Emergency shelter opens in Seattle over weekend due to poor air quality

Emergency shelter opens in Seattle over weekend due to poor air quality
(King County Department of Community and Human Services)

SEATTLE — The Salvation Army, in partnership with Seattle and King County, opened an emergency shelter due to the unhealthy air quality from wildfire smoke.

The shelter is located at 1065 Sixth Ave. South in the SODO district and will operate 24 hours daily until Monday morning.

Officials said it has the capacity to hold 77 people and will follow all public health recommendations to prevent COVID-19 transmissions. Face coverings will be provided to guests and staff.

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To find out more, you can visit https://northwest.salvationarmy.org/.