Essential City services continue without interruption
The health and safety of the community and City employees continues to be our highest priority.
Although City offices are closed to the public, all essential services, including police, fire/emergency medical, and water, sewer and stormwater utility services will continue without interruption. Community Development and Public Works staff continue to work on projects as allowed by state directives, and Municipal Court continues to operate as ordered by the WA Supreme Court.
Information for Residential and Commercial Contractors is available on our Building Division page.
We appreciate your efforts to stay informed. Please continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay home if you are sick to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Clark County in Phase 2
Clark County has been approved to move to Phase 2 of Safe Start Washington’s reopening plan. See the details here. Businesses approved to reopen in Phase 2 must follow industry-specific guidance issued by the Governor.
Businesses and industries eligible to reopen in Phase 2 include hair and nail salons, barbershops, real estate, pet grooming and new construction, among others. Retail stores can open for in-store purchases and restaurants can resume dine-in services with limitations on the number of diners.
Safe Start Washington Phased Reopening County-by-County
Governor Inslee’s proclamation transitioning to “Safe Start – Stay Healthy” County-By-County Phased Reopening became effective June 1. The governor announced the extension of the Safe Start proclamation through August 6.
COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Business and Workers (updated July 7, 2020)
WA State Face Covering Requirement
Effective June 26, a statewide order requires individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces such as stores, offices and restaurants. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when you can’t stay 6 feet apart from others. More information, including a list of exemptions, is available within the links below.
Governor Inslee and Secretary of Health Wiesman announced a statewide requirement for businesses to require face coverings of all employees and customers, effective July 7, 2020.
- When am I Required to Wear a Face Mask or Cloth Face Covering? (from WA State)
- Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings from the Washington State Department of Health
- Myths and Facts about Cloth Face Coverings from Washington State Department of Health
Battle Ground Police Chief Mike Fort responds to statewide face mask requirement.
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