Seattle Times posted this article saying the city was giving breaks on outstanding tickets and court fines.
“Failure to pay citations can trigger a hold on licenses and prevent them from being renewed. The state Administrative Office of the Courts says the state has 1.5 million “failure to appear” holds on record.”
Of course, this won’t prevent an arrest if you have outstanding warrants. However, if it is just a stack of old tickets that is keeping you from getting your license renewed, you might consider going in and seeing whether you can get the fines reduced or waived. Most courts are scheduling this process until the end of May.