Jeff Blumenthal in from the University of South Carolina
Hi, Theresa Fuller, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator, Troy University
00:33:16Daniel Perdue - UNC-Pembroke
we were talking about access points into certain buildings and doing away with card swipes
Here at Minnesota we have hand scanners. The talks about how to move forward with those are a topic of conversation
Have not started talking about this specifically yet- but already have members swipe their own ID's at access points.
Our members have key fobs that they swipe themselves to gain entry
Meagan Stachurski, Towson University, Assistant Director - Aquatics and Safety
Our patrons swipe at our turnstiles.
Stanford has members swipe their own ID cards already. We have created a document throughout our rec department that we are just throwing out all ideas on what we would do when we are allowed to reopen. I have listed ideas for if it still had social distancing requirement and without that requirement. Right now it is a giant list then we plan to go through it and see what we actually want to implement or what is realistic etc.
Scott Vaculik, Sam Houston Sate, haven’t had direct conversations yet.
Kristyn Watts. Notre Dame, Rockne Memorial Building & Special Events - Our students typically do not handle folks' IDs. Users scan their own upon entry.
Have not had those conversations yet.
Will be focusing on "contact time" of the disinfectant spray when cleaning all fitness and open rec equipment. Any ideas for frequency of cleaning of climbing holds? Anyone using dishwashers for this, or just powerwashing?
Face masks for all first aid emergencies in our facilities moving forward?
University Of Regina has the students swipe their student cards to gain access to fitness center and pool
What about just calling 911 as a standard procedure?
@Karen Howell, At University of Cincinnati, we've had EMS take 25 minutes to get into our facility. That's a long time to have someone go untreated before paramedics arrive.
Our front desk calls 911 in emergencies, but without our staff to respond, that person would receive no care for a long time.
@Karen Howell - agreed with @Bob Weeks. To depend on 9-1-1 could be very iffy. Although, if you HAVE to open, it could be a temporary option but I would consult with legal on that to determine if the possible liability is worth operating
my concern with SImple Green on sports equipment is that it needs a 10 minute wet time
@Olivia Raxter - that would be great! Anyone a non-essential employee and ended up converting to essential? This is for aquatics people but to give some background, I am still responsible to check on our pool but I am a bit uneasy about going in when I am not essential. I have heard many CPO's have been listed as essential but currently I have not been told anything.
Yep, a surface needs to be kept wet by simple green for that long to disinfect according to their instructions. Clorox wipes even need 4 minutes.
And I was also under the assumption that Simple Green was not a disinfectant
If our staff is not performing care to their certified standard of care isn't that a potential legal issue if something happens?
@ Catherine I would say yes, especially if our staff is professional rescuer certified and have a duty to act as part of their certification
anyone considered their HVAC systems and how the air flows in their building in regards of not infecting others via air filtration/HVAC system in building?
@catherine o'kane - I would think so. I think checking with legal is the best route personaly.
@Catherine, this is why we are saying to wait to reopen until the Social distancing is taken off the table and the American Red Cross is allowing classes
Are any other states "Gyms and Recreation centers" closed until further notice?
00:52:12Daniel Perdue - UNC-Pembroke
I believe they all are?
Agreed! Wanted to make sure people are thinking the same way
Discide Ultra towelettes -kills pathogens in one minute and are both anti-microbical and anti-viral. Steriphene II is a spray that can be used on your checkout equipment.
@ Temple - we donated roughly 5,000 gloves to our hospital as well as a significant amount of disinfectant supplies
Georgia State closed until further notice
00:52:37Autumn Alyssa Cleverley
We only have a small amount of gloves at UC, so we did not donate
We kept 1000 gloves on site to save for re-open game planning...
At Texas State our Emergency Management Team asked us to take stock of PPE. We only had gloves to donate. We donated an amount that would not put is a spot where it would be detrimental for staff use at this point.
Our academic programs donated their PPE from lab classes
UofSC I have not been given permission to donate.
We are keeping our supplies for when we reopen. We also offered it to the campus if other departments need it.
00:53:50Oscee Wheatfall III
Name of the chemical used in our HVAC systems - EVAP-Fresh no rinse evaporator coil cleaner and disinfectant.
UF inquired about donating and was advised not to as student fees are used to purchase these items. Additionally, the common concern of limited supply/back order for re-opening
Some have been donated to Housing based on their need of still being open
Faculties and central facilities have made PPE donations to hospitals but thus far not athletics to retain inventory (https://www.uottawa.ca/gazette/en/news/its-all-one-ottawa-hospitals-brace-covid-19-surge)
We ran out of gloves due to the immense amount of cleaning and cannot get any prior to June 1. It's a large concern for us as we have none if we are to reopen prior to that date.
we are also keeping our small amount for when we reopen.
Stanford donated small amount of gloves and most of the N-95 masks we had. We have two facilities with backstock so we were lucky enough to be able to donate.
At UW-Madison, we donated most of our gloves, hand sanitizer and face masks to our central EOC. It will be a major consideration for us as we reopen. There is a process set up at our university to request PPE as needed so we will utilize that when we understand our reopening timeline.
Portland state university academics (science labs) donated thousands of theirs
we donated gloved to essential employees on campus (housing, facility ops, etc.) at UNC Greensboro
I believe we donated gloves, but they were not from our facility supply. We normally do an annual community health fair which was supposed to be next weekend but was canceled. We are a medical campus, so it wasn't really a donation to a completely different entity.
