May 22nd, 2020
Dear DirtFish Community,
Today we are excited to announce that DirtFish will be re-opening our doors. After over two months of closure from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to provide a safe and fun outlet for our customers to enjoy after doing their part in stopping the spread by staying home.
Under strict compliance with the Washington State guidance issued for motorsports facilities allowing us to open on May 15th, we will move forward with operating our first driving program on May 25th. The same great DirtFish Rally School programs you know and love will be available starting on this date.
That said, this first phase of our reopening will come with some key changes to our operating procedures. The entire DirtFish team has adapted our protocols to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. This includes the requirement of social distancing and mandatory face coverings when social distancing is not possible to ensure everyone’s safety. We will also be limiting access to the DirtFish property. Only registered customers will be allowed to ensure the least amount of exposure risk. For a complete list of our operating procedures which are all in compliance with CDC recommendations and Washington State issued orders, please visit our COVID-19 procedures document on the COVID-19 response page.
Washington State is projecting the transition to Phase 2 of the statewide reopening plan by Monday, June 1st. When the state moves into Phase 2, we will further open up our facilities to the public so long as all of our company-wide COVID-19 policies, along with all state orders are followed.
The weather here in Washington is starting to get better and better and we understand that you all have been doing your part and staying home, so we invite you to come reward yourself with some rally driving in a safe environment here at DirtFish!
May 4th, 2020
On Friday, May 1st, Washington State, USA extended the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order beyond May 4th, 2020. The date that the new order will be lifted is not yet clear, but DirtFish is working with local government partners to continue to comply with the order’s intention while also trying to re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.
Below is the chart Washington State is using for the phased re-opening. It has been outlined that a minimum of three weeks is required between each phase of re-opening. Phase 1 begins tomorrow, May 5th, 2020.
Based on the phases listed above, we believe that DirtFish will have the ability to re-open the rally school with modified programs in Phase 2. We are in the process of finalizing detailed operational procedures to comply with CDC and state guidelines for social distancing and PPE so that when we are able to open our doors, we can provide the safest environment possible for our customers and team members.
More to come soon and thank you for sticking with us during these unprecedented times.
Stay Safe and follow the guidelines from the CDC and your local governments.
April 3rd, 2020
Today the Washington State, USA order to “Stay Home, Stay Safe” was extended through May 4th, 2020. Because of this statewide order extension, DirtFish Rally School will not be re-opening until that date.
Although we cannot see you in person for a few weeks, please stay in touch with us on DirtFish.com. There are a lot of changes happening in the world of rallying and we are here as your resource!
Stay Safe and follow the guidelines from the CDC and your local governments.
March 25th, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread across the world. In Washington State, our Governor, Jay Inslee is taking additional proactive measures to stop the spread of this virus. On Monday, March 23rd they issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order which requires the closure of all non-essential businesses through Wednesday, April 8th.
Because of this statewide order, DirtFish Rally School is now temporarily closed to the public and we have rescheduled all rally driving programs on the calendar from today until April 10th.
We remain committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our customers and team members. During this closure, we continue to follow all recommendations from the CDC for sanitization and cleanliness at the DirtFish headquarters. Once the order is lifted, we will resume rally school operations and start running our amazing programs again!
March 20th, 2020
DirtFish is still open and running our amazing rally programs! However, because of decreased demand, we have limited our operating hours. For the remainder of March, we will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. We remain committed to staying open during the week so long as we can do so safely and continue to prioritize the health and safety of our customers and team members.
March 16th, 2020
Although we have still not had anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at DirtFish to date, it is our intention to comply with all guidelines provided by the state of Washington and continue to protect the health and safety of our customers, team members, vendors, and fans.
We are aware of the most recent statement issued Sunday evening by Gov. Inslee. We have every intention of remaining open and continuing to provide our amazing rally programs to our customers while remaining in compliance with this mandate. Should this change, through state or federal requirements, we will be sure to notify you immediately.
March 13th, 2020
We are still open and running our amazing rallying programs! We continue to take proactive measures to ensure you are safe when coming to DirtFish. These are outlined in last week’s post below. In addition, we are also doing the following. We have a zero-tolerance policy for showing symptoms of sickness as outlined by the CDC to arrive at DirtFish. This includes team members, vendors, and customers.
To be clear, we have not had any team members, vendors, or customers sick at DirtFish to date and will advise should this change.
In recent days there have been additional restrictions put in place by our county to slow the spread of coronavirus, these currently do not affect our daily operations. In the event that this changes, we will be sure to update all of you immediately. The resources linked below will provide you accurate information regarding these new policies put in place by Washington State and Kind County Public Health.
As always, our intention is to continue to provide a safe, clean, and fun atmosphere for our clients. It is our intention to provide an outlet and a safe space for our customers during these tough times.
We remain committed to staying open so long as we can do so safely and our hearts continue to go out to those affected by the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
March 6th, 2020
We are seeing the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to impact individuals and businesses here in Washington state. We wanted to let you know personally that we are actively monitoring this situation and taking extra precautions to ensure the continued safety of our team members, customers, and vendors. Currently, all of our daily operations are running as normal. However, should anything change, we will be sure to let you know immediately.
What DirtFish is Doing
- First, we are cleaning our entire site. We have implemented a sterilization process that is happening multiple times per day. This includes sterilization of all touchpoints on our property (door handles, restrooms, our rally vehicles, transport vehicles, etc.)
- Second, we are requiring that any team members who have come in contact with someone who is sick, or show symptoms of sickness, to work from home or take leave. To be clear, we have not had any team members sick at DirtFish to date and will advise should this change.
What You Can Do
- Stay up to date. As with any virus, the best method of prevention is to wash hands, stay home if you’re ill, and follow the CDC’s recommendations. Should any changes take place that affects our operations we will let you know.
- Stay in touch with us. If you are traveling to DirtFish in the coming weeks or have concerns that you have are becoming ill, give us a call. We are working with all customers affected to ensure their safety and the safety of our other customers and team members.
As always, you can talk to a member of the DirtFish team by email or by calling us at 1-425-888-7715.
Our hearts go out to those who’ve been impacted by the coronavirus, and we thank you for being a part of the DirtFish community.