Updates Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Recovery - Washington Ready

On June 30, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee announced the full re-opening of Washington State. 

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City Buildings Re-Opening Plans

Face masks are required for everyone entering a City Building regardless of vaccination status. We will have disposable masks available for those in need. Please do not enter if you are sick. For added safety, we have installed protective plexiglass at customer service desks, and will be conducting frequent cleanings and sanitization of high-touch, public spaces.


Beginning Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Lynnwood City Hall will be closed to the public. Staff will be available to assist customers online and over-the-phone.

  • Call 425-670-5000
  • Utility Billing: For assistance with your bill call 425-670-5170. You can pay your bill over the phone by calling 425-670-5000, you can pay online through our online bill payment at https://lss.lynnwoodwa.gov/MSS/citizens/default.aspx, or you can drop off a payment to our Utility Drop Box outside of City Hall.
  • Explore other online city services: www.LynnwoodWA.gov


The Lynnwood Recreation Center is currently open, drop-in visits are welcome. 


The Lynnwood Senior Center is open and drop-in visits are welcome.

  • Hours:
    • Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Customer Service staff are available to assist you by calling 425-670-5050.
  • For more information visit www.PlayLynnwood.com.


Beginning Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Lynnwood City Hall will be closed to the public. Staff will be available to assist customers online and over-the-phone.


The Lynnwood Police Front Desk is open. 

  • Hours:
    • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Police Front Desk 425-670- 5600, always dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.
  • For more online services visit www.LynnwoodWA.gov/Police

To Report a Crime

  • Emergency - Call 911
  • Non – Emergency Number 425-407-3999 

Public Disclosure Request


  • By appointment only.
  • Call 425-670- 5600 or Push the JAIL button on the wall next to the front door and ask to be transferred to the front desk.
  • For more online services visit www.LynnwoodWA.gov/Police


The Municipal Court is open with modified hours.

  • Front Counter: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Phones: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Phone: 425-670-5100
  • For more online services visit www.LynnwoodWA.gov/Court.  

City Council Meetings

City Council is looking forward to returning to the Council Chambers for in-person meetings very soon. We are currently working out the technology to fully integrate in-person meetings with a remote option.

City Council Meetings

City Council will be returning to in-person meetings beginning on Monday, July 12, 2021. A remote option will still be available through Zoom for community members to watch, and provide public comment during Business Meetings. Visit the City Council web page to learn more.

Board and Commission Meetings

City Board and Commission Meetings will continue to be held via Zoom throughout the summer. Please visit the Boards & Commissions Agendas page for more information.

additional community and business resources 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information


Everyone in Washington state 12 years and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting your COVID vaccine is easy. Many medical providers and pharmacies are now administering vaccines, and Snohomish County is currently operating several Community Mass Vaccination Sites. 

  • Contact your primary care physician or pharmacy to find out their vaccine plan. 
  • Search for an appointment at a Snohomish County Community Mass Vaccination Site www.snohd.org/covidvaccine
  • Call Snohomish Health District's COVID Call Center at 425-339-5278
  • Use the Washington State Department of Health's Vaccine Finder Tool

Community Resources

  • City of Lynnwood Utility Billing Reduced Rates/Rebates and Payment Arrangements: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lynnwood is not currently shutting off water due to lack of payment. Please contact Utility Billing staff members at 425-670-5170 or ub@lynnwoodwa.gov if you need to make payment arrangements or have questions about your account. Contact our Reduced Rate and Rebate program at 425-670-5164 or email ubdiscounts@lynnwoodwa.gov. Please visit the Utility Billing webpage for all applications and payment arrangement form.

  • Lynnwood Connects Check-In Program: weekly phone call to see how residents are doing and share a friendly conversation. Check-In calls are intended to provide an opportunity to connect to those who may be feeling socially isolated by linking individuals with a friendly, caring City of Lynnwood staff member. More info

  • Snohomish County PUD: Any customer in need can call PUD Customer Service at 425-783-1000 and representatives can help make payment arrangements. The PUD will not disconnect customers for late payment at this time but advises customers to continue regular payments to avoid falling behind. The PUD offers discount programs for income-qualified customers. These programs include provisions to help in situations of sudden job loss.
  • Puget Sound Energy: We know some of our business and residential customers might be worried about paying their bills. PSE will not be disconnecting services due to lack of payment. 1-888-225-5773 or visit www.PSE.com

  • Lynnwood Food Bank: The Lynnwood Food Bank is committed to serving the community through this time. Call or visit their website for more information. Distribution days are Wednesday and Friday. Just need to bring your drivers license with proof of address. 425-745-1635 or http://www.lynnwoodfoodbank.org/

  • Homage Senior Services: Serving seniors and older adults. Call 1-800-442-2024 or visit https://homage.org/.

