Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

The Greenway Trust shares our community’s concern about the COVID-19 virus. Our thoughts go out to individuals and families who have already been affected. We are closely monitoring the situation and tracking guidance from public health officials regarding ways to reduce the risk of disease transmission for staff and participants in our programming.

Based on current recommendations from King County, State, and Federal health officials, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is making the following modifications to our operations and programming. We will assess these modifications on an ongoing basis and update them as directed by new or revised public health guidance. We will communicate any updates or changes on our website: mtsgreenway.org.

Individual precautions everyone should take:
  • If you are not feeling well, or have a household member who is sick, stay home.
  • If you are at higher risk of severe illness (e.g., over 60, have an underlying medical condition, have a weakened immune system, or are pregnant), stay home.
  • If you must be in a public setting, maintain 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and others.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing, and then wash your hands immediately afterward.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay up-to-date with public health guidelines, as the situation is evolving rapidly. We’ve included links to resources at the bottom of this page.

One thing you shouldn’t do is stigmatize people based on ethnicity. Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate, and neither will we.

Volunteer events:

All Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust volunteer events will be cancelled through May 4, 2020. We will make decisions about future volunteer events (beyond May 4) as more information and recommendations becomes available. If you have questions about Greenway volunteer events, please contact Caroline Villanova – caroline.villanova@mtsgreenway.org.

Education events:

Greenway education events will follow the lead of school closures recommended by public health officials, with all events cancelled when schools are closed. Greenway staff will communicate directly with teachers and school staff about any cancellations or modifications to field trips and classroom lessons. If you have questions about Greenway education events, please contact Becca Kedenburg – becca.kedenburg@mtsgreenway.org.

Other events:

We are actively monitoring recommendations and weighing options regarding other Greenway events and will provide updates on a case-by-case basis as decisions are made.

The Annual Breakfast has shifted from an in-person event to a virtual event. Click here to learn more about how you can still support the Greenway during this important time.

The Greenway Trek, originally scheduled for July 2020, has been cancelled. Click here for more details.

For information about recreation closures and alternative ways to connect with nature from home, click here.

 

More information about COVID-19:

Your health and safety are our top priority, and we will do our best to communicate additional updates as the situation evolves. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jon Hoekstra – jon.hoekstra@mtsgreenway.org.