Extension of mandatory telecommuting through Jan. 8, 2021

King County Executive Dow Constantine

Dear fellow King County employee,

On Feb. 29, 2020, the nation’s first death from novel coronavirus was reported here in King County. Since then, we have had to radically change our way of life and the way we work to slow the spread of COVID-19. By maintaining social distancing, changing the way we deliver services, telecommuting wherever possible, implementing measures to keep front line staff safer, practicing good hygiene, and wearing cloth face masks, we have helped to slow the spread of the virus and save countless lives. However, we need to remain vigilant if we are to slow it further.

That is why I am extending mandatory telecommuting through Jan. 8, 2021, for all Executive Branch employees who are currently telecommuting, except where there is an operational need to physically return to the workplace. The King County Council, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, King County Elections, and the Department of Assessments have also mandated telecommuting for their employees through Jan. 8, where appropriate. Employees in other branches of County government may receive additional guidance from their leaders. Please see the full guidance and definitions here.

I continue to be impressed by your professionalism, ability to adapt, and commitment to our customers under extraordinary conditions. The services you provide remain critical amid this pandemic, and I am committed to supporting you and doing what I can to enhance your safety and engagement, and the safety of this community.





Dow Constantine
King County Executive