Governor Inslee has ordered all Washingtonians to Stay Home, Stay Healthy.

Information for Shoreline

Updated 4/3/2020 

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

Governor Inslee has extended the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order to May 4, 2020.

The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except for people:

  • Pursuing an essential activity, like shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment.
  • Getting takeout food. (Food deliveries also are permitted).
  • Going to work at an essential business.
  • Going outside for walks and exercise, as long as social distancing of six feet is maintained.
  • What does it mean to stay home? 
  • Suspected violations of the governor’s orders regarding essential business functions and social distancing can be reported.

In order to comply with this order, the City of Shoreline will only provide essential services during this period. These are services related to health and safety, emergency response, and government operations.


  • City Council has established an Emergency Community Response Fund to provide rapid and flexible access to resources for eligible organizations providing emergency services to Shoreline residents. Local non-profits and faith-based organizations may request funds from the City to support new or additional direct emergency assistance to Shoreline residents during the Coronavirus crisis.

  • Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is now closed to vehicle access Thursdays through Sundays. After this weekend, vehicle access will be weather dependent unless we continue to see large crowds even during rainy weather, in which case vehicle access would be closed until further notice. 

  • King County has postponed the payment deadline to June 1 for individual residential and commercial property taxpayers. More information is available on King County's website.

  • The City has issued a temporary waiver/suspension of B&O and Gambling Tax reporting and payment deadlines. The new deadline for 1st and 2nd quarter 2020 is October 31, 2020. 

  • ICHS is offering appointment-based COVID-19 testing at their Shoreline location for anyone in the community who is displaying symptoms. Call 206-533-2600 to make an appointment.  Get more information on the ICHS website.

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