King County is currently in Phase 2 of reopening.

Information for Shoreline

Updated 7/31/2020 

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.

We urge Shoreline residents to continue to take prevention measures seriously. King County has seen a sharp increase in the rate of COVID-19 cases in the past weeks. We have made significant progress in reducing transmission and every new infection puts our vulnerable community members at risk and can set back the time to fully reopen our businesses. PLEASE wear face coverings when you go out, avoid large gatherings, maintain six feet of distance, wash your hands or use sanitizing gel frequently, and get tested at the first sign of illness.

Current phase of reopening

PHASE 2: The Governor has indefinitely paused the ability for counties in Washington State to move from their current phase in the State’s Safe Start Plan to the next phase. King County is currently in Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan. More information is available on King County's website.

The following is allowed:

  • Social gatherings - Gather with no more than five people outside the household per week
  • Recreation - Outdoor recreation involving five or fewer people outside the household, camping, beaches, some sporting activities
  • In-store retail, fitness, restaurant dining, personal and professional services - At limited capacities
  • Construction - All construction is authorized to resume
  • Travel - Essential travel and travel for activities allowed under Phase 1 and Phase 2

A successful safe start depends on everyone doing their part. As we gradually reopen, it’s still safest to stay home. When leaving home, physical distancing of at least six feet is required and use of a cloth face covering is strongly recommended. To prevent spread of COVID-19 among counties, stay local.  

The City of Shoreline is closed to the public, but is providing most City services. City services are being offered remotely by telephone, email, and online. Visit the City staff directory for individual staff contact information.

Latest updates

  • COVID-19 Testing: If you have a primary care physician, please ask their office about testing availability. Public Health - Seattle and King County maintains a list of free testing locations that are open to anyone. The closest location for Shoreline residents is a site hosted by the City of Seattle at 12040 Aurora Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133. Make a reservation online or by phone at (206) 684-2489.
  • Assessment Center/Recovery Center (AC/RC): King County is in the process of removing the AC/RC located on the Shoreline B soccer field. Once the structure is completely removed, the County will repair any damage to the turf soccer field and restore it to its original condition. The County thanks Shoreline residents for their support.  Full news story

  • Summer meals for kids: While school is out, several organizations are providing free meals for kids up to age 18. Visit for a full list of drive-through distribution locations. Kids do not need to be present at pick-up.
  • Face coverings are required: Effective June 26, a statewide order requires individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces such as stores, offices and restaurants. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when you can't stay 6 feet apart from others. As of July 7, businesses may not serve any customer if they are not wearing masks. The CDC has created DIY cloth face covering instructions.
  • Parks and Recreation phased reopening: We have started a phased reopening of Shoreline's Parks and Recreation facilities in accordance with the Governor's Safe Start Plan. See the City Parks and Recreation tab below for information on what is now open and allowed.

  • Summer camp - space is still available: To meet the health and safety guidelines set by Public Health, we redesigned and are limiting participants to our summer day camps. For more information about the camp opportunities and to register, go to

  • Summer events: While our usual array of citywide summer celebrations and neighborhood events can't happen this year, we're still planning a full schedule of summer fun! Visit our Summer 2020 events page for information on new summer events. 

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