Bowling, museums, and outdoor recreation reopen in Phase 2 counties next week

Aug 20 2020, 4:22 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has updated his guidelines which will allow for lesser restrictions on museums, bowling, agrotourism, and outdoor recreation starting on August 24.

“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 in a press release.

The new guidelines will allow museums in Phase 2 counties to operate as long as they meet certain requirements, while museums in Phase 3 counties will be required to lower occupancy.

Bowling league plays are allowed in Phases 2 and 3, as long as facilities meet certain requirements, while agritourism such as U-pick farms and tree farms can now operate in Phase 2 counties.

Updates to the outdoor recreation guidance clarify that all staffed outdoor tennis facilities, guided ATV, paddle sports, horseback riding, guided fishing, go-cart tracks, ORV/motocross facilities, participant-only motorsports, gondolas, zoos, aquariums, and substantially similar activities operating during Phase 1 and 2 must adopt a written procedure for employee safety and customer interaction that is at least as strict as this procedure and complies with the safety and health requirements below, including recreation-specific guidance. Additional information can be found here.

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