King County has moved to Phase 2 of reopening. Learn more:

Information for Shoreline

Updated 6/25/2020 

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.

KING COUNTY MOVES TO PHASE 2: The State of Washington has approved King County's move to Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan. More information is available on King County's website.

The following is now 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 - At 30% building capacity
  • Fitness - Training and classes with up to five participants.
  • Restaurants - Indoor and outdoor dining at 50% capacity; six foot distance must be maintained between tables and chairs
  • Personal and professional services - with occupancy limitations
  • 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 still closed to the public, but is providing most City services. City services are being offered remotely; by telephone, email, and online.


  • Wear face coverings: 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. The CDC has created DIY cloth face covering instructions. The City will distribute free face masks to those who don't have access from other sources on June 30 and July 2.

  • Free Showers: Showers at Spartan Recreation Center (202 NE 185th Street) will be available at no charge every Saturday through August from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. beginning  June 27. Guests will be required to answer health questions and have their temperature checked prior to being admitted. Those with temps at or above 100.4 will be asked to come back the next week. We will offer soap and shampoo when we have them, but guests need to bring their own towels.

  • SMALL BUSINESS GRANT OPPORTUNITY:  The Shoreline Small Business Support program is now reviewing applications for grants up to $20,000. Please see the grant program page for information. Applications closed at noon on Monday, June 22.
  • We have started a phased reopening of Shoreline's Parks and Recreation facilities in accordance with the Governor's Safe Start Plan. King County has been approved to move to a Phase 2 which includes outdoor recreation. Vehicle access is now open at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park as well as the Skate Park and sports courts and fields. See the City Parks and Recreation tab below for information on what is now open and allowed.

  • Governor Inslee has extended the eviction moratorium to August 1.
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. Visit our Summer 2020 events page for information on new summer events.

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