City Hall Enacts Entrance Procedures

City of Mill Creek Enacts Entrance Procedures
Posted on 03/06/2020

March 6, 2020

MILL CREEK, Wash. – Beginning immediately, visitors to city hall in Mill Creek are now being required to sanitize their hands before entering the building. The city is enacting the measure in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which now has claimed 12 lives nationwide (11 in Washington state with one in Snohomish County). It has reached more than 150 confirmed and presumptive cases in the U.S., with more than 75 of the cases in Washington state.

Sanitizing stations are located immediately inside the entrances to city hall.

“The City of Mill Creek is being proactive for the protection of its residents and city employees,” said Mill Creek City Manager Michael Ciaravino. “We will continue to take protective measures until government and health officials declare that this no longer is a concern.”

Any visitor to city hall who is showing signs of illness while conducting business at the city will be asked to return when they are well.

The city will also enact a new policy beginning Saturday, March 7. Customers seeking passport service will be asked to give their name and phone number outside the building until their number is called. Up to four applicants (individual or family) will be allowed to remain in the building at any given time. The city is making this change since health officials believe this virus to be easily transmitted between people.

The Mill Creek City Hall has one of the busiest passport offices in the county and typically attracts high numbers of customers seeking passport services on Saturdays.

The city understands the inconvenience the new procedures might cause but until the outbreak is fully understood and contained, it will continue to modify its processes to ensure everyone’s safety.

Snohomish County and the Snohomish Health District declared a state of emergency on March 4. Officials are working with cities in the county as the number of deaths and confirmed cases rise.

Contact Mill Creek City Hall at (425) 745-1891 or go www.cityofmillcreek.com for additional information.

For the most current information about the novel coronavirus outbreak and what residents can do to keep themselves healthy, visit the Snohomish Health District’s website.

 

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About the City of Mill Creek

Incorporated in 1983, the City of Mill Creek is located in Snohomish County, Wash., and is home to more than 20,000 people. Mill Creek is a physically active community with 10 attractive neighborhood and community parks, more than 23 miles of nature trails, and recreational facilities that support diverse recreational opportunities. A vibrant, safe and friendly community, Mill Creek is a great destination for shopping and gathering. The award-winning Mill Creek Town Center and other business developments feature many fine retail shops and restaurants. Mill Creek offers an exceptional community experience, where natural beauty is preserved, neighborhoods flourish, businesses thrive and recreational opportunities abound. For more information, visit www.cityofmillcreek.com or follow us on social media at Facebook.com/MillCreekWA, Twitter.com/MillCreekWA and Instagram.com/CityofMillCreek.

 

 

Bill Craig

Interim Communications & Marketing Coordinator

City of Mill Creek

billc@cityofmillcreek.com

P: 425-921-5735 | F: 425-745-9650

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