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March 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update

August 24

Further re-opening: The board has decided to further open the range, by opening to the public, under the same hours and conditions as general members. This will be in effect starting on Friday, 28 August, at 12:00 noon. See below for additional details.

COVID-19 restrictions are still in effect. Rifle/Pistol Ranges are at 50% capacity with shooting stations set up for social distancing. Masks are recommended. Due to range management duties, we sometimes cannot answer the phone. Do not come if you have fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

Access will be controlled by an employee at the gate limiting the number of shooters using the ranges.

June 4

Range Re-Opening: The Kenmore Gun Range Board has decided to re-open the range to “members only” starting Friday, June 12, 2020 under the following conditions.

All members will be expected to wear their identification badges. There will be an employee at the gate that will take your name and badge number prior to entry. The following days of operation will be in effect until further notice: Friday through Monday.

Tuesday through Thursday will be reserved for current essential renters under our prevailing contract.

The general times for each shooting activity are listed as follows:

Rifle/Pistol: Hours of operation 12:00PM to 7:00PM Friday through Monday. The benches on both rifle ranges as well as pistol will be designated on every other bench basis to provide for social distancing. In the event the benches are all in use you will be placed on a list and notified when a bench opens. While employees will be required to wear personal protective equipment members will be asked to use hygienic discretion to protect themselves.

Shotgun: Hours of operation are from 12:00PM until 5:00PM. There will a designated entry and exit to the cashier and sign up for trap and five stand use. The lower level normally open for social interaction will be closed and members will be asked to congregate outside using safe social distancing practices. Sorry, no coffee will be available. It is very important for all shooters to discard empty rounds in the buckets provided on the trap range or use personal pouches for round disposal. Do not leave hulls on the ground.

Archery: Hours of operation 12:00PM to 7:00PM Friday through Monday. Rifle range masters will monitor via camera to avoid over-crowding at the flat range. Overall, it is the responsibility of everyone to keep a safe distance and provide for proper personal protection while using the range.

Law Enforcement: The range will be open for Law Enforcement use Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00AM until 12:00AM.

Special Use: Effectively will not change. Special use members will be allowed to shoot normally 9:00AM until 12:00PM Friday through Monday. The range is closed to all members Tuesday through Thursday.

Lastly, Covid-19 warnings regarding personal comportment should be very ingrained in most individuals. Nonetheless, we would be remiss if we didn’t remind that it the responsibility of each member to use proper care and caution regarding their personal protection. Employees will make a concerted effort to clean and disinfect areas of use. Disinfectant spray and cleaning solution will be provided at each range. Common courtesy would dictate that users take some time to clean up their designated area of use. All offices will be closed to entry for members. There will be proper makings relative to the office window for member sign in to allow for safe social distancing.

Finally, should we receive a cease and desist notice, the range will be closed to avoid fine or loss of business license. Have fun and stay safe.

Joe Rinaldi
President, WCW, Kenmore Range

May 7

The range will open to all members when Phase 2 is implemented as long as we meet the Phase 2 criteria. All members must follow the guidelines mandated by the government authorities and the standard operating procedures (SOPs) approved by the board.  Kenmore Range guideline details will be posted shortly.

Review the governor’s Safe Start plan and the new Covid-19 Order

We are actively engaged with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and other organizations to ensure our range and interests are represented at the legislative level.

The health and safety of our members, staff and public remain our top priority and concern.

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April 11

The board of the Wildlife Committee of Washington met on April 11 and voted to keep the range closed to both members and the public, per the Governor’s directive, until at least May 4 due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.

The health and safety of our staff and visitors as well as compliance to state and local governance is top of mind for us. The board will meet again on May 4 to determine the date and time to resume operations in addition to any possible changes to our operating procedures such as enforced social distancing and elevated hygiene protocols.

I would like to thank all the members for your patience and understanding due to this unforeseen circumstance. This has not been easy for anyone involved. I can assure you that the board shares your frustration however we all look forward to once again using our fine shooting range.  

Thank you

Joe Rinaldi, President, WCW
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March 30

The range will remain closed until at least April 15. We will continue to monitor the news, taking direction from our state governor.

March 26

On March 23, 2020, Governor Inslee issued an Executive Order directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Washingtonians.

The Executive Order will be in effect until at least April 7, midnight. Kenmore will remain closed until after that date and time.

March 20

We are in unprecedented time for our country, facing a pandemic that requires us all to act in the greater good of the community. First of all, our heart goes out to all the first responders, medical staff and everyone that has been impacted. We are all deeply grateful for their service to the community.   

As a recreational facility, we have been monitoring the Washington State guidelines and CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19. Based on the latest information, it has become clear that the best way to support our community is to temporarily close the facility to all members and the public. Our range will be closed until midnight March 31st and may be extended if the crisis continues. This is the best way to protect our valued employees, members, public customers, and the greater community. Updates will be posted on the website at www.wcwi.org.

Thank you to our entire community for the incredible support that Kenmore has received during this time. We can’t wait to be back in service as soon as possible!

Impact of the current health crisis:

  • Kenmore Range is closed to all visitors, including members and the public, until midnight, March 31. This may be extended if the crisis continues.
  • All competition events have been cancelled until the range re-opens
  • Kenmore will undergo deep cleaning during the closure.
  • The April Members’ Annual Meeting has been cancelled. 
  • WCW will delay approving the budget until July 2020

For updates on range activities, please visit our website at www.wcwi.org

Thank you

Joe Rinaldi, President, WCW
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March 16

In accordance to Governor Inslee, all recreational facilities are to be temporarily closed: https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-statement-statewide-shutdown-restaurants-bars-and-limits-size-gatherings-expanded

March 15

With the ongoing attention on the COVID-19 virus, we want to let you know that Kenmore Range remains open and is committed to delivering a world class shooting sports experience. We look forward to welcoming all guests to the range.

We also wanted to update you about additional steps we are taking at Kenmore Range to maintain a safe and clean environment for both guests and employees. We will continue to monitor the situation and update the website with new information if and when things change.

Steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you feel sick 
  • Increase personal distance with others
  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently. Hand sanitizer is not effective on dirty or greasy surfaces. All guests and staff should wash hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds frequently.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your nose/mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing

The health and safety of our employees and guests is our top priority which includes maintaining high standards for cleaning and sanitation. In addition to our regular procedures, Kenmore Range has taken additional steps to maintain a safe and clean environment for employees and guests including:

  • Addition of signs in all bathrooms and common areas reminding guests to wash their hands and practice good cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Reminders to all guests to allow for social distancing and for guests to choose their own groupings
  • More frequent cleanings of bathrooms
  • Regular deep cleaning and sanitization for all range facilities

We have also reinforced with all of our employees the importance that we all work together to prevent the spread of illness in the workplace. We continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of the CDC, Washington State Department of Health and Public Health entities.

We encourage everyone to consult with the following resources for the most up to date information and make an informed decision in regards to their own health.

Kenmore Range continues to focus on promoting a healthy active lifestyle and invite guests to enjoy the fresh air and shooting sports facility Kenmore is renowned for.

We will continue to evaluate and adjust as the crisis evolves. Check the website regularly for event updates and range operations.

We may have the ammunition you need, check at the rifle office. 2-box limit. Details in the menu under 'News'.