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Ellen Grant
• Thursday, 12 November, 2020
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Jay Inslee today announced new restrictions on businesses and social gatherings for the next four weeks as the state continues to combat a rising number of coronavirus cases. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, a host of businesses must close their indoor services, including fitness facilities and gyms, bowling centers, movie theaters, museums, zoos and aquariums.

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Starting Wednesday, restaurants and bars will be limited to to-go service and outdoor dining with tables seating no more than five people. Under the new restrictions, only outdoor visits will be allowed at long-term care facilities and religious services will be capped at either 25% indoor occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer.

All of Washington’s 39 counties have been paused in either the second or third phase of a four-stage reopening plan that began in early May to start lifting restrictions on businesses and other activities. In recent days, Inslee and health officials had warned that new restrictions were likely needed in order to slow the trajectory of new cases.

On Thursday night, Inslee and his wife, Trudy, made a statewide televised plea to the public to forego gatherings and holiday travel plans. And on Friday, Inslee joined the governors of California and Oregon in issuing travel advisories urging people entering or returning to their states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the coronavirus as infections spike across the U.S.

Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association, warned that the restrictions put at risk the jobs of more than 100,000 employees, right before the holidays. “At every step, our industry has partnered with the governor’s office and public health agencies, and the data shows our efforts are working,” he said in a written statement Sunday, noting that less than 1% of coronavirus cases have been traced to restaurants.

Fault compared it to cases the state also has reviewed where yoga studios are now calling themselves religious centers. Still, the definition of what constitutes a wellness center under Washington state COVID-19 rules is not clear on the state website.

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None of the gyms returned calls about their changes, however all posted public statements online about their intent to rebrand and stay open. On past annual reports filed with the Secretary of State, Request defined its business as being recreation and entertainment arts.

Nearly two dozen complaints were filed for all Tri-Cities Club 24 locations with the Emergency Operations Center, run by the Washington Military Department. This file photo shows the parking lot in front of the Gold’s Gym off Highway 395 and Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick.

The Kennewick and Richland locations of the gyms have rebranded as Cascade Wellness to stay open during the state’s shutdown orders for fitness centers. He said if a business appears as though it is something that should be closed, they do the investigation as normal and make a determination about citations and fines.

” At the end of the day, we as an industry have to become unlinked with bars and restaurants,” said Cole Willis, general manager of the club. Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland closed its doors despite strongly believing they could safely remain open.

The letter cites Washington state studies that found no link of COVID-19 cases to fitness centers, national and international studies that found few to no outbreaks linked to gyms and touted the benefits exercise on physical and mental health. Jay Inslee on Sunday announced new restrictions on businesses and social gatherings for the next four weeks as the state continues to combat a rising number of coronavirus cases.

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Starting at 11:59 p.m. Monday, a host of businesses must close their indoor services, including fitness facilities and gyms, bowling centers, movie theaters, museums, zoos and aquariums. Beginning 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, restaurants and bars will be limited to to-go service and outdoor dining with tables seating no more than five people.

At a Sunday morning news conference, Inslee warned that the state is facing a third wave of the virus that is “trending to be more dangerous than any we have seen before.” While weddings and funerals can still occur, starting Tuesday, ceremonies are limited to no more than 30 people and receptions are prohibited.

Under the new rules, only outdoor visits will be allowed at long-term care facilities and religious services will be capped at either 25% indoor occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer. All of Washington’s 39 counties have been paused in either the second or third phase of a four-stage reopening plan that began in early May to lift restrictions on businesses and other activities.

Wilcox said the Legislature should be involved in help for small businesses, and Senate Republican leader Mark Schooler issued a written statement calling for a special session. In recent days, Inslee and health officials had warned that new restrictions were likely in order to slow the trajectory of new cases and to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed.

On Thursday night, Inslee and his wife, Trudy, made a statewide televised plea to the public to forego gatherings and holiday travel plans. And on Friday, Inslee joined the governors of California and Oregon in issuing travel advisories urging people entering or returning to their states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus.

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For most, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks, although long-term effects are unknown. Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association, warned that the restrictions put at risk the jobs of more than 100,000 employees, right before the holidays.

“At every step, our industry has partnered with the governor's office and public health agencies, and the data shows our efforts are working,” he said in a written statement Sunday, noting that less than 1% of coronavirus cases have been traced to restaurants. As part of the updated guidelines, gyms and fitness facilities will need to nearly triple the minimum distance required for patrons exercising indoors, except for those practicing certain team sports.

While many larger gyms may be able to accommodate the changes, the updated guidelines could be devastating for smaller facilities. Inslee’s office to come up with guidelines that would allow for people to be safe but for gyms to still operate as a business.

“We looked at the states that were performing the very best thing and mitigating COVID-19,” said WFA CEO Blair Chaney. “The WFA is here to advocate for fitness and indoor recreation, and we can't leave those guys out.

Chaney noted despite positive conversations with the governor’s office, the process felt rushed. He said they are working on drafting a letter that uses data to support their assertion that the guidelines are too restrictive.

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She said they’ve been operating in a limited capacity since King County moved into Phase 2, but the new guidelines would be too much. Jay Inslee on Sunday announced new restrictions on businesses and social gatherings for the next four weeks as the state continues to combat a rising number of coronavirus cases.

Starting at 11:59 p.m. Monday, a host of businesses must close their indoor services, including fitness facilities and gyms, bowling centers, movie theaters, museums, zoos and aquariums. Under the new restrictions, only outdoor visits will be allowed at long-term care facilities and religious services will be capped at either 25% indoor occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer.

All of Washington’s 39 counties have been paused in either the second or third phase of a four-stage reopening plan that began in early May to start lifting restrictions on businesses and other activities. In recent days, Inslee and health officials had warned that new restrictions were likely needed in order to slow the trajectory of new cases.

On Thursday night, Inslee and his wife, Trudy, made a statewide televised plea to the public to forego gatherings and holiday travel plans. And on Friday, Inslee joined the governors of California and Oregon in issuing travel advisories urging people entering or returning to their states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the coronavirus as infections spike across the U.S.

Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association, warned that the restrictions put at risk the jobs of more than 100,000 employees, right before the holidays. “At every step, our industry has partnered with the governor’s office and public health agencies, and the data shows our efforts are working,” he said in a written statement Sunday, noting that less than 1% of coronavirus cases have been traced to restaurants.

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All K-12/higher education, health care, and childcare are exempt from the new restrictions and will follow current guidance. Retail stores, including farmers markets, allowed up to 25% indoor capacity.

Table size for outdoor dining is limited to a maximum of six (6) people and two (2) households. Indoor receptions, wakes or similar gatherings remain prohibited.

Indoor recreation and fitness for low-risk sports (dance, no-contact martial arts, gymnastics, climbing) are permitted for practice and training in groups of no more than five (5) athletes. Appointment-based fitness/training is allowed for 45-minute maximum session with no more than one (1) customer/athlete per room or, for large facilities, per 500 soft.

Indoor entertainment establishments such as aquariums, theaters, arenas, concert halls, gardens, museums, bowling alleys, trampoline facilities, wardrooms and event spaces are open for private rentals/tours of individual households up to six (6) people. Outdoor entertainment establishments such as zoos, gardens, aquariums, theaters, stadiums, event spaces, arenas, concert venues and rodeos can be open for ticketed events with groups of up to ten (10) people from two (2) households.

DOH reports cloudiness may be caused by small particles suspended in the water, which could harbor the virus and protect it from the disinfectant. Overflow outlets also need to be functioning properly to skim surface water, the DOH reports.

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