The City of Tukwila on Friday, March 6, 2020, announced the following in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak:

The City has recently enacted the following temporary operational changes in response to the regional coronavirus outbreak:

      • The Senior Lunch at Tukwila Community Center on March 10 and 17 will be cancelled
      • All other senior trips, fitness classes and programs have been cancelled through March 20
      • Teen Late Night program cancelled for Friday, March 6, 2020
      • Saturday youth basketball program cancelled for March 7, 2020
      • March meetings of the City’s Boards and Commissions have been cancelled
      • Tukwila Police Department’s Community Police Academy, which was to begin on March 11will be postponed
      • Fingerprinting services have been temporarily suspended by the Tukwila Police Department
      • The public is encouraged to access City services available online or over the phone rather than in person during this time
      • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols have been implemented at all City facilities
      • Staff that are able to telecommute are encouraged to do so in a manner that continues the City’s high level of customer service
      • Staff are discouraged from attending in-person large-group meetings
      • Medically compromised staff and those serving as caretakers for immunocompromised individuals are being reassigned from public-facing duties
      • Individuals visiting City facilities that are presenting symptoms including coughing and shortness of breath are being asked to don masks; individuals with these symptoms and a fever are being asked to immediately contact their healthcare provider

There are things that we can all do to help contain the virus:

      • Wash your hands often and well – hot water, soap and a duration of at least 20 seconds are the three critical steps
      • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available
      • Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or tissue
      • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects
      • Avoid touching your face unless you have just washed your hands
      • Stay home if you are sick and encourage your colleagues to stay home as well

Here are other ways the City is responding to the virus:

      • Staff is actively engaged with the regional and state efforts to combat the virus
      • Working with local organizations and institutions – such as the school district and facilities where large groups congregate – to provide up-to-date information and messaging
      • Additional personal protective equipment protocols enacted for first responders
      • Providing information to the community pointing them to King County Public Health for more information
      • Ongoing communications with staff on the issue

For more information, visit King County Public Health, which has a wealth of resources, including information in other languages.