City Council Statement on COVID-19 Related Discrimination

The Tukwila City Council is troubled by reports of anti-Asian rhetoric and bias emerging since the outbreak of COVID-19.  As outlined in Resolution 1970, we are committed to leading a diverse, tolerant and welcoming community and we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind.

We denounce COVID-19 related misnaming, blaming, or harassment based upon race, immigration status, ethnicity, physical ability, socioeconomic status or religion.

We urge all community members to help stop the spread of misinformation and stay current through reputable sources such as  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the WA State Department of Health, and Public Health – Seattle & King County.

We ask community members who observe or experience hate crimes to call 911, and to report incidents of discrimination to the Washington State Human Rights Commission.

We are united in our resolve that everyone in our community is deserving of respect and safety as our community works through this pandemic together.