Bloomsday Is Here!
Bloomsday is THIS weekend! Whether you plan to walk, run, or cheer on friends and family, we want to make sure your Bloomsday fun can also remain a safe experience. Here are some things to keep in mind before heading downtown on Sunday.
Keep a mask on hand:
While the outdoor mask mandate has been lifted, bringing a mask with you to an outdoor event is still a good idea if you find yourself in a larger crowd of participants at the start line. Once Bloomsday starts, and you can more safely spread out from other runners and walkers, you can always take off your mask and enjoy the fresh air!
If you don't feel well, please stay home:
One of the best ways to avoid the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home if you don't feel well. If you have symptoms such as a fever, cough, body aches, or fatigue, please stay home and take the necessary precautions to feel better.
As much as we all want to get back out there and enjoy these yearly events again, the health and well-being of ourselves and others should still be top priority. Plus, running the Bloomsday course when you're not feeling well can potentially worsen symptoms and make it harder for you to recover. Your best bet is to stay home and rest!
Test, test, test!
In addition to staying home if you don't feel well, another way you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 is to test before leaving home. Testing beforehand, whether you're planning to participate in Bloomsday, cheer on friends and family, or attend a post-Bloomsday get together, is important for keeping our community healthy and preventing could the potential spread of COVID-19 to each other, especially to those who are most vulnerable.
There are plenty of testing options available, including at-home tests, that can deliver results in as little as 15 minutes and give you peace of mind that you're not potentially spreading the virus to others. Find testing options at: Testing | Spokane Regional Health District (srhd.org)
Stay safe and have fun!
Here at Spokane Regional Health District, we're excited to see people once again taking part in the activities they enjoyed before the pandemic. We have appreciated being able to work with the Events and Venues Committee to ensure this year’s Bloomsday is safe and successful, because the health and well-being of those in our community is still a top priority. We also want to thank the Events and Venues Committee for considering ways to keep everyone in our community safe this weekend.
To all our Bloomies out there, have fun this weekend and don’t forget to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen… it’s supposed to be a warm day!