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Stay Home, Stay Healthy

All residents should stay home and avoid non-essential contact. When you must go out, limit your trips and stay six feet apart from others.

Washington State is following a phased reopening to resume business, recreational and social activities.

While King County does not yet meet the state’s criteria to enter Phase 2, it is currently applying to the state for a modified Phase 1 to allow limited or modified openings for many businesses and personal activities.

If a modified Phase 1 is approved, the changes won’t happen all at once, as it will take time for a business to order supplies, hire back staff and set up for less capacity. Stay tuned for further updates.

Directive to Wear Face Coverings

Public Health – Seattle & King County issued a directive, which started May 18, to wear face coverings in most public settings.

Everyone is strongly urged to wear face coverings in places such as:

  • Stores that sell food and beverages (including: grocery stores, pharmacies, corner stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, big box stores that sell groceries, and similar places that sell food).
  • Retail stores (including: convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair shops, hardware and home improvement stores, garden stores that sell supplies for growing food, office supply stores, and home appliance stores).
  • Restaurant take-out and food businesses. Employees who prepare, carry out, and deliver food must wear masks.
  • Cannabis shops and stores that sell dietary supplements.
  • Tobacco and vapor shops.
  • Buses, light rail, and other forms of public transportation.

Learn more, and read a full FAQ, online.

Mayor’s Messages

  1. COVID-19 Overview
  2. What to do if you are ill
  3. City closures
  4. Parks and Trails
  5. county facility

stand-6-feet-apartPer Public Health – Seattle & King County, everyone, even people who are young and healthy, must stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. You should:

  • Stay at home and avoid all non-essential contact with others.
  • Limit trips for groceries, gas and other essentials.
  • If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times.

Discrimination based on ethnicity or ancestry will make the situation worse. Having Chinese ancestry – or any other ancestry – does not make a person more vulnerable to this illness. Coronavirus doesn’t recognize race, nationality nor ethnicity.

Additional updates are available from Public Health — Seattle & King County, Washington State Department of Health and the federal CDC.