COVID-19 News and Resources

City of Mill Creek Emergency Closure

Message from Mill Creek City Manager Michael Ciaravino
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the City of Mill Creek will restrict access to City Hall to the general public in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The closure is in effect until Saturday, April 18, 2020.

The emergency closure affects services for the following:

  • Non-emergency police services, including concealed weapons permits
  • Passport applications
  • All city-sponsored recreational programs
  • Community rooms at City Hall
  • Public restrooms at all Mill Creek city parks

It is the responsibility of city park visitors to sanitize playground equipment after use. City employees will not sanitize them.

The City of Mill Creek will continue essential municipal government operations during this health crisis while prioritizing the safety of residents and employees.

City employees are available by phone at (425) 745-1891. Non-emergency police services are available by phone at (425) 745-6175. Additional information can be accessed on the City of Mill Creek’s website, www.cityofmillcreek.com. If the call is an emergency, call 911.

City Issues Proclamation

The Mill Creek City Council approved March 24, 3030 the city manager's proclamation that effective February 29, 2020, consistent with Proclamation 20-05 issued by Governor Inslee, the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus constitutes an emergency as defined by RCW 38.52.010(9)(a) and MCMC Section 8.08.040 and necessitates the utilization of emergency powers granted under RCW 38.52.070 and MMC 8.08.100.


Stay Home. Stay Healthy

March 23, 2020 - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a "Stay Home. Stay Healthy" order on March 23. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. The order bans all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes. The order also closes all businesses except for those deemed essential

The proclamation states that it is still safe for people to go outside as long as they remain at least six feet from each other. Grocery stores, doctor's offices, and other essential businesses will remain open. People can still participate in activities such as bike rides, gardening and dog walking, as long as social-distancing rules are followed.

March 13, 2020 - All state public and private schools are currently closed by emergency proclamation. All schools are closed from March 17 until April 24. 


This chart from the governor's office explains what activities are and are not permitted:
 

Social Distancing

Tips to help protect yourself, your loved ones and your community
  • Remain calm and informed, and follow guidelines from public health officials
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well 
    • Ask your employer about your company’s sick leave and telecommute policies