Coronavirus Information

(Updated on 3/25/2020)

UHeights continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak closely. The safety, health and well-being of our community is our top priority, and with that in mind, we are now officially closed at least through April 6th (per the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order issued for Washington state).

In this time of social distancing, it is important that we continue to connect with our most vulnerable neighbors. Phone calls, texting, and emailing are not a risk!   Let’s continue to strengthen the social fabric that makes our community center such a vibrant and impactful place. 

What We Are Doing:

Although UHeights is closed to the public except for vital services like daycare, we are doing all we can to remain connected to our community and are actively pivoting our programming and initiatives to continue to be a resource. This includes:

  • Ensuring the building remains clean and safe for our childcare-providing resident organizations to continue to serve 55 little ones, with plans to expand services for another 100 children by April 1;

  • Implementing emergency childcare service for workers in healthcare, first response, grocery, delivery, and other high-need sectors in partnership with University Temple Children’s School (please fill out this preliminary intake form if this applies to you, and/or share it with others);

  • Hosting an expanded schedule of Northwest Share’s Free Vegetarian Food Truck, giving out free meals four times a week (Wed & Fri - 6 to 8 pm, Sat - 5:30 to 8 pm, and Sun - 12 to 2 pm);

  • Working with Bloodworks Northwest; due to new regulations, we cannot host a blood drive at UHeights but we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Bloodworks Northwest and go (potential blood donors are exempt from stay-at-home orders in Washington) donate blood to help replenish desperately low blood supplies in our region;

  • Moving online and expanding many of our programs, like Thursdays at 10 and Zumba, to help seniors and other community members stay connected and active;

  • Proceeding with the launch of our planned Safe Lot for people living in their cars, which we are concerned will become an increasingly common situation in the coming months. Please join us for a virtual community forum (previously postponed) about the Safe Lot on Thursday, April 2nd, from 5:30 - 7:30pm

  • Rapidly mobilizing to provide rent and utility relief for our resident organizations and small-business hourly renters, many of whom are in danger of permanently closing. 

We are available to answer questions and address any of your concerns, please reach out to us. Stay tuned to this page for info on UHeights policies and updates.

 

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