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[WIN!] Inslee issues guidance for league bowling to recommence in Phases 2 and 3

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The Governor’s Office said on Aug. 20, 2020, that bowling centers can now operate in Phases 2 and 3 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan. “These guidelines would allow for bowling league play in Phases 2 and 3, as long as facilities meet certain requirements,” according to a release from the office.

Bowling centers had been closed since the governor issued the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order on March 23, 2020. Prior to Aug. 20, bowling centers were not set to reopen in any capacity until Phase 4.

According to the guidance:

– Two bowlers per lane.
– Only league play and practice for league play allowed.
– No spectators allowed in Phases 2 and 3.
– 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.
– Players may not switch between teams in league play.
– Individual lanes are required to schedule 15 minutes between each user for cleaning and sanitizing.
– Shoes and balls, including finger holes, must be disinfected after every use.
– Bowling Phase 2 and Phase 3: Arcades and amusement and/or redemption activities closed.
– Restaurants and pro-shops adhere to required guidelines for foodservice and retail for the phase that their respective county is in.
– Mask use required. Bowling is not considered an allowable exception for exercise activities or team sports.

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