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KVEC POLICY - January 2021

The health and safety of our guests is our top priority. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens, and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending events at the Kittitas Valley Event Center you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. All guests may be subject to preventative measures including temperature checks, social distancing, and proper masking etiquette depending on the state of the community’s collective health at the time of the event. KVEC management will have the final decision on any and all health considerations. Guests deemed to violate any guidelines in the sole discretion of management will be subject to immediate ejection from the grounds without refund. An up-to-date communicable disease policy will be posted on this page at all times. Please reference this webpage prior to your visit. Once on grounds, please adhere to all posted guidance during your visit.

Starting January 11, 2021

We are happy to announce the return of the Kittitas Valley Event Center Equine Sporting Programs.

In accordance with the State of Washington's guidance for Roadmap to Recovery, all participants in activities must preregister with their event coordinator or be registered in the KVEC Haul-In Pass program. Event coordinators must maintain a roster of rental time attendees

Additional guidance that will be require of all participants on premises:
  • Please wear face coverings at all times.
  • Maintain 6ft of social distancing.
  • Capacity of 50 participants for outdoor equine sporting activities.
  • Participants only, minors may be accompanied by one adult. No spectators allowed at this time.
We kindly ask our community help us follow these guidelines so we may continue to host qualified events and programs on our grounds.

November 16th - Event Center Covid Updates

KVEC is currently shut down due to the new restrictions imposed by state mandate. Please see below for restrictions affecting the operations and availability of the Event Center, as well as tentative timeline of these guidelines. Please contact us if you have any questions. We will still be taking facility reservations for the new year.

From 11:59 PM on Monday, November 16 through Monday, January 4th 2021, all counties in Washington rollback to the restrictions outlined below.

Restriction modifications for all counties effective midnight on Monday, November 16, unless otherwise noted. If the activity is not listed, it should follow its current guidance.

  1. Indoor Social Gatherings with people from outside your household are prohibited unless they (a) quarantine for fourteen days (14) prior to the social gathering; or (b) quarantine for seven (7) days prior to the social gathering and receive a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 48-hours prior to the gathering. A household is defined as individuals residing in the same domicile.
  2. Outdoor Social Gatherings shall be limited to five (5) people from outside your household.
  3. Miscellaneous Venues: All retail activities and business meetings are prohibited. Only professional training and testing that cannot be performed remotely, as well as all court and judicial branch-related proceedings, are allowed. Occupancy in each meeting room is limited to 25 percent of indoor occupancy limits or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
    • Miscellaneous venues include: convention/conference centers, designated meeting spaces in a hotel, events centers, fairgrounds, sporting arenas, nonprofit establishment, or a substantially similar venue.
  4. Wedding and Funerals: Ceremonies are limited to a total of no more than 30 people. Indoor receptions, wakes, or similar gatherings in conjunction with such ceremonies are prohibited.
  5. Professional Services are required to mandate that employees work from home when possible and close offices to the public if possible. Any office that must remain open must limit occupancy to 25 percent of indoor occupancy limits.
  6. Youth and Adult Sporting Activities: Indoor activities and all contests and games are prohibited. Outdoor activities shall be limited to intra-team practices only, with facial coverings required for all coaches, volunteers and athletes at all times.

June 17th - Event Center COVID Updates

To our community and facility users,

Thank you for your support and patience through the difficult times over the last few months. As we prepare to move in to Phase 3, we will make making a few steps forward to reopening. Currently, we will be allowed to host events under 50 people with social distancing rules enacted. All events held through Phase 3 and 4 will be expected to adhere to all local, state, and CDC guidelines for hosting events or might have to cancelled with loss of deposit or full payment.

We've taken many safety measures to make sure we use the recommended disinfectants, as well as take extra caution, while cleaning and preparing facilities for your use.

Our staff have been working hard to enact means of communicating over phone and email to help serve all our customers. This includes building a new, user-friendly software for event booking that will be available here on our new website. This will also allow us to safely take payments online for all your reservation needs. Throughout the remainder of Phase 3, our office will still be shut down from the public. Staff are available for scheduled appointments to help service your needs if business is required to take place in person. To schedule an appointment, please visit our Contact Us page and send us an email!
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