Executive Constantine submits $87 million emergency COVID-19 budget for drive-through testing in South King County, housing, and childcare 

King County Executive Dow Constantine has transmitted an emergency supplemental budget to the King County Council for the fourth time since the COVID-19 outbreak. The $87 million proposal includes funding for new test sites, housing, and arts organizations. 

The $87 million emergency supplemental budget provides funds for one-time investments to help in the health and economy recovery of King County. 

Included in the budget is $11 million for at least two drive-through/walk-up testing sites in South and East King County that can provide 500-1,000 tests per day. Public Health – Seattle & King County will also partner with Community Health Centers to add testing sites capable of 200-500 per day in various locations for currently underserved communities. Read more.