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Coronavirus Update

The City of Auburn Emergency Management team continues to closely monitor this situation. We will continue to update our website and social media pages with updates regarding impacts to the Auburn community as this situation evolves.

Read the joint mayoral statement from the cities of Auburn, Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Tukwila, Enumclaw, Algona and Pacific. (3/22)

Public Health Resources:

Please view more information on each topic below.

Customer Service Counters Closed

City Hall & City Hall Annex Closed to the Public

In response to guidance from Public Health Seattle & King County, the City of Auburn closed City Hall and the Annex Customer Service Center to the public effective March 16 at 5:00 PM. 

While closed to the public, City of Auburn staff remain on duty and able to assist with payments and questions. Customers are encouraged to reach our staff through remote services including:

Utility payments and questions:
253-931-3038
utilities@auburnwa.gov
Online  payments: auburnwa.gov/utilities

Permitting:
253-931-3020 EXT 1
permitcenter@auburnwa.gov

Public Works:
253-931-3010
permitcenter@auburnwa.gov

Public records requests:
253-931-3039
Request online

Passports:
253-931-3039

For all other questions, please consult our list of city contacts or call the main line at 253-931-3000. 

Council meetings will continue virtually. Visit the public meeting calendar for log-on information specific to each meeting.
Parks & Trails
As of 5/1/2020:

PARKS and TRAILS where social distancing can be maintained remain OPEN. We encourage you to walk to the park closest to where you live.  

Please only do outdoor activities with people in your immediate household (not extended families). Do outdoor activities close by your home, instead of traveling to do them. If you encounter others, maintain a minimum of 6-feet distance.

Please note that all AUBURN PARK PLAYGROUNDS & ACTIVE RECREATION AREAS are CLOSED. This includes playground equipment, sports courts (tennis, basketball, pickleball), baseball fields, mod-soccer fields, skate parks, and picnic shelters. All recreation areas where it could be difficult to maintain recommended social distancing guidelines.

Outdoor RESTROOMS are currently CLOSED. Park users are encouraged to GO before you GO to a park.

Guidelines for use of AUBURN PARKS AND TRAILS. Park users are encouraged to follow these recommendations:

DO NOT visit public spaces if you have symptoms or are not feeling well.

Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to parks and trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not visit public spaces if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.

Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, run or bike. CDC also recommends use of a cloth mask that covers your nose and face.

Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers.

Recreation Facilities & Programs

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation (as of 5/20/2020 at 12:00 PM)

The AUBURN COMMUNITY & EVENT CENTER is CLOSED through Sunday, July 5. Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation programming is cancelled through July 5. You may email play@auburnwa.gov or call 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.  

The AUBURN SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER  is CLOSED through Sunday, July 5. You may email play@auburnwa.gov or call 253-931-3016 to leave a message and someone will return your call.

THE REC TEEN CENTER is CLOSED through Sunday, July 5.

GAME FARM WILDERNESS CAMPGROUND is CLOSED through Sunday, May 31.

The GAME FARM WILDERNESS DISC GOLF COURSE is OPEN.

The AUBURN AVE THEATER is CLOSED through Sunday, July 5.

The WHITE RIVER VALLEY MUSEUM is CLOSED through Sunday, July 5.

All exterior park FIELD RENTALS and PICNIC SHELTER RENTALS are cancelled through Sunday, July 5.

The AUBURN GOLF COURSE is OPEN. Full details at www.auburngolf.org.

The following SPECIAL EVENTS have been CANCELLED:
Petpalooza - Saturday, May 16
Dog Trot - Saturday, May 16
(being rescheduled to the Fall)
KidsDay – Friday, June 19, 2020
4th of July – Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Parks, Arts & Recreation Department will continue to notify patrons with any additional schedule changes. Notifications will be delivered by direct email or phone message for registered participants, or by notices via web, social media, and media for the general public.

Golf Course
The AUBURN GOLF COURSE is closed and will REOPEN on May 5. View full details at www.auburngolf.org.
Senior Activity Center

The AUBURN SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER will be CLOSED through Sunday, July 5. Staff is available by phone at 253-931-3016 to answer questions as needed.

With the Governors “Stay Home - Stay Healthy” order, it is very important the everyone follow this directive. Seniors are at the highest risk of getting sick. Now is the time to have others bring you the supplies you need, i.e. food, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, medication etc.

The best way to protect yourself and others is to stay home. Let younger friends and family deliver supplies to your door, order take out delivery to your door and/or call the Senior Center for assistance. Call 253-931-3016 between 9am – 3pm to sign up for weekday hot lunch delivery or pick-up, help figuring out how to order groceries and medications for delivery, resources for free or low cost supplies and/or just to talk to a friendly person. Our City team wants to ensure that everyone comes out of this safe and ready to get back to living life to the fullest.

LUNCH
The Auburn Senior Activity Center in partnership Catholic Community Services continues to offer weekday Hot Lunches for people age 60 and over. The suggested contribution is $4.50.

In order to prepare enough food and arrange for staffing, we encourage those wanting meals to call 235-931-3016 at least 4 days ahead to make arrangements for pick up or delivery. A small amount of extra meals will be available but calling ahead guarantees your lunch will be reserved.

Drive Through Hot Lunch Pick Up, Monday-Friday, 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm (Resumes, Monday, May 18). Drive car through the roundabout entrance on 9th ST SE. Staff will get your name and hand you a lunch through the passenger side window.

Home delivery provided by Hyde Shuttle. Available to people age 60 and over, living within the city of Auburn. Deliveries are made Monday-Friday between 11:45 am – 1:30 pm.

Auburn Municipal Airport

AUBURN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Effective 3/17/2020 

  • The Airport front desk screen will be shut. Minimal staff will be on duty during normal business hours Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm. The airport will remain operational. Self-serve fuel and the airport office restrooms will continue to be available.
  • The Airport is encouraging all business to be conducted online and by phone whenever possible. The airport office will still be open in the event there is business that must be conducted in person. Payments can be dropped off in the transient tie down box (located next to pedestrian gate M-3) or slid under the front desk door, these areas will be checked daily.
  • Please use the phone numbers and email below to contact us: 
    253-333-6821 
    360-358-2565 (on call) 
    airport@auburnwa.gov
Mountain View Cemetery
MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY
The Cemetery office is closed to the public but help is available by phone (253-931-3028) or email. Additional details are available at www.MtViewCemeteryAuburn.com
COVID-19 Resources

The City of Auburn Emergency Management team continues to closely monitor this situation. We will continue to update our website and social media pages with updates regarding impacts to the Auburn community as this situation evolves.

Updated are also available on our social media pages
City of Auburn Facebook
City of Auburn Twitter 

(Last update 3/26/20 at 11 AM)