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Athletes for Kids Policy

Starting June 30, the State of Washington is removing most COVID-19 restrictions. This means that most businesses and organizations may choose to operate as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic with no capacity limits or physical distancing requirements. Any organization or business may also choose to maintain capacity limits or physical distancing to protect those who are not fully protected by vaccines.

Click here for updated COVID-19 regulations in King County.

Athletes For Kids COVID-19 Mask Policy

The State of Washington has removed many COVID-19 restrictions, but the COVID-19 delta variant is spreading fast. As of August 23, 2021, masks are required for everyone in public indoor spaces, and recommended in crowded outdoor settings. The statewide indoor mask mandate applies to all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.

Following this mandate and for the safety of our children, Athletes for Kids is requiring all mentors and buddies to wear masks when they are meeting indoors. If you are unable to do so or have any questions please email Nick/Marni at afk@athletesforkids.org.

Click here for current COVID-19 regulations and mask guidance in King County.

Mentor FAQs

Why do I need to upload my covid-19 vaccination information?
For your buddy (or potential buddy if you are not yet matched). Most of our buddies in our program have a disability. Some people with disabilities might be more likely to get infected or have severe illness because of underlying medical conditions.
For more information on COVID-19 and recommendations for people with disabilities, please visit the CDC web site
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-disabilities.html

If I am not vaccinated, will I be allowed to be a mentor?
Yes you still can be a mentor even if you are not vaccinated. However, some buddy parents may prefer a mentor who is vaccinated.

To find more information on COVID-19 vaccine please visit the CDC web site https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

If you have any questions, please reach out to Nick or Marni at afk@athletesforkids.org

We will continue to work every day to support our mentors, buddies and community and to fulfill our vision and mission in this new environment. We are in this together and we can make a difference, one mentorship at a time.​

 

 

In it Together

AFK #InItTogether

Athletes For Kids Youth Mentoring focuses on building supportive mentoring relationships between high school athletes and children who have disabilities and special needs of all kinds. In the midst of COVID-19, social distancing has impacted their organization as their mentors and mentees can no longer meet in person. But in times like this, when social distancing and isolation are advised, a personal connection-even electronically-is more important than ever. #inittogether

Posted by Click & Pledge on Tuesday, April 14, 2020
We are thankful to our mentors and buddies for making thank-you cards for the essential workers of our community and care cards for the residents of nursing homes.

Current Skyline High School mentor Tyler and his AFK alumni brother Spencer giving back to the community by making cloth masks for local hospitals.

Resources

Mercer Island School District Family Support Resources: https://www.mercerislandschools.org/coronavirus

Snoqualmie Valley School District Family Resources and Information: https://www.svsd410.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=8550

Lake Washington School District Information and Support: https://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/health-services/coronavirus-information

Bellevue School District Update: https://bsd405.org/corona-virus-covid-19/

Issaquah School District Family Resources and Information: https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/issaquahhs/view/emergency-district/2020/03/26/family-resources-and-information-during-covid-19-closure

Issaquah School District Supports: https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/supports

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