City Response to COVID-19
City Hall, City offices at the RACC and the Police Department lobby are closed to the public, with limited access by appointment only. Online services will remain available and phones will be answered during normal business hours. Employees are being encouraged to work remotely when possible, provided it does not interfere with vital operations.
City services will be modified as follows:
- All public events and park reservations through May 4th are cancelled.
- Public parks and trails remain open, providing public space to remain active while practicing social distancing. Play structures are closed throughout City limits. Restrooms at City parks are also closed.
- To alleviate worry and maintain a standard of health in our community, the City will not assess late fees nor disconnect water service until further notice. You will continue to receive bills and past due reminders during this time. If you are having trouble paying your bill, please call us at (360) 887-3557 to make payment arrangements.
- Utility payments can be made online, by phone (360)887-3557, by mail or by drop box in front of City Hall.
City Public Meetings
- All non-essential meetings, including regular Parks Board and Planning Commission meetings, will be suspended.
- Essential City Council meetings will continue to occur but will be conducted via teleconference. City Council members will not be attending the meetings in person.
In the interest of the safety and welfare of the public, the community, and our employees and to limit the spread of the virus, Governor Inslee has ordered public meetings may not be conducted in person. Members of the public are invited to listen to City Council meetings via teleconference. Instructions to listen to City Council live will be provided the day prior to the meeting. Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk, Julie Ferriss, via email at email@example.com or be placed in the drop box in front of City Hall no later than 5:00PM on the day of the scheduled City Council meeting. Comments will be compiled and provided to the City Councilmembers and necessary City staff.
When possible, the City will attempt to postpone agenda items that may create more public interest and comment to a meeting when there will be a better forum for discussion.
As usual, a recording of all Council meetings will be made available on the City website the day after the meeting at https://ridgefieldwa.us/government/city-council-meeting-audio-files/
Due to statewide restrictions on business operations, the City is working with local businesses to understand those restrictions and communicate with residents about which businesses and services are still available. If you have questions about your business, please call (360) 887-3557.
- Online Utility services are available 24 hours a day.
- There will be no late fees assessed for water bills until further notice, and there will no water shutoff during this time frame. Please call (360) 887-3557 if you are having trouble paying your bill.
- Start/Stop/Move Utility services may be completed by phone at (360) 887-3557.
- All events and park reservations will be cancelled.
- Public parks and trails remain open. Play structures and restrooms are closed. Follow social distancing protocols and use best judgement regarding use of equipment and structures.
- Find resources for assistance and activities in Community Resources.
- The City of Ridgefield is urging Homeowners Associations to cancel all face-to-face meetings and conduct business via email, phones, and teleconferencing as much as possible.
- ALL play structures, sports courts, and shared equipment in the Ridgefield City limits are ordered closed. This includes those privately owned by HOAs.
Builders and Developers
Members of the public may not enter the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center (RACC, 510-B Pioneer St). Staff is available by phone and email during normal working hours. Scheduling appointments to submit, drop off, and pick up materials is at staff members’ discretion.
- Single-family and multi-family residential building, land use, and engineering permits
- All submittals, drop-offs, and pick-ups are suspended except those for projects providing emergency repairs or work necessary to ensure structural integrity.
- Commercial and industrial building permits
- All submittals, drop-offs, and pick-ups are suspended except those for projects which directly involve any of the thirteen essential facilities, services, or projects listed in the governor’s Proclamation 20-25. You can find the Essential Workers list here.
- For essential projects, arrange appointments with Dorothy Harrington, Dorothy.Harrington@ci.ridgefield.wa.us, 360-857-5011.
- Commercial and industrial land use and engineering permits
- All submittals, drop-offs, and pick-ups are suspended except those for projects which directly involve any of the thirteen essential facilities, services, or projects listed in the governor’s Proclamation 20-25.
- For essential projects, arrange appointments with Cristy May, Cristy.May@ci.ridgefield.wa.us, 360-857-5027.
- Staff will continue processing applications which have already been submitted.
- Building Inspections
- Inspection of new housing construction is suspended with limited exceptions.
- Inspection of other residential will occur only for projects providing emergency repairs or work necessary to ensure structural integrity.
- Inspection of non-housing/residential construction will occur only for projects involving, in whole or in part, any of the essential facilities, services, or projects listed in the governor’s Proclamation 20-25.
- Any in-person inspections are restricted to new construction and unoccupied structures that have been vacant for more than two weeks.
- Statewide Emergency Proclamations have placed statewide limits on Food and Beverage Services, Areas of Congregation, non-essential businesses, and all other retail businesses. We are working with local businesses to understand those restrictions and communicate with residents about which businesses and services are still available.
- Campassion 360 Help Request Form
Family Resource Center: http://rsdfamilyresourcecenter.weebly.com/
Neighbors Helping Neighbors: https://ridgefieldneighbors.weebly.com
Clark County Food Bank https://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/
Ridgefield Helping Facebook Group – A Facebook group to link those who need help with those offering.
- Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19
- Free Online Mental Health Support Group meetings and other resources at NAMI SW WA.
- Take a walk around downtown – learn more about Downtown buildings and art by downloading the Distrx app or do the Historic Downtown Walking Tour.
- Go for a walk or bike ride on neighborhood trails or walk through Abrams Park. Play structures and sports courts are closed, but trails and parks are open.
