How to Celebrate Spring Safely
The first rays of sunshine are peeking through the clouds, and tulips are pushing their way through the frosted ground which means spring is finally here! There’s a lot to look forward to as our days get longer and the weather warms up. Though more people are getting vaccinated, it’s just as important to continue practicing safety guidelines to keep those around us that have not yet been vaccinated safe.
Here are a few tips and ideas to celebrate upcoming spring events:
The best way to observe the holiday safely is to gather virtually, with people that live with you or by gathering outside and maintaining 6 feet of distance.
If gathering indoors, wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and have conversations ahead of time so every guest understands the expectations for celebrating together. CDC has new, less-stringent, guidance for those who have been vaccinated. Be sure to check it out, when planning your gathering.
For an outdoor hunt, limit the number of attendees, have multiple staggered times to begin an egg hunt and use an outdoor space big enough to allow for distancing between families. For more information on hosting an event during COVID-19, click here.
If you are planning on traveling for spring break, health experts advise adhering to the CDC’s travel guidance. Take steps to protect yourself and others by getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you are eligible, getting tested 1-3 days before and after your trip, wearing a mask in public and self-quarantining for a full 7 days after travel.
The Arc of Spokane is working with the Easter Bunny this year to hide eggs for you. Sign up to receive a delivery the night before Easter directly to your yard. If you would prefer to hide the eggs yourself, you also have the option to order the eggs as a kit, too! To register, click here.
Check out the Spring Market at the Pavilion in Riverfront Park every Wednesday from April 7 – May 12, 3-7 p.m. The event will include a farmers’ market and plenty of local vendors to support. To learn more or to become a vendor, click here.
The 45th running of Bloomsday might look a little different this year but that won’t stop the joggers of Spokane! Between Friday, April 30th and Sunday, May 9th participants can run or walk any 12km (7.46 mile) course of their choosing. The course can be anywhere in Spokane or around the world! Click here to register.
Spring skiing is here! Grab your sunscreen and sunglasses to take advantage of sweet discounts at Mt. Spokane.
One of the best ways to shake off the winter blues is to help others. The City of Spokane is connecting with volunteers for #SpokaneGives, a month-long opportunity to give back to the community.
For more information about COVID-19, vaccination phases and more, visit covid.srhd.org.
Stay safe, Spokane!