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Rumors and misinformation often spread faster than disease. Continue to seek your information directly from experts.

In addition, there are resources available for residents and businesses who are struggling with the effects of coronavirus and the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

What We're Doing

The April 13 Council Meeting is an overview presentation of the City of Sumner’s response to coronavirus, changing how we do things in all our departments to continue to provide needed and valued services.You can review the same presentation through the slides, reading the memo or watching the video of the full meeting.

This is an ever-changing situation. Please continue to check back here for updates. We also have a separate FAQ page for questions about the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order.

Hours & Facilities

Meetings & Events

Per State and CDC guidelines, meetings and events have been cancelled including the following. More closures will likely come, so keep checking our calendar.

  • June 1 Council Meeting
  • All summer events are cancelled including Music Off Main, Nights on Ryan, Rhubarb Days and Classy Chassis.


  • For paying utility bills, pay online.
  • If you have had or are going to have difficulty paying your utility bill, please email us at We will set up a payment schedule to help you out. This is available to residents & businesses.
  • We have postponed shut-offs of utilities. We need everyone using water to wash their hands frequently!
  • Puget Sound Energy (PSE) provides electric and gas. They do have programs for people struggling with payment. Click here for more information from them.
  • Garbage service is provided by Murrey’s Disposal. They have asked all customers to remember that any waste inside cans or outside should be secured in proper bags. Customers impacted by Covid-19 may set up payment arrangements. Contact Murrey’s to learn how at 253-414-0345 or

Other Resources



      Beyond the Borders Connector
      Beginning on Thursday, April 2nd, the Sumner Route will operate on the regularly scheduled times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. If you should absolutely need to travel to essential services on Tuesdays or Thursdays, please call the Beyond the Borders scheduling line and a demand trip may be scheduled for you: Beyond the Borders 253-476-4657. Please continue to observe social distancing.  Click here for information and details to sign up for service. 

      City Services from Home

      City Hall is closed to in-person visits, but we’re all still working remotely. There are a lot of things you can take care of right from your phone or computer. Here are a few to get you started:

      In addition, you can also

      Sumner's Emergency Declaration

      On March 11, Mayor Pugh declared this an emergency situation for Sumner. This is a proactive step, not to limit our service, but in order to extend as much as possible our ability to provide needed and valued services through what are very unusual times and situations. This emergency declaration is an administrative tool that gives the City flexibility in our normal processes and finances in order to best respond to this ever-changing situation. It also allows us to adjust our business practices to best protect our staff and you. It does NOT mean there’s a dire emergency situation in Sumner.

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