- Check out a Ridgefield Day-cation! Many can meet the requirements of physical distancing with slight modifications.
- Practice your favorite sport or work out at home with SportsEngine At-Home Workouts
- P.E. with Joe has exercises for all ages
- Check out Fitness Blender for free workout videos and healthy living information
- Download the Nike Training Club app to access free workouts and fitness information
- Set up an Obstacle Course or Relay Race
- Have a library card? Check out FVRL’s “What to do while you’re stuck at home” page!
- Check out the PBS Parent Resource page for endless ideas based on age and skill level.
- Go on a virtual field trip
- Visit a Museum, Zoo or Amusement Park
- Join a Virtual Marine Biology Camp with Oceans Initiative
- Make a Plant Rubbing Collage with crayons and plants from your yard
- Color to your heart’s content
- Plan an indoor scavenger hunt
- Get creative with these arts and craft ideas using items in your house
Ridgefield Business Guide
We are working closely with local businesses, Ridgefield Main Street, and the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce to accurately share how our businesses are adapting to the current emergency measures.
Please note, this list will be updated often, but as we are in an ever-changing situation we cannot guarantee its accuracy. If you own a Ridgefield business and your information is missing or incorrect, please call 360-887-3557.
- Restaurants, Bars, & Coffee
- Birds and the Beans – CLOSED.
- Country Cafe – 6370 Pioneer St. 6AM-9PM Monday-Saturday, Sunday 7AM-8PM. Delivery at www.mytown2go.com. 360-887-8201.
- Fuel Bistro – 109 S 65th Ave, Ste 108. Delivery and pick-up available. 360-727-3759.
- El Rancho Viejo – 122 S 3rd Ave. 11AM-8PM. Delivery at www.mytown2go.com. Curbside pick up call 360-887-2263.
- Hookum Brewing Co – CLOSED.
- Killabites – To go lunches and dinners available for pick up, must be ordered ahead. Pick up is at Birds & Beans. View menu and Contact via Facebook.
- Lava Java – 2 South 56th Pl., Suite 102. M-F 7AM-3PM, Sat-Sun 8AM-2PM. To go only.
- Papa Pete’s Pizza – 109 S 65th Ave. Delivery at www.mytown2go.com. Pick Up, 360-887-1818.
- Seasons Coffee – 115 N Main Ave. 7AM-2PM. Curbside pick-up only. 360-887-7260.
- Sportsman’s Public House – 121 N Main. Delivery at www.mytown2go.com. Curbside pick-up, 360-887-3141. M-F 12PM-5PM, S-S 10AM-5PM.
- Starliner – 320 Pioneer St. To-go available. 9AM-7PM Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM Saturday-Sunday.
- Teriyaki Thai – 109 S 65th Ave. Mon-Sun 10:30AM-8PM. Delivery at www.mytown2go.com.
- Vinnie’s Pizza – 206 N Main. Monday 4PM-PM, Tues-Sat 11AM-8PM, closed Sunday. Delivery at www.mytown2go.com. Curbside pick-up also available, 360-887-7200.
- 360 Burgers & Brew – 207 Pioneer St. 2PM-8PM Wednesday-Sunday. Delivery at www.mytown2go.com. Curbside pick-up also available, 360-309-6137.
- Grocery & Supplies
- Ridgefield Hardware – 104 N Main. 8AM-6PM Monday-Saturday, 10AM-4PM Sunday.
- Ridgefield Pioneer Marketplace – 203 Pioneer St. 6AM-9PM Monday-Thursday, 6AM-10PM Friday-Saturday.
- Rosauers Supermarkets – 101 S 47th Ave. Open modified hours: 7AM-8PM.
- Special Senior & At-Risk Shopping: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7AM-9AM.
- Starliner – 320 Pioneer St. 9AM-7PM Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM Saturday-Sunday.
- Bob’s Automotive – 327 Pioneer St. 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday.
- Coach’s Cuts – 214 Pioneer St. Closed, per statewide emergency proclamation.
- Coco’s – CLOSED.
- Farmers Insurance – Jon Taylor – monitoring phones and email.
- Fin & Feather – CLOSED.
- Flynn Financial – meetings via teleconference only. Schedule here.
- East Ridgefield Crossfit – 7509 S 5th St #121. Closed, per statewide emergency proclamation.
- Main Street Studio – 112 N Main Ave. Closed, per statewide emergency proclamation.
- NW Self Storage -6300 SW 11th. Open regular hours, office doors locked. Please call ahead.
- Ridgefield Floral – CLOSED.
- Ridgefield Mini-Storage – 7555 S Union Ridge Parkways. Open for business remotely.
- Ridgefield Pack and Ship – Open regular hours.
- Tailored Fitness – 208 Pioneer St. Closed, per statewide emergency proclamation.
- Go Church – Online worship Sunday mornings at 10:30AM on Facebook page.
Public Health and COVID-19
While the City of Ridgefield is in close contact with the Washington State Department of Public Health and Clark County Public Health, the best resources for symptoms, outbreak updates, and how to protect yourself are public health agencies. These include:
Washington Sate Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
*Please note: State outbreak numbers are slightly delayed for Clark County
Clark County Public Health: https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/novel-coronavirus
*Clark County Public Health is providing case and testing numbers, hospitalization numbers, and a map of cases by zipcode.
Center for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html