Olympic Athletic Club
Olympic Athletic Club

COVID-19 Information

(POSTED 03/12/2022)

Dear Member,

In accordance with state and local mandates, indoor masking will be optional effective Saturday, March 12, 2022. 

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010

 

(POSTED 03/01/2022)

Dear Member,

In accordance with state and local health mandates, proof of vaccination will no longer be required, effective Saturday, March 1, 2022.

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010

 

(POSTED 09/16/2021)

Dear Member,

On Saturday, October 25, 2021, proof of vaccination will be required for anyone over the age of 12 to enter indoor public spaces in King County. In order to comply with this mandate, we will begin asking members to show proof of vaccination to enter the Club on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson).

Verification of vaccination may be established by any of the following methods of documentation:

  1. CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Record Card or photo of the CDC Vaccine Record card.
  2. QR Code, digital or printed certificate from MyIRmobile.com (WA Department of Health partner website, My Immunization Records).
  3. Vaccine administration record from a vaccine provider, including an individual’s doctor, pharmacy, or other immunization record, including a photo  or photo copy.  

As an alternative to providing vaccine verification, individuals may provide digital or printed documentation from a testing agent, including a laboratory, health care provider, or pharmacy of a negative FDA-approved PCR test administered within the previous 72 hours.  

For your convenience, if you want to avoid showing proof of vaccination each time you enter the Club, please scan and send us a copy of your Covid-19 vaccination record to vaccinationverification@olympicathleticclub.com.

Alternatively, you can show proof of vaccination to a front desk employee and authorize the employee to write down your name, membership number, and the last date you were vaccinated when you check-in.

If you do either of these two things, you will not be required to show proof of vaccination every time you enter the Club. Instead, when you check-in, the front desk staff will see an icon indicating that you are fully vaccinated.

We appreciate your compliance with this requirement.

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010

 

(POSTED 08/23/2021)

Dear Member,

In accordance with Gov. Inslee’s recent proclamation, wearing a face covering is now required at all times inside public spaces, including fitness and aquatic facilities, except while showering and swimming, regardless of an individual’s vaccination status. 

Therefore, until further notice, please remember to wear a face covering at all times inside the Club, unless you are showering or swimming. If you forget to bring a face covering, face coverings will be available for purchase at the front desk.

Thank you for your support and cooperation. 

Sincerely, 

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010

  

(POSTED 06/15/2021)

Dear Member,

In accordance with CDC guidelines and Washington State Secretary of Health’s Order 20-03.2, fully vaccinated individuals are now exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering.

A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen).

Therefore, effective immediately, fully vaccinated members and guests may enter and use the Club without wearing a face covering.

However, all members and guests, regardless of their vaccination status, will still be required to follow existing health screening and safety protocols to enter and use the Club.

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010

 

(POSTED 05/21/2021)

Dear Member,

On May 20, 2021, the Local Health Officer for King County issued a directive that everyone 5-years of age and older should continue to wear a face covering within indoor public spaces until 70 percent of residents in King County aged 16 and up have been fully vaccinated.

Our masking policy will change when this goal is achieved. When this happens, members who have received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or their single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to entrance into the Club will be allowed to use the Club without wearing a face covering.  

The directive says that at present the number of fully vaccinated residents in King County aged 16 and up is 57%. Some reports project that the number of fully vaccinated residents in King County aged 16 and up will reach 70% in a few weeks.

Thank you for your continued patience. We will update you if there are any changes.

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010

 

(POSTED 5/19/2021)

Dear Member,

On May 18, 2021, the Washington State Department of Health published new masking guidance. It can be found here:  Cloth Face Coverings Guidance During COVID-19 (wa.gov)

However, on the same day, King County Department of Health informed the public that it is “considering whether ending the indoor mask mandate is the best option in King County at this time.” In addition, King County’s top public health official publicly encouraged residents to keep wearing masks in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status, which suggests that it’s possible that King County will continue to require masking indoors at this time.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has not updated its masking guidelines for employees since January of this year.  Therefore, at this time, employees are required to wear face coverings at work in almost all situations. 

We are continuing to following these developments closely.  As soon as we have additional guidance from King County as to whether they will retain their masking requirements, we will update the Club’s policy.

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010 Office

 

(Posted 5/14/2021)

Dear Member,

The CDC’s recent masking recommendation has caused a lot of confusion for individuals and businesses.

Mostly, because they only have authority to make recommendations and not regulations for Washington State Businesses. Our masking guidelines are determined by the State Department of Health, State Department of Labor and Industries, and King County Department of Health.

