Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

PROGRAMS CANCELED/RESCHEDULED

Historic Seattle has canceled our scheduled March programs and events.

April’s programs have been postponed (Placemakers, originally April 14 – new date TBD) or rescheduled (Good Shepherd Center Garden Tour – originally April 11, now June 13 & History Told Through Music – originally April 22, now October 28).

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will post an update about May programs when appropriate.

Good Shepherd Center

March 25, 2020: APRIL ROOM RENTALS CANCELED

Due to the building closure announced Monday, March 23, all reservations for the short term rental rooms and Chapel from Wednesday, April 1 through Thursday, April 30 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. If we are able to reopen these spaces before April 30, we will notify renters who had reservations in March and April.

For reservations after April 30, our regular cancellation rules apply until further notice. 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 (cindyh@historicseattle.org).

To contact us about a Chapel space cancellation, please email Good Shepherd Center Building Operations Manager Matt Murray (mattm@historicseattle.org).

Washington State’s Coronavirus Response has been updated as of the evening of Monday, March 23. 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.

March 23, 2020: CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

The Good Shepherd Center is now closed to the general public until further notice. 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.

March 12, 2020: RENTAL SPACES CURRENTLY CLOSED

In light of recent health orders issued by the State of Washington and King County, Historic Seattle is taking steps to help ensure public health and safety. These steps include closing all community access to and use of the short-term rental rooms (rooms 202, 221, and 223) and the Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center.

The following rules apply to this closure:

  • All reservations for the short term rental rooms and Chapel from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 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.
  • Reservations from Wednesday, April 1 through Thursday, April 30 will be evaluated on an ongoing basis, but we will notify renters of any closure of the spaces on or before Wednesday, March 25. If renters would like to proactively cancel their reservation, refunds are available upon request or payments can be converted to donations to Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation.
  • For reservations after April 30, our regular cancellation rules apply until further notice.

To contact us about a rental room cancellation, please email Good Shepherd Center Rental Coordinator Cindy Hughes (cindyh@historicseattle.org).

To contact us about a Chapel space cancellation, please email Good Shepherd Center Building Operations Manager Matt Murray (mattm@historicseattle.org).

We will be updating our policies as appropriate and keeping this page current with any updates.