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 August 24th. 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 Friday, August 21st or earlier.

All utility payments must be made online, over the phone by calling (253) 530-7030, or left in the drop box in front of the Civic Center. Billing questions and inquiries, like starting or stopping service, must be completed by phone 253-851-6157 or email to

Pierce County is now in Phase 2 of the Governor’s "Safe Start - Stay Healthy" order. Many businesses and restaurants have reopened in a limited capacity. Details on allowable activities under Phase 2 can be found on the Health Department’s website

City Council meetings will be continue to be held remotely. Councilmembers will call in to participate. Members of the community will be able to hear the meetings live by calling in to a designated phone number. Public comment for City Council meetings may be submitted by emailing a dedicated staff person. Comments must be able to be read in under three minutes. Mayor Kuhn will read all public comments during the meeting. 

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.

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

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