Services and Status

Important Notice Regarding City Services Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

 

Updated March 24, 2020

City Facility Closures & Operational Changes
The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in our region, and we all need to take additional steps to slow the spread.  State and federal health officials continue to provide even more aggressive guidance for the public and employers.  Public Health – Seattle & King County recommendations and the new “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order from Governor Jay Inslee’s office, all City of Kenmore staff are being mandated to work from home, unless they are needed to provide essential city services, through April 6, 2020.

As a result, the City is currently operating with the following changes:

 

Kenmore City Hall is closed to the public through April 24, 2020City Hall will be closed to most City employees through April 6. Receptionists will no longer be available to answer phone calls and in-person visits. We encourage the public to conduct city business via the following methods:

 

The public portion of the Hangar Community Building will be closed to the public through April 24, 2020.  The portion of the Hangar leased by Diva Espresso will continue to be open for business for to-go orders only.  Diva Espresso will take additional precautions and may choose to operate at limited hours. Diva Espresso patrons will be able to enter the Hangar via the south door.

 

All park play structures and sports courts are closed effectively immediately. Park restrooms are also currently closed. Park trails and open spaces will remain open to the public, however practicing social distancing and excellent hygiene is REQUIRED while using the parks to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Handwashing stations have been set up at Log Boom Park, Rhododendron Park, Moorlands Park, Northshore Summit Park, Linwood Park, City Hall, and the Hangar to provide additional public sanitation facilities.  

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The Kenmore Senior Center is closed until further notice. The Northshore Senior Center is providing a variety of services to seniors in our area during this time. Click here for more information.

 

Meeting Rooms Reservations and Events in City Facilities are Cancelled Through April 24
All meeting room reservations in city facilities are cancelled through the April 24, 2020. These cancellations include public events, classes, organized recreation activities, committee meetings, etc. in both the Hangar and City Hall.  Exceptions are as follows:

  • ​   Virtual Community Update and Q&A with Mayor David Baker and City Manager Rob Karlinsey. Find out more here.
  •    The City Council meeting on April 13 will be held fully online.
  • The Financial Sustainability Plan Community Meeting on March 24 has been postponed.  Find out more here.

 

Some examples of essential services that will continue to operate normally are:

  • Police services

  • Fire and EMS services (provided by the Northshore Fire District)

  • Roadway safety, including traffic signal maintenance

  • Limited parks maintenance to empty garbage cans and perform safety checks

  • City construction projects, including the West Sammamish River Bridge Replacement

  

Resources for Businesses

Visit this page for resources and information for businesses.
 

 

How to Volunteer/Donate:
The King County Regional Donations Connector is now available online to link up individuals, businesses, non-profits, and others who have resources with those who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Donations Connector will help make sure services, supplies, and funding reach health care providers, first responders, and social service entities working on the front lines.

 

Stay Informed

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Learn More

Find out more about the latest recommendations from Public Health - Seattle & King County

Read the complete Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Kenmore Community Update

King County COVID-19 Data Dashboard

 

 

 

Last updated: Fri, 03/27/2020 - 4:17pm