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Bowling alley guidance (Updated 1.11.21)

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On Jan. 11, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee’s office announced his Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery plan. The guidance for bowling alleys was also updated. All bowling facilities must adopt a written procedure for employee safety and customer interaction that is at least as strict as restrictions in the updated guidance and complies with these safety and health requirements:

In Phase 2, the following restrictions apply:

  • Customers and staff must wear masks at all times. Read the face covering requirements for business owners here.
  • Only two bowlers are allowed per lane.
  • Spectators are not allowed.
  • Provide handwashing or hand sanitizing stations for customers.
  • Bowlers must maintain six feet of distance in all spaces.
  • Shoes and balls (including finger holes) must be disinfected between each use.
  • Equipment may not be shared.
  • 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. View the list here.
  • Restaurants and pro-shops must adhere to current guidelines for foodservice and retail. Learn about the governor’s updated restaurant requirements here and in-store retail requirements here. View the Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance for Food Workers & Food Establishments here.

Read the complete guidance for bowling operators here. It includes additional information on hygiene, cleaning and ventilation.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Bowling Covid-19 Requirements (Updated 1.11.21)

Restaurant and Drinking Establishment Covid-19 Requirements (Updated 3.4.21)

DOH COVID-19 Guidance for Food Workers & Food Establishments (Updated 2.12.21)

In-store Retail Operations Covid-19 Requirements (Updated 2.9.21)

L&I Covid-19 Workplace Safety and Health Requirements Overview (Feb. 2021)

Governor’s Guidance to Business Owners on Face Coverings and Masks (Updated 2.9.21)

Governor’s Office Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers Homepage

CDC: List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)