Sammamish Police Department Statement Concerning Statewide Face Covering Directive

Release Date: July 01, 2020

Washington law enforcement agencies continue to focus on education and engagement regarding state orders related to the coronavirus crisis. The King County and statewide face-covering orders are public health and safety measures. It is not a mandate for law enforcement to detain, cite, or arrest violators, but rather an evidence-based and safety-focused directive meant to slow the spread of a deadly disease.  

The Sammamish Police Department will continue to communicate with and encourage all Sammamish residents to make safety-focused decisions and to follow all health-based directives from the Governor, as well as from state and local health officials.

Together, we will continue to address the very real public health threat of COVID-19, as we also work to safely reopen our economic, social, and civic systems. 

We trust our residents, businesses, elected leaders, health officials, and each other to do what is necessary and right during this time of shared vulnerability and the gradual reopening of King County.  

The Sammamish Police Department adapted this statement from the Washington State Patrol.