SEATTLE (AP) _ Seattle will reinstitute paid parking on city streets as businesses continue to reopen during the COVID-19 outbreak.

KOMO reports that starting July 13, all metered street parking areas will begin at the base 50 cents/hour rate, which is the minimum rate allowed by city law.

In addition, parking enforcement will return to free areas that are limited by time. Authorities say that for the first two weeks of the return to paid parking the focus will be on voluntary compliance.

Officials say they will keep the rates at 50 cents an hour for at least a month to monitor parking activity and neighborhood occupancy.