2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The City of Puyallup understands that many people are concerned about the COVID-19 virus. State and regional health professionals are closely monitoring the situation and advising local jurisdictions on preparedness efforts and recommending extensive community mitigation measures at this time.
Latest Guidance & Resources
Updated November 25, 2020
On November 13th, 2020, Governor Inslee issued a Travel Advisory for Non-Essential Travel. Persons arriving in Washington from other states or countries, including returning Washington residents, should self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Washingtonians are encouraged to avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. To view the order, click here.
On November 15th, 2020, Governor Inslee announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the country. The restrictions are statewide and will take effect Monday, November 16 at 11:59 PM and will remain in effect until Monday, December 14. The modified restrictions of restaurants, however, will take effect Wednesday, November 18 at 12:01AM. Click here to read the latest restrictions.
Free COVID-19 Testing Events in Puyallup
When: Tuesday December 1st - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday December 17th - 10 a.m.
Where: Washington State Fairgrounds Blue Parking Lot
To expedite the process, print the following documents, fill them out, and bring them with you!
Covid 19 Guidance
- COVID 19 Facts English Version
- COVID 19 Facts Spansih Version
- What to Do if You Are Sick
- Clean and Disinfect for Covid19
- Will I Get Covid-19 - Risk Scale
- American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center
- Tips for Those Experiencing Violence at Home
- Guidelines for Volunteers During Covid19
- Coronavirus Scams
- Spot the Fake
- Coronavirus and Stigma
Grocery Shopping Tips
Resources for Families
Access and Functional Needs Resources
- Special Shopping Hours for Older Adults and At Risk Individuals
- Wheelchair and Assistive Technology Users Precautions
- Chronic Disease and Covid19
- Aging and Immunity
- Keeping Patients on Dialysis Safe
- Older Adult Poison Prevention
- Ten Tips for Managing Face Masks and Hearing Loss
- Supporting Individuals with Autism
- Q and A on Covid 19 and Down Syndrome
- Covid19 and Epilepsy
Resources & Web Pages
Local level resources
- City Closures & Announcements
- Communities in Schools - Local Resources
- Pierce County Essential Trip Request
- Pierce Transit Service for Essential Workers
- Pierce County Housing Assistance
- PSE - Get Help with Your Energy Bills
- Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce
- Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board
- Pierce County CARES Business Relief
- Local Volunteer Opportunities
State level resources
- Washington State Covid-19 Response
- Food Assistance
- Cell Phones for Low Income Individuals
- Drive-In WiFi Locations
- Report Evictions & Price Gouging
- Help & Assistance for Washington Homeowners
- Employment Affected by Covid-19
- Report Unemployment Fraud
- WA State Developmental Disabilities - Covid19 Info
- Resources for Immigrants
- Washington Law Help
- 2-1-1 Washington
- OSPI - School Closures
- WA State Department of Commerce
- Association of Washington Business
- Resources for Washington State Nonprofits
- What To Do if You Are Sick
- Guidance for Older Adults
- How to Support Elderly Friends & Family During COVID-19
- People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions
- Covid-19: What People with Cancer Should Know
- Cloth Face Coverings
- Limited English Proficiency Covid-19 Resources
- ASL Covid-19 Resources
- Shopping for Food Safely During Covid-19
- How to Talk to Kids About Covid-19
- National Autism Association - Covid-19 Resources
- Trans People and Covid-19
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- IRS Covid-19 Tax Relief
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- U.S. Treasury - CARES Act Assistance for Small Businesses
- Combatting Fraud
- Covid-19 Scams - BBB
Beginning May 5, 2020, Washington State began the Safe Start Washington - Phased Reopening Plan. Individuals and businesses should follow the Washington's Phased Reopening Plan Infographic to reduce the transmission of Covid-19. Pierce County was approved to move into Phase 2 on June 5, 2020.
Beginning June 26, 2020, facial coverings will be mandatory in Washington State to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Remember: masks can’t do it alone - practice physical distancing, stay home if you are sick, and wash your hands!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is wearing a face covering safe? It feels hard to breathe when I wear one. While some people have health conditions that make face coverings unsafe, they are safe for nearly all of us, even if they feel uncomfortable at first and take a while to get used to. Public health experts agree face coverings are an important tool in preventing COVID and research is increasingly suggesting widespread use is effective. Make sure your face covering covers your mouth and nose but isn’t overly tight or restrictive. Choose a soft fabric such as cotton knit or use a bandana or scarf if that feels more comfortable.
What should I do if I see someone not wearing a mask? Nothing. Some people have conditions or circumstances that would make wearing a cloth face covering difficult or dangerous. Just wear your mask and stay six feet away.
When do I not have to wear a mask? You do not need to wear a cloth face covering when you are in your own home or in your car, if you are only with people in your own household. You also do not need to wear a cloth face covering when you are exercising outdoors and you have plenty of space. It’s a good idea to keep one in your pocket, though, in case you come across other people you can’t stay six feet away from. And some people may have health conditions or circumstances that make wearing a cloth face covering difficult or dangerous.
I don’t want to make or buy a face covering. Are there other options? Cloth face coverings do not need to be complicated or expensive. Save medical masks and respirators for health care workers and others in high-risk settings. Easy alternative are to use a scarf or any breathable, washable fabric, and wrap it around your face so that a couple layers of fabric are completely covering your mouth and nose.