COVID-19 Volunteer Safety Guidelines
City of Bothell volunteer events follow a City approved COVID-19 safety plan.
Steps to keep everyone safe include:
- Event pre-registration is required (no walk-ups allowed) and maximum group size will follow current Public Health guidelines. We are currently allowing groups of 9 volunteers at a time (+1 staff member or volunteer lead, for a total of 10 people). Due to limited availability, we request "firm RSVP's" only.
- Event leaders and volunteers must complete and pass our health self-assessment checklist prior to participation - Volunteer Health Self-Assessment PDF.
- Volunteers and leaders will bring and agree to wear a face covering when six feet of space cannot be maintained. The City can provide one for you should you need one.
- All participants maintain at least 6 feet of space between individuals at all times (unless participants live within the same household). This includes maintaining distance from other park users.
- Event sites are selected and are setup to facilitate physical distancing.
- Tools will be provided to you at events. Tools are not shared during events and are cleaned between uses.
- Hand sanitizer is available for volunteers.
- Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gardening gloves. If you are unable to provide your own gloves, please contact Shelby Krogh, Volunteer & Special Event Coordinator, at least 24 hours prior to the event.
- Onsite safety orientation includes an overview of the safety steps and this information is included in pre-event registration materials.
- Bring your own snacks and water.
- Volunteers ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will remain onsite and supervise the minor for the duration of the event. Youth ages 14 to 17 must either be accompanied by an adult or email a completed, parent/guardian signed waiver form to the Volunteer & Special Event Coordinator, Shelby Krogh, prior to the event.
We recognize that serving the City of Bothell and our community at this time is a personal decision. We encourage volunteers to make choices based on what is best for their well-being and the well-being of others in their household. For those who feel uncomfortable, we understand. It is OK to stay home.
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