SODO Community Market at 1915 4th Ave S in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood. You can pick up pre-bagged produce, prepared foods, and shelf-stable groceries right at the door – no need to enter the grocery area. All are welcome and no ID is required.
They are in urgent need of healthy volunteers. Serving Northwest Harvest and our community at this time is a personal decision. They encourage volunteers to make choices based on what is best for their well-being. It is OK to stay home. To learn more email firstname.lastname@example.org
Request for Personal Protective Equipment
The Mayor’s Office is partnering with Goodwill Industries, Labor union partners, Public Health–Seattle & King County, and the Washington State Department of Health to coordinate the collection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for distribution to those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak.
They have set up a survey site (HERE) to solicit donations–supplies needed at this time include new and unused N95, P100 and surgical masks, gloves, disposable gowns, eyewear, and more.
Upon receiving a donation through the survey form, City employees will follow up with the donor to determine the best route for drop-off or pick-up of donations. All supplies collected will be relocated to a centralized facility in the SODO neighborhood provided by a private company as a collection point. If you have any additional questions about the City’s effort, you can reach out at PPEdonations@seattle.gov.
U.S. Army Brings Field Hospital to Seattle to Help Reduce Burden on Local Hospitals
Field Hospital Arrives After Calls for Urgent Action by Mayor Durkan and Governor Inslee
Seattle (March 27, 2020) – Following calls for a military hospital from Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Governor Jay Inslee, the US Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA has agreed to deploy a military field hospital at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center to assist the region’s hospitals. 300 soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital from Fort Carson, Colorado have deployed to Seattle to staff the hospital, which is expected to create at least 150 hospital beds for non-COVID-19 cases.
Port of Seattle to make Terminal 46 Available to Support U.S. Army Field Hospital
“In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, The Port of Seattle and The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) will make sections of Terminal 46 available for trailers, container equipment and storage needs in support of the U.S. Army’s Field Hospital 10, which is to be setup this coming week at Century Link Exhibition Center. The NWSA’s approved licensee to operate cargo operations at T-46, Foss Maritime, is uniquely situated and qualified to work with military, hospital, health, and other stakeholders to provide the necessary services as requested. We greatly value the opportunity to work with all entities to protect the health and safety of our region during this time of crisis. The temporary hospital facilities will be for Non-COVID patients.”
— Commissioners John McCarthy and Peter Steinbrueck, Port commission presidents and co-chairs of The Northwest Seaport Alliance
SODO in the Community
Living Computers: Museums + Labs
To support learning at home, Living Computers is proud to offer online computer science educations resources for students, teachers, and families.
Check it out here!
SODO Distilleries Produce Hand Sanitizer for Community
Glass Distillery has dedicated 100% of their production capacity for producing alcohol as a sanitization product. They will continue to provide 1 and 2 ounce bottles of hand sanitizer for FREE to the general public.
Check it out!
For now, Westland is no longer a whiskey distillery. They are dedicating themselves exclusively to the production of hand sanitizer indefinitely, for as long as the community needs us, be that days, weeks, or months.
Click Here for more information