- COVID-19 Response
City of Gig Harbor's Response to COVID-19
In accordance with the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy and Safe Start orders, the Civic Center is closed to the public until June 22nd. However, City employees are still working inside and may be reached by phone and email while the City continues to safely provide all essential services. The main phone number to City Hall is (253) 851-8136. Normal hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will re-assess this closure on or about May 1st and make a decision on whether to extend or suspend the closure.
City Council meetings will be continue to be held remotely. Councilmembers will call in to participate. We will provide a livestream for members of our community to hear the meeting and provide a mechanism by which they can participate with public comment by sending emails to a dedicated staff person who will then provide that information to Mayor Kuhn and the City Council.
On March 25th the City Council met with the Mayor and staff in a study session and discussed the 2020 budget in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak. Council supported placing a number of expenditures on hold while we wait to see the financial impacts of the outbreak. As revenue projections change, the Mayor and City Administrator will review the expenditures placed on hold and determine which items can be moved forward and completed in 2020. The City’s Finance Department is keeping a close eye on the financial projections to ensure that City remains in a healthy operating position.
Presently many of our essential stores are open for you to get food and needed items. Many restaurants are offering food to go. The City is collecting a list of community resources in the Gig Harbor Gigabyte. The Gigabyte is an e-newsletter that will be sent out weekly with updates on resources for residents during the current outbreak. You can sign up to receive the Gigabyte here.