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Health & Safety Practices for In-Person PEPS Programs

COVID vaccination requirements

The introduction and efficacy of vaccinations have changed the landscape around the severity of COVID-19 cases. We recognize that not everyone is willing and able to get vaccinated. Families with young children face unique and complicated challenges, as newborns are still not eligible for vaccinations. 

  • All adult participants meeting in person will be required to self-report that they have been fully vaccinated, and PEPS may request proof of vaccinations at any time. Acceptable documents include your CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card (originals, copies, or photos accepted), certificate of COVID-19 vaccination, digital QR codes from MYIRmobile, or WA State Immunization Information System printout. PEPS is not equipped to monitor all families’ immunization or health records and cannot guarantee that all families have been vaccinated.

Face coverings

The use of face coverings can help protect yourself and others in close contact.

  • Participants are asked to bring their own masks if they would like to wear one. Masks are not required at PEPS Groups.

Regular & frequent cleaning of the facility

Increased cleaning protocols will help ensure a clean environment.

  • Ensure adequate ventilation (for example, open windows) and air purifier when possible.
  • Wipe down commonly used surfaces, including door handles, tables/desks, sink faucets, keyboards, and remote controls, between use or daily at the minimum.


The practice of proper hygiene is necessary for assisting in personal health and the health of others.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands immediately. If tissue is not available, be sure to cough only into your elbow.
  • We encourage people to wash their hands. If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer can be used.

Illnesses & exposures

The best way to stop the spread of illness is to keep sick people away from those who are not sick. 

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