COVID-19 News

City of Mill Creek Emergency Closure

Message from Mill Creek City Manager Michael Ciaravino
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the City of Mill Creek will restrict access to City Hall to the general public in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The closure is in effect until Sept. 1, 2020.

The emergency closure affects services for the following:

  • Non-emergency police services, including concealed weapons permits
  • Passport applications
  • All city-sponsored recreational programs
  • Community rooms at City Hall

It is the responsibility of city park visitors to sanitize playground equipment after use. City employees will not sanitize them.

The City of Mill Creek will continue essential municipal government operations during this health crisis while prioritizing the safety of residents and employees.

City employees are available by phone at (425) 745-1891. Non-emergency police services are available by phone at (425) 745-6175. Additional information can be accessed on the City of Mill Creek’s website, If the call is an emergency, call 911.

City Issues Proclamation

The Mill Creek City Council approved March 24, 3030 the city manager's proclamation that effective February 29, 2020, consistent with Proclamation 20-05 issued by Governor Inslee, the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus constitutes an emergency as defined by RCW 38.52.010(9)(a) and MCMC Section 8.08.040 and necessitates the utilization of emergency powers granted under RCW 38.52.070 and MMC 8.08.100.

Safe Start Washington
The State of Washington has established a data-driven approach called Safe Start Washington to reopen Washington and modify physical distancing measures while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19. 

(Click Here for Larger Photo)
PHASED APPROACH TO REOPENING WASHINGTON AND MODIFYING PHYSICAL DISTANCING MEASURES Phase I of reopening Washington begins on May 5, 2020. When COVID-19 disease burden is low and decreasing and the four above capabilities are met, the governor will issue an order for the state to move into future phases. The state will stay in every phase for a minimum of three weeks. During that time, the Department of Health and the governor will re-evaluate the above indicators and determine if the state should remain in the current phase, advance to the next phase or return to the previous phase. No phase will last less than three weeks before moving to the next phase, in order to allow one complete disease incubation period plus an additional week to compile complete data and confirm trends.

Stay Home. Stay Healthy

March 23, 2020 - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a "Stay Home. Stay Healthy" order on March 23. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. The order bans all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes. The order also closes all businesses except for those deemed essential

The proclamation states that it is still safe for people to go outside as long as they remain at least six feet from each other. Grocery stores, doctor's offices, and other essential businesses will remain open. People can still participate in activities such as bike rides, gardening and dog walking, as long as social-distancing rules are followed.

March 13, 2020 - All state public and private schools are currently closed by emergency proclamation. All schools are closed from March 17 until April 24. 

This chart from the governor's office explains what activities are and are not permitted:

Social Distancing

Tips to help protect yourself, your loved ones and your community
  • Remain calm and informed, and follow guidelines from public health officials
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well 
    • Ask your employer about your company’s sick leave and telecommute policies

Click on the links below for the latest information about the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) from local, state and federal sources:

County Info & Drive Thru Testing 
Snohomish County Drive Thru Testing Times
COVID-19 Symptoms and Testing Information
Snohomish County Drive-Thru Testing Questionnaire

Snohomish County Government
Snohomish County approved for Phase 2 Snohomish County approves business relief funds.
5-28-20 Snohomish County petitions state to enter Phase 2

Snohomish Health District 
  5-12-20 Video COVID-19: Mental Health and Wellness Snohomish County Daily Case Count
COVID-19 Info for Businesses/Employers Info for People with COVID-19   Social-Distancing Poster
  Help Stop the Spread Poster

Washington State Department of Health
Washington State Governor's Office
6-23-20 State orders mandatory mask usage statewide 5-27-20 Religious and Faith-Based Services Reopening Guidance 5-19-20 Reopening Guidance for Business and Workers 5-18-20 Restart of Medical Services in Washington 5-12-20 Guidance for Phase 2 dine-in eateries, taverns 5-5-20 Governor signs order for phased re-opening of state economy
3-31-20 Guidance issued on essential/nonessential jobs, activities
3-31-20 Assistance for homeowners who can't make payments
3-26-20 Governor announces COVID-19 rules 3-23-20 Governor announces "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order
3-22-20 Governor asks for federal major disaster declaration
3-19-20 Governor requests U.S.S. Mercy
3-18-20 Governor: policies to reduce COVID-19 impact
3-16-20 Governor announces shutdown of businesses
3-13-20 Governor: shutdown of schools statewide

Official Washington State COVID-19 Response Page
Employment Security Department
5-20-20 April 2020 Employment Report
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
4-6-20 Schools closed statewide through end of school year
Washington State Department of Agriculture
         COVID-19 Disease Prevention Practices for Food Pantries


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Grant Program Now Open Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  The need for masks, sanitizer and tissue Making and Using Cloth Face Coverings Symptoms and Testing, Self-Checker Protective and Cleaning Measures Prevent Getting Sick   Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for COVID-19