Doing our part to support a healthy Seattle

Image via Governor Jay Inslee’s March 30, 2020 Tweet: UW medical staff enjoying lunch provided by music artist, Lizzo.

We’re committed to delivering a transportation system that keeps our city thriving and supports healthy living.

The health of people living in Seattle and beyond is of utmost importance to us. At the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we focus on providing healthy options for travel and building infrastructure to support the overall well-being of our city, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

In the coming months, we’ll be sharing stories on our blog about some of our mission critical and essential SDOT staff who are working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll hear stories of our teammates who are providing essential services to keep us moving, informed, and meet the (life essential) need.

It is quite fitting that this year’s World Health Day, celebrated yesterday, honored nurses and midwives.

We’re incredibly grateful for all healthcare professionals who are making enormous sacrifices to keep us safe and healthy. 

As our city fights the COVID-19 pandemic, we heard from Seattle area hospitals on the need to allow their staff to park on-street near their facilities. We responded and implemented free parking for our healthcare professionals. This solution gives healthcare workers another option to get to work, reduce their exposure to COVID-19, and helps facilitate different work schedules.

During a time when we’re often thinking about health, both our own and our communities’, it’s important to stay connected. Virtually reach out to a loved one, a friend, or a neighbor and remind them they are loved.

We’re thankful for the sacrifices everyone is making to keep our communities safe. Stay tuned for stories from essential SDOT staff.