The past several weeks have been very difficult for everyone. And, with the Governor’s order to stay at home, we all are adjusting to the seriousness of this health emergency. Now, more than ever, we want you to know we are here for you — the community we love and support.
We understand the immense toll COVID-19 has taken on our community and we are working extremely hard to protect the elderly, individuals and families who rely on social services, those who are unsheltered, and our other most-vulnerable populations.
We are also concerned for our small business community and want to remind everyone to support them as much as possible. We have joined forces with key partners to mitigate the financial impact of this crisis. We will continue to work diligently to find local, state, and federal resources that will provide our community the help it needs.
During this public health emergency, the City will continue to provide critical services such as public safety, safe drinking water, and support of essential programs. As we work through this situation, please feel free to reach out to any of us with suggestions or concerns. We are here for you.
It is very important to follow the Governor’s directive so we can get through this crisis and get back on track as quickly as possible — “Stay Home . . . Stay Healthy.” Make sure to take care of yourself and stay connected to your friends and family. We all need each other right now.
And, let’s take the time to thank those community members who are working through COVID-19 such as our healthcare professionals, grocery store workers, transportation professionals, food services, and other key sectors we all depend upon during an emergency.
The health and wellness of our community is our top priority. Working together, we can get through this difficult time and emerge as a stronger, united city.
We appreciate your patience as we navigate the current COVID-19 health issue. This situation is constantly changing and we are working hard to make the best decisions to keep our community safe and healthy.
We will post City of Lacey public updates and information regarding the COVID-19 emerging situation on this webpage.
UPDATED April 6, 2020
- All in-person city services are currently suspended, with the exception of construction-related pre-scheduled appointments.(Beginning 3/23/20 all inspections for occupied residences will be suspended until further notice.) Please call 360-491-5642 to set up an appointment for non-occupied units. All other inquiries will be handled by phone.
Update to Utility Bill Customers:
We know the Covid-19 public health emergency has affected our community in many ways. We are working hard to reduce the financial stress this has created for our residents. The Lacey City Council passed a resolution to make the following exceptions to delinquent utility accounts during this crisis:
- No interest.
- No late penalties.
- No disconnection of services.
- Pay your Utility Bill online. (View other payment options.)
- Pay Infraction Violations online.
The following city facilities are closed to public-access until further notice:
All facility reservations are cancelled until further notice.
- All City parks remain open from 7:00 a.m. until dark; however, parking lot gates are locked to discourage groups from gathering. Note: Please do not park in adjacent neighborhoods when using the parks. Please walk to your neighborhood park.
- “GO before you go!” Park restrooms are closed. A reduction in available staff, and an increased use of Lacey’s parks (and park restrooms), makes it difficult for crews to keep the facilities cleaned to the standard that is critically necessary during the pandemic.
- All group amenities in parks are closed, including playgrounds, courts, skatepark, picnic shelters, etc.
- Per the Governor’s orders, please use open spaces and trails responsibly: practice social distancing (6 feet from anyone), bring your own hand sanitizer, and make sure to take all your belongings and waste with you when you leave.
Stay healthy and safe!
- City Council meetings are currently only available to the public via live streaming. Get details here.
- All City-sponsored and City-hosted events are cancelled until further notice.
- All non-essential public meetings (boards and commissions) are suspended.
- Senior Services for South Sound
To set up Meals on Wheels delivery or for transportation to essential appointments, call Care Connection Services
at (360) 586-4491.
- United Way of Thurston County
Thurston County COVID-19 Response Fund (Partnership between Community Foundation of South Puget Sound and United Way of Thurston County):
- Assists vulnerable people impacted by the pandemic and provides essential funding to certain local nonprofits at the forefront of responding.
- Once funds are made available, people who need assistance can contact the Community Action Council to apply, at (360) 491-7729.
- Thurston County Food Bank
For food assistance and the latest updates on food distribution locations and hours, including satellite locations, visit: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org
- Stay home if you’re sick.
- Call first. If you or a family member are sick and plan to seek care, call first. Healthcare partners need to prepare for people who are showing symptoms—or direct you to the appropriate resource.
- Wash your hands often! Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice).
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face. Your eyes, nose, and mouth are open doors for germs, especially when you touch them with unwashed hands.
- Avoid people who are sick. Steer clear of illnesses, if possible.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes. Hold a tissue over your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Then throw that tissue away and, again, WASH YOUR HANDS!
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces often, using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Stay informed. See list of trusted sources of accurate public health information on right side of webpage above.
Interview with Mayor Ryder on Stay Safe, Thurston County
Message from Deputy Mayor Cynthia Pratt
Guide to Federal, State, and
Local COVID-19 Related Assistance for Lacey Residents
Supporting Local Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis
City Council Request to
Congress for Economic Relief
City Hall Closed to Public
Parks & Recreation Closures
List of Open Restaurants
(as of 4-2-20)
Lacey Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Grants
Economic Recovery Initiative
Information for Thurston County
Workers and Employers
Department is ready to
help you weather the
effects of COVID-19
Information on Providence
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Location in Lacey
Free E-Visits for
Get Connected to Critical
Health & Human Services
What does it mean to
Stay at Home?
Washington State Department
Thurston County Public
Health and Social Services
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
Washington State Corona Virus
Puget Sound Energy
LeMay Pacific Disposal