New Phase 3 Limits

July 27, 2020

Stay informed by regularly checking:

Safe Start Washington

July 23 - Gov Inslee changes guidance and regulations around restaurants, bars, and fitness centers, as well as weddings and funerals. Changes will also affect family entertainment centers, movie theaters and card rooms.  

July 16 - Gov Inslee announces new steps.  Social gatherings in Phase 3 counties are now restricted to 10 people a week outside your household. People in Phase 2 and Modified Phase 1 counties cannot have social gatherings with more than 5 people a week.

July 7 -  New face covering order becomes effective across the state

June 19 - King County approved for Phase 2

June 9 - In King County modified Phase 1, certain businesses can re-open but at reduced occupant load capacity.  The City developed a Guide for Determining Occupant Load/Capacity to assist Bothell restaurant and retail store owners in determining their social distancing occupant load.         


Additional Information for Individuals

In addition to social distancing, it is recommended individuals continue to frequently wash hands, stay home if sick, cover coughs and sneezes, frequently disinfect surfaces, and avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

City Manager Updates, June 2020

June 11: City provides updates on furlough and layoff decisions

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

Free Mask Distribution

With face coverings now mandated by the state for all public places, the City of Bothell will be distributing free, reusable fabric masks. The masks are part of 25 million face coverings King County purchased to encourage the availability and use of personal protective equipment in response to COVID-19. 

Free masks will be available at various locations in Bothell throughout the month of August. The first two events taking place are:

Tuesday, August 4 

  • 1:00 - 6:00pm
  • Bothell City Hall (18415 101st Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011)
    • Booth will be located on the East side of the building near ballot drop-off. 

Thursday, August 6 

  • 4:00 - 8:00pm
  • Main Street Retail Expansion Space (Main Street &101st Ave NE)

Additional distribution dates and locations to be announced soon.

Know before you go: 

  • Masks are made of cloth and are both washable and reusable. 
  • Mask distributors will be in PPE (personal protective equipment) for your protection. 
  • Masks are limited to two (2) per member of household. Members of household do not all need to be present - simply let our staff/volunteers know how many people reside in your household. 
  • While we expect to have enough masks for everyone, these events are first-come, first-served. 

If you need a face mask, and cannot attend one of our distribution events, please email

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 through June 30th.   
  • Some city Boards and Commission meetings will be held virtually in June.
  • State guidance allows City Hall to reopen in Phase 3.  

Parks & Recreation

  • *NEW* Effective June 25, the following Park amenities are open: 
    • Parks, Trails, and Open Spaces
    • Limited Restrooms - Park at Bothell Landing, Blyth Park, and Cedar Grove Park
    • Disc Golf Course at Blyth Park
    • 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.
    • Drop-in use of North Creek Sports Fields - 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
  • Learn more about the Bothell Parks Reopening Plan here.
  • Recreation classes, as well as sports-field and picnic shelter reservations are canceled until further notice.
  • Lytle House and the North Creek Schoolhouse are closed until further notice.
  • All playgrounds 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.