An Important Message from Mayor Karen Moran

Hi friends and neighbors, I’m Karen Moran, Mayor of Sammamish.

I’m here to update you on COVID-19 and how the City of Sammamish is responding to this health crisis.

We can all help in eliminating this pandemic by heeding Governor Inslee’s “stay home and stay healthy” order. If you need to leave your homes for essential trips for groceries and prescriptions, please maintain social distancing of at least six feet apart.

Unless you have been identified as an essential worker by the Governor, you must stay home. If you have children, please keep them safe by keeping them home.

The City of Sammamish is working closely with King County and Washington’s Department of Health to adopt and enforce safety guidelines. One of them is the closing of parks and playgrounds. Of course we cannot close the great outdoors. If going out for a walk, again, please maintain a minimum of six feet apart.

The City has developed an online COVID-19 resource and information center for residents and businesses. Economic, public health, and mental health resources as well as emergency preparedness information are included, along with up-to-the-minute updates from King County and the State.

Please visit:

I would like to thank police, fire, and all services and city staff for continuing to protect our City and keeping us safe. Almost 85% of city staff are working from home, but our service and maintenance workers are working daily to keep our City functioning.

Let’s do what we can to support our local restaurants and small businesses. And, as a former nurse, and the mother of two health workers at Providence, I especially want to thank the healthcare workers.

Tonight, and every night at 8pm, I will join a global movement by standing outside my doorway to applaud and thank all of our frontline workers. Please join me in expressing our gratitude. We are truly all in this together. Never before has it been more important for our wonderfully diverse community to come together and support one another.

Sammamish, we must stick together by staying apart. Stay safe! Thank you!

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