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City buildings to close to the public due to rising COVID-19 cases

Series: Coronvirus | Story 2

Last updated 9/9/2021 at 10:07am

Natalie Kahn

Edmonds City Hall

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Snohomish County, Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has made the decision to close City Hall to the public effective Friday, Sept. 3.

"I understand these closures may be an inconvenience, but we must prioritize the public's safety during these times," he said in a news release.

City staff will continue to support residents by email, phone, and online. Visit specific department webpages on the City website for further information: https://edmonds.wa.gov.

The Edmonds Police Department business office will be closed to the public in accordance with City guidelines. The public can still come to the department and use the emergency phones by either entrance to reach dispatch and have an officer contact them.

During business hours, the lobby to the Public Safety Complex may be open. A phone will be in the lobby that will allow the public to reach their records clerks. They will do their best to assist the public or get them in touch with an officer, according to the release.

The police department has paused the processing of new concealed pistol licenses, and there will be no fingerprint appointments. CPL renewals can still be handled by email or mail. Those with questions should call the EPD business office at 425-771-0200.

The Frances Anderson Center is closed, and all City recreation programming in the building and indoor facility rentals are canceled for the months of September and October. Outdoor programs and facility rentals are still allowed.

The FAC office is fully operational and available for phone calls and emails at 425-771-0230 or [email protected], Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Utility payments can be made online - https://ubweb.edmonds.wa.us/ – or can be dropped off in the drop box in front of City Hall at 121 Fifth Ave. N.

City Council, meetings, as well as board and commission meetings, have been moved back to Zoom.

For a list of upcoming meetings: https://bit.ly/3n0RGSK.


Reader Comments(1)

Deborah Arthur writes:

Are all events for entertainment with crowds of people also cancelled. Are Restaurants closed? I am so saddened by all of this. THIS did not have to happen... what fools we live amongst and or listen to.


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