Community Urged to Practice Social Distancing

Burien City Manager and City Council Urge Community to Practice Social Distancing
Posted on 03/24/2020
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The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 continues to climb at an alarming rate in our region and across the globe. For this reason, Governor Jay Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order for Washington state, which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington State Department of Health, and Public Health – Seattle & King County have issued clear guidance on how to practice social distancing. There are Public Health orders in place, enforceable by law, to close gathering spots such as events, bars and restaurants, and recreation facilities. Yet, some of our community members are still not fully complying with the Public Health orders or the social distancing guidelines.

  • Social distancing is the most important thing we can do to fight the pandemic. We all need to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. You should:
  • Stay home unless necessary and avoid all non-essential contact with others.
  • Limit trips for groceries, gas, and other essentials.
  • If you must go out, stay at least six feet away from others at all times.
  • Avoid gathering in groups, even when outside in open air.

For our elders and other vulnerable community members, and for the health care workers and others on the front lines, please do your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. By slowing the spread, we are ensuring our health care system is not overwhelmed, and everyone gets the care they need.

If we work together, we can do this.

Learn more about the City of Burien's response to COVID-19 at