COVID-19 Business Update - October 25, 2021

On June 30 Washington state reopened allowing industry sectors to return to usual capacity but with precautions. 

As of September 7th, King County requires everyone vaccinated or not to wear face coverings at indoor public spaces such as Argus Ranch.

As of October 25, King County requires that indoor recreational facilities validate that their patrons are vaccinated against Covid-19, with some exceptions.

Please review our guidelines below to help ensure everyone’s safety while at Argus Ranch.

Argus Ranch Guest Guidelines and Procedures

UPDATED October 25, 2021, Subject to change

We are currently operating events, private training, practices and classes at Argus Ranch under the recommendations and restrictions outlined by Washington State, King County, CDC, etc.  Below outlines new guidelines and procedures for Argus Ranch.
Most importantly, we want everyone to feel safe when visiting Argus Ranch. It’s imperative that you critically assess your own health and respect everyone else.   Please remember that no activity at Argus Ranch is worth getting sick over – or causing anyone else to become sick.   Please be mindful and respectful.

  • Everyone (Exhibitors, Spectators, Volunteers, and Judges) visiting Argus Ranch must comply with all Federal, State and Local laws. 

  • Everyone (Exhibitors, Spectators, Volunteers, and Judges) visiting Argus Ranch does so at their own risk.

  • Read and familiarize yourself about Coronavirus and how to prevent transmission before you visit Argus Ranch. Sources include:  WA State Coronavirus Response (, King County ( CDC Guidelines.

  • If you are ill, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell or have been exposed to someone who has, you must stay home.  

  • If you develop symptoms or have Covid-19 within 14 days of visiting Argus Ranch, please inform Argus Ranch Management.

  • All persons on Argus Ranch should continue to practice social distancing to help others feel safe and comfortable. 



Effective October 25, 2021, King Country requires that all those over the age of 12, participating in an indoor activity at Argus Ranch provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19, or proof of a negative test result within the last 72 hours. 



  • Fully Vaccinated = two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or a WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series, and 14 days have passed since the final dose.

Verification of vaccination may be established by any of the following methods of documentation:  

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Record Card, or photo of CDC Vaccine Record Card or a photo of CDC Vaccine Record Card

  • QR Code, digital or printed certificate from MyIRMobile -- -- a WA Department of Health partner website for immunization records  

  • Vaccine administration record from a vaccine provider, including an individual’s doctor, pharmacy, or other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including a photo or photocopy 

  • Any other digital vaccine card specified by Public Health – Seattle & King County as sufficient to demonstrate proof of vaccination status.   

  • Additional identification, such as a driver’s license or ID, is not required.  

As an alternative to providing vaccine verification, prior to entry individuals must provide digital or printed documentation from a testing agent of:

  • A negative FDA-approved PCR test administered within the previous 72 hours, or  

  • A negative FDA-approved rapid test administered by a testing provider on site at the event site

  • Antigen tests that are self-administered will not be accepted

Medical and religious vaccine exemptions are not accepted in place of vaccine verification or documentation of a negative COVID test. 

The complete King County Order on Vaccination Verification can be read here: 

Face Coverings

  • All persons on Argus Ranch property are advised to have a mask with them at all times, and are encouraged to wear the face covering whenever they would be more comfortable doing so. 

  • All persons, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors: In the Training Barn or in common areas of Brutus Hall, The Lodge or in the Competition Arena when exterior doors are closed. 

    • Exceptions – Face Coverings are not required for children under the age of 5, or for those actively running an agility course

  • The complete Washington State Order on face coverings can be read here:

  • If you are fully vaccinated (as detailed by the CDC), or have proof of a negative Covid-19 test within the last 72 hours, you may go without your mask anywhere outdoors on the Argus Ranch Property with the following caveats:  

    • If you are mask-less, you must carry proof of vaccination (photo is acceptable). 

    • If you are mask-less, Argus Ranch management, staff or any Argus Ranch instructors has the right to ask for proof at any time.   

  • If you are not fully vaccinated, do not have proof of a negative Covid-19 test within the last 72 hours, or don't want to share your vaccination status information, you must wear a mask at all times at Argus Ranch with the following exceptions: 

    • If you're in an agility class taking place outdoors on the grass competition field, you may remove your mask during your turn.   Your mask must be replaced once you have completed your run.  

    • If you are participating in an agility trial, workshop, seminar or event  taking place on the grass competition field AND the organization has approved, you may remove your mask during your turn.   Your mask must be replaced once you have completed your run.  

    • When you are walking your dog(s) alone in one of the paddocks or in the big field you may remove your mask.

    • If staying on-site, you may remove your mask when in your RV, tent or in a private room in Brutus Hall.      


An Organization that has rented an area of Argus Ranch (e.g. competition agility trials, etc.) may choose to require more restrictive guidelines for their participants, but may not have less restrictive guidelines as outlined by Argus Ranch.     

Thank you so much for your cooperation!                                                        

Jordan Biggs 
Owner Argus Ranch