Inslee allows museums, bowling, agritourism to reopen in Phase 2 counties

By: Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff

OLYMPIA, WA- Museums, bowling, and agritourism will now be allowed to reopen under Phase 2 of Governor Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Plan, according to modified guidance announced Thursday, August 20. 

“We have worked with stakeholders for weeks and sometimes months to arrive at these guidelines,” said Inslee. “We continue to balance the need for activities that contribute to physical, mental, and emotional well-being with the steps needed to control the virus. Our ability to reopen depends on every Washingtonian doing their part to ensure fewer, shorter and safer interactions.”

Museums in Phase 2 counties will be authorized to operate meeting certain requirements under the new guidelines. Museums in Phase 3 counties will warrant limited occupancy. 

Bowling leagues play can resume in Phases 2 and 3 counties, as long as the facilities satisfy specific requirements. Leagues will be limited to two people per lane, according to the revised guidelines

Both U-pick and tree farms have also been approved to reopen in Phase 2 counties, under updated agritourism guidance

Clarifying guidance to non-spectator motorsports has also been updated for Phase 1 and Phase 2 counties. Go-Kart tracks, ORV/Motocross facilities and participant-only motorsports spectators, camping, races, and events will not be allowed beginning August 24.

Erin Freeman

I graduated from Washington State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a specialization in rhetoric and professional writing. I also received a minor in political science. I joined the Lynnwood Times in February of 2020. To me, community newspapers affirm a sense of community by connecting people through the coverage of local stories and current events.

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