Information for Shoreline

Updated 6/3/2020 

The outbreak of COVID-19 is an active situation that is quickly evolving. We are committed to continuing to provide City services to our community members while following the Governor's guidelines to ensure public and staff safety.

While the statewide Stay Home, Stay Healthy order expired on May 31, King County does not yet qualify to move to Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan.  King County Executive Dow Constantine has applied for approval to move King County to a modified Phase 1 plan that would loosen some restrictions. When this plan is approved, the following will be allowed:

  • Outdoor gatherings of five or few people from outside the household
  • In-store retail - 15% of building occupancy
  • Restaurants - Outdoor dining allowed at 50% of existing outdoor capacity (no indoor dining)
  • Personal and professional services - 25% of building occupancy
  • Pet grooming - 25% of building occupancy
  • Additional construction and manufacturing operations

More information is available on King County's website.

The City of Shoreline is still closed to the public, but is providing most City services. City services are being offered remotely; by telephone, email, and online.


  • Governor Inslee has extended the eviction moratorium to August 1.
  • We are planning for a phased reopening of Shoreline's Parks and Recreation facilities in accordance with the Governor's Safe Start Plan. As of June 1, King County remains in Phase 1 of the Safe Start Plan. Parks Phased Reopening Plan
  •  Food Lifeline, United Way of King County, Metro, and City of Seattle are offering a new free Food Bank Home Delivery program for those who are unable to afford groceries or access the food bank during the week.  Boxes are delivered 2-3 days after ordering and up to 3 boxes can be requested per delivery. There are 2 ways to request:

    • Call the toll-free number at 833-540-0800, Mondays to Fridays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Use the online ordering form (page translated in multiple languages).

  • The Shoreline Weekend Food Bag program will end with a final delivery on June 5. Call 206-385-9385 by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 to request a delivery on Friday, June 5. 

  • New summer camp registrations now open. To meet the health and safety guidelines set by Washington State Department of Health and Public Health – Seattle and King County, we have had to redesign and limit participants to our summer day camps. We have developed a new set of offerings for Summer Camp 2020. Campers previously registered were given a chance to register early. For more information about the new camp opportunities and to register, go to

  • Wear face coverings. As of May 18, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings. Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you. More information at Public Health - Seattle & King County. The CDC has created DIY cloth face covering instructions

  • Summer events cancelled. We regret to announce that our annual array of citywide summer celebrations, neighborhood events, and recreation classes will be cancelled this year in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Rent and energy assistance. The WA State Department of Commerce is providing additional funds for rent and energy assistance to low-income households. Please contact Hopelink at 206-440-7300 to request financial or utility assistance. If you've already received energy assistance this year, please email for information about additional funding.

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