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Posted on: July 8, 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.

State of Washington approves King County request for limited Phase 1.5.
King County to immediately allow limited openings of businesses, maintain public health vigilance.
Here is an overview of what’s happening in key sectors across King County:


Outdoor dining activities is allowed at 50 percent of capacity with all tables and chairs maintaining 6 feet of distance, though additional seating will be allowed provided it follows Public Health – Seattle & King County’s best practices.

Restaurants will also need to go through the normal process within their city - or King County if the establishment is located within unincorporated King County - to seek approval to expand outdoor seating.

Indoor dining services may operate at 25 percent of capacity, provided such tables and chairs are more than 6 feet away from each other.

In-store retail

All non-essential retail activities may operate but an establishment’s occupancy may not be not be higher than 15 percent of capacity.
Businesses are directed to provide signage encouraging indoor visits to less than 30 minutes, with face-to-face interactions limited to 30 minutes.
Essential retail activities may continue to operate according to the existing state regulations.

Personal services: Cosmetologists, Hairstylists, Barbers, Estheticians, Master Estheticians, Manicurists, Nail Salon Workers, Electrologists, Permanent Makeup Artists, Tattoo Artists, Cosmetology Schools and Esthetics Schools

All activities may operate but the number of clients served will be limited to no more than 25 percent of capacity or one person if it is a single bed/chair studio.

Professional services: Accountants, architects, attorneys, engineers, financial advisors, information technologists, insurance agents, tax preparers, and other office-based occupations that are typically serving a client base

All activities allowed but an establishment’s occupancy should not be higher than 25 percent of capacity.
Businesses are directed to provide signage encouraging indoor visits to be less than 30 minutes, with face to face interactions limited to 30 minutes.


All construction, including those activities for which social distancing may not be maintained and the start of new construction projects, is authorized to resume.

  • “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. One of these mobile pet food banks will be in front of the Enumclaw Library to distribute cat and dog food on Wednesday, April 22 from 11 AM to 1 PM. This is for those families that are struggling financially and have pets. Additional pet information can be found at Small Business Webinar – COVID Recovery

  • The Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce, Green River College and the City of Enumclaw
    will be hosting a webinar on April 28th at 9 AM, regarding resources available and planning for a successful COVID recovery.
    If you are a small business owner in the Enumclaw area, please email GRC at to receive your invite link to this important webinar. Any questions on this event, you can contact Kevin Grossman or Mayor Jan Molinaro

  • A letter (Word, .PDF) from the Enumclaw Senior Center Director and staff regarding COVID-19.

  • King County postpones payment deadline to June 1 for individual property taxpayers
    Due to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, King County Executive Dow Constantine has extended the first-half 2020 property tax deadline to June 1. This executive order only applies to individual residential and commercial taxpayers who pay property taxes themselves, rather than through their mortgage lender. Banks and other financial institutions that pay property taxes on behalf of their lending customers will still need to meet the original April 30 deadline. The extension applies to both real property taxes (buildings and structures) and personal property taxes (equipment used in business). For those who can do so, King County is encouraging taxpayers to pay by the regular April 30 deadline or as soon thereafter as possible. The county will not add interest charges to the tax bill for individual taxpayers who pay the first half amount of their 2020 property taxes by June 1.
  • 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.
  • Bars and dining establishments will remain closed but open for take-out and delivery and we encourage residents to support our local small businesses.
  • 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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