Updates Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The City of Sedro-Woolley has been closely tracking the quickly evolving situation surrounding the Coronavirus or COVID-19. We continue to follow the guidance of the Skagit County and the Centers for Disease Control. We understand the important role that the City of Sedro-Woolley plays in helping to keep our community members safe.
Skagit County Public Health is your primary source of information for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please visit their website for the latest information:
MASKS ARE CURRENTLY OPTIONAL FOR ALL ENTERING CITY FACILITIES
In an effort to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and promote public health, masks may be worn at City facilities where social distancing is not possible.
The following are additional measures we have taken:
- All City parks and public restrooms are open at this time.
- All City Council and Planning Commission Meetings will be held with a virtual option for participating with the free Zoom web meeting application. Meeting details can be found on the Council Meetings and Planning Commission Meetings pages.
- Although our offices are now open to the public, we encourage alternate options for payment and service.
- You can pay your bill over the phone by calling 360-855-1661, you can pay online through our Bill Pay page, or you can drop off a payment to our Utility Drop Box outside of City Hall.
- Many facilities can now be reserved online from our Facilities & Reservations
- Applicants may submit permit applications in person, electronically or by mail. To apply for a building or land use permit, please email Nicole McGowan at email@example.com to receive full details on how to apply.
For those of you that are looking for additional resources on the subject, here are a few of the sites providing information and guidance:
Emergency management: https://mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-division
Skagit County Public Health: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/HealthDiseases/coronavirus.htm
Washington Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
John Hopkins Tracking Map: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
State Covid19 Resources: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/
Property Tax Relief: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Treasurer/main.htm
HOW YOU CAN HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS:
- Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first.
- Stay home and self-quarantine when sick.
- Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including handwashing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth; do not shake hands.
- Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are 60 and older or have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.
RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:
The Small Business Administration has issued some guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to the coronavirus. Click here for access to information on SBA products and resources. The SBA also recently announced low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington state small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus. Please find information on this program at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations. To view other SBA information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) go to https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources.
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Governor's Office32 documents
- 20201115 Governor Inslee Announces Statewide Restrictions for Four Weeks
- 20201110 Proclamation by Governor Amending and Extending OPMA and PRA Proclamations
- 20200702 Masking Phases
- 20200623 Inslee Announces Statewide Mask Mandate
- 20200605 COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers
- 20200605 14 Counties Approved to Move to Next Phase of Inslee's Safe Start Plan
- 20200531 Inslee Issues Safe Start Proclamation for County Approach to Re-Opening
- 20200529 Inslee Extends 23 Proclamations Relating to COVID-19
- 20200529 Inslee Announces Safe Start - Washington's Phased Reopening by County
- 20200527 Inslee Announces Religious and Faith-Based Services Guidance
- 20200526 Inslee Issues Updated Guidance for Outdoor Recreation in Phases 1 and 2
- 20200526 Inslee Extends Proclamation Relating to COVID-19
- 20200519 Inslee Announces Expanded County Variance Criteria and Working WA Small Business Grants
- 20200518 Inslee Announces Restart of All Medical Services in Washington
- 20200515 Inslee Extends Four Proclamations Relating to COVID-19
- 20200512 Inslee Extends Three Proclamations Relating to COVID-19
- 20200511 Inslee Issues Guidance for Partially Resuming the Dine-In Restaurant and Tavern Industry in Phase 2
- 20200504 Inslee Signs New COVID-19 Order for Phased Re-Opening of Washington's Economy
- 20200501 Chart: Washington's Phased Approach
- 20200429 Inslee Issues Additional Guidance on Construction Activities
- 20200427 Inslee Announces Easing of Outdoor Restrictions
- 20200424 Inslee Announces Plan to Allow Construction Projects Previously Underway to be Completed
- 20200421 Inslee Announces Washington's COVID-19 Recovery Plan
- 20200406 Inslee Extends School Closures for the rest of the 2019-20 School Year
- 20200402 Governor Extends 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' through May 4
- 20200331 Inslee and DFI Announce Assistance for Homeowners unable to make Mortgage Payments
- 20200323 Inslee announces "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Order
- 20200316 Inslee Announces Statewide Shutdown of Restaurants, Bars and Expanded Social Gathering Limits
- 20200313 Inslee Announces Statewide School Closures, Expansion of Limits on Large Gatherings
- 20200311 Inslee Issues Emergency Proclamation that Limits Large Events to Minimize Public Health Risk during COVID-19
- 20200310 Inslee Announces Support for Workers and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
- 20200229 Inslee issues COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation
Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)1 document
Administration (Mayor, City Supervisor)5 documents
- 20200625 Mayor's Official Statement Regarding Protective Masks
- 20200624 Sedro-Woolley, EDASC Providing $50,000 in Grant Funding to Small Businesses
- 20200401 Some Good News for Small Businesses from Representative Carolyn Eslick
- 20200316 Mayor Emergency Proclamation re COVID-19
- 20200310 City Statement on COVID-19