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Posted on: July 9, 2020



Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates from Mayor Jan Molinaro

The City of Enumclaw team continues to closely monitor this situation. We will continue to update our website and social media pages with updates regarding impacts to the Enumclaw community as this rapid situation continues to evolve.

A message from Mayor Jan Molinaro:

Dear Enumclaw Residents, 

I know there is much in the news about the recent announcement from Governor Inslee in regards to face coverings, and their required use, to take effect this Friday, June 26. I wanted to reach out to the community and reiterate that the City of Enumclaw is taking the approach of continuing to educate on the use of face coverings. As the Governor stated in his address, the best example of encouragement you can give someone for wearing a mask is to wear a mask yourself.

We ask that you approach your neighbors and guests in our community with civility and kindness, as each person could have a health condition or other circumstances that prevent them from utilizing face coverings. Also, as the Governor reminded us, it is your first amendment right to be able to exercise your freedom of speech without wearing a face covering. We as the City of Enumclaw, do not intend to infringe upon your rights or assess charges for the exercising of these rights.

Further, we respectfully request that citizens do not call 911 or our police dispatch center to report citizens or business employers, employees, or customers not wearing face coverings. As the Governor shared in his press conference, our police officers and limited resources are needed for far more important matters within our city.

Thank you for your time and consideration regarding this matter. We know this is a stressful and challenging time with information constantly changing. I hope this message finds you and your families healthy. Let’s continue to support each other, our small businesses and be respectful to the great community we all call home. Have a great day Enumclaw!!

Sincerest Regards,
Jan Molinaro, Mayor
City of Enumclaw

  • “This important step in our COVID-19 response reflects all the sacrifice and hard work that our community has put into fighting this disease. The success of this guidance depends on business owners and community members embracing public health best practices, and understanding that one size doesn’t fit all,” said Executive Constantine. “By opening our economy carefully and deliberately, we make sure to stay healthy and continue down the path to full recovery.”
  • COVID-19 Video Message from City of Enumclaw’s Mayor Jan Molinaro
  • A GIS map that provides site information where to obtain emergency food:!/vizhome/Covid-19Seattle-AreaEmergencyFoodResources/COVIDEmergencyFood. Scroll down on the map and you will see South King County sites.
  • SMALL BUSINESSES ------Here is a link to the various industries and Phases for the State; COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers
    Locate your category and click the link and begin to prepare your business to re-open at the appropriate Phase.
  • Tennis and pickleball courts are open in the parks! Enjoy your game at Garrett Park or Rainier Trails practicing the below guidelines so we can keep them open!  
  • Proof of King County Residency Required to Use King County Recycling and Garbage Facilities

    The King County Solid Waste Division now requires all customers who come to a King County recycling and garbage facility to verify their residence within King County. This will preserve critical services and reserve capacity for King County solid waste customers per King County Code 10.08.020E.

    King County strongly urges self-haul customers to follow the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order and to postpone non-essential trips to King County recycling and garbage facilities. Self-haul customers with an essential need to dispose of waste, primarily waste that could smell, rot, or attract pests, should be prepared to show verification of residence within the King County service area.
  • Mobile Pet Food Banks
    Several animal organizations have joined together to assist those people that are struggling to ensure that pets have proper food security. This is for those families that are struggling financially and have pets. Additional pet information can be found at Small Business Webinar – COVID Recovery
  • A letter (Word, .PDF) from the Enumclaw Senior Center Director and staff regarding COVID-19.

  • King County COVID-19 Data Dashboard -
  • Proclamation of Local Emergency has been signed and implemented.
  • City hall and other city buildings, except police, will be temporarily closed to the public, including court. Implemented a teleworker policy and IT staff have prepared additional laptops for this purpose.
  • Senior Center closed, though those senior citizens who need meals can call the center to make arrangements for meal delivery or pick-up, 360-825-4741.
  • People who need assistance from the City Clerk’s Office, Finance Customer Service counter, Permit Center, and Police lobby will need to call. Main phone number is 360-825-3591 and choose an option.
  • Recreation programs are cancelled during the school closure. 
  • Aquatic center now CLOSED.
  • Discontinued utility shut-offs and late fees and are allowing closed businesses to receive solid waste services on an as-needed per pickup basis.
  • Utility Payments can be paid by phone by dialing 866-933-4010, by visiting our website at Online Billing (, or by dropping your payment in the back parking lot Drop Box.
  • We have discontinued processing U.S. Passports, please visit Where To Apply For Your Passport ( ) for more information on passports.
  • Pet licenses can be renewed at King County License Your Pet (
  • Cancelled all board and commission meetings at this time.
  • We have cancelled all City related travel and training’s, unless via the web.
  • We’ve implemented social distancing among employees who report to work onsite.
  • Emergency allotment in the amount of $20,000 to Plateau Outreach Ministries.
  • City of Enumclaw has established response plans to ensure the continuity of essential city operations.

Resources for small businesses

The Small Business Administration has issued some guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to the coronavirus. Click here for access to information on SBA products and resources. The SBA also recently announced low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington state small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus. Other resources include guidance from the Governor’s Office as well as the Association of Washington Business.

The Washington Small Business Development Center is offering business resiliency webinars daily. Check their site for dates and times

Quick links

Below are some quick links to information regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus:

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