5 Things: July 1, 2020
1. Free Face Coverings Available for Bellevue Residents
With Washington State’s mask requirement in effect since Friday, the City of Bellevue is working with the Bellevue Chamber to provide 40,000 masks to the residents of Bellevue. The masks are part of the 25 million face coverings King County purchased to encourage the availability and use of personal protective equipment.
Kits containing two cloth face coverings will be available at several locations throughout Bellevue starting today, July 1. Pick up dates and hours will vary based on location.
2. UW's GIX Launches First Professional Learning Programs
Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) recently launched the first of its professional learning programs designed to give executives, teams, and individuals the knowledge they need to respond to rapid technological change, solve complex problems, and innovate from within.
Their first two courses (Data Science for Managers & Data Science for Decision Makers) take place in August and will help you better understand, communicate, and collaborate with data scientists. Data Science for Managers is a deep dive into the methods, applications, problems, and programming code of technical data science solutions. Data Science for Decision Makers examines the core concepts of data science for time-crunched Sr. leaders and explores strategies for digital transformation that make a tangible difference on your bottom line.
3. Reopening Bellevue
With King County's transition into Phase 2, more and more Bellevue businesses are reopening and getting ready to reopen.
The shopping centers at Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Place opened June 30 with daily hours of 11am to 7pm. Guests are asked to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and avoid shopping if feeling ill.
Lifeguards will be monitoring swim areas daily at six beach parks starting Saturday, June 27. As you venture out to enjoy the parks, remember that social distancing requirements – including wearing face coverings outside when unable to stay six feet away from others – remain in effect.
While libraries remain closed to the public, certain services are now available. Several book drop locations have reopened and curbside services are scheduled to restart tomorrow. Libraries and museums will reopen in Phase 3.
4. Get Up and Get Moving
Join Peak Sports and Spine for their Virtual-19K for Unity benefitting Hopelink and ICHS this weekend. Run, walk, bike, swim, kayak, stroll, hike, or whatever else enables you to count a “step” towards 19 kilometers between 7am July 3rd and 7pm July 5th. You can participate as an indvidual or a team.
5. Summer Time Fun
Summer is the time to explore and learn! Do your kids want to learn a new instrument, watch penguins walk the halls, learn a new dance move, or paint a picture? Here are several online classes and activities to keep your kids engaged: