This is Phase I

On May 1, Governor Inslee extended the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order until Sunday, May 31 and introduced a 4 Phase plan for reopening Washington State. Today, we are in Phase 1.

This is what Phase 1 means in Ridgefield:

What is changing:
• Some outdoor recreation, including hunting, fishing, golf, boating, and hiking have been re-opened with physical distancing restrictions in place. If you choose to recreate in these remember: leave 6 feet between you and others outside your household, check for openings before you leave, and stay close to home. If you will be utilizing the Port of Ridgefield boat launch, please remember the dock is for loading and unloading only.
• Existing construction projects that meet physical distancing criteria may resume/continue.
• Retail businesses may re-open for curbside business only.

What is NOT changing:
• City offices remain closed to the public. Our phones are staffed during business hours. Utility payments may be made online, by mail, drop-off, or phone.
• All gatherings (except for drive in spiritual services) are prohibited. All public events and park reservations through May 31st are cancelled.
• City parks and trails remain open. Play structures, sports courts, and public restrooms at parks are closed.
• To alleviate worry and maintain a standard of health in our community, the City will not assess late fees nor disconnect water service until further notice. You will continue to receive bills and past due reminders during this time. If you are having trouble paying your bill, please call us at (360) 887-3557 to make payment arrangements.
• All non-essential meetings, including regular Parks Board and Planning Commission meetings, will be suspended. Essential City Council meetings will continue to occur but will be conducted via teleconference. City Council members will not be attending the meetings in person.

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