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.
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.
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.
Joe Rinaldi, President, WCW
The range will remain closed until at least April 15. We will continue to monitor the news, taking direction from our state governor.
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.
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
Joe Rinaldi, President, WCW
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
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.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Washington State Department of Health
- City of Bothell
- Snohomish County Health District
- Public Health – Seattle and King County
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.