After many hours of deliberation and balancing our social and employee needs, we have made the decision to close all operations across all three Pinballz facilities until at least April 4th. We will re-evaluate opening one or more locations, in a limited or full capacity, at that time based on the recommendations of the City, State, and National Government.
As you know, we have tried to remain open in limited capacity while complying with every city, state, and national mandate for public safety. We waited as long as financially possible to delay layoffs through hours reductions and voluntary layoffs. We have stayed open in a limited capacity to reduce the number of layoffs despite staggering daily losses, more than if we had closed our doors two weeks ago, believing this was best for our employees and their families while still being socially responsible. We closed attractions that were in confined areas, turned off games so players were at least 6’ apart, cancelled all parties and events, and maintained areas of isolation across the facility. We even paid our cleaning company to perform Covid-specific sanitizations of our facilities. We set up employee relief funds and food relief programs to help our employees get through, and added paying all laid off full time employee’s cobra health benefits through May 1st. We believe in our hearts that we took every precaution to remain open safely, but at this point is it most prudent to temporarily close.
We will continue to sell gift cards and receive donations for our employee relief fund, rent and sell games, and any other way to bring in a trickle of money so we can reopen once it is safe enough to do so. If you want to support Pinballz and more importantly our employees, please do so through the gift card or ERF donation program on our web site. Stay healthy and safe and please revisit us once we can open again.