King County and City of Seattle offering free hotel rooms to healthcare workers impacted by COVID-19
The free hotel program is no longer available as of June 19, 2020. Although its contract with the City of Seattle has ended, the Hotel Executive Pacific Seattle is offering a special rate for healthcare workers and first responders for the rest of the year. Please contact the hotel directly for rates and additional information.
King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci announced that the county reserved a block of rooms at Hotel 116 in Bellevue for healthcare workers who need a place to stay, free of cost, if they are concerned about COVID-19 exposure. In addition, the City of Seattle has rooms at Hotel Executive Pacific in Seattle. Our union is partnering with county and city officials to connect members who would benefit from this resource.
County and city leaders listened to concerns from healthcare workers who were having to choose between continuing to work and keeping our families and loved ones safe. The hotel rooms are available now at no-cost to caregivers.
Staying at Hotel 116 in Bellevue
- The Bellevue hotel rooms are for healthcare workers who are healthy and who have not tested positive for COVID-19.
- Caregivers who are COVID-19 positive or symptomatic pending test results can access King County isolation and quarantine rooms at a different facility – if you need this, please let us know and we can help you with booking or ask to be booked at the Seattle hotel below.
Staying at Hotel Executive Pacific in Seattle
- Healthcare workers who cannot stay at home to avoid further exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 positive household member or to avoid long commutes between lengthy shifts can stay at the Hotel Executive Pacific, as well as healthy workers with vulnerable household members, to mitigate the risks of unwittingly exposing them to COVID-19 in the absence of accessible testing.
- Exposed healthcare workers who need quarantine accommodations because they have been exposed to COVID-19 and cannot self-quarantine at home can stay at this hotel
- COVID-19 positive nurses and health care workers who are asymptomatic or with minor symptoms that do not require hospitalization but cannot quarantine at home can use this hotel to recover safely.
We thank Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci for their leadership during the crisis and for answering the call to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of frontline workers and our families.