Valued Starfire Members and Guests,
We feel it is important to share the actions we are taking in response to the Governor’s Executive Proclamation on COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies [text][video] and the Seattle and King County Local Health Officer Order Addressing COVID-19 in King County [link].
Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our members, guests and employees. We are not experts on infectious diseases, but we are lucky to have state and county leaders that are guided by world class experts in this field. We will fully follow their direction which today was codified in the Governors Proclamation and the Seattle and King County Order and continue to monitor their direction and adapt our policies as changes to this direction occur.
Today’s state and county orders specifically prohibit events of 250 people or more. For events with fewer than 250 attendees (the vast majority of activity at Starfire) we will take several steps to minimize risk as directed by today’s proclamations:
- We strongly encourage older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions (including our employees) that are at increased risk of serious COVID-19 to not come to the Starfire campus.
- Our guest services personnel will monitor and encourage all spectators and non-participants to conform to social distancing recommendations (i.e. limit contact of people within 6 feet from each other for 10 minutes or longer).
- We will screen our employees for COVID-19 symptoms each day and send anyone home that exhibits symptoms.
- While we always strive to maintain the highest standards when it comes to the cleanliness and hygiene of our campus facilities, we’re taking it even further in response to the State and King County proclamations. Our bathrooms will always be fully stocked with soap and disinfected daily. We will disinfect high-touch surfaces at the Athletic Center fields between matches and other surfaces throughout the building at least once daily. We will also provide additional hand-washing stations between our indoor fields and as you enter the building.
- Our employees will not engage in handshakes and high fives and will encourage all participants and spectators to avoid this practice.
You can also help do your part in minimizing risk by limiting additional guests and spectators, not attending if you are exhibiting any signs of illness (cough or even minor elevated temperature), and making sure to practice appropriate hand hygiene.
If you fall within the at-risk population, or generally feel uncomfortable continuing your participation in a Starfire program at this time, we will issue you a credit for your remaining session fixtures. Please email [email protected].
We are grateful and thankful for your continued support. Please routinely check our website and Facebook page for the latest information.