COVID-19 has significantly changed the way we all work, and construction is no exception. Jobsite safety as we know it has changed significantly over the past year. The state of Washington and the City of Seattle have both published site safety requirements to manage exposure to COVID-19. These requirements should be read and understood by contractors, and necessary site safety should be in place during construction activity onsite.
Limited Inspections Per Governor’s Stay at Home Order
On March 25, Governor Inslee issued a Construction Guidance Memo. In response, SDCI is reducing our inspection services to only those that support construction activity that is deemed essential.
SDCI Closes Customer Service Areas
As of Monday, March 16, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections has modified the way our services are provided and closed the Applicant Services Center, Public Resource Center, and 19th floor reception area until further notice [or until date].
2020 Emergency Fund for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
To mitigate barriers to capital for Seattle’s most vulnerable businesses, the City of Seattle will commit approximately $1.5 million in one-time Community Development Block Grant funds.