The health and safety of our customers and staff is the most important aspect of operating the rally school during this difficult time. We have gone through extensive planning to ensure we keep everyone as safe as possible while following the protective guidelines of Washington State. For the time being, DirtFish remains closed to the general public and is only allowing registered guests onsite.
Below you will find a detailed overview of the procedures that we have put in place for your safety and ours.
First off, to our knowledge, no DirtFish team members have come in contact with any person experiencing symptoms or who was diagnosed with COVID-19. In order to keep it that way, all team members Self Certify before they come to work that they have not experienced any symptoms themselves or have come in contact with anyone experiencing symptoms.
While on the property, masks are required whenever social distancing cannot be met. This includes inside of our offices and of course while instructing inside the rally cars. Any team members who have close contact with customers (like instructors) are required to wear N95 masks as well as cloth coverings to further decrease the chance of transmission.
Lastly, each team member is doing their part to self sanitize. This includes rigorous hand washing, sanitization of public touch surfaces, and shared space.
When registering for a class, customers should note that we have some new requirements in order to ensure the safety of all our participants here at the DirtFish Rally School.
- You will be asked to complete a short survey certifying to the best of your knowledge, you have not come in contact with or experienced COVID-19 related symptoms in the 72 hours prior to your arrival.
- DirtFish will have you sign in and sign out when entering and exiting the property. This will include gathering information that will be used only for contact tracing purposes, should we learn that someone in attendance was positively diagnosed with COVID-19. The information we will gather (1 per household) will include, Date/Time you were at DirtFish, First/Last Name, Phone Number, Email.
- Branded DirtFish cloth masks will be distributed for the duration of your stay at DirtFish upon arrival. Should you be in a higher risk category, we also can provide an N95 mask to increase your level of PPE protection.
- The Classroom area will open up 15 minutes prior to the start of class. If you arrive early, you will be asked to stay outside or in your vehicle and practice social distancing until the classroom opens.
- Mask on/off signs are placed throughout the property to identify where it is required to wear a mask. In general, if social distancing cannot be practiced, masks are required. DirtFish has made specific changes to our office and classroom environments to allow social distancing to be practiced so customers do not have to wear masks at all times.
- Sanitization stations are placed throughout the property to ensure your hands are clean before/after using touch surfaces. We ask that all customers use these stations regularly throughout their time at DirtFish.
Unfortunately, we are not allowing any spectators to come on property unless there is a documented medical need for that spectator to be present at this time. The exception to this is any drivers who are underage (under 18) and require a chaperone.
Those spectators listed above who must come on the property must follow the same guidelines as driving customers. In addition, they must have their own vehicle to drive to/from each program exercise location as space is limited in DirtFish transport vehicles to ensure social distancing can be practiced.
On top of the normal confirmation documents DirtFish provides leading up to your driving experience, registered drivers will be receiving a DirtFish form that allows you to pre-select your lunch order, sign all of our liability and release waivers, pick your helmet size, and share with us any other special requests you may have. This will allow us to have everything ready prior to your arrival and reduce in-person check-in time leading to more time behind the wheel driving!
Sanitization stations are placed throughout the property to ensure everyone on property can have clean hands before/after using touch surfaces. We ask that all customers use these stations regularly throughout their time at DirtFish. A complete sanitization of all touch surfaces in the DirtFish office is also done by staff three times per day.
New signage is placed throughout the property to help remind customers and staff where masks are required. Clean and Dirty bins are stationed at all stations requiring the use of pens, and capacity is limited to areas that social distancing is difficult like our transport vehicles, sim lounge, restrooms, and merchandise area.
In Rally cars and transportation vehicles, there are sanitization kits which include disinfectant spray & wipes, gloves, hand sanitizer, and extra masks. After each use, DirtFish staff will wipe down all the touch surfaces to ensure they are clean before the next use takes place.
