Update: Friday, May 14, 2021
Meydenbauer Center staff has been closely monitoring information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Inslee’s office regularly.
Phase 3 Events
On Monday, March 22, 2021, Washington State moved into Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington reopening plan. At this time, business meetings, tradeshows, training and testing that cannot be done virtually are allowed with up to 1,000 guests or 50% occupancy, whichever is less. Weddings of up to 1,000 guests or 50% occupancy may proceed with receptions. Low-risk sports competitions may resume with up to 1,000 guests or 50% occupancy. At all events, groups of up to 10 people may be seated together and 6 feet of social distancing must be maintained between groups.
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 sanitizing, using cloth face coverings in public, and avoiding large group gatherings.
Fully Vaccinated Events
On Thursday, May 13, 2021, Governor Inslee announced that weddings and events at which all of the attendees are fully vaccinated may take place without limitations on maximum capacity, social distancing requirements, or mingling or food and beverage service restrictions. Attendees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the final dose of the vaccine, and attendees must be able to provide proof of vaccination at the event. Acceptable documentation includes a vaccination card, a photo of a vaccination car or documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record.
Meydenbauer Center is currently working diligently to ensure we will be able to meet all of the necessary sanitation and social distancing protocols for people to safely gather in our facility. One of the steps we have taken as a venue was to the earn the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ Facility accreditation, providing third-party validation that we have a well-established and maintained cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program with well-trained professionals and clear documentation of cleaning processes.
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.
Learn more about the health & safety protocols at Meydenbauer Center.
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Meydenbauer Center to Host King County Superior Court
Meydenbauer Center welcomed the King County Superior Court as a building tenant, starting on August 4, 2020. The Courts will be occupying the facility Monday – Friday through July 30, 2021, and their hours of our operation are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day.
Civil trials, including some family law bench trials, will be conducted in Meydenbauer Center meeting rooms. In line with the guidance from the Washington State Department of Health, the courtrooms will be set up with the appropriate social distancing measures – chairs will be set at least 6 feet apart and the rooms will be sanitized between uses.
Furthermore, we have achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star facility accreditation to ensure that our facility is prepared to respond to and recover from any biorisk situations, including those related to COVID-19. We have also made upgrades in our HVAC system based on the guidance of building industry associations. We have worked with our HVAC service provider to upgrade the filters in all HVAC systems, increase the outside air flow by 25% and have fill air recycle replacement run before and after each building use.