City of Sammamish COVID-19 Information & Resources

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Please note that King County Public Health should remain your primary source of information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Please visit their website for the latest information. To see recent news on this page, click here.

On March 23, Governor Jay Inslee issued the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, which was extended to be in place through at least May 4, 2020:

This proclamation:

  • Requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
  • Bans all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
  • Closes all businesses except essential businesses.

For the latest Washington State-level COVID-19 health guidance, statistics and resources, visit Coronavirus.wa.gov.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 (formerly known as the “novel coronavirus”) is a new virus strain spreading from person-to-person.

How does COVID-19 spread?

  • Through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • By touching a surface or object with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes

What are the symptoms?

People who have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus have reported symptoms that may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Those symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and/or difficulty breathing.

Who is most vulnerable?

People at higher risk include those:

  • Over 60 years of age
  • With underlying health conditions including include heart disease, asthma or other lung disease, or diabetes
  • With weakened immune systems
  • Who are pregnant

Anyone who has questions about whether their condition puts them at risk for severe COVID-19 illness should consult with their healthcare providers. Be sure to call your provider before going to the office in person.

What is the City of Sammamish doing?

On March 3rd, the City of Sammamish activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the coronavirus outbreak and formed an internal COVID-19 Task Force. The operational objectives of the City were to:

  • Adopt and widely promote the below Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention recommendations (NPIs) from the WA State Public Health Agency; and
  • Update Continuity of Government/Operations Plan for pandemic response to ensure continuity of all essential government functions while protecting the health and welfare of City personnel; and
  • Provide clear public information that directs to or is consistent with State and Local Public Health messaging regarding the outbreak and protective actions.

On March 5, the City of Sammamish issued a proclamation of local emergency in order to support measures to be taken to protect public health, safety and welfare within the City. This declaration was approved by City Council at their March 10 meeting. The full proclamation is available here, and the press release can be found here.

The City of Sammamish Emergency Manager continues to participate in daily conference calls with the King County Office of Emergency Management, Public Health - Seattle & King County, jurisdictions from across the region, and community stakeholders, to facilitate the regional coordination of information and resources.

COVID-19 is an active situation that changes daily. The City of Sammamish is proactively working to mitigate the impacts from COVID-19 on our community. This portal will continually be updated to provide up-to-date information and resources to assist you through the coronavirus outbreak.

Please note that King County Public Health should remain your primary source of information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Please visit their website for the latest information. To see recent news on this page, click here.

On March 23, Governor Jay Inslee issued the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, which was extended to be in place through at least May 4, 2020:

This proclamation:

  • Requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
  • Bans all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
  • Closes all businesses except essential businesses.

For the latest Washington State-level COVID-19 health guidance, statistics and resources, visit Coronavirus.wa.gov.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 (formerly known as the “novel coronavirus”) is a new virus strain spreading from person-to-person.

How does COVID-19 spread?

  • Through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • By touching a surface or object with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes

What are the symptoms?

People who have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus have reported symptoms that may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Those symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and/or difficulty breathing.

Who is most vulnerable?

People at higher risk include those:

  • Over 60 years of age
  • With underlying health conditions including include heart disease, asthma or other lung disease, or diabetes
  • With weakened immune systems
  • Who are pregnant

Anyone who has questions about whether their condition puts them at risk for severe COVID-19 illness should consult with their healthcare providers. Be sure to call your provider before going to the office in person.

What is the City of Sammamish doing?

On March 3rd, the City of Sammamish activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the coronavirus outbreak and formed an internal COVID-19 Task Force. The operational objectives of the City were to:

  • Adopt and widely promote the below Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention recommendations (NPIs) from the WA State Public Health Agency; and
  • Update Continuity of Government/Operations Plan for pandemic response to ensure continuity of all essential government functions while protecting the health and welfare of City personnel; and
  • Provide clear public information that directs to or is consistent with State and Local Public Health messaging regarding the outbreak and protective actions.

On March 5, the City of Sammamish issued a proclamation of local emergency in order to support measures to be taken to protect public health, safety and welfare within the City. This declaration was approved by City Council at their March 10 meeting. The full proclamation is available here, and the press release can be found here.

The City of Sammamish Emergency Manager continues to participate in daily conference calls with the King County Office of Emergency Management, Public Health - Seattle & King County, jurisdictions from across the region, and community stakeholders, to facilitate the regional coordination of information and resources.

COVID-19 is an active situation that changes daily. The City of Sammamish is proactively working to mitigate the impacts from COVID-19 on our community. This portal will continually be updated to provide up-to-date information and resources to assist you through the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • PSE Offering Bill Assistance for Customers Affected by COVID-19

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    3 months ago

    Puget Sound Energy will make $11 million available to help customers pay bills.


    Puget Sound Energy will make funds available to help customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program (CACAP).This includes customers who recently became unemployed, partially unemployed, or cannot work.The $11 million are carry-over funds under PSE’s Low Income Program. With approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, PSE made revisions to its program to make these funds available to a broader group of customers.


