With the arrival of summer weather, Bellevue Parks & Community Services reminds people that gatherings are limited to five people or fewer from outside of the same household at city parks and trails under Gov. Inslee’s “Safe Start” order. Park visitors are asked to respect continued closures of playgrounds and other amenities.
As of Wednesday, July 29, 682 Bellevue residents have tested positive for COVID-19 this year, with 40 deaths, according to Public Health – Seattle & King County. Much like other Washington cities, infections in Bellevue have been increasing in July.
To reduce the risk of transmission of the coronavirus, park visitors are requested to stay six feet apart from people outside their household. A face covering is encouraged although not required outdoors if you can easily maintain social distancing from other park and trail users.
Signage reminds visitors to practice social distancing at Bellevue parks, trails and beaches. It’s up to each of us to follow public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Parks & Community Services has updates on COVID-19 impacts.