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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  • King County Enters Phase 2

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    17 days ago

    Sammamish and King County entered into Phase 2 of Washington's Safe Start program today. For information on what changes, visit https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/safe-start.aspx .

    Sammamish and King County entered into Phase 2 of Washington's Safe Start program today. For information on what changes, visit https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/safe-start.aspx .

  • Health Officials Stress Continued Vigilance as Limited Reopening Begins

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    28 days ago

    As King County continues its first week of limited reopening of some businesses and recreational activities, Public Health – Seattle & King County reminds the public to continue following physical distancing and infection control practices to help prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases. Also, expanded data available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

    Read the full story from Public Health - Seattle King County' Public Health Insider blog.

    As King County continues its first week of limited reopening of some businesses and recreational activities, Public Health – Seattle & King County reminds the public to continue following physical distancing and infection control practices to help prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases. Also, expanded data available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

    Read the full story from Public Health - Seattle King County' Public Health Insider blog.

  • King County Enters Modified Phase 1

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    about 1 month ago

    The state approved King County's application for Modified Phase 1 today. This will allow for modified openings for many businesses and recreation activities. Effective immediately, restaurants and retailers in King County will be allowed to serve customers under a modified Phase 1 reopening.

    Learn more what the modified reopening means for different types of businesses: kingcounty.gov/Safe-Start

    The state approved King County's application for Modified Phase 1 today. This will allow for modified openings for many businesses and recreation activities. Effective immediately, restaurants and retailers in King County will be allowed to serve customers under a modified Phase 1 reopening.

    Learn more what the modified reopening means for different types of businesses: kingcounty.gov/Safe-Start

  • New public health Directive requires masks or face coverings on transit

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    about 2 months ago

    Starting Monday, May 18 until further notice, passengers are required to wear masks or face coverings while riding transit, according to a new Public Health Directive from Dr. Jeff Duchin, Public Health Seattle & King County health officer, along with King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan. Read more on the King County Metro Blog.

    Starting Monday, May 18 until further notice, passengers are required to wear masks or face coverings while riding transit, according to a new Public Health Directive from Dr. Jeff Duchin, Public Health Seattle & King County health officer, along with King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan. Read more on the King County Metro Blog.

  • 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

  • New Quarantine and Isolation Order Issued 3/28

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    3 months ago

    From Public Health - Seattle & King County:

    Quarantine and isolation

    Local Health Officer Directive and Order, effective as of March 28, 2020

    Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and have a test result pending may place other vulnerable members of the public at risk. To protect the health of our community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Local Health Officer issued the following:

    Quarantine Directive

    Everyone with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing) who has a test result pending, shall stay in...

    From Public Health - Seattle & King County:

    Quarantine and isolation

    Local Health Officer Directive and Order, effective as of March 28, 2020

    Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and have a test result pending may place other vulnerable members of the public at risk. To protect the health of our community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Local Health Officer issued the following:

    Quarantine Directive

    Everyone with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing) who has a test result pending, shall stay in an quarantine location (your home if you have one or in a government directed or publicly provided location if one is available) in accordance with CDC and Public Health guidance.

    If your test result is positive, you must then remain in isolation.

    Isolation Order

    All individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 shall enter and remain in isolation as follows:

    Do not leave your home or recovery facility, except to receive medical care.

    For individuals with symptoms, discontinue isolation only under the following conditions:

    • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); AND,
    • At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

    For individuals who tested positive but have not had any symptoms, discontinue isolation when at least 7 days have passed since the date of the first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, and there has been no subsequent illness.

    Compliance

    All individuals are strongly urged to voluntarily comply with this directive and order without delay.

    Individuals who fail to comply may be subject to involuntary detention pursuant to public health authority under RCW 70.05.070 (2)-(3) and WAC 246-100-036 (3).

    For more information

    See the complete order for additional details, including conditions of quarantine and isolation.


  • King County's New COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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    3 months ago

    This new, interactive dashboard with statistics and data for COVID-19 case numbers updated daily by Public Health -- Seattle & King County. Previously, COVID-19 data had only been reported at the county level. This dashboard allows users to view data and statistics by city or zip code as well.

    View the Data Dashboard

    This new, interactive dashboard with statistics and data for COVID-19 case numbers updated daily by Public Health -- Seattle & King County. Previously, COVID-19 data had only been reported at the county level. This dashboard allows users to view data and statistics by city or zip code as well.

    View the Data Dashboard