Updated April 6, 2020 at 11:42 a.m.
The City of Everett continues to monitor the latest information from the Snohomish Health District, Department of Health and Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask community members to stay informed, calm and vigilant to keep you, your loved ones and our communities safe.
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Learn more, find information and resources, and get the latest updates about COVID-19
- Updates from the City of Everett & Mayor Cassie Franklin
- Snohomish Health District: snohd.org/NCOV2019
- Washington State Department of Health (DOH): doh.wa.gov/coronavirus
- Center for Disease Control (CDC): cdc.gov/coronavirus
- Find information in other languages: doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020/HealthEducation
- Washington State DOH COVID-19 information in American Sign Language (ASL) on YouTube: bit.ly/2UKC5a6
- Washington State coronavirus response: coronavirus.wa.gov
- Governor Jay Inslee’s Office: governor.wa.gov/COVID19
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
Still have questions?
Contact the State Department of Health coronavirus hotline: 1-800-525-0127, press #
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Latest news & proclamations:
- April 2: Governor Jay Inslee extended the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order through May 4, requiring every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. The proclamation also bans all social, spiritual and recreational gatherings, and closes all non-essential businesses. El gobernador Inslee anuncia la orden de "Permanecer en sus hogares y mantener la salud".
- March 25: Everett City Council passed three emergency actions to help mitigate the health, safety and financial impacts of COVID-19: a civil emergency order temporarily exempting Everett retail establishments from Everett’s Reusable Bag Ordinance; an emergency ordinance temporarily waiving Everett Transit fares; and an emergency ordinance to waive or defer certain utility late fees and shutoffs for non-payment.
- March 20: Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin issued a mayoral directive, directing all city of Everett residents and business owners to stay home, except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business, government services or public infrastructure. Learn more.
- March 16: The White House and the CDC issued new guidance on social distancing and hygiene to slow the spread of COVID-19.
- March 4: Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and Snohomish County’s Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters issued a declaration of emergency.
See the City operations page for updates on City facility closures, service changes and program cancellations.
See the For businesses page for news, information and resources for Everett businesses.
On March 25 Everett City Council passed three emergency actions to help mitigate the health, safety and financial impacts of COVID-19: a civil emergency order temporarily exempting Everett retail establishments from Everett’s Reusable Bag Ordinance; an emergency ordinance temporarily waiving Everett Transit fares; and an emergency ordinance to waive or defer certain utility late fees and shutoffs for non-payment.
On March 20 Mayor Cassie Franklin issued a mayoral directive directing all city of Everett residents and business owners to stay home, except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business, government services or public infrastructure. See the FAQ to learn more: everettwa.gov/stayhome.
On March 17, Mayor Cassie Franklin issued a temporary moratorium on residential evictions.
On March 4, Mayor Cassie Franklin issued a declaration of civil emergency for the City of Everett. Here’s what that means:
- By issuing this declaration, officials can assure the City of Everett has the tools in place and is ready to take appropriate actions quickly, when needed, to protect the health and safety of the community.
- It allows the City to react quickly to developments in this fast- moving, fluid situation.
- It allows the City to waive competitive bidding requirements to procure supplies and make other necessary expenditures quickly without going through the usual time-consuming bidding procedures.
- It allows the mayor to exercise civil emergency powers by issuing orders, directing City personnel, services and equipment, and taking additional acts necessary to the manage this emergency.
In partnership with the Downtown Everett Association, the City of Everett developed a website, EverettforEverett.com, to help support businesses in Everett that are providing customers a safe social distancing option for purchasing goods. Learn more and find additional resources and information for businesses on the For businesses page.
Everett Police reminds the public not to call 911 to report violations of the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, social distancing violations, or individuals outside of their homes. 911 must be reserved for those needing immediate emergency assistance. Everett residents may report concerns by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Concerns about businesses violating the order can be reported the Governors office.
More on what the City of Everett is doing to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community:
The City of Everett continues to take steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and limit its exposure to more vulnerable demographics. This includes:
- Temporarily closed several City facilities and cancelled or postponed City-sponsored events, programs and gatherings until further notice (see the City operations page for an up-to-date list).
- Require all non-mandatory City staff to work from home if they can. Mandatory staff are practicing social distancing. Everett’s IT team is actively identifying ways to keep things running smoothly and remotely through technology.
- Activated Everett’s Emergency Operations Center.
- Everett Transit implemented an emergency service plan and teams are taking additional steps to clean and sanitize our buses, focusing on those high-touch interior surfaces.
- Everett’s first responders in both police and fire are taking extra safety precautions with personal protective equipment when responding to calls.
- Collaborating with our regional partners and sharing the leading guidance from health officials with our community, which are common sense tips such as good hand washing hygiene and staying home when sick.
- Connecting local businesses with information to help inform their decisions regarding operations, staffing and public events.
- Installing sanitizing stations in the lobbies of City buildings and in public meeting spaces.
Digital City of Everett services:
- Everett Public Library’s digital resources: epls.org/apps
- Utilities online bill pay: everettwa.gov/UB
- File a police report: everettwa.gov/policereport
- File other online reports or request service: everettwa.gov/929/Report-Request
- Apply for licenses or permits: everettwa.gov/2069/Licenses-Permits
- Find digital City records: everettwa.gov/digitalrecords
- View adoptable animals: everettwa.gov/adopt
- Watch a City Council or other meeting, or stream Everett Channel: everettwa.gov/everettchannel
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Browse our website or use the search tool on our website to access a variety of digital information, services and resources: everettwa.gov/search
Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management launched a coronavirus response and community resource hub featuring news, information, maps, charts and up-to-date COVID-19 case counts, as well as links to a variety of community resources including food locations, child care, shelter, and financial and employment assistance.
The Everett Hot Meals Coalition offer free meals to people in need seven days a week. Click here to view the current hot meals schedule and locations (last updated 4/2/2020).
Find cold weather shelters in Snohomish County: snohd.org/471/Cold-Weather-Shelters
Proclamations, declarations, ordinances & orders:
- City of Everett civil emergency order temporarily exempting Everett retail establishments from Everett’s Reusable Bag Ordinance - March 25
- City of Everett emergency ordinance temporarily waiving Everett Transit fares - March 25
- City of Everett emergency ordinance to waive or defer certain utility late fees and shutoffs for non-payment - March 25
- Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order for Washington state - March 23
- State of Washington statewide limits on Food and Beverage Services, Areas of Congregation - March 16
- State of Washington Statewide K-12 School Closures - March 13
- State of Washington statewide Limit on Gatherings Amendment - March 13
- White House Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency - March 13
- Snohomish County Health Officer’s order on events during a public health emergency - March 11
- City of Everett proclamation of civil emergency - March 4
- Snohomish County local declaration of emergency - March 4
- Snohomish County Health District declaration of public health emergency - March 4
- State of Washington proclamation of state of emergency - Feb. 29
- Additional COVID-19 proclamations from Washington State Governor Jay Inslee
Guidelines for homeless shelters:
- CDC Interim guidance for responding to COVID-19 among unsheltered populations
- DOH Recommendations for Homeless Shelter Facilities during a COVID-19 outbreak
- WA Dept. of Commerce home isolation guidance for people living in permanent supportive housing