Greentrike Masking Policy for Museums and Programs

(Updated Monday 03.14.2022 with new mask guidelines for JBLM)

The Washington State Department of Health announced updated indoor masking guidelines starting Saturday, March 12. Greentrike is adjusting its masking policies to reflect the new state guidelines.

Effective March 12, 2022, Greentrike will not require visitors to wear masks at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Preschool Powered by Play, Greentrike Camps, Expanded Learning Opportunities, and Play to Learn (with specific Play to Learn site exemptions listed below).

Effective March 14, 2022 masking will be optional at the Children’s Museum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).

Greentrike’s decision to amend its masking policy follows new guidelines released by the Washington State Department of Health and Tacoma Public Schools (TPS).

COVID-19 guidelines are updated regularly, check this post for the latest updates before visiting Museums and programs. Greentrike continuously updates its policies as new guidelines from the State of Washington Department of Health and TPS are released. Thank you for your patience as new policies are announced.

Masking at Expanded Learning Opportunities 

Starting March 12, 2022, masking will be optional for Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) sessions in Tacoma Public Schools and University Place School District (UP). ELO masking policies follow guidelines released by TPS and UP.

Play to Learn site exemptions

Salishan Family Investment Center requires masking for anyone in their facilities. All Play to Learn classes at Salishan adhere to Salishan’s policy and require that all participants wear a mask.

Effective March 14, 2022, masking is optional for Play to Learn classes at the Children’s Museum at JBLM.

Talk to your child

Changes with public masking can be difficult and stressful for children. Please ask your child about their thoughts on masking before visiting Greentrike’s Museums or programs. If your children wish to continue wearing masks, support their decision to help them feel safe. Greentrike provides masks at facilities for anyone who requires a face covering.

Official resources

Through the pandemic, Greentrike has followed the guidance of the Washington State Department of Health and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.  The full Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 guidance can be found here

TPS has aligned their policies with the guidelines set by the State and Pierce County. TPS created an easy to reference COVID-19 guide for parents and students found here

Guidelines for masking at JBLM can be found here.