The Seattle Southside community is committed to cooperating with guidelines in place for the best health, safety, and sanitation practices so we can get back to meeting and retreating. We’ve compiled all the information you need to plan your next trip, meeting, or event in Seattle Southside.


Washington State is Open!

Washington state has lifted its COVID-19 restrictions on social distancing and capacity limitations for most venues. However, the State has implemented a mask mandate requiring face masks for everyone over five years of age in most public indoor settings as well as outdoor settings with more than 500 participants, regardless of vaccination status. In addition, King County will require that customers and attendees at most indoor restaurants and bars as well as gyms, arts and entertainment venues, meeting and conferences, and sporting events show proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entering. If unvaccinated, patrons may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test done in the last 72 hours by an FDA-approved test.



Why Seattle Southside for Your Next Destination?

  • Seattle Southside is ideally located outside the hustle and bustle of downtown and is perfectly situated between urban attractions and natural wonders.

  • Seattle’s Backyard is a convenient, affordable, and accessible destination for groups.

  • Our community is committed to following guidelines for best health practices and industry standards for social distancing and sanitation.



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Safe Travels in Seattle Southside

If you find yourself daydreaming about your next vacation but you're hesitant to stay at a hotel or visit any attractions, take a few minutes to watch some videos from our Safe Travels video series to see what some of our favorite hotels and attractions are doing to keep visitors safe. From socially distant soccer practice at Starfire Sports, to contactless check-in at the DoubleTree Suites, travel with confidence in Seattle Southside! 


All Clear King County Pledge

When you visit King County, you can travel confidently knowing there are protocols in place to help keep everyone as safe as possible. We have partnered with Visit Seattle to ask tourism and hospitality businesses to take the All Clear King County Pledge, backed by public health protocols, to help our region reopen responsibly. As a visitor to our region, you too can take the pledge.

Guests pledge to:

  • Wear masks or face coverings while on the premises, unless medically unsafe to do so
  • Use sanitizer and/or wash hands before entering and throughout their stay
  • Maintain six or more feet of distance from others when possible
  • Use credit/debit or other contactless payment methods when possible
  • Stay home when running a fever or not feeling well
  • Inform themselves about current King County and Washington COVID-19-related guidelines and requirements
  • Practice patience and empathy – we’re all learning together!

Businesses pledge to:

  • Staff wear masks or face coverings while on the premises, unless medically unsafe to do so
  • Staff wash hands frequently
  • Make hand sanitizer and/or accessibility to hand washing available to customers when possible
  • Limit capacity as directed by Washington State’s Safe Start plan to support physical distancing
  • Clean and sanitize all surfaces and common areas in accordance with CDC guidelines
  • Perform regular staff wellness checks and require sick employees to stay home
  • Practice patience and empathy – we’re all learning together!



Museum of Flight

Catch Up with the Seattle Southside Community

Explore all of what Seattle Southside has to offer your next visit—virtually! You can tour top attractions, see what’s happening in real-time with live cams throughout the Seattle region, or watch and learn from travel experts on Seattle Southside TV. Start finding inspiration to build your itinerary for planning your next in-person meeting in Seattle’s Backyard.



SeaTac Airport

Preparations & Precautions at the Airport

The Port of Seattle has implemented protocols to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of employees, travelers, and community members.  Learn more about how the Port is keeping its facilities clean and safe.

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA): The Port has made operational adjustments to SEA, requires face coverings or masks for all passengers, visitors, and airport workers, installed 250 hand sanitizers in and around the terminal, and much more. Travelers can be ready with the FlyHealthy@SEA virtual tour video and travel tips. Read SEA Airport status updates for more information.



Events and Gatherings

In Phase 2, social gatherings are only allowed outdoors with five or fewer people outside of the household once a week. These limitations do not apply to religious practices, weddings, funerals. Read the allowances from the Governor here.



The Great Outdoors and Green Spaces

Sandy beaches, majestic mountains and quaint countryside—Seattle Southside offers a range of outdoor activities you can still enjoy from the comfort of your car or on the trail. Explore more of the best parks in Seattle Southside which allow for social distancing.



Questions? We’re Here to Help!

Our team at the Seattle Southside RTA is here for you. If you have more questions, please reach out to us and we will do our best to get you answers. We’re keeping up with the latest information and providing resources to prepare you for planning your next meeting or event in Seattle Southside.


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