Open Arcades in Washington State

Open Arcades in Washington State

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Jose Vazquez started this petition to Governor Jay Inslee

Big Al’s Vancouver is a small, locally family and employee-owned Family Entertainment Center (FEC) in Southwest Washington. Big Al’s offers FUN for all ages including arcade, bowling, and food & beverage options. Businesses in Washington State, like Big Al’s, have been affected greatly during this pandemic without the permission to open and operate in a safe manner under the current definitions of where FECs fall.

Casinos in the State were given permission to re-open in mid-June, while arcades, video games, and other coin operated equipment in bars and other locations statewide, including Big Al’s, are still required to remain dark. Big Al’s supports all local, state, and federal recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic; however, has taken extra steps to ensure a clean and safe environment for employees and guests to enjoy upon re-opening, and has done so successfully with Big Al’s locations in other states. Some of these Safety Procedures that have and will be implemented include, updated floorplans in all areas of the building encouraging social distancing, Pre-Shift Wellness Checks for employees, one-time use menus, silverware, and condiments, Sanitation Stations located throughout the building, and more.

With the way the current phases are laid out, and Big Al’s falling under the definition of a ‘FEC,’ we are asking for support by signing this petition to re-open arcades in Washington State safely and immediately. Not only will this have an immediate and positive impact on our communities across the state, by being able to offer a safe and clean entertainment environment for all to enjoy, but this will also allow businesses to bring back employees who are eager to return to work.

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