City of Sammamish - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY March 5, 2020 CONTACT Kate Langsdorf, Communications Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org 425-295-0555
Sammamish, WA – Interim City Manager David L. Rudat has issued a proclamation of local emergency for the City of Sammamish, WA, to support the City’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the public health impacts of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The emergency declaration supports measures to be taken to protect public health, safety and welfare within the City. This declaration will go before the City Council for adoption at their March 10 meeting. Read the full proclamation here.
“The primary function of City government is ensuring the safety of our community. The City's response to the spread of COVID-19 is of utmost importance to us. In that, under recommendation of the City’s Emergency Manager, the Interim City Manager, David L. Rudat, issued a Proclamation of Emergency for the City of Sammamish this morning which will help allow us to best serve our community in the coming days and week,” said Mayor Karen Moran. “City staff are diligently working hard to ensure optimum public safety during this outbreak and will continue to keep our community informed. We request that our residents refer to the City's website for information and recommendations from public health officials on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout our community.”
The City of Sammamish has been following the recommendations of Public Health – Seattle & King County. The City may require supplemental assistance if the severity of the event goes beyond the capabilities of local resources. This emergency declaration enables the City to call in additional resources which may be necessary and will enable city personnel to take the actions advised by public health officials to help slow the spread of the virus within the community. Actions may include reducing the need for community members to gather in large groups in person at City facilities and implementing measure to ensure continuity of operations and government. On February 29, 2020, the Governor of the State of Washington proclaimed that a State of Emergency exists in all counties in the State of Washington.
There are specific actions residents can take to reduce their risks:
Be prepared at home:
Additionally, people at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others. People at higher risk include:
COVID-19 is an active situation that is changing daily. The City of Sammamish is proactively monitoring public health information for any potential implications for our community and will keep residents informed on the city website at www.sammamish.us/coronavirus, with more detailed updates added to our news feed daily until as the situation warrants. Residents may also receive regular updates by following us on https://www.facebook.com/CityofSammamishWA/ or https://twitter.com/CityofSammamish.
For additional sources of information, and information in other languages, please see the following links.
Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheets (multiple languages):
Novel coronavirus fact sheet
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