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Resources during COVID-19 Outbreak

Important Updates:

Vaccinated or not, masks are required inside the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. As vaccination rates go up, we are regularly reevaluating our policies. If you need masks, please ask at IFCB!

The list below is updated as we find additional resources. For any additional resources, questions or support, please call or text our social worker, Rebecca, at 206-395-9149 (cell) or email rebecca@issaquahfoodbank.org. 2-1-1 is also an excellent resource to find services in your area. 


Childcare

Assistance paying for childcare in King County for people affected by COVID-19 or essential workers. Income limits and more details here:

Financial Assistance

*PSE will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

*Disaster Cash Assistance is back! Apply at www.washingtonconnection.org.

*King County has put together of list of resources for COVID-19 specific financial assistance, including information about applying for unemployment

*Governor Jay Inslee extended the state eviction moratorium through September 30, 2021. No evictions for nonpayment of rent can go forward until July 1, 2021 at the earliest. Landlords may not issue 14-day pay or vacate notices for nonpayment of rent.
The moratorium applies to most living situations:

  • Lots/parcels (some motor home owners own the vehicle but lease the lot)
  • Transitional housing
  • Public lands – camping grounds

For advice on how to talk to your landlord about not being able to pay your rent, check out this Seattle Times article

Food

*Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
We have moved inside our building for food shopping! This will allow you to choose the food your family will use. We use a waitlist app or restaurant buzzers to allow people to remain outside or in their vehicle while waiting to shop. Once inside, social distancing is enforced and masks are required. For all the details, click here.

Food distribution schedule: (please note grocery delivery will happen during closed weeks)

June 21, 22, 23, 24

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of June 28

No shopping hours

July 6, 7, 8

OPEN Tuesday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required
CLOSED Monday, July 4

Week of July 12

No shopping hours

July 19, 20, 21, 22

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of July 26

No shopping hours

August 2, 3, 4, 5

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of August 9

No shopping hours

August 16, 17, 18, 19

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of August 23

No shopping hours

August 30, 31

September 1, 2

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of September 6

No shopping hours
Closed Monday for Labor Day

September 12, 14, 15, 16

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required

Week of September 20

No shopping hours

September 27, 28, 29, 30

OPEN Monday-Thursday 1-7pm
Masks Required


*King County map of free food resources!

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*DSHS/Food Stamp Updates

SNAP benefits (food stamps) will be increased 15% for everyone through June 2021. This increase will show up automatically on your EBT card. 

The Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) work requirements have been lifted - if your Food Stamp case was closed for not meeting work requirements, reapply today!

*Issaquah Community Meals (all at Community Hall in downtown Issaquah - 180 E Sunset Way)
Most meals are provided to-go:
Free hot dinner Monday-Saturday from 5-6pm, and Sunday from 4-5pm
Free lunch Thursday from 12-1pm

*Issaquah Senior Center
Weekday to-go lunch from noon-1pm. Suggested donation of $4.50 for 60 and older and $6.50 for under 60, but no payment is required (75 NE Creek Way) 

Healthcare

*Everyone 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine! Vaccines are free - either covered by your insurance or by federal funds. You should not be asked to pay for a vaccine, even if you do not have insurance.

*Free COVID-19 tests, regardless of immigration or insurance status. Many have appointment options to reduce wait times.

*What to do if you believe you have COVID-19 or have been exposed - this link has several local resources as well as national guidelines. 

*King County COVID-19 Call Center:
If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you're a healthcare provider with questions about COVID-19, contact the novel coronavirus call center: 206-477-3977. The call center will be open daily from 8am-7pm.

Housing

*The state eviction moratorium has been extended through September 30, 2021! You cannot be evicted or charged late fees for non-payment of rent (although you will still owe rent), and your landlord should not give you a 14 day pay or vacate notice for non-payment of rent. If you are having trouble with your landlord trying to evict you, make a complaint with the attorney general

*Shelter and Quarantine/Isolation Beds
King County has added shelter beds and increased spaces between the bed to allow for safe social distacing. These beds include emergency shelter, quarantine or isolation beds and recovery beds for people who don't need emergency medical care. Most of the shelter spaces are in Seattle, but the quarantine spaces are around the county, including one location in Issaquah. 

If you need help accessing shelter or quarantine/isolation beds, please call the King County hotline 206-477-3977. 

Legal Assistance

*Eastside Legal Assistance Program is continuing to serve clients with free legal assistance. 

*Information on civil and criminal legal resources, both in King County and in Washington State.

*Here is a list of COVID-19 resources in 40+ languages (links in document).

Transportation

*King County Metro is operating on a reduced schedule. Both King County Metro and Sound Transit are now charging fares.