WE ARE CURRENTLY UNDER THE GOVERNMENT MANDATED TEMPORARY CLOSURE ORDER. THE NEW PHASED PLAN CALLS FOR BOWLING TO REOPEN IN THE NEW PHASE 2. NO DATE HAS BEEN GIVEN, IT WILL BE BASED ON FOUR SETS OF METRICS THAT HAVE TO DECLINE BY 10%.
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Bowling COVID-19 Requirements
Summary of January 2021 changes:
- New Phase 1 and Phase 2 requirements detailed
- Safety and health requirements updated to current language at the end of the document
All bowling facilities operating must adopt a written procedure for employee safety and customer interaction that is at least as strict as these requirements and complies with the safety and health requirements below.
For all phases:
- Two bowlers per lane.
- No spectators allowed.
- Bowlers must maintain 6 feet of distance between bowlers in other lanes and in other areas of the facility.
- Sharing of equipment is not allowed.
- Shoes and balls, including finger holes, must be disinfected after every use.
- Bowling Phase 2 and Phase 3:
- Restaurants and pro-shops adhere to required guidelines for food service and retail for the phase that their respective region is in.
- Mask use required at all times.
Phase 1: Current Phase for Pierce, King & Snohomish Counties
- Private rentals/tours for individual households of no more than 6 people permitted maximum for the entire facility. General admission prohibited.
- Arcades and amusement and/or redemption activities closed.
- The facility may not exceed 25 percent of the fire code occupancy rating.
- Safety and Health Requirements
Safety and Health Requirements all phases
Stay home when sick or if a close contact of someone with COVID-19
Staff and participants should be required to stay home if they feel unwell, show any signs of COVID-19, or are a close contact of a confirmed case. All coaches and students should be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to a workout. Screening should consider symptoms listed by the CDC. Any person with symptoms of COVID-19 or who is a close contact of someone with confirmed COVID-19 should not be allowed to participate and should contact his or her primary care provider or other appropriate health-care professional.
Those who are excluded from training or contests due to COVID-19 symptoms or because they are close contacts must follow DOH and local public health isolation and quarantine guidance before returning to training or contests. People with underlying health conditions should consult with their medical provider regarding participation in athletic activities.
Masks required for staff and participants at all times.
- Physical Distance
Physical distance of 6 feet must be maintained between staff and participants and participants and each other at all times where possible, with exceptions for training and medical personnel and volunteers performing their medical duties. Six feet of distance must be maintained among participants when not engaged in fitness and training activities.
Staff and participants to practice good hygiene including washing their hands frequently and covering their sneezes and coughs. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after practice, especially after touching shared objects or blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol content. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they are dry. Athletes should not share water bottles, uniforms, towels, or snacks and should not spit (saliva, sunflower seeds, etc.).
- Provide handwashing or hand sanitizing stations for participants.
Limit the use of locker rooms to handwashing and restroom use only. Showers should not be used due to potential spread of aerosolized droplets. If use of locker rooms for changing is necessary, maximize ventilation and use tape, spots, or cones to signal 6 feet of distance for participants who need to change. If locker rooms are used cleaning protocols must be included in the sporting activity safety plan. Stagger entry to the changing area and use of these facilities as appropriate with members of the same team or training cohort only. Limit occupancy of the locker rooms to avoid crowding.
Clean high touch surfaces and disinfect shared equipment before and after each use. Ensure restrooms are cleaned and disinfected regularly. Current CDC guidance for cleaning and disinfection for COVID-19 states that disinfectants should be registered by the EPA for use against the COVID-19. Find the current list here: List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Disinfectants based on hydrogen peroxide or alcohol are safer than harsher chemicals. The University of Washington has a handout with options for safer cleaning and disinfecting products that work well against COVID-19.
Dear Narrows Plaza Bowl Community,
The health and well-being of our customers and employees is our top priority. We have been conducting a comprehensive review of county, state and federal operating guidelines and how they apply to our center. During the time that we have been closed to the public, center management has been focused on new methods of sterilization and deep cleaning of our almost 40,000 square-foot facility. The center has also revamped and updated its operational processes and procedures to best ensure the safety of its guests and employees. Our employees will be required to have temperature checks before each shift, wear face masks and gloves as appropriate and each employee is undergoing new training specific to COVID 19.
We have a very large and spacious bowling center, which will allow for us to properly place bowlers across our 40 lanes at a safe and comfortable distance apart. We want to provide all of our bowlers with a respite during these tough times but do so in a way that’s carefully planned in order to keep our employees and bowlers safe and healthy. Narrows Plaza Bowl, which will use a phased approach to its opening when it happens, will initially limit the number of customers occupying its facility at any one time as it adheres to state and municipal required social distancing guidelines that are still in place at the date of opening.
Additional COVID 19 measures to include:
· 15 minute intervals between groups on lanes for sanitizing the area
· arcade to remain closed until Phase 4
· no alcohol sales past 11:00 pm
· adding additional hand sanitizer stations
· installation of sneeze guards
· implementation of social distancing guidelines
· sanitation of bowling balls and rental shoes after each use
· sanitation of tables and chairs after each use
· single serve condiments in the Café
· installation of foot operated door pulls for our restrooms
· increased regular sanitation of restrooms, vending machines, and arcade games
· increased regular sanitation of touch points such as credit card terminals and door handles/pulls
The above list will be subject to change as new county, state or federal guidelines become available. Above all, we will strive to keep our employees and guests safe within our center. If you have any questions or concerns that we have not addressed here, please feel free to call Chris Goddard, General Manager at 253-565-1007 or email him at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you again soon. In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy and stay positive.
Chris Goddard General Manager Narrows Plaza Bowl