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

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    3 months ago

    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...

    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.

  • More Grocers with Special Hours for Seniors and At-Risk Populations

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    4 months ago

    Partial list of stores that have announced hours for Elderly or At-risk Shoppers

    • Safeway/Albertsons (Sammamish, Redmond, Issaquah): At-risk shoppers (seniors, pregnant women, people who have compromised immune systems). Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 a.m.
    • Target (Redmond): Senior shoppers and those with compromised immune systems. The first hour of each day. Check Target’s website for specific opening hours at locations throughout the Greater Seattle area.
    • Whole Foods (Redmond): Senior Shopper hours. One hour before the store opens to the public. Check Whole Foods’ website for specific opening hours at locations throughout the Greater Seattle area.
    • PCC Markets (Redmond, Issaquah): Senior...

    Partial list of stores that have announced hours for Elderly or At-risk Shoppers

    • Safeway/Albertsons (Sammamish, Redmond, Issaquah): At-risk shoppers (seniors, pregnant women, people who have compromised immune systems). Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 a.m.
    • Target (Redmond): Senior shoppers and those with compromised immune systems. The first hour of each day. Check Target’s website for specific opening hours at locations throughout the Greater Seattle area.
    • Whole Foods (Redmond): Senior Shopper hours. One hour before the store opens to the public. Check Whole Foods’ website for specific opening hours at locations throughout the Greater Seattle area.
    • PCC Markets (Redmond, Issaquah): Senior and at-risk shoppers will have a reserved shopping hour from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every day.
    • Costco (Redmond, Issaquah): Senior and at-risk shoppers will have a reserved shopping hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    • New Seasons Markets: Senior and at-risk shoppers will have a reserved shopping hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday - Friday
    • QFC: Seniors over 60 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Monday - Thursday.
    • Metropolitan Markets (Sammamish): 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Monday - Friday.
    • Trader Joe's (Sammamish, Redmond, Issaquah): Separate, expedited line for seniors from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Walgreens (Issaquah): 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesdays
    • Walmart (Bellevue): Tuesdays, one hour before open.
    • Fred Meyer (Sammamish, Issaquah, Redmond): Seniors 60 & Older: 7am – 8am, Monday - Thursday

    Partial list of stores that have reduced hours:

    • Fred Meyer: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Metropolitan Markets: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    • PCC Markets: All stores now close at 10 p.m.
    • QFC: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
    See the King County list of Grocery Store Operating Hours for more stores in the region.

    Know of another local store with special hours or accommodations? Let us know in the comments.

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