A Message to the Lynnwood Community Regarding COVID-19: March 20, 2020

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A Message to the Lynnwood Community Regarding COVID-19

Dear Cherished Community Members,

Together, our collective community is facing an unprecedented time. We have had to quickly and drastically alter our daily lives and this is putting stress on our families, our workers and businesses, and our entire way of life. I want to ensure you that our City’s leadership team is proactively working with the Snohomish Health District, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, and many other community partners, to track, monitor and respond to this crisis.

We stand behind the Governor’s emergency proclamation and we understand the great importance of everyone doing their part to help slow the spread of this virus.

  • Practice good social distancing:
    • Stay home. Keep kids home. If you have to go out, limit your contact with others and stay 6 feet away. It's okay to take a walk in your neighborhood or local park, but keep your distance from others. Be sure to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer. If you are sick, for sure stay home! You may unknowingly pass along the virus to someone in our community. Again, please stay home.

  • Be a smart consumer:
    • Grocery stores and pharmacies are allowed to remain open. There is no need for you to stock up or hoard items. By purchasing groceries and supplies at your normal rate, we will ensure adequate supplies for everyone. When individuals stock up and hoard items, it disrupts the supply chain and causes empty shelves.
    • Many local restaurants are open for pick-up or delivery! We encourage you to help support our local businesses, but please do so in a safe manner. Consider other ways to support local businesses, such as purchasing gift cards. Visit Facebook.com/LynnwoodCares to learn more about how you can help support our Lynnwood businesses during this time.

  • Know where to get the facts:
    • Emergencies are scary, and there is a lot of information out there. Please be a smart consumer and use trusted sources for your news and information.
    • We encourage you to visit the Snohomish Health District’s website and the Washington State Department of Health website for your information on the coronavirus.
    • We have created a web page dedicated to connecting our community members with the resources they need. Whether you are someone looking for health/medical information, a business owner or worker looking for resources, or a community member in need, you can visit our website at www.LynnwoodWA.gov/COVID-19

In our continuing efforts to encourage social distancing, our City buildings are closed to the public. Although you can’t visit us in person, our staff will happily help you over the phone, through email, US Postal Mail, or through our online services.

A big thank you to our local community organizations that have stepped up to provide services and resources to our community members in need. The Edmonds School District and Foundation for Edmonds School District are providing meals, Alderwood Boys & Girls Club providing childcare, Homage is providing mobile services for seniors, Community Transit just announced free fares, and there are so many more good people doing what they can to help!

Again, here are some helpful resources for you to get the best, up-to-date information:

During this stressful time, I encourage you to practice self-care, in whatever form that works best for you. Whether it’s meditation, prayer, a nice long walk, phoning or messaging a friend, or cooking - do something for yourself and for your mental well-being. Check in on those that may be feeling isolated, those that need a little extra support. We have an amazing community, and we’re all in this together.


Mayor Nicola Smith


Julie Moore, Communications & Public Affairs Officer

Find online city services by visiting www.LynnwoodWA.gov call City Hall at 425-670-5000.

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