City cancels volunteer events due to COVID-19 surge

  • Friday, November 13, 2020 2:37pm
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Based on the latest guidance from Public Health – Seattle & King County and recent advisories from the governor’s office concerning a COVID-19 surge, the city is canceling a number of planned volunteer activities, such as the Illuminate MI set-up day and open-space restoration events, both originally scheduled for Nov. 14.

“Although these were all outdoor activities, designed to involve only small, physically-separated groups, and had strong safety protocols in place, the city’s priority continues to be to act in the best interest of our entire community, as well as the health of staff,” a press release reads.

The city has revised installation plans to ensure Illuminate MI will still take place, and city crews will perform the installation following all COVID safety protocols and guidelines.

The Mercer Island Thrift Shop will continue to accept donations at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. since attendees are separated by vehicle.

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