During a recent press conference, “Inslee announced that Washington will fully adopt masking guidance issued by the CDC.” Also, he stated: “The state will update our guidance documents — working with the Department of Health and Labor & Industries.” Here is the official release:  Inslee announces statewide reopening date of June 30 and short-term statewide move to Phase 3 | by WA Governor’s Office | Washington State Governor’s Office | May, 2021 | Medium

As you can see, Inslee did not officially adopt the CDC recommendation. He just said that Washington State “will” adopt it. But, some people and businesses interpreted that as “effective immediately,” which is incorrect.

There are 3 different sets of masking regulations that impact our operations: (1) Washington State Department of Health; (2) Washington State Department of Labor and Industries; and (3) King County Department of Health.

We are following these developments closely.  As soon as we have additional guidance from the State and King County as to whether they will retain their masking requirements, we will update you.

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010 Office
(206) 850-3521 Direct

 

(POSTED 3/23/2021)

Dear Member,

On Monday, March 22, 2021, Washington State was approved to move into Phase 3 of the Governor’s Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan.

Under the new guidelines, fitness and aquatic facilities are allowed to operate at 50% capacity. Also, the following new policies, practices, and procedures were authorized and will be implemented, effective immediately:

  • Reservations will no longer be required to use the gym.
  • Reservations will only be required for swimming, personal training, and participation in group exercise classes. However, because of capacity restrictions, reservations for swimming and group exercise classes will be limited to one appointment per day for each activity.
  • Locker rooms and showers are now open. However, shower use will be limited to 10 minutes.
  • The hot tubs located on the 1st and 2nd floor pool decks will be open for use. However, only two people are allowed to use a hot tub at the same time, users who are not from the same household must remain 6 ft. apart, and face coverings must be worn at all times. Also, because of capacity restrictions, use of the hot tub will be limited to 15 minutes per visit and a swim reservation is required.
  • All other policies, practices, and procedures to use the Club, including wearing a face covering, will remain in effect, until further notice.

If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to call the front desk or email your request to requests@olympicathleticclub.com.

We look forward to serving you!

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010

 

(POSTED 1/30/2021)

Dear Member,

On Monday, February 1, 2021, the Puget Sound Region was approved to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the State’s “Healthy Washington” reopening plan. In accordance with Phase 2, the Club is allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Also, members will be allowed to make more than one “open gym use” appointment per day and will not have to exit the gym between those appointments.

Accordingly, the following guidelines will remain in effect, during Phase 2:

  • 45-minute open gym sessions (by appointment only).
  • 30-minute private swim lane sessions (by appointment only).
  • 60-minute group exercise classes (by appointment only).
  • Face masks are required, at all times.
  • Social distancing is required, at all times.
  • Members are required to read, acknowledge, and complete a COVID-19 screening before each visit.
  • Reservations for all activities must be made online through the Mindbody app or website.
  • Reservations are limited to one session per day, except for open gym sessions, which can be booked back-to-back with another open gym session.
  • Failure to cancel a reservation within 4 hours of the session’s start time will result in the assessment of a $10 no-show fee. 
  • Members are required to abide by the maximum occupancy posted for each area. 
  • Members are required to use the disinfectant and towels provided to clean all equipment and surfaces after contact. 
  • The locker rooms are closed, except for use of the restrooms, hand washing, and showering before a swim appointment. 

You can create a Mindbody account to schedule an appointment for Open Gym, Pool Use, and Group Exercise Classes here.

We recommend creating your account using a web browser on a PC or laptop. After you’ve created your account, you will be able to manage your appointments using the MindBody app from your cell phone.

We are excited to offer you more gym time, group exercise classes, and other Club activities, services, and amenities in the future!

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010

 

(POSTED 1/09/2021)

Dear Member,

On Monday, January 11, 2021, open gym use, adult lap swimming, and indoor personal training sessions will be available for members by appointment, in accordance with Phase 1 of the State’s “Healthy Washington” reopening plan. Group fitness classes are expected to resume on February 1, 2021.

