COVID-19 Information & Updates
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Despite the pandemic, we are working to offer services the best we can. We are continuing the Hot Meal Program that serves our most vulnerable and mostly unsheltered neighbors, the work of the PNA Village that attends to elders aging in their own homes, and the launch of the PhinneyWood Business Community Connection online guide to support local businesses in light of COVID-19 distancing guidelines. Our Greenwood Senior Center is connecting with its members and our Whittier Kids childcare is serving our local essential workers free of charge.
WANT TO HELP?
- Donate to PNA’s Don’t Stop Believin’ Campaign and help the PNA recover from our losses, so that we may continue to serve our community.
- Support our local businesses with this guide of how you can best bolster our local economy- whether it’s take-out or gift cards.
- Buy Amazon wish list items for our Hot Meal Program, which has suffered a decrease in donated food and supplies due to COVID-19. (If you want to purchase a gift card for food items that Amazon won’t let us put on the wish list, use the email address [email protected], Thank you!)
- Contribute to our e-gift card drive. Gift cards will be distributed to our most vulnerable neighbors.
- Volunteer for our meal program or PNA Village senior services
- City of Seattle’s resource list by category (healthcare, utility bills, business, etc.)
- List of resources for North Seattle by category (compiled by Seattle Public Libary librarians)
- Financial Resources for those impacted in WA State
- FamilyWorks Food Bank (offering pre-packaged pick-up grocery bags)
- PNA Hot Meal Program (offering grab-and-go meals Mon, Tues, Wed) – all welcome.
- Food Resources (interactive map and printable)
- Seattle Public Schools Resources for families (School lunch)
- Neighborcare Health (offering health care services regardless of ability to pay; translation available)
- Free Internet for low-income families
- Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings
- Washington Resource List for Impacted Businesses and Workers
- L&I Insurance for quarantined healthcare workers & first responders
- Employment Security Benefits
- Assistance for Community Health and Human Service Providers
- King County Public Health Recommendations
- Guidelines While Schools Are Closed (King County)
- Health Insurance Information(Insurance Commissioner)
- Viruses Don’t Discriminate (King County)
- Coronavirus and Stigma (King County)
- Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands (CDC)
- Where to Wash (Your Hands)
- Computer Hygiene
Go to trusted sources for accurate information about the Coronavirus.
- King County Public Health: Coronavirus Disease 2019
- CDC: How to Protect Yourself
- WA State Dept. of Health: Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheets
- WHO: Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)
Keep up-to-date on the situation by checking these sites or signing up for their alert messaging.
- CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
- King County Public Health: Coronavirus Disease 2019
- WA State Dept. of Health: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)
- WHO: Coronavirus
July 2: Renting at PNA during COVID-19
PNA is now renting to a limited number of organizations and individuals that meet King County’s Phase 2 guidelines. At this time, our buildings will be operating at reduced hours and our rooms will be at reduced capacity. This means that the capacity for each room will be lower than what is currently listed on our website. We will not be able to accommodate all rentals until we return to normal operating levels.
We are following state guidelines to ensure the health and safety of renters and PNA staff. During Phase 2, this means we will require social distancing, regular hand washing and, with few exceptions, wearing cloth masks. Renters will need to screen attendees for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entering our buildings (and stay home / immediately go home if they feel or appear sick.)
Please make sure you or your group meets the King County guidelines listed at https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/safe-start.aspx. PNA will update our rental guidance as needed.
May 29: Help us help our neighborhood businesses
As you know, our community’s beloved small businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic due to closure and reduced operations. … As soon as the COVID-19 crisis hit, PNA’s Business Member Coordinator Chris Maykut started working tirelessly to support our business community and keep them informed. Now some businesses are giving back – with a pool of a $10,000 matching grant for all donations received by June 11.
May 12: An Update from the Board of Directors
These last few weeks have been hard ones for the PNA as well as for all of you, we’re sure. It is a new environment where our thoughts are constantly invaded by COVID-19, fear and stress for ourselves and our loved ones, and economic uncertainty. On top of that we are isolated from each other – this is clearly not the PNA way! Today we are writing to share our knowledge of several situations that have occurred in our community and how we are responding.
May 1: Update from our Executive Director, Dar’Nesha Weary
It’s been a big week for the PNA. Read this letter for updates from our Executive Director. Also, it’s time for GiveBIG, another opportunity to support the work and the future of the PNA and our community.
April 24: A message from our Board of Directors
Due to COVID-19, the loss of income from earned revenue sources has hit the PNA hard, leading to staff layoff and cutbacks. The Board of Directors is asking the community to help sustain the PNA.
April 6 COVID-19 Closure Update
Due to Governor Inslee’s extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the Phinney Center and the Greenwood Senior Center will remain closed through May 4. We will work to continue essential services during this time and monitor the latest information regarding COVID-19.
March 24 COVID Update: Phinney Center Closure
Due to Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, Phinney Neighborhood Association will extend the Phinney Center closure through at least Wednesday, April 8. We will work to continue essential services during this time and continue to monitor the latest information regarding COVID-19.
March 15 COVID-19 Update: All PNA Closure
From: Dar’Nesha Weary, Executive Director
Over the course of the past few weeks, the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s COVID-19 crisis management team has been daily monitoring and responding to the quickly evolving information and guidance regarding novel coronavirus in the Pacific Northwest. We have consulted the Center for Disease Control, Seattle-King County Public Health, and the Seattle Public Schools to review recommendations and have daily reassessed those recommendations in light of our threat matrices. We have also been in regular contact with members of our community and administrators at other local community centers, senior centers, Village service providers, and preschools.
While the Phinney Neighborhood Association does not have a current confirmed case of COVID-19, the Phinney Center will close to the public through at least Tuesday, March 31, and the Greenwood Senior Center will be closed to the public through at least Monday, April 13.
March 12 COVID-19 Update: Closed for Cleaning March 13 & Gift Card Drive
As a precautionary measure, the Phinney Center will be closed tomorrow, Friday, March 13, for deep cleaning and disinfecting, and the Greenwood Senior will close early. Starting today, we are also launching a gift card drive to support those most vulnerable in our community.
March 11 COVID-19 Update: Whittier Kids Closure
Per the agreement between the Seattle Public Schools and the PNA, the Whittier Kids Preschool and Before- and After-School Programs will close starting tomorrow, March 12. The Phinney Center remains open at this time and the Greenwood Senior Center will operate on reduced hours.
March 10, 2020 Important COVID-19 Update
As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus rapidly evolves, we want to keep you apprised of some changes to PNA’s schedule and activities, and how PNA is continually responding.
March 5, 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) shares your concerns about the rapidly evolving and expanding global novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, there are no cases of COVID-19 at PNA operated locations, nor any staff with symptoms.
March 2, 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
As many of you know, events surrounding the COVID-19 virus are evolving rapidly. The PNA continues to closely monitor the changing situation, both globally and locally. Please read this important message from our Executive Director, Dar’Nesha Weary, about how the PNA is responding to this situation.