Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updates on our operations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be posted here.

Updated May 4, 2020


Historic Seattle has canceled or rescheduled all planned March, April, and May programs and events. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will post an update about June programs when appropriate.

May Room Rentals Canceled & Building Remains Closed To The Public

The Good Shepherd Center building closure was announced Monday, March 23. All reservations for the short term rental rooms and Chapel through May 31 are canceled. Refunds are available upon request or payments can be converted to donations to the Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation. Rental users who have not yet been billed for meeting room rentals for this time period will not be charged.

Building tenants continue to have access to their leased spaces and may escort guests in and out as needed. Please note that many of our tenants are not currently utilizing their offices – if you are unsure about the status of their operations, please contact them directly. All tenants that continue to utilize their leased spaces must follow all public health orders issued by state and local officials and must maintain a safe environment for themselves and anyone using or visiting their space.

We will update this policy as needed based on recommendations and orders issued by state and local officials.

To contact us about a rental room cancellation, please email Good Shepherd Center Rental Coordinator Cindy Hughes (

To contact us about a Chapel space cancellation, please email Good Shepherd Center Building Operations Manager Matt Murray (

Washington State’s Coronavirus Response has been updated as of the evening of Friday, May 1. The governor has issued a “Stay at Home” order for all Washingtonians. Please review the information provided here to verify if you are a “essential business” or otherwise meet the requirements to continue your operations from the Good Shepherd Center.


Washington Hall is closed to the public & rentals through at least May 31.