COVID - 19 Best Practices
The health and safety of our guests, our employees, and the community is our top priority so we have put the following special measures in place:
Face coverings are required for all guests while underground or inside, even if fully vaccinated. This is due to the nature of the underground spaces that we visit which do not have modern ventilation systems, and the fact that unvaccinated guests may be on our tours. Disposable masks are available at check-in for $1 each if you do not have your own.
Acceptable forms of face coverings
In accordance with CDC guidance, face coverings must be a well-secured cloth or mask that fits snugly against the face, covers an individual's nose and mouth, and is secured under the chin.
Unacceptable face coverings
Those with holes in the covering, including those with exhalation valves or those made solely of materials like mesh or lace fabrics. Those that cannot be secured under the chin, including bandanas and face shields. (Face Shields may be worn in addition to face coverings, but not in place of face coverings. Neck gaiters may be worn as face coverings so long as they cover the nose and mouth and are secured under the chin.)
EXEMPTIONS: Young children under the age of 2.
If you are unable to wear a face covering for any reason, we regret that we are unable to provide admittance to our tours or facilities (including our ticket office). Beneath The Streets will deny admittance to our tours and facilities for any guest who is unable to wear a mask even if the guest is fully vaccinated or has a verifiable medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask
**Younger children (pre-school or early elementary aged) may be unable to wear a mask properly, particularly for an extended period of time. We urge you to consider this and not purchase tickets if this will be an issue for your child(ren).
From the Washington State Department of Health website:
Respect the Rules of the Room You Are In
Counties and businesses have the right to set their own rules and regulations on face coverings to respond to the level of transmission in the community. If you walk into an establishment that requires masks, you will be asked to respect those rules. That's why we say, "Respect the rules of the room you're in," because it's an easy way to remember that there's no one size fits all solution for masking across the state.