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Artists at Play Playground is now closed until further notice. As part of its evolving response to the COVID-19 outbreak and with guidance from Public Health – Seattle & King County, King County Parks and Seattle Parks and Recreation are closing active recreation areas in parks, including sports courts, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and other areas where essential social distancing guidelines are difficult to achieve.
Seattle Center Armory is closed to the public until further notice. The closure conforms with a State of Washington directive to restrict public gatherings of over 50 people. Also, Seattle Center Monorail is suspending service effective 7pm on March 16, reopening date to be determined. Seattle Monorail Services employees will use this time to complete maintenance projects and facilities work to prepare for reopening. If you’d like to learn more about your transit options between downtown and Seattle Center, visit: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/schedules-maps.aspx.
On March 11, 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced mandatory measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in our region. Public events with over 250 attendees are prohibited, effective immediately. The restrictions are in effect through the end of March - and could be extended depending on the course of the outbreak. The restrictions impact events at Seattle Center, including performances at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall and several other venues on the grounds. Seattle Center Armory will remain open until further notice. The situation, however, is very fluid, and we recommend you directly contact venues via their websites or by phone to check on the status of events you desire to attend. Performing arts and entertainment, family activities and social gatherings will remain the cornerstone of our quality of life - and will thrive long past this current emergency. We look forward to a return to normalcy - and to your return to events at Seattle Center.
In order to maintain the health and welfare of our communities, we ask anyone who is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, not feeling well or feeling uncomfortable about possible community exposure to the novel coronavirus to stay home. Public Health – Seattle & King County recommends the following populations avoid large public gatherings: • People 60 and older. • People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes. • People who have weakened immune systems. • People who are pregnant.
With reports of the novel (COVID-19) coronavirus front and center in the news, alongside the ongoing risk of influenza, we at Seattle Center would like you to keep in mind some simple hygiene considerations that could help you and others around you from catching a cold or flu: • 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. • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty or have been in contact with public surfaces. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth at all times and especially with unwashed hands. • Avoid close contact with people who are sick (six-foot rule). • Stay home when you are sick or have been around people who are sick, even if the symptoms are mild. • Cover your cough with your forearm or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.Find out more at King County Public Health