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Our Renton Weekly for Jan. 11, 2021  

“60 for ME” begins Jan. 19

When was the last time you paid attention to 'ME' or 'My Energy'? Start 2021 as part of an active, vibrant, connected online community via "60 for ME." 

"60 for ME" features activities, motivational messages and Zoom meetings to encourage a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you. In addition to the support of others working on this goal, the course includes a t-shirt, journal and $15 in Sparkle Bucks to use at Sparkle gift shop in downtown Renton. Presented by Gena Woodke, Recreation Specialist, City of Renton.

"60 for ME" runs from Jan. 19 through Feb. 17. Register at rentonwa.gov/register with the “60 for ME” code 9498.

Age Friendly Renton Senior Virtual Talks

Age-Friendly Renton Virtual Talks, FREE

Get a jump start on “60 for ME” as it will be the subject of the next edition of our Age-Friendly Virtual Talk.

Join Gena Woodke at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, as she introduces "60 for ME."

Register for Age-Friendly Zoom sessions at rentonwa.gov/register using code 9497 (please note this is a new code for all 2021 Virtual Talks.) For help, call 425-430-6633.

Renton Outdoors

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Ready to shake off the cobwebs? Get outside (in person or virtually) with “Renton Outdoors” winter and spring adventures led by Coast & Forest. Register for fun and engaging outings like Birds of a Feather, Guided Nature Walk and Botanical Awakenings—or go virtual with Nature & Neighbors.

Coast & Forest is a collective of guides—Pacific Northwest artists, educators, scientists and healers—passionate about providing impactful outdoor experiences. For most programs, you can sign up for the whole series or individual dates. Visit rentonwa.gov/register and search "Renton Outdoors."

Firepits and Renton Chamber of Commerce

“Lights of Hope” Firepits at the Chamber

Join the Renton Chamber of Commerce at their outdoor firepits. Talk with your Renton neighbors while enjoying the fire, then take a stroll through downtown shops. Firepits are lit Tuesdays and Fridays, 4-8 p.m. at 625 S 4th St. Check the Chamber’s website for a current schedule. (Please limit gathering size to comply with current health guidance and follow required safety precautions.)

COVID Safety in the Workplace

Implementing effective COVID-19 safety protocols in your business, Jan. 12

Lorelei Walker, Ph.D. MPH, from Social Safety Initiative, will discuss how to implement consistent and effective COVID-19 safety protocols in your business. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Register in advance for this FREE Zoom meeting courtesy of the Renton Chamber of Commerce.

Wells Williams Project

Wells/Williams Project Update

Project crews will begin curb and gutter work on S 2nd St. and S 3rd St. at their intersections with Williams Ave. S and Wells Ave. S. This work will include demolishing one corner at an intersection at a time, then rebuilding the corner with a new curb bulb and gutter. There will be single-lane closures and parking restrictions at the affected intersection. Pedestrians will continues to have access on the other three corners.

MLK Day 2020

Offices closed Monday, Jan. 18

City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

COVID Updates

COVID Updates

Telehealth coverage extended to Feb. 7: The state extended an emergency order directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during COVID-19. 

Vaccine questions: Public Health-Seattle & King County has developed a COVID-19 vaccine page, including frequently asked questions. The webpages cover vaccine development and safety, how it works and availability.

As we move into the vaccine phase of COVID-19, we must keep up our guard to prevent spreading the virus. Your actions do make a difference

  • Shrink your social circle and avoid indoor gatherings.
  • Reduce close contact with those outside your immediate household. Staying at home is still the safest.
  • If you do go out, keep it quick, keep your distance and wear a face covering. Limit the number of people outside your household that you gather with every week.
  • If you feel symptoms of COVID-19, get tested.

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Vaccination schedule and phases

With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Washington State Department of Health has prepared this helpful infographic explaining the phases and when they are expected to be available.

More vaccine information is available on the DOH website. You can also determine when it’s your turn to get the vaccine.

Mayor Pavone with the Renton City Council

City Council Update

  • Approved Minutes (from the January 4, 2021 Council Meeting)
  • January 11, 2021 - Council Meeting Documents (Approved Committee Reports, Motion Sheets, & Council Committee Meeting Calendar)

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