healthy washington


January 6, 2021

Governor Announces Healthy Washington Recovery Plan

Governor Inslee has announced Healthy Washington, a two-phased COVID-19 recovery plan that will start January 11, 2021. Every region will begin with Phase 1, which aligns with the current restrictions that are in place for most counties today, with a few exceptions. Indoor fitness and outdoor entertainment, which were previously prohibited, will now be permitted with restrictions. Learn more today.

Governor Extends Statewide Restrictions

Governor Inslee has extended statewide restrictions in response to the spike of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state. Restrictions now extend through Monday, January 11th, 2021.

If you are in Bothell and would like to report a business that you believe is not meeting these requirements, please report to the state first.

WA State Vaccine Planning

Washington State Department of Health continues to make progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts.

Statewide Restrictions

Gathering in groups, even with people we know, has contributed to the rapid spread of COVID-19. New statewide restrictions prohibit indoor gatherings with people outside of your household, and outdoor gatherings are limited to five (5) people outside of your household. Restaurants and bars are closed to indoor dine-in service, and fitness facilities are closed for indoor operations. Retail activities are limited to 25 percent occupancy. See the full set of restrictions today.

Travel Advisory 

Nov 13 - Gov Inslee issues travel advisory for WA

Stay informed by regularly checking:

Service Changes

All city buildings are closed to the general public, but we continue to provide many services remotely. Please give us a call at 425-806-6100 instead of coming to City Hall. Staff can help you conduct your business over the phone or online! Please see full list of all service changes across our departments

Cancellations and Closures

  • All in-person events, classes and community meeting rooms have been canceled until further notice.  
  • Some city Boards and Commission meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

Parks & Recreation

  • Effective December 15, the following Park amenities are open: 
    • Parks, Trails, and Open Spaces
    • Playgrounds
    • Limited Restrooms - Blyth Park, Cedar Grove Park, Park at Bothell Landing, Stipek Park, and North Creek Sportsfields
    • Disc Golf Course at Blyth Park
    • Outdoor Sports Courts
    • Pop-up Dog Park at Park at Bothell Landing
    • Drop-in use of Picnic Shelters - First come, first served and informal use only. No reservations accepted at this time.
    • Parking lots at Park at Bothell Landing, Blyth Park, Cedar Grove Park, and Centennial Park
    • Athletic Fields are reserved for permit holders on weekdays (8:00am-9:30pm) and weekends (8:00am-6:00pm). Parking at North Creek Fields is permitted weekdays (after 5:30pm) and weekends (7:00am-10:00pm). Non-permitted users must always relinquish the field to designated athletic field permit holders. For more information, visit the Sportsfields page.
  • Recreation classes and picnic shelter reservations are canceled until further notice.
  • Lytle House and the North Creek Schoolhouse are closed until further notice.
  • While using Park amenities, please remember to maintain good social distancing (min. 6 feet apart), avoid gatherings of more than five people outside of the household, bring supplies with you such as hand sanitizer/water/cloth face coverings, and stay home if you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID in the last 14 days.

City Manager Updates

June 11: City provides updates on furlough and layoff decisions

April: City Manager Jennifer Phillips addresses financial impacts of COVID-19