News and Announcements

Building Update- June 4, 2020

We encourage tenants working in the building to actively monitor the news due to the dynamic nature of the demonstrations in Seattle.

June 4th Updates:
-Janitorial services will begin at 3:00PM for the janitorial team’s safety.  If you are working in your space, janitorial will return later to clean.

Building Update- June 3, 2020

As of this morning, we are aware of one planned demonstration today at 1:30pm starting at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill.

June 3rd Updates:
-Janitorial services will begin at 3:00PM today.
-Parking Garage gates will close at 7:00PM.  If your guests require access after that time, please use the security intercom at the entrance.

Building Update- June 2, 2020

We encourage tenants working in the building to actively monitor the news due to the dynamic nature of the demonstrations in Seattle.  One demonstration has already begun downtown heading towards Seattle Center.  We are aware of additional demonstrations today on Capitol Hill, Westlake and Alki Point at 3:00PM.

Due to the dynamic nature of these events, updates regarding building operations will be posted at www.unionsquareseattletenant.com.

June 2nd Updates:
-Last night, the building sustained minor damage including graffiti.  Our team spent the morning cleaning up the building.
-Janitorial services will begin at 3:00PM for the janitorial team’s safety.  If you are working in your space, janitorial will return later to clean.
-Parking Garage gates will close at 3:30PM.  Guests who need access to the garage should use the security intercom at the entrance and we can provide access.

Update on Weekend Protests

This past weekend, One and Two Union Square sustained minor damage including some broken glass and graffiti.  Our team worked rapidly Saturday night to cover the broken glass, and on Sunday continued to board up all of our retail windows on Sixth Avenue and Union Street as a precautionary measure for any future activity this week.  Additionally, the building was already in a restricted access level due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and remains so.

We encourage tenants working in the building to actively monitor the news, as these events can rapidly change.  We are aware of another demonstration planned for this afternoon, June 1, 2020 at 3:00PM at Westlake Park.

Please note that our janitorial crew will start cleaning today at 3:00PM.  If there are people working in your office, they will wait to clean your space.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tenant Services at 206.623.4567 or unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

The Downtown Seattle Association Needs Your Help!

Our friends at the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) are conducting a COVID-19 Business and Nonprofit Outlook Survey.  They are looking for businesses of all sizes to complete the survey as this survey will help inform Downtown Seattle Association policy, advocacy, and our collective understanding of the impact of the coronavirus on different Seattle industries and perspectives on re-opening. It is intended for organizations of any size or industry. The survey is also for any business in Seattle, not just downtown. The DSA plans to repeat this survey over the course of the coming months.

The information gathered will be aggregated and any attribution to a specific business or individual will be held confidential. Please note that only one response per company is needed.  Access the survey here.

 

You Can Still Donate Blood: At a Bloodworks Donor Center.

Due to restrictions enacted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Bloodworks has made a decision to continue the “pause” on all mobile blood drives for the month of June.
We have had to cancel the blood drive date for One and Two Union Square on Tuesday, June 23rd.   A significant and necessary step to ensure the safety of our staff, donors and the community.

These essential measures have taken away the usual setting for mobile blood drives that account for 60% of collections (equivalent to 34,000 units since March 1st).  With hospitals preparing to re-start surgeries, organ transplants and cancer treatments, that were suspended in March, donors are needed now, and in the coming months. Patient needs and requests from Bloodworks’ healthcare partners are rising quickly, and could reach pre-COVID levels as early as next week before the blood supply is ready.
Please see press release: https://www.bloodworksnw.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/press-release-surgeries-resume_may-6-2020.pdf

If you are looking for a way a help in this pandemic, you still can!

To meet ongoing community needs, donors are also encouraged to make an appointment at one of Bloodworks Donor Centers by appointment only to keep everyone safe throughout the donation process. Additionally, we’ve spaced out Center appointments, are not accepting walk-in donations at this time, and no one under age 16 is permitted on-site. These measures ensure adequate social distancing and a safe, controlled experience at our centers for all donors and staff. That means it’s even more important for donors to schedule their appointments for the coming months to ensure blood will always be available. If you need assistance in booking your appointment at a Center, email us or call 800-398-7888. You may also schedule online.

