Gibson Hall Rental Cleaning Requirements

Please scroll all the way down. Gibson Hall is a warming/catering kitchen approved as a warming/reheating in the facility.  By King County law, that means you may reheat in our facility, but may not cook or prepare food on site. Additionally, we do not have commercial dishwashing facilities so all items must be taken offsite for cleaning.

NOTE: You will need to provide all serving pieces and warming items such as:

  • Hand Towels
  • Bottle openers
  • Oven Mitts
  • Power Cords / Extension Cords
  • Paper Towels
  • Coffee, sugar, cream, stir sticks, etc
  • Wine Corkscrews
  • Containers or plastic wrap
  • Serving or Preparation utensils (large spoons, spatulas, knives, etc.)

Kitchen Area (Cleaning Supplies are provided by Gibson Hall)

  • Clean all borrowed items (coffee pots, bowls, urns, vases, etc.)
  • Clean all surfaces
    • Sinks
    • Counters and back splashes
    • Stovetop and Oven area
    • Refrigerator shelves
    • Microwave
    • Rolling Cart
  • Kitchen Floor
    • Clean floor mats
    • Sweep and Mop floor
  • Garbage: Remove all garbage and recycling from bins in the kitchen. Dumpsters are located outside in the garbage enclosure.
    • Replace all liners in each bin. 

Restroom Facilities

  • Remove trash from bins and replace liners as needed.
  • Clean toilets as needed.
  • Clean floors as needed. 

The Main Floor (Hall Area)

    • Remove all decorations and personal items
    • Clean any tables and chairs used.
      • Wipe down all tables with approved cleaning agent and paper towels before returning them to the back store room.
      • Leave chairs in main room and place them against the wall, facing towards the center of the room so that Staff will cleanse them with approved cleaning agent after you depart.
    • Clean and Vacuum Floor
      • Clear all trash and large items off the floor. The vacuum may be impeded by large debris.
      • Vacuum Floor and inspect
      • Spills: carpet cleaning supplies provided.
    • Gas Fireplace (Turn off via switch next to fireplace)
    • Turn off all lights. 

Securing Gibson Hall

  • Close and Lock the Front Door Deadbolt.
  • Ensure back storage room storm door is locked.
  • Front middle door is closed and secure. Lock is latched.
  • Kitchen door is not set to open freely. The lever on the inside of the door can be turned to allow the door to be opened without a code after you enter. Ensure that this lever is set to not allow entry into the Hall and verify by closing the door and ensuring the door does not open freely.

Gibson Hall Exit Checklist

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah has adopted new exit checklist procedures consistent with the guidelines from the State of Washington Governor’s Office, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Seattle-King County Public Health Department.  Because guidelines may change on short notice, depending upon the nature of the public threat, Kiwanis Club of Issaquah reserves the right to amend these exit requirements – with notice- at any time.  If you have questions, please contact the Gibson Hall Rental Agent by sending an email to: or leave a voicemail message at 425-392-4016. 

General COVID-19 Requirements:  Remember that this facility is used by many people each week.  Protect all others who use the facility by following rules and cleaning thoroughly. 


Renters must wear masks that cover mouth and nose at all times


Wash hands frequently.  Use provided gloves during exit cleaning


Follow the six-foot rule for social distancing


No preparation of food in the kitchen.  Prepared foods and pre-packaged foods, delivered pizzas and so forth are allowed.  Use gloves or utensils (not bare hands) to distribute food.


Renter is to thoroughly wipe down all high-touch surfaces, including common work surfaces, doors, door handles, windows, light switches, chairs and tables with a disinfectant cleaner and wipes.



 Exit Checklist:


All Areas:  Decorations and personal items removed


All Areas:  Any damage to facility noted


All Areas:  Renter wipes down all high touch areas before exiting.




Tables:  Cleaned with approved cleansing agent, wiped down and dried with paper towels and returned to designated location in back room.  The cleansing agent will be provided by Kiwanis and will be available in a designated place in the kitchen




Chairs:  Leave the chairs in the main room lined up against the walls and facing to the center of the room.  Staff will cleanse with an approved agent after you depart




Main Area:  Carpet spills cleaned up


Main Area:  Carpet Vacuumed


Main Area:  Fireplace turned off


Main Area:  Window sills clean


Bathroom:  Sinks and toilets wiped down and clean


Bathroom:  All surfaces sprayed, wiped down and dried with approved cleansing agent and paper towel


Bathroom:  Trash removed and new trash liners put in garbage bins


Bathroom:  Floor clean and personal items removed


Kitchen:  All countertops, surfaces (such as microwave, refrigerator doors, stove top, etc.) and sinks cleaned with approved cleansing agent, wiped down and dried with paper towels


Kitchen:  Any utensils or other kitchen items washed and returned


Kitchen:  Carpet runners cleaned


Kitchen:  Floor swept and mopped.  Do Not leave floor sticky or dirty.


Kitchen:  All Garbage and Recycling bins emptied and taken out to garbage dumpster area and new liners put back into all bins




Security:  Ensure door in back room storage area is locked


Security:  Ensure front door is latched and locked


Security:  Ensure middle door is latched and locked


Security:  Ensure kitchen door does not open freely.  Toggle latch on inside


Walkthrough:  Before leaving, walk through Gibson Hall one last time to ensure that all areas have been cleaned.  Turn thermostat down to 60 degrees and turn off all lights before leaving.