Btw in case it is helpful to anyone here is our most recent site post:
Every one of these fans is placed throughout the arcade. Why? Airflow exchange!
Why is it thought to be safe to be outside?
1) constant breeze, which dilutes the virus
2) UV light, which kills the virus
Our goal is to make Decades the equivalent of an entirely outdoor arcade! We want you to be even safer than eating at an outdoor restaurant on a sunny/breezy day.
There are 3 ways COVID-19 is thought to be transmissible: touch, droplet & air. Let's review each, with the fan explanation last (Reminder: a carrier person may have no symptoms, so anyone can be a carrier & not know)
A carrier touches a surface & leaves behind the virus. Someone touches that surface then touches their face.
Decades has applied SD-90, an industrial-strength viruscide to all games, so if the virus lands on treated surface, it will die.
Decades closes every 2 hours to spray 70% alcohol on all games. If there WAS any virus there, it's killed in less than a minute.
Hand sanitizer in every room
Hand sanitizer required when entering the arcade.
A carrier coughs or sneezes & droplets with the virus spray onto a person within a few feet.
Decades requires everyone to wear masks at all times while inside. Masks prevent most droplets from spraying when properly worn over the nose & mouth. Our 3 dedicated Arcade Guardians watch with security cameras & walk-throughs to ensure gamers are wearing masks.
Decades requires gamers to physically distance at least 6ft from other gamers not in their party.
Decades limits total attendance in the arcade to no more than 25 at a time. Less people there, less droplets made
This one's where most consumer guidance has not yet caught up with the science. We're seeing evidence that extremely small particles containing the virus can be exhaled with normal breathing & talking. In stagnant air, such as homes or workplaces with closed windows & doors, the amount of the virus in the air can steadily rise as multiple people simply breathe in the space. These small particles can travel the entire length of a room in a few hours. Closed HVAC systems, if not properly maintained, can possibly aid in spreading these particles that contain the virus.
Decades uses UVC light in each room (which kills virus particles in the air & on surfaces) every night after operation.
Again, we require masks, which help catch some of these particles, but does not get them all, so:
Decades has ensured that we have a complete air exchange every 15 minutes. We do this by keeping our back & front doors open & placing these fans throughout all in one direction so air cycles in & out constantly.
Decades has HEPA-13, hospital grade air purifiers running in each room to also clean the air, effective for removing viral particles.
Sorry for being so long-winded (ha!) But we hope this helps both in seeing how we have done our best to provide a place for you to relax and have fun with your friends and family safely, and in helping you plan your precautionary measures at home & your workplace. Nothing can be 100% safe, but we have taken every measure we can to make us safer than any other business you are likely to go to.
11am & 1pm are private events today, but we have openings for public play at 4pm-6pm & 6:30pm-8:30pm. www.decadesarcade.com/book-now
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