  • Volunteers of America Drive Through Food Pantry: Every Thursday 11am - 2pm, 6215 196th St SW Lynnwood, www.voaww.org/foodbank 

  • Edmonds School District: The School District Food and Nutrition Department plans to continue to provide meals to all children during the school closures. There are several school site locations that any child can come and get a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at no cost.

    Locations, Meal Delivery options, and more: https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=306754&pageId=32139453

    Other Edmonds School District Family Support Information: https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/families/family_support

  • Foundation for Edmonds School District: Foundation for Edmonds School District is offering three community sites for meals grab-and-go locations: https://foundationesd.org/programs/nourishing-network/

  • Employment: WorkSource has compiled a listing of essential businesses that are currently hiring: http://www.worksourceskc.org/essential-workforce-needs

  • Employment Security Department: There are expanded unemployment benefits now available to workers affected by COVID-19. Benefits are now available for contract workers and part-time employees. Funds will not run out. The ESD has experienced a high traffic volume and users should practice patience when applying for benefits. Visit: http://www.worksourceskc.org/essential-workforce-needs

  • 211: Call centers are helping to address the public’s concerns regarding COVID-19 including their health, jobs, and day-to-day living. New resources for individuals affected by COVID-19 are developing daily and 211 can help connect you to the resources available to you: Call 1-800-223-8145.

  • Live Well Local: We want you to be aware of a new centralized community resource needs site, Live Well Local. The site connects those who have resources with those who have needs due to the current COVID-19 epidemic.  LiveWellLocal.org

  • Artist Trust: For local and WA State artists, Artist Trust's Growing List of Resources in Response to COVID-19.


Rent Assistance

Rental Assistance is Now Available 

Qualified Snohomish County households will be able to receive up to 12 months of rent assistance, including rental arrears through the Volunteers of America Western Washington.


 complete the eligibility screening by:

  • Calling 2-1-1 (800-525-0127 from a mobile phone)
  • Contacting a Volunteers of America Community Resource Center
  • Connecting with one of VOA's community partners
  • Checking with your landlord if site screening is planned for your apartment complex.


You can initiate the rental assistance process on behalf of your tenants by completing a Rental Assistance Request form from VOA. 

Request the form and site screening or remote screening by email at rentassistance@voaww.org or visit voaww.org/fairhousing to download the form.

This program is intended to prevent evictions by paying rent and targeting limited resources to people most likely to become homeless after eviction. Minority groups who have disproportionately been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are highly encouraged to apply.


CARES Act Funding Made Available to Lynnwood residents struggling to pay rent or mortgage payments

The City of Lynnwood has provided $250,000 of federal CARES Act Funding to local non-profit organization, Communities of Color Coalition,
to administer Rent / Mortgage Relief Grants to Lynnwood community members who are struggling to stay on top of their monthly payments. 

C3 has provided 268 households with rental assistance grants varying from $500-$1,500. Additionally, C3 is partnering with Snohomish County on an Eviction Rent Assistance program, furthering the support to our local residents

For more information on the program, visit Communities of Color Coalition website at www.c3coalition.org/rentalassistance or call the C3 hotline at 206-742-5301 Extension 803.

Business Resources

We recognize the significant impact COVID-19 has had on Lynnwood residents and businesses. We have compiled several different business resources available to help support our local Lynnwood businesses through the pandemic and recovery.

Business Resources


Small Business Relief Grants

The City of Lynnwood has distributed $800,000 of our Federal CARES Act funding to local Lynnwood small businesses who have negatively been impacted by COVID-19. Through a Small Business Relief Grant program, we have provided 80 local businesses with grants of $10,000 to help offset lost revenue due to COVID-19 and to help increase safety protocols so they can re-open and continue to serve our community.