Bloodworks has also been able to schedule some Pop Up Centers in the area to accommodate donors that wish to help.  While the staff work on mobile drives, they come into close proximity with each other during the set up and break down and driving together to the site. Having the same location over a period of a week or more, limits the need to be in close contact to each other.  

Appointments are going fast for our Pop Up Centers! Please schedule online below:

Pop Up Center for Seattle Mariners, Inside Ellis Pavilion at T-Mobile Park.  Dates available in May.
Free parking, follow signs!

Please make an appointment that is convenient for you:  https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=0243

Blood drives by appointment only and no one under the age of 16 is permitted on-site.

Pop Up Center for West Seattle Community – Combat Arts Academy of Seattle – Dates available in May
5050 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Please make an appointment that is convenient for you: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=437B

Blood drives by appointment only and no one under the age of 16 is permitted on-site.

Pop Up Center for Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Angel Of The Winds Arena Everett – Dates available in May
2000 Hewitt Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
Third Floor Grand Ballroom

Please make an appointment that is convenient for you: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=496B

Blood drives by appointment only and no one under the age of 16 is permitted on-site.

Pop Up Center for ThinkSpace – Redmond – Dates available in May
8201 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

First Floor Meeting Room
Please make an appointment that is convenient for you: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=498B

Blood drives by appointment only and no one under the age of 16 is permitted on-site.

Pop Up Center at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship – Dates available in May.

2053-152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
1st Floor, Large Multipurpose Room

Please make an appointment that is convenient for you:  https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=469B

Blood drives by appointment only and no one under the age of 16 is permitted on-site.

Blood donation remains a safe and essential activity and is encouraged under the stay-at-home order. Donating blood plays a key role in public health emergencies and patient care.

Bloodworks has posted information addressing questions and concerns for blood donors at bloodworksnw.org/coronavirus and information about who can donate.
Blood donation takes about an hour from registration to post-donation refreshment.

 

 

Coronavirus Update- May 4, 2020

We want Union Square to be a healthy place to do work; and, accordingly, we want to encourage social distancing when you are in One and Two Union Square.  We ask that you follow the guidelines below:

  1. Practice Social Distancing: Keep at least six feet apart at all times possible. This may not be possible when using an elevator, so we will be limiting elevator occupancy as noted below.
  2. Wear a Mask: Wear a mask when in public spaces, especially in the restrooms and elevators.
  3. Restrooms: Practice social distancing and wear a mask. Please limit the number of people using the restroom at one time to three people (if social distancing allows), and only use the restroom on your floor.  Wash your hands in warm water with soap for at least 20 seconds. Use a paper towel or your sleeve to open and close the restroom doors.
  4. Stay Home: Stay home if you are sick, or believe you, someone you have interacted with or live with, may have been exposed to Coronavirus.
  5. Elevators: Please use the new elevator queueing lines to enter and exit the elevators. Pay close attention to the signage in the lobbies which will help guide you to your destination.  Please limit elevators to three people at a time, and wait for the group in front of you to load/unload to/from the elevators before calling and boarding the next elevator.  Keep six feet between you and the person in front of you while in line.  Wear a mask when using the elevators, and stand in the corners of the elevator cab.  When leaving your floor, do not board an elevator with more than two people.  Wait for the doors to close, then call another elevator.

Entrances to Elevators:

Two Union Square:

  • Low-Rise (Floors 4-22): Enter the elevators through the line in the southeast corner (Cortina Café side) of the main lobby
  • Mid-Rise (Floors 23-39): Enter the elevators through the line in the southeast corner (Cortina Café side) of the main lobby
  • High-Rise (Floors 40-56): Enter the elevators through the line in the west side of the lobby above the grand staircase

Do not enter the elevators from the north side of the elevator banks in the main lobby (the security desk side).  This side is for exiting only during business hours

*After-Hours, entry and exit will both be through the south side of the elevator bank, as usual.

