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City of Maple Valley COVID-19 Update - March 25, 2020

Post Date:03/25/2020 3:30 PM

City of Maple Valley COVID-19 UPDATE - March 25, 2020 

The City of Maple Valley staff continues to closely monitor this situation. We will provide daily updates on the city’s website as this situation evolves.

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 03/23/20

City of Maple Valley Press Release [PDF] 03/24/20 

City of Maple Valley emergency proclamation [PDF] 03/13/20

Local Health Officer Order 03/11/2020

Information on Tahoma School District closures 03/12/2020

City of Maple Valley News Releases
City of Maple Valley Facebook Page
Public Health - Seattle & King County
Public Health - Seattle & King County: Public Health Recommendations

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

The City of Maple Valley is taking the following action: UPDATED 3/25/2020

    1. Maple Valley City Hall will close to the public beginning at 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 20 through April 6 and potentially beyond.   We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and follow guidance from Seattle King County Public Health and the Center for Disease Control.
      • Permits, plan submittal, Peddlers Licenses, filing Claims for Damages, deliveries, employment applications, and other necessary activity can be handled online, through email, postal service (there will be a delay in processing), or by calling 425-413-8800, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For Service of Summons please send via email to service2@maplevalleywa.gov.
      • Building inspections will be suspended through April 6; however special inspections (geotechnical, concrete, etc.) and less complex, simple inspections via SKYPE may continue.  Please contact the Building Official, Dee Warnes, at 425-413-6632 or dee.warnes@maplevalleywa.gov for approval.
    2. The Lake Wilderness Lodge will remain closed to the public through April 26, 2020.
    3. All recreation programs will be canceled through April 26, 2020.
    4. All rentals (including fields) will be canceled effective immediately through April 26, 2020 to prevent gatherings.  
    5. Parks and trails remain open, however, the following amenities are closed for the duration of the Governor’s Stay Home/Stay Healthy Order:
       Gaffney Grove Disc Golf Course is closed
      • Parking lots at all parks will be gated off
      • Summit Park Dog Park will be closed 
      • Playgrounds, skate parks, restrooms (including port-a-potties), turf fields, and sport courts remain closed 
      • Outdoor drinking fountains are also turned off
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    6. The Lake Wilderness Golf Course and Clubhouse are closed.
    7. The City will continue our Emergency Operations Center activation at Level 3.  Work to develop virtual attendance options for future meetings in order to facilitate continuity of government.

We encourage staff and Council to follow the Governor’s order and avoid gatherings of any size and continue to maintain social distancing limits following Public Health and CDC guidelines.

The City of Maple Valley will continue to:

Maple Valley Parks & Recreation Status - as of 3/25/2020

  • All indoor recreation programs, classes, and rentals will be canceled, effective immediately through April 26, 2020.
  • Parks and trails remain open, however, the following amenities are closed.

    Gaffney Grove Disc Golf Course is closed
    • Parking lots at all parks will be gated off
    • Summit Park Dog Park will be closed 
    • Playgrounds, skate parks, restrooms (including port-a-potties), turf fields, and sport courts remain closed 
    • Outdoor drinking fountains are also turned off

Lake Wilderness Golf Course Status - as of 3/25/2020

  • Closed at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
  • Clubhouse restaurant closed at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020. 

 Public Health is recommending the following steps:

People at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others. People at higher risk include:

  • People 60 and older
  • People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
  • People who have weakened immune systems
  • People who are pregnant

Workplaces should enact measures that allow people who can work from home to do so. Taking these measures can help reduce the number of workers who come into contact with COVID-19 and help minimize absenteeism due to illness.

State and local officials, including Public Health – Seattle & King County, have released recommendations to King County residents aimed at reducing risk of exposure to COVID-19. This is a critical moment in the growing outbreak of COVID-19 in King County and these measures can potentially impact the spread of the virus. 

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