For the health and safety of our KCT kids, leaders, and families, Kids Coming Together follows stricter COVID protocol than is required by State and County mandate. We thank you for understanding.
Read our full COVID safety policy below.
Kids Coming Together COVID-19 Safety Policy
Vaccines & Masks Help Keep our Community Safe
The safety of our community is our highest priority. Our COVID policy was decided upon by our Youth Board and is intended to help protect KCT kids, KCT high school leaders, our families, and our county’s health care system. We reassess our policy on a regular basis and update it as needed, so please be sure to check back frequently.
We all understand that Covid-19 safety protocols change frequently and it is hard to keep up with everything. As new guidance emerges and the science develops, we continuously seek ways to minimize risk to our community and do our best to keep an up-to-date COVID policy.
Individuals aged 12 and older are required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination prior to taking part in a KCT Event. If someone is unable to show proof of vaccine status at the time of the event, they will be unable to take part. This does not apply to children aged 11 or younger at this time.
While we take our cues from Washington state, King County Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our policies are discussed and voted upon by the Kids Coming Together Youth Board.
Masks are required for everyone aged five years and older, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times except when eating or drinking. Gaiters are not acceptable as masks. Face shields by themselves are not acceptable as mask alternatives. If you wear a face shield, you must wear a mask as well. Do not wear masks that have exhalation valves or vents.
Masks are currently optional at all outdoor events, but kids and leaders are encouraged to wear them if it makes them feel more comfortable.
What Are Acceptable Forms of Vaccination Status?
- CDC Covid-19 vaccination record card or a clear photo of the card;
- Printed certificate or QR code from Clear or MyIRMobile.com; or
- Vaccine administration record from a vaccine provider, including an individual’s doctor, pharmacy, or another official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including a photo or photocopy.
A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their booster shot. This is after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Who to Contact if Positive After an Event
If a KCT kid or a KCT high school leader tests positive for COVID up to five days after attending a KCT event, It's crucial that you email our Program Director, Deb Carmichael, at firstname.lastname@example.org.