Coronavirus Information

(Updated on 3/18/2020)

UHeights continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak closely. While we have not had any reports of COVID-19 amongst our community, we are now officially closed to the public atleast through the end of March.


 

We are available to answer questions and address any of your concerns, please reach out to us. Stay tuned to this page for info on UHeights policies and updates, and scroll to the bottom of the page for helpful links and resources.

The safety, health and well-being of our community is our top priority. Based on Governor Inslee’s press conference and the closure of Seattle Public Schools, we are making changes that balance the overall needs of our community, while doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

 

  • We have been following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington State Department of Health and Public Health Seattle-King County. We are also making efforts to stay ahead of any potential spreading of harmful germs within our facilities,

    • We have dramatically increased the deep cleaning and sanitizing of the building by bringing in more temporary staff to support these efforts. 

    • We have also invested in more hand-sanitizer stations, with more on the way.

  • In an effort to remain open and to reduce foot-traffic at UHeights, we will NOT be allowing the general public access to the building through March 31, 2020.   In other words, you need to have UHeights related business, in order to enter.

    • We will be locking all exterior doors except the ADA entrance on the SW side of the building.  This entrance is located near the playground and is by the stairwell that leads to the women's restroom.

    • To reduce the potential exposure within the building, organizations will work with their parents/caregivers to have an outside area to pick-up and drop-off their children.

    • Farmers Market shoppers on Saturday will not be allowed in the building, but per health code regulations Farmers will still be able to access the facility.

  • We will be following the regulations announced around events, including:

    • ​All gatherings over 50 are not allowed.

    • Gatherings of less than 50 are allowed, but if bringing large groups of people together can feasibly be avoided, we will consider postponing events and gatherings, and work with eventholders to reschedule these events.

    • We will also encourage the consideration of live streaming of arts and cultural performances, etc. 

 

  • We have cancelled most of our internal classes and events through March 31, 2020.  Many more small businesses who we are home to and who also offer classes and events have already cancelled or rescheduled.  If someone chooses to continue with hosting their small (under 50) event or class, event organizers must:

    • ​Urge anyone who is sick not to attend,

    • Encourage older and medically-vulnerable individuals to avoid large gatherings,

    • Screen event employees or volunteers for symptoms,

    • Ensure proper hand washing, sanitation, and cleaning supplies are readily available during the event,

    • Meet recommendations for social distancing and try to find ways to give people more physical space (6 feet) so that they are not in close contact as much as possible.

    • Clean surfaces frequently. Standard cleaning products are effective against COVID-19.

  • In this time of social distancing, it is important that we continue to connect with our most vulnerable neighbors.  Phone calls, texting, and emailing are not a risk!   Let’s continue to strengthen the social fabric that makes our community center such a vibrant and impactful place. 

Helpful Links and Resources:

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