Safe Start Pierce County

Pierce County begins four-week “roll back” order

On November 15, Governor Inslee announced temporary restrictions to be in effect statewide until December 14. The new restrictions, with the exception of changes to restaurant operations, go into effect on Monday, Nov. 16 at midnight (12:01 am Tuesday); restaurant changes go into effect on Wednesday, November 18. Industries and activities not mentioned in the Governor's announcement may continue operating with the existing regulations.

Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier issued the following statement regarding the pending roll back order issued by Governor Jay Inslee:

I support the Governor’s plan to roll back to more limited operations and activities across the state. While I remain very concerned about the impact of this order on our already struggling small business and restaurants, I know that we cannot allow the rate of COVID-19 transmission to continue at its alarming pace.  Without significant action, we risk overwhelming our hospitals and threatening our healthcare system. 

I’m grateful that our Pierce County restaurants can continue participating in the successful Restaurant Rally. I encourage residents to support these businesses and employees by dining in through Tuesday or by ordering takeout through Thursday, if they can do so. We will continue our work to develop ways to support our small businesses and families that have been severely impacted by the pandemic.

As for County operations, we have already transitioned to a mostly remote work environment and remain committed to providing superior customer service to our residents. I ask all County residents to comply with these orders so that we can more quickly move past this challenging time and rebuild our community.

More information about what is allowed in each phase is available at


CARES Act Funding

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress allocated federal funds to jurisdictions across the country with populations over 500,000. The amount provided to each entity was based on population size.  Pierce County received an allocation of approximately $158 million. View all CARES Act funding allocations here, or download the dataset here.

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