The following guidelines will remain in effect until Phase 2 is approved for King County: 

  • 45-minute open gym sessions (by appointment only).
  • 30-minute private swim lane sessions (by appointment only).
  • Face masks are required, at all times.
  • Social distancing is required, at all times.
  • Members are required to read, acknowledge, and complete a COVID-19 screening before each visit.
  • Reservations for all activities must be made online through the Mindbody app or website.
  • Reservations are limited to one session per day per person.
  • Failure to cancel a reservation within 4 hours of the session’s start time will result in the assessment of a $10 no-show fee. 
  • Members are required to abide by the maximum occupancy posted for each area. 
  • Members are required to use the disinfectant and towels provided to clean all equipment and surfaces after contact. 
  • The locker rooms are closed, except for use of the restrooms, hand washing, and showering before a swim appointment. 

We look forward to welcoming you back and helping you achieve your 2021 health and fitness goals!

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010

 

(POSTED 1/03/2021)

Dear Member,

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee ordered all indoor fitness facility operations in the State of Washington to remain closed until Monday, January 11, 2020, except aquatics. Accordingly, Olympic Athletic Club will remain closed for all indoor fitness activities, except lap swimming.

During the closure, members who pay monthly will not be billed for membership dues or fees and members who pay annually will have the duration of their membership extended to reflect the time the Club is closed, except members who use the pool.

Also, in order to support your health and wellness needs, please remember that besides both indoor swimming pools remaining open, outdoor personal and small group training is available, virtual fitness training through the OAC website is available, and our professional staff at the Olympic Spa are available to serve you. 

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010

 

(POSTED 11/16/2020)

Dear Member,

On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee ordered all indoor fitness facility operations in the State of Washington to close for 27 days, except aquatics.

Accordingly, Olympic Athletic Club will be closed for all indoor fitness activities, except lap swimming, effective Monday, November 16, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. until Monday, December 14, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. 

Thank you for your patience and continued support!

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010 

 

(POSTED 9/11/2020)

Dear Member,

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the Club will be reopening at 25% capacity, in accordance with Phase 2 of the State’s “Safe Start” program.  

This means we will no longer be charging per visit. Instead, we will be reactivating everyone’s membership on September 15, 2020 and charging monthly dues in October.   

However, in order to abide by capacity requirements, it will still be necessary for members to schedule a reservation to use the Club. This includes open gym use, adult lap swim, and group exercise classes. 

Scheduling a reservation is simple. It’s done on-line and you can book reservations for two weeks in advance. Members will be able to schedule one reservation per day.

However, as a courtesy to others, if you are unable to show up for your reservation, please cancel your reservation 4 hours in advance. Otherwise, you will be charged a $10 late cancellation/no show fee.  

Monthly billing for membership dues will resume on October 10, 2020. If you would like to place your membership on hold, you must notify us in writing by September 30, 2020.

If you request to place your membership on hold, a membership hold fee of $10 per month per adult will apply. This will allow you to reactivate your membership at any time in the future without having to rejoin and pay an enrollment fee. 

Finally, please know that the health and safety of our members, staff, and community is our top priority. Accordingly, we have complied with all State and County Health Department requirements. These include, but are not limited to:

  1. Screening all employees and clients before entry;
  2. Requiring everyone to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry;
  3. Improving ventilation and adding air purification units;
  4. Adding new hand sanitizing dispensers throughout the Club;
  5. Increasing equipment disinfectant supply stations;
  6. Requiring all staff to wear a face covering, at all times;
  7. Requiring members and guests to wear a face covering, at all times, except whileswimmingor showering. 
  8. Relocating equipment to accommodate social distancing requirements;
  9. Modifying the Club floor plan to create individual training spaces; and
  10. Complying withall Phase 1 and Phase 2 requirements set forth by the State of Washington and King County Department of Health.

We are in the process of updating our website to provide more information about these changes, However, in the meantime, if you have any questions about the health and safety policies of the Club, please feel free to contact us directly at:

requests@olympicathleticclub.com.

Thank you for your loyalty and support. We look forward to welcoming you back and helping you achieve and maintain your health and fitness goals.  

Sincerely,

Mark Durall, GM
Olympic Athletic Club
(206) 789-5010 Office

 

                   Open Gym Use, Lap Pool, Yoga, & Group Exercise Access

  1. To sign up, log on to https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/launch.
  2. Search for Olympic Athletic Club in “Find your site” option.
  3. Choose : Olympic Athletic Club,
  4. Continue to site without logging in.
  5. Select the tab for the activity you want at the top of the screen to find the day and time slot you want to sign up for.
  6. After selecting a time, the program will prompt you to create a login.
  7. You are purchasing credits, which will only be debited from your account after your appointment has happened. They will not be debited when you reserve a spot. However, there is a 24 hour cancellation policy, which means if you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, your credit will be used.