GatSplat

How do we still have a party
in these times dealing with Covid-19?

If you’re in charge of party planning, for the big day, or you’ve been invited to an event, you may have some questions. We made this page to answer some of the questions we receive.

So, the thoughts on dealing with this are constantly changing and so are we!

Presently the Counties of Dallas (our Rowlett Location) and Tarrant County (our Keller / Fort Worth location) have mask orders in place. The excerpt pertaining to masks for each is included below or the complete orders are available on the Dallas County and Tarrant County web sites, and we have posted notices at our location.  Both state that masks do not need to be worn if eating or drinking, and also specify when cannot be 6′ away from other people. When playing paintball, participants will be 6′ away, and masks do not have to be worn under paintball masks, but you may if you wish.

At this time there are no mask requirements for our Lewisville (Denton County) location.

Dallas Orders

All people 10 years or older shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people or working in areas that involve close proximity with other coworkers. The CDC advises face coverings for people 2 years or older. Face coverings may include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas, or a handkerchief. Dallas County residents should continue to maintain social distancing of at least six feet while outside their home. Dallas County employees are also required to wear face coverings under the same circumstances as the general public. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU NOT OBTAIN OR WEAR MEDICAL MASKS OR N-95 RESPIRATORS AS THEY ARE A NEEDED RESOURCE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS. Our healthcare workers and first responders on the front-line combatingCOVID-19 must have priority access to medical masks or other personal protective equipment. Face coverings do not need to be worn in the following circumstances:

i.When exercising outside or engaging in physical activity outside

ii.While driving alone or with passengers who are party of the same household as the driver

iii.When doing so poses a greater mental or physical health, safety, or security risk

iv.While pumping gas or operating outdoor equipment

v.While in a building or activity that requires security surveillance or screening, for example, banks

vi.When consuming food or drink

Fort Worth Orders

All people 10 years or older are strongly urged to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in an area open to the public where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people or working in areas that involve proximity with coworkers. The CDC advises face coverings for people 2 years or older. Face coverings may include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas, or a handkerchief. Tarrant County residents should continue to maintain social distancing of at least six feet while outside their home.

The requirement of a face covering does not apply if covering the nose and mouth poses a significant mental or physical health risk to the individual. The requirement of a face covering also does not apply when an individual is consuming a food or beverage or receiving a service where the wearing of a face covering would impair the performance of the service.

Please, if you are or any of your guests are not well... Stay Home!

If you have to reschedule or cancel, we will take care of it.

We ask that if you or any of your guests are not well, please stay home, and we will reschedule or refund your party no questions asked. Our customers well being is our top priority.

We are checking all our employees.

Each employee is checked for any symptoms.

Our employees know that if they don’t feel 100%, they should not come to work. And when they do arrive, we temperature check each one before they can clock in.

What to wear on your face to paintball

Goggles are not reused the same week.

And they go through a stringent sanitation routine.

Our procedures have always been to make sure no one uses the same mask the same day, but we have increased that to where no one uses the same mask the same weekend! So a full week until any mask is used again, and before that, it goes through our extensive sanitation procedure.

Additionally, if you let us know in advance, we can bring in masks for your group to buy for just $20 each if you want new ones.

3 Compartment Sink Cleaning

The same way the plates for the food you eat are cleaned.

All our equipment is cleaned with a 3 part process using CDC protocols for disinfectants. Then masks are set to dry for the week, not to be used until the next weekend.

Are you guys packed?

Our booking software is now set to only allow 25% of our normal capacity so there is plenty of space for social distancing. We keep our groups apart and will give you plenty of table space so you may spread out as much as you wish.

Girls play paintball all the time at our indoor fields.

Can gear get mixed up?

We will provide masking tape and sharpies. Just Ask!

If you wish, you can put each persons name on their mask and gun, so even people within your own group will not grab someone else’s equipment. Just ask for the tape and a sharpie, or bring your own.  Also great for marking water bottles.

Hand Sanitizer is readily available.

We have plenty.

Feel free to bring in your own – same with any other equipment like your own mask if you wish. We are not mandating all customers wear them, but you are welcome to.

You will also see us spending more time sanitizing tables, computers, bathrooms and other high touch points throughout our facilities.

What about the indoor environment?

Articles now point to humidity as part of the key.

It turns out that research is showing that high humidity levels seem to stop the spread of flu viruses. That is why the “flue season” is in the dryer winter months. By the nature of our business, we are constantly steam cleaning all our astro turf and this makes for very high humidity levels in our facilities. We have large commercial dehumidifiers, but now we are not kicking those on to balance our humidity to higher levels according to recommendations from health professionals.

Private Paintball Groups

Do we have to mix with others?

Bring a group of 10+ and you can play by yourselves.

We rotate our games on the fields, and if you come with a group of 10 or more, you do not have to mix with any other group. You can choose to just play your games as 5 on 5.

Now if you decide you want to take on another party, and they want to as well, we can do games like that as well. And keep in mind, it’s normally more fun playing “our team against your team” and no one is allowed to get within 10 feet of your opponent so Paintball is the ultimate social distancing activity!

Complete Booking and Waivers online

To reduce any interaction, your bookings and waivers can all be done online.

Just click a link below to choose to do a waiver for the location you are attending. You can complete this all in advance and avoid our computer kiosks for waivers.

Of course if you don’t do the waiver in advance, you can knock one out right on your phone, or if you do want to use our computer kiosk, know that we are continually sanitizing these common touch areas.