City Response to COVID-19
The City of Battle Ground first responded to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 13, 2020. Throughout the rapidly changing situation, our priority remains the same – to continue service to residents and businesses by ensuring the city remains operational with appropriate measures in place to protect the health of our employees and the community.
Although city offices remain closed to the public per Washington State requirements, we continue to provide service from the field, by phone and online. Visit department pages for contact information.
Open areas of parks (trails and fields) have remained open for community use. Playground structures, sports courts and picnic tables reopened on June 5 with Phase 2 of the WA State Safe Start Plan. Splash pads are scheduled to open in Phase 3 and the city’s Skate Park is scheduled to open when the plan allows for as many as 50 people to gather.
Park users should use discretion when using common-use structures such as playground equipment. Use hand sanitizer before and after using equipment, maintain physical distancing, and avoid large gatherings. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are sick.
City Council meetings continue to be held every first and third Monday of the month. Meetings are held remotely, by Zoom, and are always open to the public. Visit the Agenda Center for the upcoming meeting agenda (posted 5 days prior) and an archive of past meetings. Subscribe to meeting notifications at Notify Me.
Archive of COVID-19 related news and information from the City
Visit News Flash to view all current city news and information
- June 10, 2020 Park Playgrounds Reopen; Skate Park to Open in Phase 3
- June 5, 2020 City Launches Temporary Parklet Program to Support Local Businesses
- June, 2, 2020 City Council Supports Residents and Businesses through Tax Reduction
- May 7, 2020: Letter from Battle Ground Mayor Adrian Cortes to Governor Inslee
- March 30, 2020: Utility Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
- March 25, 2020: Police Department responds to “Stay at Home” Order
- March 24, 2020: City establishes protocols to ensure delivery of essential services
- March 20, 2020: A message from Police Chief Mike Fort
- March 19, 2020: A message from Fire District 3 Chief Sorenson
- March 17, 2020: City offices closed to public access; essential services continue
- March 16, 1010: Declaration of Civil Emergency (PDF)
- March 13, 2020: City Response to COVID-19
April 3, 2020 Message from Mayor Cortes
March 22, 2020 Message from Mayor Cortes
March 17, 2020 Message from Mayor Cortes