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Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and local, state, and federal programs, this information may change unexpectedly.

With COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County continuing to rise, the City of Maple Valley is doing what it can to help residents protect themselves. The city is monitoring the situation, issuing recommendations and taking actions based on direction from Public Health - Seattle & King County, the lead agency for the local COVID-19 response.

City actions, along with key messages from public health officials will be posted on our COVID-19 Updates page. Sign up for eNotifications to receive emails as the page is updated.

Proclamation of Emergency

On March 13, 2020, Mayor Sean P. Kelly signed a proclamation of emergency that allows the city to act quickly should the outbreak spread to residents here.

City Video Updates

COVID-19 Update and Resources - March 27, 2020

Facility Closures

Maple Valley City Hall: Closed to public access, see the COVID-19 Updates page for changes in service delivery.  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

Maple Valley Police Department Office: Closed to public access. If there is an emergency, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call 206-296-3311. 

Parks & Recreation Facilities and Programs

Lake Wilderness Lodge: Closed to public access. 

Lake Wilderness Golf Course: Closed to the public. 

  • The Clubhouse restaurant will also be closed to the public.

Parks and Trails: Open to public access, however amenities are closed. Lake Wilderness Disc Golf Course is closed.

All parks parking lots: Closed to public access for the duration of Gov. Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

All playgrounds, skate parks, restrooms (including port-a-potties), turf fields, disc golf course, and sports courts: Closed to public access until further notice.

Summit Dog Park: Closed to public access.

All water fountains: Turned off.

All recreation programs and classes: Canceled through April 26, 2020.

All rentals (including fields): Canceled through April 26, 2020.

Heath Recommendations

People at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from 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.

All people should not go out when they are sick.

Wash your hands well often, cough into a tissue or your elbow, and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

On March 10, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced new rules for visitation standards at long-term care facilities in the state.

On March 11, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced amendments to the state's emergency proclamation that prohibit social, spiritual and recreational activities involving 250 or more people. Public Health also said events with less than 250 people should not go forward unless they can ensure proper health protections for attendees to limit the spread of illness. 

On March 12, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered all public and private K-12 schools in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties to close no later than the end of the day on March 16, and remain closed through April 24. He urged all schools to explore extended learning options through the closure period and maintain critical services such as childcare and meals.

On March 16, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee closed bars, restaurants and entertainment facilities for in-person events or dining. Take-out or delivery only from restaurants as of March 17, 2020. Public Health also reduced the large gathering threshold for cancellation to 50 people. Events with less than 50 people are still allowed only if they comply with the Public Health standards for preventing the spread of illness, including access to hand washing, social distancing, and sanitizer for all participants.

On March 23, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he will sign a statewide order that requires everyone in the state to stay home. The order will last for two weeks and could be extended. The proclamation will:

  • Require every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
  • Ban all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
  • Close all businesses except essential businesses.

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