UPDATED May 19, 2020
As we all know, COVID-19 has impacted our lives in many ways. However, there are many things we can be thankful for. We acknowledge and thank Lacey residents, small and large businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations that have come together — making masks, providing meals, donating money, volunteering time, and so much more. We truly have a compassionate community!
We also appreciate the many workers who have kept our community going through this public health crisis. It has not been easy.
As the Governor begins lifting restrictions, it is still very important to follow his directives and practice safety precautions. Working together toward a common goal will help us get back on track as quickly as possible and reduce the risk of setbacks.
We encourage you to continue connecting with your friends and family. A few words of encouragement can make a big difference in their day. And, if you feel you need support, don’t hesitate to ask for help. These are challenging times and it’s important to take care of yourself.
Lacey is strong and resilient, and will be an even stronger community having endured this pandemic. Keep it healthy, Lacey!
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 May 19, 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!
Visit our Parks & Recreations page with resources to Play at Home!
- 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.
Public Notice: Temporary
Procedures for Regular City
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 4-29-20)
Map of Restaurants
List of Essential Businesses
Open as of 4-8-20
The $1 million in Lacey Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Grants are now closed.
All funds have been exhausted (updated 4-29-20).
Initiative Information for
Workers and Employers
Department is ready to
help you weather the
effects of COVID-19
DSHS Disaster Cash Assistance
for some Washingtonians
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?
Department of Health
Thurston County Public
Health and Social Services
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
Washington State Corona Virus
Puget Sound Energy
LeMay Pacific Disposal