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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  • New Hazardous Waste Info from King County

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    about 2 months ago

    Haz Waste Collections Reopening: Website Updates for the week of May 11, 2020 and beyond

    Residents

    North and South Seattle drop-off sites are open with reduced hours, but only visit if necessary
    Starting May 15, Seattle collection sites will be open and operating on the following schedule:

    • The South Seattle collection site, located at 8100 2nd Ave. S. in Seattle will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday only.
    • The North Seattle collection site, located at 12550 Stone Ave. N. in Seattle will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday only.

    These...

    Haz Waste Collections Reopening: Website Updates for the week of May 11, 2020 and beyond

    Residents

    North and South Seattle drop-off sites are open with reduced hours, but only visit if necessary
    Starting May 15, Seattle collection sites will be open and operating on the following schedule:

    • The South Seattle collection site, located at 8100 2nd Ave. S. in Seattle will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday only.
    • The North Seattle collection site, located at 12550 Stone Ave. N. in Seattle will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday only.

    These hours of operation will remain in place until further notice. If you would like to receive service updates, please contact us at haz.waste@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-4692.

    Factoria and Auburn drop-off locations are open, but only visit if necessary
    The Factoria facility and the year-round Wastemobile in Auburn are open. However, we encourage you to postpone your trip unless necessary. If you are unable to delay your visit, we recommend you do the following:

    • Practice social/physical distancing by keeping at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others.
    • If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or if someone in your household is, we ask that you do not visit a drop-off site.
    • At the Factoria facility, bring proof of your residency in King County. Means of verifying residence include: government-issued ID, vehicle registration, utility bill, or rental agreement. Learn more about this policy on the King County Solid Waste Division website.


    We encourage you to postpone non-essential visits

    The Hazardous Waste Management Program urges customers to follow Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order and to hold on to hazardous waste items that don't require immediate disposal. If you delay your visit, please follow this guide for tips on safely storing your hazardous waste (pdf) until you can properly dispose of it.

    Businesses

    North and South Seattle drop-off sites are open with reduced hours, but only visit if necessary
    Starting May 15, Seattle collection sites will be open and operating on the following schedule:

    • The South Seattle collection site, located at 8100 2nd Ave. S. in Seattle will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday only.
    • The North Seattle collection site, located at 12550 Stone Ave. N. in Seattle will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday only.

    These hours of operation will remain in place until further notice. If you would like to receive service updates, please contact us at business.waste@kingcounty.gov or 206-
    263-8899
    .

    Factoria drop-off site and year-round Wastemobile in Auburn are open, but only visit if necessary
    The Factoria facility and the year-round Wastemobile in Auburn are open for households and Small Quantity Generators (SQGs). However, we encourage you to postpone non-essential visits. If you are unable to delay your visit, we recommend you do the following:

    • As an SQG, it is mandatory to bring a disposal form pre-filled out with you. Click here to fill out the SQG disposal form.
    • Practice social/physical distancing by keeping at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others.
    • We ask that you do not visit a drop-off site if someone in your household or workplace is sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
    • At the Factoria facility, bring proof of your personal or business residence in King County. Means of verifying residence include: government-issued ID, vehicle registration, utility bill, or rental agreement. Learn more about this policy on the King County Solid Waste Division website.

    If you plan to delay your trip, please follow this guide for businesses on safely storing your hazardous waste (pdf) until you can properly dispose of it.


  • Waste Pickup Update from Republic Services

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    4 months ago

    An important update from Republic Services, the trash, recycling, and yard waste service within the City of Sammamish:

    "With the onset of COVID–19 and the health concerns that are taking place in our communities, we want to keep you updated as to what we are doing at Republic Services.

    We are still running all of our collection routes at this time. We do have some concerns with loose materials around the carts and containers. That being said, for all those involved, we are implementing some temporary guidelines to protect our customers, our drivers and our communities. Effective Tuesday, March 24:

    ...

    An important update from Republic Services, the trash, recycling, and yard waste service within the City of Sammamish:

    "With the onset of COVID–19 and the health concerns that are taking place in our communities, we want to keep you updated as to what we are doing at Republic Services.

    We are still running all of our collection routes at this time. We do have some concerns with loose materials around the carts and containers. That being said, for all those involved, we are implementing some temporary guidelines to protect our customers, our drivers and our communities. Effective Tuesday, March 24:

    Residential:

    Due to health concerns for the Public and our Drivers, until further notice we will only collect trash that is stored in Republic Carts or personal owned cans. Extra trash must be bagged or stored in an additional cart or can.

    If you have extra Recycle or Yard waste, it must be in an cart or can. We will not pick up any loose/bundled/bagged material outside a cart or can.

    In addition, we are suspending all bulky waste collections until further notice.

    Commercial:

    Due to health concerns for the Public and our Drivers, until further notice we will only pick up trash that is in your container unless it is bagged. Anything outside the container that is not bagged will not be collected.

    If you have recycle, our drivers will only pick up recycle that is stored inside your container. We will not pick up anything outside your container."