Re categorize Bowling Centers in the Oregon State Covid-19 Response Plan

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We the undersigned respectfully request The Honorable Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon, reconsider the categorization of Bowling Centers in the current Covid-19 Response Plan. Currently, bowling centers are categorized under Indoor Entertainment, we believe bowling centers should be categorized with Restaurants and Bars and therefor; allowed to open under Phase One guidelines.

While bowling is in fact a form of entertainment, many bowlers use it as a form of competition and physical well being. Bowling centers serve both food and refreshments, as well as allow for physical activity. All age levels participate in the activity of bowling and receive physical and emotional benefit from it. Bowling is the number one participation activity in the state of Oregon.  Bowling allows our elderly to get exercise as well as have some interaction with others. School children bowl as part of their Physical Education courses as well as family bonding.   Adults use bowling as a form of family fun, competition, and an activity to relieve stress. In the 2019-2020 bowling season, Oregon State had 15,000 adults and 1,100 youth, participate weekly in organized bowling competitions throughout the state of Oregon.

The bowling centers in the state of Oregon have prepared a detailed plan to maintain social distancing and patron safety. They have plans to ensure tables are spaced at a safe distance from one another. The centers have a detailed plan for disinfecting and sanitation of all areas and equipment in their centers. The use of masks and all recommended CDC requirements will be strictly enforced.

Sincerely Signed: