COVID-19 Safety Protocols

COVID-19 Safety Protocols in Recreational Facilities

To ensure the continued safety of employees and visitors in city recreational facilities (Renton Senior Activity Center, Renton Community Center, Highlands Neighborhood Center, Tiffany Park Neighborhood Building, Kennydale Neighborhood Building, Thomas Teasdale Neighborhood Building, and Maplewood Golf Course), the city has implemented several safety protocols.

The protocols were developed through close coordination across city departments. They are based on the best and most up-to-date best practices from the county, state, and federal authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Reduced Building Entries

The number of entries in some buildings has been reduced to ensure that employees and visitors are routed through designated health screening stations. Signage is in place at closed and open entryways, and routes and entries are ADA accessible.

Entry Requirements

To ensure the safety of both our patrons and staff, the following procedures have been implemented. Before entering a City of Renton Recreation Facility, city staff and patrons are expected to:

  • Wear a mask at all times while inside the community centers regardless of vaccination status.

  • Complete a COVID-19 Health Screening questionnaire.

  • Per Public Health Seattle-King County’s Verification of Vaccination Order, we are in the process of developing a system to verify vaccination status. As a result, people age 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccine or negative COVID test to enter our recreational facilities. This goes into effect on Oct. 25, 2021.

  • Inform the community center’s Safety Supervisor immediately upon receiving a positive COVID-19 test if in one of the centers within the last few days. The Safety Supervisor will work with local public health agencies to ensure contract tracing and safety procedures are followed. Contact the Safety Supervisor by email or phone at:

  • Email: recreation@rentonwa.gov

  • Phone: 425-430-6700 (Renton Community Center) or 425-430-6633 (Senior Activity Center)

Face Coverings Required

In accordance with an Executive Order by the governor and King County, employees and visitors to city facilities are required to wear a protective face covering while inside. If you do not have a face covering, one will be provided to you upon entry.

Some exemptions apply to who is required to wear a face-covering:

  • Children under five years old

  • Individuals with a disability, medical or health condition that a covering would impair or impede

  • Employees whose duties make wearing a covering unsafe or impractical

COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire Before Entering

Employees and patrons will be asked to assess their health by answering the following questions before entering a city facility:

  • In the past 14 days, have you had a positive COVID-19 test?

  • Within the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with someone currently sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?

  • In the past 24 hours, have you experienced any of these symptoms (that cannot be attributed to another health condition)?

    • Fever (100.4 F or higher), Chills, Cough, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

If an employee answers YES to any of the screening questions, then:

First, the employee must notify their supervisor immediately that they need to leave the workplace, then follow these steps:

  1. Self-quarantine while you contact your doctor about testing and for advice on taking care of yourself.

  2. Notify supervisor, who will notify HR.

  3. Notify HR and your supervisor of the test result.

If a visitor answers YES to any of the screening questions, then:

City staff will ask the visitor to please immediately leave the facility and re-entry will be denied. The visitor must not return until 72 hours after the symptoms have improved or as otherwise directed by their medical provider.

COVID-19 Site Supervisor

COVID-19 Site Supervisors are located at the entrances to city facilities to help conduct screenings, answer any questions and remind employees and visitors of safety measures, such as following signage, practicing physical distancing and wearing a mask while in city facilities.

Informational Safety and Directional Signage

Directional and informational safety signage is in place in city facilities to reinforce the current public health guidance to employees and visitors.

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