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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of North Bend Announces Measures to Protect Citizens and Staff from COVID-19

In accordance with guidance from Public Health – Seattle and King County (Public Health), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to create social distancing, City administration has taken the following measures to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to our community and our staff. 

  1. On March 11th, Mayor Rob McFarland signed an Emergency Proclamation that allows the City of North Bend to take measures to protect the public health, safety and welfare of North Bend’s residents and may go beyond the capability of local resources.
  1. North Bend City Hall remains open at this time and is operating at normal business hours. The City continues to recommend people stay home if they display symptoms of cough, fever or sore throat in order to protect each other.
  1. The March 17, 2020 City Council meeting is scheduled as planned but will not allow “in person” public comments. This is to protect the public health of the community, City staff and Council.  If you have input on specific agenda items or have general public comment for this meeting, please provide those to the City Clerk Susie Oppedal at before 5 p.m. on March 17, 2020.
  1. The City encourages its water and sewer utility customers to place utility payments in the drop box to reduce the number of people coming into City Hall.  The drop box is located in City Hall’s parking lot.
  1. The City may alter or cancel upcoming meetings as needed to create social distancing.

Check the City’s website for regular updates on COVID-19 as well as information about City Hall meetings and operations at

Information is changing frequently. Here are some resources to stay informed:

Seattle King County Public Health

Washington State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC

Check and subscribe to Public Health’s website ( or blog ( 

King County Novel Coronavirus Call Center:

If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you’re a healthcare provider with questions about COVID-19, contact our novel coronavirus call center: 206-477-3977.

The call center will be open daily from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM PT.

For general concerns and questions about COVID-19, please call the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127.

When to seek medical evaluation and advice:

If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, call your healthcare provider. Do not go to the emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

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