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March 16, 2020 8:00 AM

Update 3/23/2021: Local Coronavirus Information

March 23, 2021 11:00 AM

On March 11, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery will be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. The governor also announced that a new third phase of the Roadmap has been added, and effective Monday, March 22, the entire state will enter Phase 3.

The following guidelines have been published by the Governor’s Office:
1. Indoor social gatherings with people from outside your household should not include more than 10 people.

2. Outdoor social gatherings shall be limited to 50 people from outside your household.

3. Worship services allowed with up to 50% indoor capacity.

4. Retail stores, including farmers markets, allowed with up to 50% indoor capacity. Curbside pick-up is encouraged.

5. Professional services allowed with up to 50% indoor capacity. Remote work strongly encouraged.

6. Personal services allowed with up to 50% indoor capacity.

7. Eating and drinking establishments are limited to 50% capacity for indoor service and must end alcohol service and delivery at midnight. Outdoor dining must comply with the requirements of the Outdoor Open Air Guidance. Table size for indoor and outdoor dining is limited to a maximum of 10 people. Establishments only serving individuals 21+ and no food remain closed.

8. Wedding and funeral ceremonies and indoor receptions, and wakes are permitted and must follow appropriate venue requirements. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking establishment requirements outlined above apply.

9. Low and moderate risk sports competitions a permitted. Fitness and training establishments can operate at a maximum of 50% capacity. Showers are allowed.

10. Sports competitions and tournaments allowed for all risk categories. Maximum spectators allowed is 400 with capacity restriction depending on the facility. Guided activities are allowed without hard caps subject to restrictions.

11. Indoor entertainment establishments such as aquariums, theaters, arenas, concert halls, gardens, museums, bowling alleys, trampoline facilities, card-rooms and event spaces are open at a maximum of 50% capacity or 400 people, whichever is less. If food or drinks are served, eating and drinking establishment requirements outlined above apply.

12. Outdoor entertainment establishments such as zoos, gardens, aquariums, theaters, stadiums, event spaces, arenas, concert venues and rodeos can be open for a maximum of 400 spectators with capacity restrictions depending on the facility. Walk-up tickets are allowed with restrictions.
The Town’s facilities, including Maple Hall, will follow these guidelines. Additional guidance has been issued by the Governor applicable to Theater and Performing Arts. These restrictions may be found at the Theater and Performing Arts Link below. The Town will also follow this guidance.

Town Hall remains open although citizens and guests are asked to observe the following protocols (which have been in place since Town Hall re-opened) to safeguard other members of the public and Town staff:

1. Please visit Town Hall one at a time. We ask that if friends or family members accompany you, they wait outside unless it is necessary for them to assist. Pets that are not service animals should not accompany you on your visit inside Town Hall.

2. If someone is in front of you, please wait patiently outside until called in. Town staff will take steps after each visitor departs to disinfect any areas that may have been touched.

3. You must wear a mask to enter Town Hall. We don’t want to risk you or Town staff becoming inadvertently exposed to the coronavirus.

4. Please check to see if the business you want to accomplish can be handled online, or over the telephone. We continue to urge everyone to take advantage of available options to save yourself a trip.

Yard waste and compost: Yard waste and compost punch cards must be purchased at Town Hall. Cash or check is accepted.

Because of continuing restrictions, the La Conner Senior Center will remain closed at this time. Re-opening the Senior Center will take place at such time as we have been informed that it is safe to do so.

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