Fort Worden Updates Regarding COVID-19 – March 18, 2020


Both Reveille at the Commons (as of March 20) and Taps at the Guardhouse will be closed until further notice in alignment with executive orders from the Governor.

We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

UPDATE on MARCH 16, 2020

Effective today, Monday, 3.16.20, Reveille will be open for take-out only and Taps at The Guardhouse is closed until further notice.

We are taking this action in response to Governor Jay Inslee’s state-wide emergency proclamation ordering the temporary shutdown of restaurants, bars, and entertainment and recreation facilities. He stated that restaurants would be allowed to provide take-out.

We will adjust as these orders evolve and are defined and will keep you posted.

In the interim, thank you for your support of  Fort Worden.

UPDATE on MARCH 13, 2020

To our valued customers,

In these times of uncertainty, we want you to know that the safety and health of guests and employees are always a top priority. Now more than ever, our business is you.

We understand that with the rapidly changing updates on travel restrictions and cancelled or postponed public events, people vary in what they determine is best for them and their families. We cannot stress enough that we believe in responsible and safe travel. That’s why we are taking the following measures to provide peace of mind:

Enhanced Change Policy

While we offer flexible rates to our guests year-round, we also have implemented an enhanced date change policy during this time. Currently, we are offering a penalty-free date change, based on current availability, through 2020. This policy will be in place until March 31, 2020.

Environmental Cleaning Practices

As always, we are committed to upholding the highest standard of cleanliness. For the overall health of our staff, community, and visitors, we have increased deep cleanings on campus and instruction about best hygiene practices. Our staff are disinfecting high contact areas throughout the day, wearing gloves while cleaning, and washing hands frequently, among other best practices. We’ve made many changes in our dining areas to decrease shared contact points and increase distance among guests. Our strategies include following recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health, Jefferson County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control to prevent or respond to illness in the workplace should it happen here.

The Fort and surrounding community continue to welcome visitors and events. We are business as usual and cancelation policies apply. As we often like to say, it is a beautiful day at Fort Worden.

As we continue to monitor developments and navigate the challenging circumstances, we want you to know that you can rely on us always to put your health and safety first.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Dave Robison
Executive Director

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