One Union Square:

  • High-Rise (Floors 21-36): Enter using the queue for the high rise as indicated by signage.
  • Low-Rise (Floors 3-20): Enter using the queue for the low rise as indicated by signage.
  1. Lobbies: Lobby seating has temporarily been removed and/or roped off for your safety. Please keep moving while in the lobby areas; do not loiter.
  2. Hand Washing: Please wash your hands with soap and water frequently, or use hand sanitizer provided in the building lobbies.
  3. Use Good Health Practices: Consider using your sleeves, elbow or gloves to open and close doors, call elevators, etc. Sneeze into your elbow and away from others.  You may want to wear gloves.
  4. Regular Cleaning: Wipe down high touch surfaces in your office multiple times a day using an approved cleaner.
  5. Guests: Please limit guests to essential guests only. Guests and tenants without access cards should use security intercoms for access.  These are located:
  • One Union Square Main Lobby
  • 7th Avenue Drive Thru Entry
  • East Garage Elevators (by Convention Center) Entry

Each of these locations have an intercom which can be used to call security, who can remotely let guests into the building.  We have signage in place so it is clear to guests where these entries are, and how to use the intercoms.  The parking garage will also remain open for essential building guests and tenants.

  1. Report Coronavirus Cases: Please continue to report any confirmed Coronavirus cases to our Senior Property Manager, Mick Newell at mnewell@waholdings.com
  2. Consider Remote Working Opportunities: Consider remote working opportunities when possible to promote social distancing.

While many tenants have been working from home, janitorial has shifted some of their focus to sanitization of high touch areas within tenants’ spaces, in addition to base services outlined in your lease.  To schedule a deeper clean of your Lease Premises, please contact Tenant Services at unionsquareservice@waholdings.com or 206.623.4567.

We will keep you updated should there be any further updates.  Thank you for partnering with us as we move into this next phase of our efforts to keep Union Square healthy, and work together as a community in response to the Coronavirus pandemic!

Union Square Goes Blue!

Two Union Square is going blue to show our support for those who are on the front lines in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.  Thank you!

Coronavirus Update March 24, 2020

Per Governor Inslee’s order on ­­­­March 23, 2020, only employees from essential businesses are permitted to continue to work at their offices.  Union Square remains open for essential businesses and activities at this time.  Due to the importance of this directive, we encourage only those that need to come to the building to continue to do so as we work together to flatten the curve, and shorten the impacts of Coronavirus.

For more information regarding essential businesses and activities, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Mick Newell, Senior Property Manager at mnewell@waholdings.com or 206.613.5318, or Tenant Services at unionsquareservice@waholdings.com or 206.623.4567.

We will keep you updated should there be any further updates.  Thank you for partnering with us to keep Union Square healthy, and working together as a community in response to the Coronavirus pandemic!

Coronavirus Update March 23, 2020

In an effort to keep our building security team healthy as the number of Coronavirus infections in Seattle grows, we will be updating entry procedures for guests to One and Two Union Square.  This is in an effort to continue our policy of social distancing for the security team.

Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, essential guests and tenants without access cards will still be permitted, but they will need to use one of the following entrances to the buildings.  Please note the Two Union guest entries are different than those previously used in our restricted access policy:

  1. One Union Square Main Lobby
  2. 7th Avenue Drive Thru Entry
  3. East Garage Elevators (by Convention Center) Entry

Each of these locations have an intercom which can be used to call security, who can remotely let guests into the building.  We will be placing new signage so it is clear to guests where these entries are, and how to use the intercoms.  The parking garage will also remain open for essential building guests and tenants.

Tenants can continue to use the access card readers at this time.  Please note that if you are a One Union Square tenant, your card will only in work on a One Union Square card reader, and Two Union Square tenants can only use Two Union Square card readers.

We also wanted to notify you that we have received notification of two additional positive Coronavirus cases in the buildings.  In both of these situations, the tenants on the floors impacted were directly notified via telephone or email and janitorial performed a deep sanitation cleaning of these floors.  We will continue to notify tenants on impacted floors as we receive word of more cases.

We will keep you updated should there be any further updates.  Thank you for partnering with us as we move into this next phase of our efforts to keep Union Square healthy, and work together as a community in response to the Coronavirus pandemic!