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Free High-volume COVID-19 test site comes to King County’s Eastside - December 13, 2020

Summary: A new free COVID-19 test site will open at Bellevue College on Tuesday, December 15. Thi... [more...]

Mental Health Resources - December 01, 2020

Many of us are feeling the strain of the ongoing pandemic.  We encourage everyone to explore... [more...]

Updated Safe Start Requirements - November 16, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response t... [more...]

Sound Transit - South Bellevue Construction Alert - November 03, 2020

Sound Transit is on track to open 28 new stations over the next four years.  To learn more a... [more...]

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resources - March 04, 2020

King County is responding to the emergence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community and has act... [more...]

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Free High-volume COVID-19 test site comes to King County’s Eastside

December 13, 2020

Summary: A new free COVID-19 test site will open at Bellevue College on Tuesday, December 15. This site will expand COVID-19 testing on the Eastside and complement existing free test sites already in operation in Renton, Auburn, Tukwila, Federal Way, Des Moines, and Enumclaw.

Story:  Expansion of testing into the Eastside of King County

Starting this week, there will be a new option for convenient, free COVID-19 testing on the Eastside. A new site at Bellevue College will open on Tuesday, expanding efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in east King County and along the I-90 corridor. This will be the first free, high-capacity COVID-19 test site on the Eastside. This site will be free and open to anyone, regardless of insurance or immigration status.

If you have COVID-like symptoms or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19, Public Health – Seattle & King County urges you to avoid contact with others and get tested immediately. Stay home and away from others while you are waiting for test results.

The new test site is located at Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. Follow the signs to the entrance is on 148th Ave SE. Drive-thru and limited walk-up testing is available. The test site is available via the 221, 226, 228, 245, and 271 bus lines.

The test site will be open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., beginning Tuesday, December 15. People are strongly encouraged, but not required, to register for a testing appointment. Visit www.ichs.com/free-covid-19-testing/ for scheduling and registration. Visit www.kingcounty.gov/covid/sites to see information on all free test sites, including Bellevue College.

The test site will be operated by International Community Health Services (ICHS) and hosted by Bellevue College, with support from King County and the City of Bellevue.

Mental Health Resources

December 01, 2020

Many of us are feeling the strain of the ongoing pandemic.  We encourage everyone to explore this brief list of resources for help.

  • Crisis Connections provides many resources and support for anxiety, loneliness, recovery, and more. Language interpretation in more than 155 languages is available. Call 866-427-4747 or text HOME to 741741 for support.  
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides trained counselors and support for stress, anxiety and more. Support available 24/7, 365 days a year. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUS to 66746. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press "2" for bilingual support. Interpreters are available for 100 other languages.  
  • The Boys Town National Hotline is a free resource and counseling service that assists youth and parents 24/7, year round, nationwide. Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-448-3000, text VOICE to 20121, or email hotline@boystown.org to connect. 
  • King County's Department of Community and Human Services provides publicly funded mental health and substance use services to low-income people in need.  
  • Additional resources and mental health resources can be found on Washington State Coronavirus resources website.   

Updated Safe Start Requirements

November 16, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the country.  For the latest news from the Governor's office, visit:  https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/news-media

King County publishes Current COVID-19 Guidance on its website with details for workplaces, communities, schools, and residents in King County.

To protect staff, the Town of Beaux Arts Village remains committed to minimizing face-to-face interactions between staff and the public and to practicing the social distancing recommended by Public Health.  In support of this goal, public meetings will continue to be held remotely until Phase 3, when gatherings of more than five are allowed in our area.  Until in-person meetings resume, all remote public meetings will include an option for public participation by telephone, and each meeting agenda will include instructions for connecting remotely.

The Building Department continues to accept applications for new construction permits, to issue permits, and to require contractors to document their plans for maintaining a safe worksite.  To protect the safety of our residents and staff, no in-person application submittals will be accepted until further notice.  Please contact the Building Department for more information.

Please be assured that ALL emergency services, such as police and fire, remain active and in full force.  In addition, there are no impacts to utilities, including the Beaux Arts Water Department, at this time.

Sound Transit - South Bellevue Construction Alert

November 03, 2020

Sound Transit is on track to open 28 new stations over the next four years.  To learn more about locations and other news about ST's four-year plan, click here.

Visit Sound Transit's East Link Extension page for the more information about Sound Transit construction on the Eastside, including the South Bellevue travel corridor.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resources

March 04, 2020

King County is responding to the emergence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community and has activated the King County Emergency Operations Center to support Public Health, as well as to help coordinate the work of cities across King County.

Please visit our COVID-19 Special Notices / Information page for links to various websites that support these efforts and other useful information.

Most importantly, if you believe you have been exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Call your doctor – Do not go into the medical facility
  • Your doctor will make an assessment about next steps. If it is determined that you should be screened for COVID-19, your doctor will contact King County Public Health to make arrangements for screening.
  • Take all appropriate precautions.  If you are sick, stay home!  Wash your hands often, and do not touch your face.