COVID-19 Play it Safe Updates

Updated 06/29/2022

Parks & Community Services COVID-19 Guidelines

Our top priority is the safety of you, your family, and our staff. The City of Kirkland will continue to follow state and local guidelines for COVID-19 safety. Before your scheduled class, camp or athletic program, please review the following COVID-19 safety information and guidelines. 

Recreation Program COVID Safety Information and Guidelines

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well, have symptoms of COVID-19, are awaiting test results, have received a positive COVID-19 test within the past 5 days, or if you have been instructed to quarantine or isolate. 

  • All participants and staff are asked to do a self-assessment of their health before coming to class. Participants and staff may be screened for participants upon arrival. 

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscles or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

  • Please wash your hands before coming to class. Youth camps will include handwashing time throughout the day. 
  • Supplies will be sanitized at the start of the day, and sharing will be avoided and minimized as much as possible. 
  • Participants and staff will follow physical distancing guidelines as much as possible.
  • All participants must bring their own water bottle, snacks, and or lunch—no sharing of food, utensils, or water bottles. 

COVID-19 Exposure Plan

  • If you or your child develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 while enrolled in a recreation program or soon after attending a recreation program, please notify City staff as soon as possible so we can conduct contact tracing.
  • If the City becomes aware of a COVID-19 exposure during a recreation program, all exposed participants will be notified and and given guidance based on Washington State Department of Health and/or King County Public Health guidelines.
  • If a child becomes sick with COVID-19 symptoms while in one of our programs, we will notify the family immediately and ask that the child be picked up as soon as possible. The child will be isolated from the rest of the group, made to feel as comfortable as possible, and will remain with a staff member until they can be picked up.
  • Adults who become sick with COVID-19 symptoms while in one of our programs will be asked to go home and follow public health guidance.
  • If, at any time, a participant is unable or unwilling to abide by COVID-19 safety guidelines and procedures, the City of Kirkland reserves the right to suspend that participant's registration for the remaining days. In this case, a refund will not be issued for any unattended days.  


Masks are not required in most City of Kirkland indoor recreation programs.

However, masks are required:

  • In programs that include group transportation (for example: daily transportation, recreational van trips, programs that include camper transportation, etc.)
  • During health services appointments
  • In other specific programs as indicated in the program registration information.


Masks are strongly recommended, especially if you are at increased risk, you live with someone who is at increased risk, and out of consideration for people who may be at higher risk in public settings. 

Staff, instructors and participants may choose to wear masks. Please respect the choices of those around you. 

Vaccine Information

There is no vaccination requirement for program participants. 

The City of Kirkland complies with Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1 requiring workers in educational settings, including municipal parks and recreation programs, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccinations and booster doses are still an effective tool to lessen the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about the vaccine on the CDC's website, including The Benefits of Getting the COVID-19 Vaccination. For more information or to locate a vaccination site, please visit