The City of Monroe continues to monitor the latest information from the Snohomish Health District, state Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. This is an evolving situation. Please utilize the links below to find the most accurate and up-to-date information.
The state Department of Health maintains an online vaccine locator to help Washington residents locate available COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Snohomish Health District
The Snohomish Health District is tracking COVID-19 carefully and working with the community to reduce the impacts of this virus. Information about COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and state and local guidance are also available here.
The Snohomish County Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) has been activated to focus the community’s resources on combatting the spread of COVID-19. At the County's COVID-19 Response page, information is available regarding the County's response priorities, weekly COVID-19 briefings, and economic resiliency and recovery.
Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery
Washington is currently operating under the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan. This plan consists of a county-by-county evaluation process occurring every three weeks. Counties are evaluated based on the number of new COVID-19 cases over a 14-day period, and new COVID-19 hospitalizations every 7 days. Current phases by County and guidelines by phase can be found here.
Resources for Businesses
Outdoor Business Activities
The City Council wishes to encourage business activity consistent with applicable Stay Safe – Stay Healthy requirements. This includes, without limitation, the requirements of Proclamation 20-25.8. To make gyms, fitness facilities, restaurants, taverns and other food and beverage establishments safer and more viable to operate, opportunities are available to leverage private and public space to be used as additional outdoor areas for fitness classes and dining activity while maintaining applicable social distancing requirements. The Council believes that allowing fitness facilities and gyms to temporarily expand their fitness classes onto privately-owned parking facilities, where they may not otherwise be permitted by City code, will support the Governor's Stay Safe – Stay Healthy plan, encourage compliance with social distancing requirements, and promote business operation and economic recovery.
Temporary Tents and Membrane Structures during the pandemic will be allowed for this use. In order to comply with Fire and Building Safety regulations, the City of Monroe Building Division and Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue have combined their resources to offer guidelines specific to the construction of these types of structures. The permit application can be found on the City’s website. For further information and direction, please contact:
- City Building Official Stacy Criswell: (360) 863-4536 or email Stacy Criswell
- Deputy Fire Marshal Jason Bowen: (425) 328-0328
The City Permit Division is also available for questions at (360) 863-4501 or email Permit Division by clicking this link..
We’re in this Together
Together, as one community, we’ll get through this. Today we’re seeing our local businesses impacted by COVID-19. Please remember to support our businesses. #ShopMonroeWA #LoveMonroe We’re in this together.