Tumwater City Hall and all City facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. Visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information.

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Message from Mayor Pete Kmet

Mayor Pete Kmet

COVID 19Thurston County moves to Phase 2 of Safe Start Plan

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Jay Inslee asked Washington residents to stay home as much as possible and do their part to keep everyone healthy. As the state begins to gradually reopen under the Safe Start Recovery Plan, there are still things we can do to stay healthy. This week the Governor's Office, the State Department of Health, and Thurston County Public Health provided information for residents, businesses, and faith-based organizations about reopening.


This is constantly changing situation and we are working hard to help you know where to get the most current information on guidance for face coverings, reopening businesses,and indoor faith-based services. We have updated resources for families, workers, and businesses.  Read more >>>

Message from Mayor Pete Kmet - Safe Start, Phase 2
Message from Mayor Pete Kmet - Stay Home, Stay Healthy extended to May 31 
Message from Mayor Pete Kmet - Resources for Businesses
Message from Mayor Pete Kmet - Stay Home, Stay Healthy  
Message from Mayor Pete Kmet - COVID-19 Response

Preparing for Economic Recovery


COVID-19 Financial Response StrategiesPDF file

Updated May 27, 2020; 7:30 p.m.

Tumwater City Hall and all City facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced an updated county-by-county Safe Start plan. The plan outlines new targets and metrics for containing COVID-19 activity and how counties can apply to the state Department of Health with a plan to safely reopen additional sectors of public life. Thurston County is in Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan, and some restrictions of the “Stay Home” order will be modified, including.

  • Outdoor recreation and gatherings with 5 or fewer people from outside your home;
  • Essential travel and non-essential travel for Phase 1 and 2 activities;
  • Restart of manufacturing, construction, in-home domestic services, retail with limited in-store sales, real estate, professional offices, hair and nail salons, barbers, pet grooming, and restaurants with limitations.

The County could move into Phase 3 three weeks later if the spread of the disease continues to slow. This phase will include the opening of government offices. With both phases, social distancing will be required, and teleworking will be strongly encouraged. The City is developing a plan for reopening City Hall along that timeframe.

The Department of Health cautions that as the state gradually reopens, it’s still safest to stay home. But if you do go out, remember to wear a mask, stay six feet apart and wash your hands frequently. It’s more important than ever to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 across county lines by staying local.

The "Stay Home, Stay Healthy"  order issued by Governor Jay Inslee on March 23, expired on May 31, 2020.

Changes to City Services

The City of Tumwater is committed to maintaining essential services for our community during this declared public health emergency – police, fire, public works, and utility services. We have implemented teleworking and social distancing to support our staff, serve our community, and operate effectively.

Although our facilities are closed, our staff are available to assist you by email or phone at (360) 754-5855.

Learn more about how City Departments and Staff are providing specific services.

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For more information about Tumwater's Response to COVID-19 contact the Communications Office at (360) 754-4123.