City of King City

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information from the City of King City




Post Date: 12/9/2020 2:15 PM
This webpage will be updated as more information is available. 

Coronavirus Information and Impacts

Due to a possible COVID-19 incident, City Hall and service will be closed for 72 hours to ensure the safety of the staff and public. The City of King City is adhering to guidance from health authorities. Please refer to the health resource below for updated coronavirus data and the latest health and safety guidelines.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

The Washington County Department of Health and Human Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The World Health Organization (WHO)


Police services will continue, and the City will provide the next update on facility impacts by Monday, December 14, 2020.

Our Police officers continue to respond to all emergency calls, but there are additional 9-1-1 call-taking protocols and modified patient evaluation procedures to maintain distance and limit exposure. We are in constant communication with other local and state health agencies.

In an emergency Call 9-1-1  
Non-emergency dispatch: 503-629-0111 (please note you may get a call from the police first)

City of King City Facility Closes for Two Week Pause


Due to the governor's restrictions to combat the spread of the Covid 19 virus, our office will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, November 18 to December 2. Our staff will be answering emails, fax, and returning phone calls during the shutdown. There will be no passport processing during this time.

Essential City services will continue, and the City will provide the next update on facility impacts by Monday, December 14, 2020.

Our Police officers continue to respond to all emergency calls, but there are additional 9-1-1 call-taking protocols and modified patient evaluation procedures to maintain distance and limit exposure. We are in constant communication with other local and state health agencies.

In an emergency Call 9-1-1  
Non-emergency dispatch: 503-629-0111 (please note you may get a call from the police first)
Records: 503-620-8851(counter is closed -Limited staff is available for records requests by calls and emails.)

Your King City Police Department is available and answering all calls for service.  If you would like to speak with an officer, please contact dispatch at 503-629-0111 for all non-emergencies.  You may receive a phone call from an officer before any direct contact on non-emergencies.  As always, if you are having an emergency call 911.

With the uncertainty to the extent of Covid-19 exposure, we are following suggested guidelines to reduce exposure for you the citizen and staff.  We appreciate everyone's ongoing support and adherence to suggested guidelines found on our King City website.



Washington County Placed on Two-Week Pause

November 12, 2020 Update
The governor has asked Washington County to join eight other Oregon counties where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly to take a two-week pause in social, business, and other activities that are driving the spread of coronavirus. The pause started Wednesday, Nov. 11, and last until Wednesday, Nov. 25. Read the guidance. Read the governor's press release. Read the Washington County press release.

Measures include: 

  • Limiting social gatherings to your household, or no more than six people if the gathering includes those from outside your household, reducing the frequency of those social gatherings (significantly in a two-week period), and keeping the same six people in your social gathering circle.
  • Urging all businesses to mandate work from home to the greatest extent possible.
  • Pausing long-term care facility visits that take place indoors to protect staff and residents.
  • Reducing maximum restaurant capacity to 50 people (including customers and staff) for indoor dining, with a maximum party size of six. Continuing to encourage outdoor dining and take out.
  • Reducing the maximum capacity of other indoor activities to 50 people (includes gyms, fitness organizations/studios, bowling alleys, ice rinks, indoor sports, pools, and museums).

Visit the State of Oregon website for more information.

Face Coverings Required Statewide

  • Face coverings are required for ages 5 and up for all indoor public spaces, for outdoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible, and when exercising indoors.
  • People with a disability or a medical condition may request accommodation if they cannot wear a mask, face shield, or face covering.
  • Visit the State of Oregon COVID-19 Mask Requirements webpage for more details.

 The Health Experts

The health and well-being of our community members, employees, businesses, and partners are our top priority. As part of our preparedness efforts, the City of King City is adhering to guidance from health authorities with expertise. Please utilize these health experts for accurate and up to date coronavirus information:

The City of King City is adhering to guidance from health authorities with expertise. Please refer to the health experts below for updated coronavirus data and the latest health and safety guidelines.

