Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Update: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Open Public Meetings Act Proclamation
Meydenbauer Center staff has been closely monitoring information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Inslee’s office regularly.
On Friday, June 5th, Washington State Department of Health accepted King County’s plan to allow for limited openings of recreational, social, and business activities in a modified Phase 1 of Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan. The State’s plan creates four phases that gradually increase activities based on the prevalence of disease and the ability to mitigate community transmission of the virus. King County is currently in Phase 1.5 of the four phases, which allows for partial re-opening of some businesses and activities. This plan allows us to begin implementing some of the plans for reopening our building. However, social gatherings of any kind are still limited to five or fewer people outside the household. This does allow us to make use of our Virtual Event Studio at this time.
Maintaining the safety principles that led to the success against the outbreak has never been more important. These include continuing to practice physical distancing of 6 feet or more, minimizing contact with others outside the home, frequent hand washing or sanitizer, use of cloth face coverings in public, and avoiding group gatherings.
Larger gatherings of over 50 people will be allowed as part of Phase 4, the final phase of the reopening. The earliest possible date for this phase is currently July 6, 2020. Meydenbauer Center is currently working diligently to ensure that our facility is prepared to reopen as safely as possible when we are able. We are working to ensure we will be able to meet all of the necessary sanitation and social distancing protocols.
As updates related to the spread of COVID-19 in Washington and plans for the phased reopening of the state become available from the Governor’s office, we will update stakeholders on any further changes in our operation.