Pierce County Response to Covid-19 (03.27.2020)
Hope for a brighter day
As the rain settles in across Pierce County, we also see people settling into new routines. For all of us, life one month ago was very different. Some are sequestered “Staying Home, Staying Healthy.” Others heed the call to respond to essential jobs on the frontlines in our hospitals, testing labs and public health departments. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Across our county we have seen stories of local companies stepping up and helping to manufacture needed supplies. School districts are ensuring their students have access to food and the learning tools they need. Neighbors are helping neighbors. I am proud to see the innovative and healthy ways people are rallying to help each other.
Much like rainy days, this will pass, and sunny days will return, and the flowers will bloom.
How is Pierce County responding?
Last week, the Council approved over $600,000 in emergency funding to help our small businesses navigate these difficult times. Pierce County has also launched a website for small businesses.
The Council has developed a plan to help our sewer customers and ensure continuity of this important service.
I have drafted and signed onto a letter to our county Assessor-Treasurer requesting a delay in the property tax collections that are due at the end of next month.
Due to crowding, we had to close our parks and other public spaces. We will continue monitoring with the intent to reopen as soon as it is safe.
We are working on many fronts to bring relief and shore up services where needed.
How you are doing? Let me know.
While this situation is serious, I strongly believe we can get through this together by remaining calm, informed and prepared. I want to hear from you:
How you are doing?
How are you keeping your spirits up?
What can we be doing better?
Please send me an email at: [email protected]
Pierce County Numbers
As of right now, Pierce County has 231 confirmed cases and 5 deaths attributed to the virus.
It is difficult to keep up with fast moving events surrounding the outbreak of Covid-19. Staying informed on current public health information is critical. Click on the following links for up-to-date information.
Real time international case data
Centers for Disease Control
Washington State Department of Health
Tacoma- Pierce County Department of Health
Is Court in session?
Click below for the latest on Pierce County Courts:
Superior Court District Court