FREE FACE COVERINGS For Lynnwood Residents


The City of Lynnwood has received a large supply of free reusable face coverings from the WA State Department of the Military. These face coverings are intended for low income Lynnwood residents. The City will be partnering with local non-profit organizations to assist with distributing these face coverings.

Lynnwood Food Bank
5320 176th St SW, Lynnwood
Face coverings can be picked up during regular grocery distribution days: Wednesdays 11:00am-5:00pm, Fridays 10:00am-1:00pm
If you do not need groceries, you can pick up your face coverings on Monday and Tuesday mornings.

Nourishing Network Summer Meals Programs
7 Lynnwood sites available, visit website for specific location details

Volunteers of America Lynnwood Food Pantry
6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood
Thursdays, 11:00am-2:00pm

Lynnwood City Hall
19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood
Please call or email for details: 425-670-5023 or jmoore@LynnwoodWA.gov.

Lynnwood COVID-19 Weekly Updates

Lynnwood's Emergency Operations Command Staff provide a weekly update on Lynnwood's response to COVID-19. You can view the updates by clicking the links below.

Council-Update-May-11-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 668KB)
Council-Update-May-4-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 501KB)
Council-Update-April-27-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 409KB)
Council-Update-April-20-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 640KB)
Council-Update-April-13-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 630KB)
Council-Update-April-6-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 620KB)
Council-Update-March-30-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 602KB)
Council-Update-March-22-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 980KB)
Council-Update-March-15-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 663KB)
Council-Update-March-8-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 823KB)
Council-Update-March-1-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 693KB)
Council-Update-February-22-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 847KB)
Council-Update-February-16-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 551KB)
Council-Update-February-8-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 919KB)
Council-Update-February-1-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 1MB)
Council-Update-January-25-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 730KB)
Council-Update-January-19-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 788KB)
Council-Update-January-11-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 1MB)
Council-Update-January-4-2021-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 530KB)
Council-Update-December-14-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 703KB)
Council-Update-December-7-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 687KB)
Council-Update-November-30-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 631KB)
Council-Update-November-23-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 450KB)
Council-Update-November-16-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 931KB)
Council-Update-November-9-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 477KB)
Council-Update-November-2-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 403KB)
Council-Update-October-26-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 405KB)
Council-Update-October-19-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 472KB)
Council-Update-October-12-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 294KB)
Council-Update-October-5-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 509KB)
Council-Update-September-28-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 677KB)
Council-Update-September-21-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 204KB)
Council-Update-September-14-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 347KB)
Council-Update-September-8-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 574KB)
Council-Update-August-24-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 497KB)
Council-Update-August-17-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 444KB)
Council-Update-July-27-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 405KB)
Council-Update-July-20-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 279KB)
Council-Update-July-13-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 269KB)
Council-Update-July-6-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 397KB)
Council-Update-June-29-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 358KB)
Council-Update-June-22-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 956KB)
Council-Update-June-15-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 502KB)
Council-Update-June-8-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 333KB)
Council-Update-June-1-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 257KB)
Council-Update-May-26-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 384KB)
Council-Update-May-18-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 204KB)
Council-Update-May-11-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 639KB)
Council-Update-May-4-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 476KB)
Council-Update-April-27-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 156KB)
Council-Update-April-20-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 163KB)
Council-Update-April-13-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 132KB)
Council-Update-April-6-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 134KB)
Council-Update-March-30-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 126KB)
Council-Update-March-23-COVID-19.pdf(PDF, 123KB)

Additionally, Snohomish County provides daily (Monday-Friday) briefings that can be viewed by visiting Snohomish County's COVID-19 webpage.



City of Lynnwood's Emergency Proclamations

On March 4, 2020, Mayor Nicola Smith signed an Emergency Proclamation due to the serious risk to public health that COVID-19 poses to our community. This emergency proclamation gives our city the ability to quickly respond to the rapidly changing situation and ensure the best possible outcomes for our community members and city employees.

On February 9, 2021, Mayor Nicola Smith signed an Emergency Proclamation to waive the reapplication provision of LMC 13.20.080A.4, in order that customers eligible for certain special utility rates during a previous year remain eligible while the State of Emergency so declared remains in effect.

Proclamation of Emergency COVID-19(PDF, 235KB)