covid updates

Oct 26, 2020

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Safe Start Washington

Oct 23 - Gov. Jay Inslee announces updated guidance for religious and faith-based organizations. For more information, see the full press release. Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation establishing safety guidelines for higher education institutions and living facilities.  

Oct 6 - Governor announces updates to Safe Start plan allowing for more activity within phases, addressing libraries, movie theaters, outdoor sports, musuems and more

Free Mask Distribution in Bothell

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 fall. Events are subject to weather. Please check back here and on our social media pages for any updates.

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 August 31st.    
  • Some city Boards and Commission meetings will be held virtually in August.
  • State guidance allows City Hall to reopen in Phase 3.  

Parks & Recreation

  • *NEW* Effective October 9, the following Park amenities are open: 
    • Parks, Trails, and Open Spaces
    • Playgrounds
    • Limited Restrooms - Park at Bothell Landing, Blyth Park, Cedar Grove 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.
  • Learn more about the Bothell Parks Reopening Plan here.
  • 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