Parks and Recreation Implements Safety Recommendations in Response to COVID-19

The City of Tukwila and Tukwila Parks and Recreation are committed to protecting the health of our community, facility users, and staff. The City has been actively involved in monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in our region and implementing King County Public Health recommendations to limit the spread of the virus.

We can all do our part to prevent the spread of illness in our community. You can help by staying home if you’re feeling sick, washing hands often, keeping kids home if they’re showing any symptoms of illness, and cleaning your surroundings with disinfectant before and after every use. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

WHAT Tukwila Parks and Recreation is DOING
As staff continue to work with City officials the following are also being implemented: enhanced facility cleaning of frequently touched surfaces including door handles, exercise equipment, phones, chairs, and common areas throughout the Tukwila Community Center.

The Tukwila Community Center remains open however there have been program cancellations, as follows:

All Senior/Older Adult Programs through March 20 have been cancelled:
-Senior Lunch Program: 3/10 & 3/17
– Senior Fitness Classes: Enhanced Fitness, Silver Sneakers,
– Thai Chi
– Volleyball: Drop-in and League play
– Open Pickleball
– Tukwila Trailers – hiking program
– Painting classes
– Field Trips
– Line Dancing
– Drop-in programs: cards, dominoes
 Youth Basketball: 3/7/20, teams will hear from coaches if they will have an end of season party.
 Teen Late: 3/6/20, cancelled
Facility Rentals: All facility rentals will continue at the discretion of the renter, however, the choice to postpone contracted activities is available through March.

The novel coronavirus is part of a large family of viruses common in people and many different species of animals. The virus causes a respiratory disease called COVID-19. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

King County Public Health recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases including:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Stay home when you are sick
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

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