Letter from Mayor Schaub
Town of Eatonville Proclamation of Emergency
Please visit the Washington State Governor website for more information regarding the statewide mandatory face covering order at www.governor.wa.gov.
As the information regarding the spread of COVID-19 changes daily, so does the information on each of the websites listed below. We encourage people to stay tuned to facts provided by the Pierce County Health Department. Anyone experiencing symptoms of an illness—fever, cough, difficulty breathing – should call their healthcare provider so their healthcare provider can determine next steps. Information about testing is available at: Department of Health-COVID-19 Testing Information
Below are some links to help you navigate all the steps being taken by the State of Washington. The Town of Eatonville is following this closely and is taking the precautions that have been mandated by the Washington State Governor. Governor Jay Inslee's Office
- State Emergency Proclamation, restrictions on public gatherings, school closure information, financial support information for businesses, employers, and workers. The Governor has Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)
- Washington State's Official COVID-19 site, maintained by the State Joint Information Center.
Pierce County Health Department
- Local information regarding health measures for all populations, school district closures, fact sheets, case updates, and information in many languages.Washington State Department of Health
- Comprehensive information about the disease, symptoms, testing, risk factors, case updates, and guidance for the many sectors of our community.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - Regional updates and recommendations, regional mitigation strategies, global locations and statistics, travel restrictions, and educational materials.
Eatonville School District - Updates on school closures and impact on classes, childcare, meals, athletics, facilities, and measures to assist students and families.
Following the advice to practice social distancing during this outbreak the Town of Eatonville will focus on essential services only, the following Town services are suspended until further notice:
- In person Utility Billing Payments and Customer Service
- Passport Services
- Animal Licensing
- Concealed Pistol Licenses
We will continue to provide essential services such as electric, water, sewer, storm drain, garbage, building permit and inspections. Appointments in advance are required for any service that can not be performed over the phone or by utilizing our drop box.
Stay home if you are sick and practice social distancing. Please follow the Washington State Governor and the Washington State Department of Health's guidance on mask wearing.
The best ways that you can help reduce the spread of this illness is to stay home if you don't feel well and to wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Dry hands with a clean cloth, paper towels or air dry.
At this time all Committee Meetings are postponed until further notice. The Town Council Meetings will be held virtually and telephonically. Please see the Town Council Agenda page for more information.
Helpful resources for the small business that have been impacted.
Pierce County has expanded their loan program, see their website more information on the Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Program.
CARES Act Fund Programs
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020. This economic relief package provides direct economic assistance for American workers, families and small businesses. Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provided payments to State, Local and Tribal governments impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
On May 20, 2020, the Washington State Department of Commerce notified the Town of Eatonville that they will release a portion of the CARES funds to local governments. The Town of Eatonville’s portion of these funds is $89,100. The Town of Eatonville will utilize these funds to cover unanticipated and unbudgeted COVID related costs for public health and safety, as well as, help individuals, families and businesses overcome economic hardships.
The Town Council allocated a portion of these funds to implement 3 programs to to aid the Small Businesses and the local residents of The Town of Eatonville.
Emergency Small Business Grant - Application, please email application to [email protected].
Utility Assistance Program - Application, please email application to [email protected].
Shop Local and Save Program - Please email receipts to [email protected] or drop off at the Town Hall.