City of Gig Harbor's Response to COVID-19

In accordance with the Governor’s "Safe Start - Stay Healthy" order, the Civic Center is closed to the public until July 27th. 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. A decision on whether to extend or suspend the closure will be announced by Thursday, July 23rd or earlier.


All payments must take place over the phone 253-530-7030, submitted via drop box, or made online. Visit: https://www.cityofgigharbor.net/334/Pay-Utilities-Online to access online payment options. Billing questions and inquiries like start or stop service must be completed via phone 253-851-6157 or email utilities@cityofgigharbor.net.


City Council meetings will be continue to be held remotely during Phase 2. 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.


The City Council will continue to meet with the Mayor and staff in study sessions to monitor 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.


Pierce County has been approved to move to Phase 2 of the Governor’s "Safe Start - Stay Healthy" order. Many businesses and restaurants will be reopening in a limited capacity. 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.


If you are aware of additional resources or needs in the community, please reach out to Josh Stecker.

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