Our Renton Weekly

Our Renton Weekly
Posted on 11/10/2020
Our Renton Weekly

Our Renton Weekly contains news and information about city events, activities, and initiatives. It is emailed to subscribers every week.

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Our Renton Weekly cover for November 17, 2020

Our Renton Weekly for November 17, 2020  


Drive-thru PPE distribution, Tuesday & Thursday, Nov. 17 & 19

Renton Chamber of Commerce is distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) this week for Renton residents and small businesses. The first distribution was Monday and there are two events remaining. Pickup will be at the Chamber office (625 S. 4th St.) on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Please pre-register.

Virtual Trivia for Tues, November 17

"Touchdowns & Trivia," Tuesday, Nov. 17

Grab your favorite jersey and put on your game face for a fun evening of trivia from the comfort of your couch. “Touchdowns & Trivia” on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. will test you on all things football and Seahawks! Play by yourself or with your quaran-team. Compete for a chance to win a variety of prizes and to be crowned Renton’s Trivia Champion. Presented by City of Renton Neighborhood Program, Recreation & Neighborhoods Division and TriviaHub! Register for the Zoom information. Participants will be placed in a waiting room until 6:30.

Renton LIVE! in Spanish this week

Renton LIVE! Wednesday, Nov. 18. En español esta semana!

Renton LIVE! is an online variety show packed with community updates and entertainment that can put a smile on your face. This week's episode on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m., will be all in Spanish. Co-hosts Ruth Pérez (Renton City Council President) and McKenzie Lord (Señorita Kenzie's Spanish) will chat with a variety of Renton's business leaders.

Connect with Ted Rodriguez and Veronica Rodriguez Medina, owners of Torero's, one of Renton's favorite Mexican restaurants; and check in with one of Renton's favorite police officers, Sgt. John Awai, to learn about his outreach in the community. Business and community leader Marija Spasikova will also discuss services and resources in home finance and tax support. Renton LIVE! is produced by the Renton Chamber of Commerce and streamed live on their YouTube channel or Facebook page.

CommUNITY Conversations with the DESC team

CommUNITY Conversations with Renton Chamber, Thursday, Nov. 19 

Renton Chamber's other virtual series, "CommUNITY Conversations: Breaking Down Barriers & Understanding Perspectives," airs next on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. Participants will be a part of conversations between the team at DESC De-Intensification Shelter, business owners, employees, neighbors and community members. Space is limited, so make sure you register. Priority is given to those neighborhoods and businesses adjacent to the shelter.

Clothing Drive at Renton Chamber of Commerce

Cold Weather Clothing Drive, Friday, Nov. 20

Renton Chamber of Commerce (625 S 4th St.) is hosting a Cold Weather Clothing Drive on Friday, Nov. 20. Help keep our community warm by donating adult, teen and children’s coats, hats, gloves, socks, winter boots, blankets and hand warmers. Drive-through drop-off hours are 1:30–2:30 p.m. and 5–6 p.m. Walk-in drop-off hours are 2:30–5 p.m. (masks required.)

If you have items to donate but cannot make the provided times, please reach out to the Chamber at info@gorenton.com.

Age-Friendly Community Survey

Age-Friendly Renton Community Survey closes Friday, Nov. 20

The Age-Friendly Community Survey ends Nov. 20. If you haven't completed it, please take the time to do so. Your input is greatly valued as we plan resources for our older adults to engage in social, civic and educational activities. Our designation as an "Age-Friendly City" by AARP is just the beginning of our work.

Go to rentonwa.gov/seniorsurvey to take the survey. It covers housing, transportation, outdoor spaces and services. Survey results will help guide policies for all our residents and it takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Email recreation@rentonwa.gov to request a printed copy in English, Spanish or Vietnamese.

Age Friendly Renton Senior Virtual Talks

Virtual Talks for Seniors: COVID-19 Updates, Tuesday, Nov. 24

Age-Friendly Renton Virtual Talks continue on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom. This week the discussion involves COVID updates for seniors. Anne Shields, MHA, RN from Public Health Seattle & King County, will highlight the wellness and resiliency resources that help lessen the impacts of COVID-19 in King County. Register at rentonwa.gov/register using code 9383 to reserve your spot. For help, call 425-430-6633.

Free student meals from Renton School District

District's free meal service for all students extended through 2020-2021 school year

All Renton School District families will continue to have access to free breakfast and lunch meals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the free meal program through this school year, allowing the district to continue serving nutritious meals to ALL children at no charge regardless of income.

Grab and go meals are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parents can pick up without children present (must provide student names/ID numbers). Please pre-order to ensure there are enough meals for everyone. Under “Pre-order meals,” select the date you will pick up and fill out the form. Several pickup locations are listed online, and you will indicate your choice on the order form.

KCLS online programs

King County Library System online resources and events

If you’re looking to stay connected and engaged while indoors this fall and winter, check out King County Library System’s programs for all ages. The wide variety of events and resources include Weekly Sing-Alongs, Tech Tutors, Study Zone Plus for Grades K-5, Career Transition Prep, Small Business Counseling “Navigating COVID-19,” ESL Classes, Author Talks, Lectures and Conversations and much more. Most events require registration.

Washington State case rise

New state-wide restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise dramatically

On Sunday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions in response to a rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in Washington. He said that Sunday, November 15 was the most dangerous public health day in the last 100 years of our state’s history.
The following restrictions will take effect statewide starting at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 16 (unless noted) and continue through Dec. 14:
  • Indoor gatherings with people outside the household will be prohibited unless they quarantine for 14 days prior to the social gathering–or quarantine for seven days prior to the gathering and receive a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 48 hours before the gathering.
  • Outdoor gatherings are limited to no more than five people.
  • Starting at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 18, restaurants and bars are closed for indoor service; to-go services and restricted outdoor dining is allowed.
  • In-store retail, grocery stores and personal services are limited to 25% of occupancy and must close any congregate areas.
  • Religious services will be limited to 25% indoor capacity or 200 people, whichever is less; choirs, bands or ensembles are prohibited from performing. Wedding and funeral ceremonies can go on with limited attendance, but receptions of any size are prohibited indoors.
  • Indoor service will be closed at all fitness facilities and gyms, and youth and adult amateur sporting activities are limited to outdoors and only with facial coverings.

All K-12/higher education, childcare and courts/court-related proceedings are exempt from the new restrictions.

Mayor Pavone with the Renton City Council

City Council Update


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