Updates Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Recovery - Washington State Safe Start Plan

To help prevent increased spread of COVID-19 as the state begins to gradually reopen, it’s important for Washington residents to continue staying home as much as possible, and do their part to keep everyone healthy.

Keep six feet away from others, wear a cloth face covering, wash your hands, and cover coughs and sneezes. Keep your social gatherings small. Recreate and do business locally to avoid spreading the virus across county lines. We all play a part in keeping ourselves, our loved ones and our communities safe.

healthy washington - roadmap to recovery plan  

The Governor's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery Plan is a region-based recovery plan. As of March 22, 2021 - Snohomish County is now in Phase 3. 

Find out more about the new roadmap to recovery by visiting the Governor's Website.

covid-19 vaccine

Everyone in Washington state 16 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

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-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.



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.

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.

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.


Lynnwood Connects Check-In Calls

COVID-19 Local Business Resources

What's Open in Lynnwood    

We have been closely tracking the quickly evolving situation surrounding the Coronavirus or COVID-19. We continue to follow the guidance of the Snohomish Health District and the Centers for Disease Control. We understand the important role that the City of Lynnwood plays in helping to keep our community members safe.

We have compiled a listing of local resources for community members to get accurate and up-to-date medical information, find resources to help support businesses and employers, resources for the community, and find ways that you can help support the efforts!


Detailed information on City building closures and further contact information: 

We understand that these closures may be an inconvenience but we must prioritize the health and safety of our community members and our city employees during these unprecedented times.

City Playgrounds, Sports Courts, Playfields & Off-Leash Dog Park Open

As of October 1, 2020, our Parks Crews will re-open our City’s playgrounds, basketball courts, as well as the Skate Park and Dog Park at Lynndale. We have routinely witnessed our park users following health department guidelines, wearing face coverings and masks, and keeping distance from others.

It takes all of us working together to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and our numbers countywide are slowly declining. Our community has been making great efforts, but we can’t stop now. Please continue to do your part to help keep our parks playgrounds and other amenities open by recreating responsibly. Avoid large gatherings in our parks, wear face coverings, keep social distance, bring your own water bottle, and remember to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using park equipment.

Help Fight the Spread of the Illness!

The Lynnwood Golf Course re-opened on May 5, 2020. For more information visit www.LynnwoodGC.com

City Buildings Closed to the Public

In an effort to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and promote public health, City of Lynnwood buildings are closed to the public until further notice. Our City Campus and buildings will be open to employees only, and we will continue to serve the community via the phone, email, postal mail or through our online services.


  • Customer Service staff are available to assist you, please leave a voicemail at 425-670-5732 or email Lynnwood_Rec@LynnwoodWA.gov
  • The Recreation Center is now open for lap swimming and weight room activities. Please make a reservation prior to arrival. 
  • For more information visit www.PlayLynnwood.com 

  • Customer Service staff are available to assist you by calling 425-670-5050.
  • For more information visit www.PlayLynnwood.com.


The Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course resumed operations on May 5, 2020. For more information visit www.LynnwoodGC.com


The Development & Business Service office is closed to the public. This closure effects Building, Planning, Public Works, Economic Development, Code Enforcement, and Fire operations.

All inspections of occupied structures are suspended until further notice.


Always dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.

To Report a Crime

  • Emergency - Call 911 or Push the 911 button on the wall next to the front doors
  • Non – Emergency Number 425-407-3999 

Public Disclosure Request


  • Services are suspended until further notice

If you need to speak with the Police Department Front Desk Clerk

  • 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


NOTICE – All hearings between June 1st, 2020-June 12th, 2020 have been rescheduled. Starting Monday June 15th, 2020 Lynnwood Municipal Court will be holding all virtual hearings via Zoom. All jury trials have been postponed until at least January 21, 2021.

  • Contact the Court Clerks at 425-670-5100
  • The Courtroom will be open briefly every morning to accommodate in-custody persons.
  • For more online services visit www.LynnwoodWA.gov/Court.  

City Council Meetings

City Council Meetings will be held electronically until Snohomish County enters into Phase 3 of the Governor's Safe Start Washington Plan. Visit the City Council web page to learn more.

Board and Commission Meetings

City Board and Commission Meetings will be held via Zoom until Snohomish County enters into Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Please visit the Boards & Commissions Agendas page for more information.



Additional information and community resources:

Governor's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery

Information on the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery

Beginning on January 11, the state will follow a regional recovery approach with every region beginning in Phase 1. Snohomish County is part of the Central Region along with King and Pierce Counties. 

Snohomish County is currently in Phase 3. 
Learn more about Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery here.

Phase 3 Graphic.jpg  

City of Lynnwood's Emergency Proclamation

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)


Updates from the City of Lynnwood

We are committed to providing our community members with frequent and up-to-date information throughout this public health crisis. View our latest Lynnwood eNews messages regarding COVID-19.

11/16/2020: Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith Responds to New COVID-19 Restrictions 

05/29/2020: COVID-19 Business Impact Survey 

05/21/2020: Attention Lynnwood Businesses - New Grant Opportunity Available Now

05/15/2020: City of Lynnwood Coronavirus Resources: Friday, May 15, 2020

05/05/2020: Funding Still Available for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

05/01/2020: Lynnwood Golf Course Set to Re-Open May 5

04/29/2020: Update on Lynnwood's Spring and Summer Events

04/24/2020: Additional Funding for Small Businesses - Get Ready to Apply Now!

04/24/2020: Snohomish County Mayors Issue a Joint Letter to the Greater Snohomish County Community

04/17/2020: LSC Releases Special Edition of The Messenger During Stay Home Order 

04/15/2020: Lynnwood Connects Check-In

04/10/2020: City of Lynnwood Update: Coronavirus Resources 

04/07/2020: New State Grant Fund for Small Businesses

04/03/2020: Art News in Lynnwood - COVID-19 Resources for Artists 

04/01/2020: A message from Chief of Police Tom Davis regarding our response to COVID-19

03/31/2020: Supporting Lynnwood Businesses Through COVID-19 Crisis

03/24/2020: Message to the Lynnwood Community Regarding "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" Order from Mayor Nicola Smith

03/20/2020: A Message to the Lynnwood Community Regarding COVID-19: March 20, 2020

03/16/2020: City Buildings to Close to the Public Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 03/13/2020: A Message to the Lynnwood Community Regarding COVID-19: March 13, 2020

 03/12/2020: Message from Chief Tom Davis concerning department response to COVID-19

03/11/2020: COVID-19 Lynnwood Recreation Center Programming Update: March 11, 2020

03/05/2020: City of Lynnwood Update Regarding COVID-19

Resources for Community Members

  • 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.

Resources for Accurate Information on COVID-19

We are following the guidelines of the following public health agencies and we suggest using these resources to find accurate and timely information regarding COVID-19.