DirtFish has taken every possible precaution to ensure our customers safety inside our Rally Cars. Each car has its own sanitization kit that allows the instructor to wipe down and sanitize all touch surfaces after each driver exchange. We also will require our instructors to wear both an N95 mask and DirtFish face covering to ensure the least possible exposure risk to our staff and customers. Drivers will be required to wear face coverings while in the car and also provided disposable gloves to use when driving should they not be comfortable with the sanitization after each driver exchange.
This all being the only area that social distancing is not possible we want to ensure everyone is safe. That being said, only you can determine your own safety and if the procedures we have in place do not work for you, we will work together to reschedule your program to a later date.
Our curriculum remains the same and we have tested all of the program timing with our new procedures to ensure the same or greater amount of drive time in the car.
From a DirtFish policy perspective, if you are able to journey here to DirtFish to participate in your driving program and comply with our new procedures, you are more than welcome! However, every country has different restrictions regarding travel so we recommend you look to your local government to receive guidance on this. The CDC has issued travel restrictions into the USA for certain countries which can be found here and, Washington State has guidelines on travel which can be found here.
From a DirtFish policy perspective, if you are able to journey here to DirtFish to participate in your driving program and comply with our new procedures, you are more than welcome! However, every state has different restrictions regarding travel so we recommend you look to your local government to receive guidance on this. The CDC has guidance on traveling within the USA which can be found here and, Washington State has guidelines on travel which can be found here.
Unfortunately, if customers are not willing to wear a mask under the new guidelines issued by DirtFish, we will have to kindly ask that you reschedule your driving program to a later date when masks are not required. To date, we are not sure when that will be but will work with customers unwilling to wear masks to ensure they are notified when this does become an option.
Yes. DirtFish has masks available for anyone entering the property. This even includes our vendors if they do not already have a mask to wear. For driving customers, we even have DirtFish branded masks for you to use and keep!
Masks are required in areas where social distancing is not possible. This includes areas like the Rally car, transport vehicles, restrooms, and other public areas like hallways of our building, our simulator lounge, etc. However, we have made adjustments to our protocols to ensure that customers also get some relief from wearing masks like in our classroom where tables are spread out to allow social distancing.
All provided food and beverages have been adjusted to be single-use and disposable so that there isn’t a risk of contamination. We have recycling and compost on-site to reduce the environmental impact of this change.
The only difference with our private programs is you will be using a separate entrance and classroom space. This will be communicated prior to your arrival to ensure you know where to go.
Yes! Shop tours will still be allowed during Three Day programs per usual. However, masks will be required during these tours since practicing social distancing in that space is not possible. In addition, you won’t be allowed to touch anything in the shop to reduce the number of touch surfaces that need to be sanitized.
The DirtFish store will be “roped off,” allowing for only a limited number of customers in the space at one time. Masks and gloves will be required at all times in the store to protect anyone looking at, or trying on clothing. There will also be a one way, entrance/exit with sanitization stations on both ends to keep yourself and the merchandise clean.
Yes, the simulator lounge will be open for anyone who is on property. However, we will be limiting the number of people in the room at once and requiring masks and gloves to be worn while inside.
The following hotels are currently operating and available for booking. Don’t forget to ask for your DirtFish discount.
Salish Lodge and Spa
6501 Railroad Avenue Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-888-2556 | www.SalishLodge.com
Hampton Inn *Offering breakfast bags to go!
35228 Snoqualmie Parkway Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-363-3888 | www.HamptonInn.com
Hilton Garden Inn
1800 NW Gilman Boulevard Issaquah, WA 98027 425-837-3600 | www.HiltonGardenInn.com
Almost all of our local restaurants are doing curbside pickup, and delivery. Here is a list by city to name a few:
- MOD Pizza (425) 553-2707
- Happy at the Bay Teriyaki (425) 831-1933
- Finaghtys Irish Pub (425) 888-8833
- Caadxi Oaxaca Mexican (425) 434-9587
- Copperstone Family Restaurant (425) 888-2207
- Infusion Bar and Grill (425) 292-3576
- North Bend Bar and Grill (425) 888-1243
- Trappers Sushi (425) 292-9362
- Rio Bravo (425) 888-1655
- Iron Duck (425) 292-9146
- Frankies Pizza (425) 888-4477