Free 新冠肺炎 测试 is now available at the baseball playfields in Lower Woodland Park at 5201 Greenlake Way N. The initiative is part of three new 测试 kiosk sites announced 由市长詹妮·杜肯（Jenny Durkan）于12月下旬在西雅图中心和南西雅图举行，以帮助遏制新型冠状病毒大流行。
Time slots for the self-administered oral swab tests must be reserved and results are expected 在48小时内。 The site is open from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm and 可在线预订 through 治疗性.com or the city’s 测试 site up to three days in advance. At the time of writing, there are 441 slots open three days from now.
治疗性.com asks two questions in the booking process but was ready to let me book a test even though I indicated I had no symptoms and did 不 work or live in a high-risk situation.
新报亭 allow 客户 to 使用观察到的，有针对性的自我收集的口腔拭子COVID-19测试。 A Curative 每个地点都有工作人员 to walk clients through the quick and painless process. Results will be delivered electronically within 48 hours. As with other 由城市赞助的免费 testing 网站，个人必须 pre-register online…。无论保险状态如何，都不会向客户收费，也不会收到账单。 For uninsured 客户, Curative 将从州和联邦资源中寻求补偿，包括《家庭第一份冠状病毒应对法》 Relief Fund for the cost of the test.
好消息是我找到了那个人，而她是您可能熟悉的人： 埃里卡·布朗（Erica Browne Grivas）. Erica was the first contributor to the Greenlaker site. Erica is an amazing writer and longtime journalist, who, in addition to contributing to several local blogs, has written stories for Real Simple, 西雅图时报 and many 其他 acclaimed publications. She is also an avid gardener, but if you have read her work, you probably already know that. (In early 2020 she began writing a garden column for the Queen Anne &玉兰新闻。）她对绿湖充满热情，在过去的11年中，她在家中养育了家人和数百种番茄。
I will miss Green Lake. My kind neighbors and picnics with them at the park. My quiet 步行s or paddles around the lake on SUP and kayak. But I’m so grateful that Green Lake exists and will always be there and while I can’t 步行 to it anymore, I love visiting.
请不要让 重新开放城市的游乐区 give you the false sense that we can weaken our efforts to keep our community safe while 新冠肺炎 is still running rampant. The Green Lake 步行ing path continues to be one direction (counter clockwise) to allow people to be a safe distance from one another while enjoying the park. This may surprise you if you’ve been out on the path and seen people 步行ing both directions. The signs that were placed around the lake warning of the one direction have all been removed and 不 由公园官员。我们注意到它们在湖中，整个夏天都扔进垃圾桶。这样的浪费是因为猜猜谁付了钱？我们所有人！
“(Green Lake Park is) definitely the busiest park in Seattle, and likely one of the busiest in the state, so we need folks to mask up, 步行 one way to create more passing width, and stay home if sick,” said Rachel Schulkin Seattle Parks and Recreation Communications Manager.
You may have 不iced that some of the Green Lake Park parking lots that were closed earlier this summer to prevent overcrowding have reopened. Yesterday Seattle Parks and Recreation also 宣布 that they 将会 reopening playgrounds throughout the city as well.
-Play equipment is open to five or fewer 孩子们 at a time – Some play areas have only one piece of play equipment (usually a climber/slide combo), and 其他s 有很多设备（秋千，很少 kids climber, big 孩子们 climber, zipline, etc.). No more than five 孩子们 on a piece of play equipment. –如果您生病或家人中有任何人生病，请留在家中。 –玩前后，请先洗孩子的手。 – All children 两岁以上必须戴口罩。看到 here 屏蔽信息和因残疾而导致的异常。 – Give yourself and 其他s at least six feet of space. –请注意，游乐区没有定期清洁或清洁。
以下是一些有关如何确保我们所有人安全并保持这些空间开放的提示： -密切注视您的孩子，以确保他们遵守指南。 -停留一小段时间（30分钟或更短），让每个人都有机会玩。 -游乐设备上没有食物或饮料，以确保始终戴着口罩。 –在不太忙碌的时候参观公园。参观不太受欢迎的公园。西雅图有150多个游乐区（不包括学校的游乐区）。早上不如下午忙。工作日不像周末那么忙。 –西雅图的繁忙游乐区包括格林湖（Green Lake），苏厄德（Seward），马格努森（Magnuson），发现号（Discovery），林肯（Lincoln），天然气厂（Gas Works），卡尔基（Carkeek）和杰斐逊公园（Jefferson Park）。 – We are all in this together, so kindly remind 其他s of the guidelines and find a different activity if the play area gets too crowded.
One of the many things that makes Green Lake great is the chance to experience great food and beverages right 这里 in our neighborhood. If you need 其他 ideas for great local spots, please check out the 绿湖饭店科 我们的博客。