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Covid Safety Procedures

Based on current safety guidelines from local authorities we are excited to announce:

WE ARE OPEN FOR OUR FULL RANGE OF SERVICES!

COVID response & safety procedures

Please review all of the material on this page to ensure you are aware of our safety policies and procedures before you come into our location.

Our safety policies and procedures have been designed (and are regularly updated) to ensure we meet current COVID-19 safety procedures as outlined by the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) and local authorities.

Current Operations

SERVICES PROVIDED 

We are offering the following services under the current approved COVID-19 safety guidelines and procedures.

TEEN DRIVERS EDUCATION

    • Starting with our July 2021 classes, the classroom portion will be held in person.
      • Zoom details will be provided with each class just in case the local authorities tighten up restrictions.
      • We will communicate with each new class a few days before it begins to confirm if the class will be in person or held via Zoom based on the guidelines provided by local authorities at that time. 
    • Please go to our Teen Drivers Ed page at https://405drivingschool.pike13.com to register for an upcoming Teen Drivers Ed program. 

DRIVING LESSONS 

  • Driving lessons are available to be booked for anyone that has their driving permit or license. 
  • Please go to our Driving Lesson page at https://405drivingschool.pike13.com to book your Driving Lesson.
  • Please limit your driving lessons to 1 lesson ever 2 weeks. Practicing between driving lessons will improve your likelihood of passing your driving exam and will allow other students the opportunity to book drives.

WRITTEN EXAMS

  • Written exams are available to be booked. All dates and times are listed in the booking process.
  • Please go to our Written Exams page at https://405drivingschool.pike13.com to book your Written Exam.
  • We are capping the number of students who will be allowed to take the written exam to ensure that we maintain appropriate physical distancing during the exam.

DRIVING EXAMS

CRITICAL SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

The following items will be required of all students or customers who enter our facility or vehicles in order to receive service.

  1. Facial coverings must be worn by every un-vaccinated student or customer who enters our facility. We ask that you bring your own facial covering, but will have disposable face coverings available on site.
  2. Students or customers will be asked to wash their hands before and after going to the bathroom, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing their nose.
  3. If you experience any of the following symptoms, we ask you to stay home and reschedule your appointment: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell. 

TRAINING AND TESTING INSIDE A VEHICLE

In addition to the safety policies and procedures outlined above, the following items will be required of all students or customers who are scheduled for driving lessons or driving exams.

  1. The interior of the vehicle will be disinfected using the appropriate anti‐viral cleaning product(s) at the beginning and end of each driving lesson or exam.
  2. Physical distancing will be observed whenever practical, for example during the pre‐trip inspection.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY

In addition to the items listed above which directly relate to customers in our facility, the 405 Driving School will operate under the following safety policies and procedures to do everything we can to ensure the safety of our team and everyone who enters our facility.

COVID-19 SITE SUPERVISOR

405 Driving School will have a designated staff member as the Site Supervisor who will be responsible to monitor the health of employees/students and enforce the COVID‐19 location safety plan.

  1. Our designated COVID-19 Supervisor will be available at all times our facility is opened.
  2. The Operations Director will work with the Site Supervisor to ensure the plan remains current based on changes to COVID‐19 guidelines from appropriate authorities.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

When and where required, we will limit the number of students in our facilities to allow for 6‐foot separation and will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for all driving lessons and driving exams.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

We will provide and require the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, face shields, and face masks as appropriate when required.

SANITATION AND CLEANLINESS

  1. Soap and running water will be provided in the washroom facilities located in our building for frequent hand washing.
  2. Employees and students or customers are encouraged to leave their work or testing stations to wash their hands regularly, before and after going to the bathroom, before and after eating and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing their nose.
  3. Alcohol‐based hand sanitizers with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol will also be made available.
  4. We will have posted in our office, visible to all workers, students and customers, required hygienic practices.
  5. We will make disinfectants available to workers throughout the worksite and ensure cleaning supplies are frequently replenished.
  6. We will frequently clean and disinfect high‐touch surfaces at locations and in offices, such as shared tools, computers, vehicles, and other equipment, handrails, doorknobs, and restrooms.

EMPLOYEE HEALTH/SYMPTOMS

  1. We will encourage workers to stay home or leave the worksite when feeling sick or when they have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case. If they develop symptoms of acute respiratory illness, they must seek medical attention and inform us, their employer.
  2. We will have employees, students and customers inform the site supervisors if they have a sick family member at home with COVID‐19. If an employee, student, or customer has a family member sick with COVID‐19, that employee, student or customer must follow the isolation/quarantine requirements as established by the State Department of Health.
  3. If symptoms develop while the employee/student is not working, the employee, student, or customer should not return to work/class until they have been evaluated by a healthcare provider.
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