*Updated April 3, 2020 - 9:40 AM*
On April 2, Governor Jay Inslee extended the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order through May 4. This requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. It also bans all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes and closes all businesses except essential businesses. Learn more.
On March 31, Governor Jay Inslee provided enforcement guidance for the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order. If you have concerns about a business, learn more about what is considered “essential” and if needed, report the business here.
The City of DuPont is aware of concerns and questions regarding the emergence the COVID-19 virus. We are working actively as a City to protect our community.
Emergency Policies to Support Citizens
- All utility billing late fees will be waived until the declaration of local emergency is lifted.
- There will be a moratorium on all utility shut-offs for delinquent payment until the declaration of local emergency is lifted.
- Any utility customer unable to pay City utility bills as a result of financial difficulties arising from the COVID 19 pandemic shall be allowed to enter into a deferred payment agreement in compliance with DMC 17.02.080.
COVID-19 is an active situation that is rapidly evolving. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Pierce County. The City of DuPont encourages community members to stay informed by regularly checking:
Steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent COVID-19:
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
- When unable to wash your hands, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, please call 1-800-525-0127. Phone lines are currently staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m, seven days a week. Please note that this call center can not access COVID-19 testing results. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your health care provider.
Schedule Changes & Closures
- City Hall, Fire Department, and Police Department Lobby Closed to the Public
- Please call City Hall at 253-964-8121. Staff is available and can help you conduct your business over the phone or online.
- Non-Essential Business Meetings and Parks & Recreation Programs Canceled through April.
- Permit and License Processes during "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" - Read more
Gov. Jay Inslee announced new community strategies and social distancing plans to minimize COVID-19 exposure.
All gatherings with over 50 participants are prohibited and all gatherings under 50 participants are prohibited unless previously announced criteria for public health and social distancing are met. This order applies to gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational activities. These include but are not limited to: community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, or sporting events; parades; concerts; festivals; conventions; fundraisers and similar activities.
The City is committed to helping reduce the spread of COVID-19. Currently, the City Hall & Police Department lobby are closed to the public until further notice. Additionally, all City of DuPont nonessential business meetings and Parks & Recreation programs and events will be canceled for the month of April.
Please call City Hall at 253-964-8121. Staff is available and can help you conduct your business over the phone or online. Certain online payments are available, materials can be mailed in (such as permit applications), and we have a drop box in the City Hall parking lot.
While the Police public lobby is closed until further notice in support of the Governor’s directive on social distancing, the police department is still operating at normal capacity – available 24/7 for emergency and non-emergency calls, (Non-Emergency: 253-798-4721 / Emergency: 9-1-1).
All City of DuPont Playgrounds, Basketball Courts, and Park Restrooms are Closed
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, all City of DuPont playgrounds, basketball courts, and park restrooms are closed until further notice.
Trails, fields, the off leash area, and parking lots will remain open. Please remember to maintain the 6 foot social distancing in public around others.
Please remember that high touch surfaces can be a vector to spread viruses. Please exercise caution and wash your hands.