City of Lynnwood Update Regarding COVID-19

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City of Lynnwood Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Lynnwood Community Members,                                                         

We have been closely tracking the quickly evolving situation surrounding the Coronavirus or COVID-19. We continue to follow the guidance of the Snohomish Health District and the Centers for Disease Control. We understand the important role that the City of Lynnwood plays in helping to keep our community members safe.

As of the morning of March 5th, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the City of Lynnwood. However, we know that the situation is evolving.

Emergency Proclamation

On March 4, 2020, I signed an Emergency Proclamation due to the serious risk to public health that COVID-19 poses to our community. This emergency proclamation gives our city the ability to quickly respond to the rapidly changing situation and ensure the best possible outcomes for our community members and city employees. County Executive Dave Somers, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, Marysville Mayor John Nehring, and Monroe Mayor Geoffrey Thomas have all signed emergency declarations as well. 


Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily suspended all senior activities and closed the Lynnwood Senior Center.

The Lynnwood Recreation Center will remain open. Our Customer Service team is happy to work with customers should they want to reschedule a reservation. You can reach them by calling 425-670-5732.

Personal Hygiene and Preparedness:

Please remain vigilant with your personal hygiene and preparedness. We cannot eliminate COVID-19 but we can limit its spread by:

  • Washing hands with soap and water frequently
  • Avoiding touching our face (mouth, nose, eyes)
  • Staying home when sick until the illness is resolved
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with tissue and washing hands thereafter
  • Staying away from others who are ill

Social Distancing

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, please take care of yourself, your family, your coworkers and seek medical attention. You will want to call your health care provider in advance and follow their guidance. 

Health Officials are recommending avoiding non-essential gatherings of many people. We are seeing many events being canceled or rescheduled. We are encouraging our city employees to work remotely when possible and we encourage other employers to do the same.

There are many services that can be provided over the phone or online. At the City, we are happy to help serve you without requiring you to come to a City facility if you are feeling unwell.

Sanitation and Cleaning

We are increasing the cleaning and sanitation of shared and public spaces in our City facilities such as door handles, customer service desks, and bathrooms.


We are following the guidelines of the following public health agencies and we suggest using these resources to find accurate and timely information regarding COVID-19.

We are also staying in close contact with our partners at the Edmonds School District, Edmonds Community College, the Lynnwood Library, the Convention Center, and several others. We will keep you informed throughout this rapidly evolving situation.


Mayor Nicola Smith

Visit us online at to find online city services or call City Hall at 425-670-5000.


Julie Moore, Communications & Public Affairs Officer

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