    Funds are also available in PSE’s other assistance programs, including the Warm Home Fund, PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program, and Weatherization Assistance Program for income-eligible customers.


    “We know this pandemic is deeply affecting many of our customers, and we have been working since its start to ensure no one is without electricity, heat, or hot water during this time,” said PSE President and CEO Mary Kipp. “We are in unprecedented times, and it will take continued partnership and creativity to help as many people as possible.”

    This program will be available to PSE’s residential customers in King County and other areas who meet the household size and income criteria.

    Depending on average monthly usage, a qualified PSE customer:

    • Must have a monthly household income limit up to 250% of Federal Poverty Level
    • Can receive up to $1,000 in PSE utility-bill credits per household

    This table outlines the monthly household income limits at the Federal Poverty Level for households up to 10 people.

    PSE continues to offer payment plans and allow customers to change bill’s due date for those who may need additional assistance.

    For more information on this program and other program offerings, visit www.pse.com/covidhelp.

    Puget Sound Energy will make $11 million available to help customers pay bills.


    Puget Sound Energy will make funds available to help customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program (CACAP).This includes customers who recently became unemployed, partially unemployed, or cannot work.The $11 million are carry-over funds under PSE’s Low Income Program. With approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, PSE made revisions to its program to make these funds available to a broader group of customers.


    Funds are also available in PSE’s other assistance programs, including the Warm Home Fund, PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program, and Weatherization Assistance Program for income-eligible customers.


    “We know this pandemic is deeply affecting many of our customers, and we have been working since its start to ensure no one is without electricity, heat, or hot water during this time,” said PSE President and CEO Mary Kipp. “We are in unprecedented times, and it will take continued partnership and creativity to help as many people as possible.”

    This program will be available to PSE’s residential customers in King County and other areas who meet the household size and income criteria.

    Depending on average monthly usage, a qualified PSE customer:

    • Must have a monthly household income limit up to 250% of Federal Poverty Level
    • Can receive up to $1,000 in PSE utility-bill credits per household

    This table outlines the monthly household income limits at the Federal Poverty Level for households up to 10 people.

    PSE continues to offer payment plans and allow customers to change bill’s due date for those who may need additional assistance.

    For more information on this program and other program offerings, visit www.pse.com/covidhelp.

  • New Emergency Feeding Program from Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

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    3 months ago

    Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank has rolled out a new Emergency Feeding Program that will deliver to any Sammamish resident in need. Traditionally, this agency has served only the south end of our city, with our partners at Hopelink providing services on the north end. However, for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank has very kindly agreed to deliver to all of Sammamish’s residents requiring services. Please note that this offer of citywide service applies only the Emergency Delivery Program. Get started here.

    Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank will consider the following questions in...

    Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank has rolled out a new Emergency Feeding Program that will deliver to any Sammamish resident in need. Traditionally, this agency has served only the south end of our city, with our partners at Hopelink providing services on the north end. However, for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank has very kindly agreed to deliver to all of Sammamish’s residents requiring services. Please note that this offer of citywide service applies only the Emergency Delivery Program. Get started here.

    Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank will consider the following questions in determining if your household qualifies for delivery:

    Transportation: Do you have transportation to and from the Food Bank? If so, you should utilize their pick-up model. If not, you may qualify.

    Health: Do you have a serious health condition that makes it hard for you to get to the Food Bank?

    Employment schedule: Are you part of an essential service employment team and are unable to make it to the food bank during our regular distribution hours?

    Live in our Food Bank service area: The Food Bank serves the following zip codes: 98027, 98029, 98075 and 98059. For this temporary food delivery, we will also be serving those living in the 98074 zip code.

    If you meet the criteria above, you may be eligible for temporary delivery service. Please contact Erin at erin@issaquahfoodbank.org or 425-392-4123 ext. 16 to learn more.

  • Need help making rent? A new program from United Way of King County may help.

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    3 months ago

    If you’re a King County resident who has been impacted financially by COVID-19 and are behind on your rent, you may qualify for assistance. Visit https://www.uwkc.org/renthelp/ to learn more and to apply.

    If you’re a King County resident who has been impacted financially by COVID-19 and are behind on your rent, you may qualify for assistance. Visit https://www.uwkc.org/renthelp/ to learn more and to apply.

  • King County postpones payment deadline to June 1 for individual property taxpayers

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    3 months ago

    Individual residential and commercial taxpayers who pay property taxes themselves, rather than through their mortgage lender, can delay payment until June 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Banks and other financial institutions that pay property taxes on behalf of their lending customers will still need to meet the original April 30 deadline.

    Read more: https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2020/March/30-property-tax-extension.aspx

    Individual residential and commercial taxpayers who pay property taxes themselves, rather than through their mortgage lender, can delay payment until June 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Banks and other financial institutions that pay property taxes on behalf of their lending customers will still need to meet the original April 30 deadline.

    Read more: https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2020/March/30-property-tax-extension.aspx