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Updated guidance for restaurants, hotel gyms and pools, bowling alleys

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Gov. Jay Inslee’s office on Jan. 11, 2021, announced updated guidance for his Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery plan.

Here’s what’s new for hospitality in this latest round of guidance.

Restaurants, taverns, wineries, breweries and distilleries

  • For Phase 2, indoor seating capacity is limited to 25% if the proper distance between tables can be achieved.
  • Table size is limited to six people with a maximum of two households per table.
  • Alcohol service must end at 11 p.m.

Read the complete guidance here.

Fitness and training

In Phase 1, all facilities must calculate customer occupancy by dividing the room size or available floor space by 500 square feet per person. Other requirements include:

  • Arrange stationary fitness equipment so that users are not facing each other, regardless of the distance between them.
  • Unstaffed indoor fitness facilities allowed one user per room, scheduled in advance, face coverings required, use of the facilities for no longer than 45 minutes at a time.
  • Squash and racquetball courts are only open for individual use and facilities must allow 30 minutes between each use.

Read the full guidance for fitness and training centers here.

Public and private water recreation (pools) guidance

Water recreation facilities can open by appointment only for lap swim and small group swim lessons. Read the full guidance here.

Bowling alleys

During Phases 1 and 2:

  • Only two bowlers per lane.
  • Spectators are not allowed.
  • Bowlers must maintain six feet of distance between bowlers in all spaces.
  • Shoes and balls (including finger holes) must be disinfected between use.
  • Mask use is required at all times.

In Phase 1:

  • Private rentals/tours are allowed for individual households of no more than six people for the entire facility.
  • Arcades and other amusement activities are closed.

In Phase 2:

The facility may not exceed 25% of the fire code occupancy rating.

Read the complete guidance here.