Inslee announces updated guidance for bowling alleys, museums

Inslee announces updated guidance for bowling alleys, museums
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Gov. Jay Inslee issued updated guidance for bowling alleys, museums, agritourism and outdoor recreation in the state’s Safe Start reopening plans.

“We have worked with stakeholders for weeks and sometimes months to arrive at these guidelines. We continue to balance the need for activities that contribute to physical, mental, and emotional well-being with the steps needed to control the virus. Our ability to reopen depends on every Washingtonian doing their part to ensure fewer, shorter and safer interactions.” said Inslee. 

Museums

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Museums can start reopening on Aug. 22 in counties that are in phase 2 and up.

Some of the guidance for phase 2 include: museums may operate with 25% capacity, individual rooms must be monitored periodically to ensure they are not over 25% capacity, galleries must follow a one-way traffic flow, and no events are allowed.

For counties in phase 3, capacity is allowed at 50% and events are allowed but limited to current limits for social gatherings in phase 3.

For more museum safety and health requirements, click here.

Bowling Alleys

Bowling alleys may also reopen Aug. 22 in counties that are in phase 2 and up.

Bowling alleys are limited to league play and those practicing for a league. Only 2 bowlers are allowed per lane with mask and social distancing requirements.

For more bowling alley safety and health requirements, click here.

Agritourism

Inslee released guidance for U-pick farms and tree farms to operate in Phase 2 counties.

Some of the guidance includes, indoor operations are limited to retail and food service activities. Also, activities such as hay/wagon/train rides, haunted houses, children’s play equipment, live games, farm equipment exploration, inflatable jumping houses, animal viewing, petting areas, paintball, and campfires are not permitted.

For more safety and health requirements, click here.

Outdoor Recreation

There are updates to the outdoor recreation guidance, which clarify restrictions to non-spectator motor-sports in phases 1 and 2.

These changes go into effect on August 24. 

For more safety and health requirements, click here.