 We appreciate everyone's efforts to stay informed and to help reduce the spread of the virus. These health organizations have stated that the key is to prepare, not panic.

Featured Data Report Daily Update (Monday-Friday)


King City Phase 1 | Effective 11/12/2020  Two -Week Pause (WA County)
To slow the spread of coronavirus and protect our community members' health, the City of King City is making thoughtful decisions for our facilities. All guests must signing-in at the front counter and adhere to the social distancing requirements. As of July 24, 2020 face coverings are required for everyone age five (5) and up.

Most city services are available by phone and online.

Continuing Essential Services

Essential City services that have continued uninterrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic include:

  • Police services
  • Public Works and Parks Maintenance services
  • Development services
    • Building 
    • Planning
  • Capital projects
Other City Resources and Services
  • Building in King City? Applications, permits, and inspections are available online. Need help call us at (503)639-4082.
  • Permit Counter Services are available by phone and online
  • Water & Utility Billing Counter Services are available by phone and online by the City of Tigard.
  • Parking Permits Services are available by phone and will be mailed out.
  • Business Licenses Counter Services are available by phone and online
  • Court Counter Services are available by phone, email, and fax
  • Video and telephonic court hearings are being scheduled when requested by attorneys or defendants. Some hearings are being rescheduled. View details on phone hours, payments and more.
  • Passport processing is available by appointment ONLY. To schedule your appointment please call the passport line at (503)639-4082 between 9 am and 2  pm to speak to the passport representative. Learn more about passport processing here.


Supporting Our Community

The City of King City recognizes the unique and diverse needs of our community members during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Find information and resources for health care and food accessreporting hate crimes and discriminationdomestic violence crisis supportmental health careeviction protections, and more on our updated COVID-19 Community Resources webpage.

COVID-19 Stigma
A person’s ethnicity, language, or association with a country or region is not a risk factor for this virus. If you feel you have experienced or witnessed discrimination motivated by race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity, contact the Oregon Department of Justice by filing a report online or by calling 1-844-924-2427. 


 Transportation
Update from TriMet:
For the latest updates from TriMet, please visit their website https://trimet.org/health/

Updates from King City RideAbout (Community Connectors):
For the latest updates from King City RideAbout, please visit their website https://rideconnection.org/services/community-connectors


Real ID Act Enforcement: Extended to October 1, 2021
Oregonians will need a Real ID card or other federally approved forms of identification to board a flight or enter secure federal facilities after October 1, 2021. Standard licenses may still be used to vote, drive, and apply for state and federal benefits. 

Real ID Act Information


The update's from the Governor's Office
To learn about Gov Brown's executive orders, statements, and directives go to the State of Oregon Newsroom.


For Seniors
Oregonians who are 65+ are in a higher-risk group and need to take increased precautions to avoid COVID-19. Find recommendations here for senior care providers as well.


Senior connection:
Oregon Senior Peer Outreach, a program of Community Counseling Solutions, has launched "Senior Connection," a free program to keep Washington County older adults connected while they stay at home. Certified peer support specialists trained to work with older adults make friendly calls to listen and provide support weekly or more often upon request. Call 1-833-736-4676 to sign-up for this free program.


Other Ways to Stay Informed

What to Do Right Now

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others (3 feet)
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with you sleeve
  • Wash your hands and stay home when you're sick – worth repeating
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Consult CDC's travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.

Resources For Business
For information and resources for business, click here. This page provides information about resources for businesses affected by COVID-19. Learn more about resources for business.


 Questions for Us
Have a question about COVID-19 for the City of King City?  Visit our Questions and Answers webpage or email the City of King City and we'll respond as soon as possible.


Watch these videos from the Gov. Kate Brown

Press Briefing with Gov Kate Brown, July 28, 2020


Oregon Moves into Phase 2 - Explained



Watch these videos from the Oregon Health Authority

How to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19


When to Seek Treatment


COVID-19: Learn the Facts