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PUBLIC NOTICE – June 19, 2020 -  King County as been approved and is now in Phase 2 of the Governor’s Safe Start Plan.  To read more please click herePosted 6/19/2020 (NEW)

PUBLIC NOTICE – June 5, 2020 – King County has been approved to move into “modified phase 1”, which allows for (limited) reopening of businesses, recreation, and personal activities.  Read more here. Posted 06/05/2020 (NEW)

Governor Inslee issues guidance for higher education and workforce training in Phases 1 and 2

Governor Inslee issues Safe Start Proclamation for County approach to re-opening

PUBLIC NOTICE - Click here to learn about ways PSE is helping customers through their new Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program. Posted 4/16/20

PUBLIC NOTICE - Click here for COVID-19 update for the City of Black Diamond regarding closure of City offices through May 4, 2020 . Posted 4/09/20

April 8, 2020 - Governor Inslee announced a new Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Businesses with up to 10 full-time employees (FTEs) may apply for a one-time grant of up to $10,000. 

To learn more and to apply, please visit

Updated federal resources are also available on the StartUp Washington webpage including:

A Message to Black Diamond residents from your Ciy Council. Please click here to view. Posted 3/26/20

Stay Home - Stay Healthy: Guidance for Essential Businesses please click here.

PUBLIC NOTICE - Click here for COVID-19 update for the City of Black Diamond regarding closure of City offices through Arpil 8, 2020 To view the list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers" designated by Governor Inslee as exempt from the order issued on 3/23 please click here. Posted 3/24/20

Employee Rights - Paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. For more information please click here. Posted 3/25/2020

Along with other cities, City of Black Diamond has been taking necessary steps to keep the residents and their employees safe during this time of turmoil. Please click here to read the Joint Mayoral Statement. Posted 3/24/19

Financial Help for Individuals and Businesses due to Coronavirus Posted 3/17/20

Governor’s Emergency Proclamation  

Local Health Officer Order

Health Officer Order Q&A

Governor's Press Conference

Emergency Proclamation - Today, Mayor Carol Benson issued a proclamation of declaring an emergency in Black Diamond due to COVID-19. This was done to allow the city to better manage and coordinate emergency efforts if needed and to continue functioning with essential city services.

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with the emergency measures announced by Governor Jay Inslee and Public Health - Seattle & Kind County the city has cancelled all City Council and Commission meetings and all rentals at the Black Diamond Community Gym effective Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Additionally, City Hall, Police Department and Municipal Court will remain open and continue to conduct business. The Community Development, Public Works, and MDRT departments will not be accessible in person and may be reached by phone for scheduling of appointments.

While these measures are currently effective through March 31, the city will reassess and determine if any extensions are needed as the month goes on and at the direction of the public health department or Governor's office.

Information from the public health and county can be found at Posted 3/12/2020

Public Health Insider news update (March 10): Posted 3/10/20
COVID-19: What you should know and latest updates (from the CDC): Posted 3/10/20

COVID-19: Frequently asked questions (from the CDC): Posted 3/10/20

Fact Sheet (updated 2/27/20) Posted 3/4/20
Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus in Communities Posted 3/4/20

Planning for a Coronavirus Pandemic: A guide for businesses and organizations. Posted 3/4/20

If you've been concerned about the Coronavirus, click here to get all the facts from Seattle-King County Dept. of Health. Posted 2/28/20
For additional information, click here. Posted 3/2/20