Reducing the spread of COVID-19 continues to be a team effort. Over the course of the pandemic Si View Metro Parks has developed extensive safety plans in accordance with industry specific guidelines, and our staff is trained with latest available information. It is important that all participants join in our efforts and continue to follow all safety guidelines applicable to specific activities, as individual actions play a critical role in reducing risk of transmitting the disease.
How you can help:
We recommend that high-risk group or vulnerable participants consult with their medical provider to assess their personal risks and determine if attendance in group activities is appropriate. Similarly, participants with high-risk group family members at home, should consider the risk of participating in group activities and potential exposure to the disease.
Follow all program specific guidance provided including masking requirements and vaccine verification where applicable. Program specific guidelines may also include modifications to items you may/ may not bring from home, check in/out procedures, modified activity structures and others.
The symptoms to monitor for include: fever (100.4F or higher) or a sense of having a fever, new cough or shortness of breath, chills or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
District wide updates for the latest status of programs, parks and facilities are posted on our website. Visit this page for the latest information.
Effective October 25, 2021 certain Si View Metro Parks programs and facilities must require proof of vaccination in accordance with a Verification of Vaccination Order issued by Public Health Seattle & King County. Verification is required to participate in indoor recreational activities at community centers, gyms and fitness spaces, public pools, and private rentals at our facilities.
All patrons 12–years of age and older must provide verification that they are fully vaccinated prior to participation. Fully vaccinated means that a person has received all the required doses of an FDA–authorized COVID–19 vaccine, and 14 days has passed since the final dose. As an alternative to providing vaccine verification, individuals may provide proof of a negative FDA–approved COVID–19 test taken within the previous 72 hours prior to participation.
Verification is not required to enter our facilities for quick and limited purpose such as dropping off a student, observing a program in progress, deliveries or registration transactions. However, you are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test to participate in indoor recreational activities within the community center, such as fitness classes, dance and martial arts, pickleball, aquatics, performances and others. School–based youth programs are regulated by statewide guidelines, and exempt from this order. Outdoor programs are also exempt unless attendance is 500 or greater. Verification takes place during normal program check–in.
The vaccine verification order does not replace the mask mandate, which is still in effect. Verification requirement is an additional layer of protection on top of masks, distancing, and ventilation.
Note: Documentation of medical or religious exemption is not accepted.
Si View Metro Parks recently adopted a policy requiring all staff and contractors to be vaccinated or be subject to weekly testing as a condition of employment. Vaccination is strongly recommended for individuals volunteering at Si View programs and required for anyone volunteering at school facilities.
Effective Monday August 23, 2021, face coverings are required for everyone over five years of age in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status in accordance with a statewide mandate. This includes Si View Community Center and other District managed facilities.
In addition, masks are strongly recommended in crowded outdoor settings like sporting events, the farmers market, and concerts and similar where physical distancing is not possible.
There are some exceptions to the indoor mask requirement, including:
It is important to use and handle masks properly. A mask should fit snugly around both your mouth and nose, and it should not have holes or tears in the fabric. Cloth face coverings should be washed frequently, ideally after each use, and certainly daily. If you are not able to wash it after each use, wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face.
Health Screening Process
The check–in procedure for many Si View programs include a COVID–19 health screening. This may include verbal completion of a health questionnaire by participant, checking participant temperature by staff, and where applicable, vaccine verification. You can help expedite the activity check–in by familiarizing yourself with the health questionnaire and having vaccine verification documentation ready at the time of check–in.
Thank you for your cooperation!