The Reopening of Central Washington Events
A complete guide for organizers on how to plan during and after COVID
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
10:00 AM — 2:30 PM
Welcome and Introductions
10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
Amy McGuffin, Kittitas Chamber of Commerce
Bruce Skinner, Executive Director, Washington Festivals and Events Association
A Report on COVID from the Kittitas County Health Department
10:10 – 10:50 a.m.
Dr. Mark Larson, Kittitas County Public Health Officer
The Current State of Reopening for Events
11:00 – 11:40 a.m.
The state has begin the process of reopening events. Hear what that means and what the future might look like.
Jon Snyder, Washington State Governor’s office
Financial Resources Available For Event Organizers
11:50 – 12:30 p.m.
There are several financial resources available for festival and event organizers now, and there will be even more of them moving forward. Learn about most of them in this very important session!
Manny Cawaling, Inspire Washington
Here’s the Steps That Will Be Necessary to Open Back Up
12:40 – 1:20 p.m.
COVID compliance officers, shifting state guidelines, uncertain police situation, vaccination clinics, general admission vs reserved seating, PPE, virus variants - it’s all moving so fast and is still so up-in-the-air. Here is a summary of where we are now and where we’re likely to be this summer. All aimed to reopening events this summer.
David Doxtater, The Workshop
How to Pivot During COVID, Then Pivot Some More
1:30 – 2:10 p.m.
It’s “Play Ball” for Seattle professional sports teams – what they are able to achieve by holding healthy and safe events while still hosting fans will be important for all us.
Matt Santangelo, Spokane Hoopfest