For the most up-to-date information on the City’s response to COVID-19, please click here.
For common and questions about the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and how to comply, especially for businesses including construction, please click here.
Open In Sumner Coalition
The City is working in partnership with businesses, non-profit and service organizations, Sumner Library, and the school district to promote Sumner and Sumner businesses. We have a lot of great promotional activities and virtual events that meet the requirements of the Governor’s Safe Start Plan. This web page contains information on meetings, agendas, documents, and the plan and actions.
Vision: To safely reopen and thrive as a community in Sumner.
Purpose: The purpose of this team is to create a plan for reopening business in Sumner and inform the public and community.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County, and the Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce are each launching a series of regular conference calls to discuss the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. They will cover what is known to date about existing and emerging assistance to companies and employees impacted by COVID-19.
Click here for information from the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County on participating in upcoming calls and links to listen to past calls.
City Utility Bills (water, sewer, storm)
- If you have had or are going to have difficulty paying your utility bill, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
- We cannot “waive” what you owe for utilities. While we have postponed shut offs and can work with you about payment schedules if you are in a difficult situation, we cannot make what you owe simply go away. Those are fees for services used, and if you don’t pay them, someone else must through their utility bill. None of the costs to provide these services have gone away. We are continuing to monitor your water quality as normal, read and replace meters as normal and run the wastewater treatment facility as normal.
- Garbage service is provided by Murray’s Disposal. They have asked all customers to remember that any waste inside cans or outside should be secured in proper bags. If you have any questions regarding service, please email email@example.com or call 253-414-0345.
The Governor has expanded the eviction moratorium and added protections for commercial tenants. Click here to learn more. If a landlord is not following the moratorium, contact the State Attorney General’s Office. You can also use this link to the Coronavirus Eviction Complaint form: https://fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/COVID19EvictionComplaintForm.aspx
The following websites and resources are available for you:
- Artist Trust Relief Fund for COVID-19
- Planning for a Pandemic—What to do? Guidance from King County Health Department and OSHA
- Sick leave and Employee Layoff Benefits (Employment Security Department and Scenario and Benefits Factsheet)
- Financial Help and Tax Questions: Department of Revenue
- Federal Relief: Summary
- Insurance for Businesses and Events: Department of Commerce
- Secretary of State, Corporations and Charities
- Washington State Small Business Team
Additional resources and websites:
- Puyallup-Sumner Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Updates
- Tacoma Pierce County Health Department: COVID-19 Information for Business
- Small Business Association: COVID-19 Resources
- Economic Development Board of Pierce County
- Center for Disease Control: Guidance for Business Response
- Washington State Department of Health: COVID-19 Information
- Governor’s Office: Resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce- Coronavirus Small Business Guide
Stay in Touch
We have established an Online Forum in Sumner Connects where business owners can share questions, concerns over business issues during coronavirus. Click here to take a look and participate. We hope this is a good way to answer common questions and help each other through this unusual situation.
If you’re struggling with something or have a question, please connect with Ryan Windish, Community Development Director at 253-299-5524.