What should I do if I see someone violating the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order?

Concerned Sammamish residents have reached out to us regarding individuals or businesses potentially not complying with the Governor’s "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order. While we do believe that the majority of Sammamish residents and businesses are complying with the order, we of course may encounter exceptions to the rule.

The Governor’s office has made it clear that these orders are enforceable by law, but they also made it clear that they are not actively searching for or citing individuals or businesses for non-compliance. The Sammamish Police Department will not be pulling people over to see where they're going, issuing citations, or breaking up people standing less than six feet apart. However, these social distancing measures remain crucial in protecting Sammamish residents and in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The City and law enforcement will continue the public outreach and education on the importance of compliance. However, residents may report violations by businesses to the State at https://coronavirus.wa.gov/whats-open-and-closed. Find the link to the form under the "What's Prohibited" section. Please note that this only applies to businesses. If you have a concern about individuals or groups, you may consider reporting it online to the King County Sheriff's Office at www.reporttosheriff.org. Please do not call 911 except in emergencies.

Before reporting, we ask that you reference this list of essential business as defined by the Governor's order and remember that many of your neighbors have reasons to be out that keep the rest of us safe and healthy.

If we receive additional guidance from the State or King County Sheriff's Department on actively enforcing these orders, we will be sure to update the public.

Categories: social distancing, law enforcement, stay home stay healthy
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