Visiting Lakewood, Washington?
We want your visit to Lakewood to be the right kind of adventure. When the time is right for you to take a nearcation, Lakewood restaurants, hotels, and businesses would love to show you what makes our community great. And, hey, who doesn't want an excuse to get out these days?
But visiting our fine city should also be safe and conscientious. As guidelines change in response to COVID-19, we want to make sure your visit to Lakewood, WA follows the recommendations from local, state, and national health professionals. Don't take unnecessary risks.
Can I protect myself from COVID-19 while traveling?+
Regardless of your travel plans, protecting yourself and others from infection is important. COVID-19 is mainly spread from person to person through respiratory droplets when an infected individual speaks, coughs, or sneezes at close range. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also advises against touching a high-contact surface (such as doorknobs) and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. Here are some things you can do to help fight the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands regularly with an alcohol-based sanitizer, or with soap and water
- Maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
- Seek medical care immediately if you are showing symptoms
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Can I stay in a hotel right now?+
When the time is right, we'd love for you to spend a few nights in our city. Many hotels are open during state and county COVID-19 precautions. Please visit the State of Washington's COVID-19 website as well as the Safe Start Pierce County website before traveling and continue to refer to them for the latest information about staying at hotels during your travels.
Regardless of the current regulations, you can protect yourself, fellow guests, and hotel workers by exercising caution, and by following these guidelines:
- Request contactless delivery for any room service order.
- Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in public settings
- Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart (about 2 arms’ length)
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
What dining options are available right now?+
When the time is right, we'd love for you to dine at one (or several) of our fabulous restaurants, pubs, and eateries. Many restaurants in Lakewood are open and offer curbside pickup, contactless delivery, and drive-thru service.
Please visit the State of Washington's COVID-19 website as well as the Safe Start Pierce County website before traveling and continue to refer to them for the latest information about dining during your travels. Regardless of the current regulations, you can protect yourself, fellow diners, and restaurant workers by maintaining social distance, wearing a mask, and washing your hands.
What should I do before travelling to Lakewood?+
Protecting yourself and others before, during, and after your trip is important. Before you travel, make sure you follow these guidelines:
- Use options for online reservation and check-in, mobile room key, and contactless payment.
- Before you go, call and ask if all staff are wearing masks at work.
- Look for any extra prevention practices being implemented by the hotel, such as plexiglass barriers at check-in counters, and physical distancing signs in the lobby.
- Ask if the hotel has updated policies about cleaning and disinfecting or removing frequently touched surfaces and items (such as pens, room keys, tables, phones, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, water fountains, ATMs/card payment stations, business center computers and printers, ice/vending machines, and remote controls).
What should I do when returning home from a trip?+
Travelers returning home after a trip are advised to self-monitor for symptoms for at least 14 days and follow their local protocols, which may include self-quarantine for the incubation period. Common signs of infection include shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, fever, and cough. In more severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, organ failure, and death. If symptoms do occur, travelers are advised to seek medical care and inform healthcare providers of their symptoms and their travel history.