Florida closed until April 30th
Stanford is closed til further notice as of right now we do not have a reopening date planned yet.
most CA are closed til further notice
All gyms in NJ are currently closed until further notice
We are also closed until further notice at NY
University of Alaska Anchorage, we were on restricted close meaning staff and student workers. Then to hard closure no one in building closed until a minimum of June 30th,.
State of Michigan is closed until end of April.
State of Ohio has stay at home order through May 1. Likely to be extended.
We heard murmurs that the gov. might make some date announcements this week.
UW Seattle closed until further notice
anyone know what non-university gyms are doing like 24 hour, LA fitness, etc... in terms of new procedures or anything else?
Here is a resource from the CDC, it also includes a link to EPA approved cleaning products, it is the Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education follow link, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-ihe-response.html
At Logan University in the St Louis Mo area, our contracted facilities company was spraying a mist from a gun on Mon Mar 15. I forget the name of the chemical or gun but I was told it will kill anything for the NEXT 14 days. I found that a bit miraculous. Any one else familiar with this?
@Glen - Clorox 360?
The University of Rhode Island is closed until further notice
Sean - I don't think it was that. but thanks.
@Glen are you happening to use the Protexus from Hillyard? we at UMSL are looking into it and would love some feedback.
Just FYI there is a Member Services Round table this Friday, April 17th. I would hope this topic would b eon the agenda
Member Services Roundtable, Part 2
Friday, April 17, 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET
@patty oehmke what university do you work for?
Thanks @Drew Loso!
What about older members that use our facilities? How do we limit risk for them?
What is everyone currently doing, or planning on doing to keep student employees active and refreshed on First Aid/CPR skills?
Has anyone taken the American Red Cross certification extension courses yet? I recently sent it to lifeguards and rec attendants who are CPR/First Aid certified with certs expiring in the next 30 days since we are unable to host our in person recert
I created a doc for students to follow to fill it out
I was changed from not essential to essential for medical by request from our Director to our HR department through email.
uOttawa (Ontario) - our essential workers carry ID and "essential worker letters". Many have to cross a provincial police checkpoint on their way to work
we are submitting all extensions as a course record
At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee we drained our pool
I created a 90 day extension course for the LGs that provided thier certifications. It only lets you select the date you are submitting.
Facilities/Risk Mngmt - Has any Uni publicly posted their cleaning procedures, what chemicals they use, frequency etc and if not on your website, do you post it inside the facility? This is for when we all go back on site obviously
Has anyone talked about how they would address increased cleaning of their turf fields, both indoor and outdoor, moving forward? Working with IMs and Clubs I know that this is a question I expect to get more often in the future
If you want the students to have a 90 day extension from the date of experation they can submit the form to the ARC themselves:
Our health department shut us down, so the pool is not operating and we are in the process of draining it. We are not essential.
Does anyone have a plan in place for students that don't feel comfortable coming back to work once a reopening happen? Or discussed it with their department?
Our Environmental Health and Safety department keeps track of MSDS because we include our chemicals on a tracking system
@jeff not yet but it will be a discussion soon
haven't discussed that @jeff Blumenthal!
Yes we had to do this prior to COVID -19 at Michigan State
I mean for customer service purposes - to have members read so they can feel comfortable in your facility
Our Risk Management department on campus has requested an electronic version of our MSDS. We also have a binder.
@jeff prior to closing we did not issue any disciplinary actions for students who missed/dropped shifts with regards to COVID uncertainty
Yes, at MSU, It is posted on the outside of all of our cleaning supplies in our public areas.
To the essential non-essential: Working with your Environmental health and Safety
Or similar to make a Business Continuity plan
It helps determine these roles before hand
01:14:51Autumn Alyssa Cleverley
hoping for the best that we will have enough staff
For our 3500sqft indoor turf, we spray it with our Clorox 360 machine to disinfect
Have not yet researched effectiveness with new needs- but this is what we have used on turf in past. PSF 110 Natural Enzyme Sport Surface Cleanser Application
Getting ready to purchase this for turf - https://pioneerathletics.com/managing-facilities/mperial Used with a Boom Sprayer.
01:15:33Trey Knight - Univ Miami (FL)
Has anyone looked at cleaning process for climbing walls, climbing holds and climbing wall pads, ropes, harnesses etc.?
@Olivia, Akron is doing the same, 25% staff come back, 50%, 75% etc and what that looks like.
@Julia, its been a helpful reference to get an idea of what we will need to get by
We have a big international student base. It sounds like our university wi
will not be bringing back international students.
@gabor. wow. i am so sorry to hear that!
@Jeff Washington State University, is looking to cross employ students across the university
Thanks everyone for the info, it is really helpful!
our hiring freeze is only for full time staff. Luckily student hiring is not included in that freeze
We started looking at who has expiring CPR certification
at ECU we are on a hiring and raise freeze, we are still opening job applications and holding student interviews with and then as soon as the freeze is lifted, we will process their hiring paperwork
We did scheduled locker cleanouts
01:20:05Oscee Wheatfall III
Indoor turf - cleaned with Germ Warfare does not kill Covid but are researching other chemicals that do
Patrons make an appointment to pick up their items
we as well did scheduled locker clean outs the first 3 days we were closed.
01:20:53Mary Ellen Milam
Same at TCU. Patrons can make an appointment to pick up from locker.
For my staff, prior to the Stay At Home order, a few
We have 1 essential professional staff coming into the Rec every other day, and people can schedule to pick up items from lockers with that person
I went to the gym to get their lockers and then mailed it to them.
A&M Commerce- can schedule to come pick it up with me.
oops! firstname.lastname@example.org for anyone who wants to email me!
same as UT, they were able to pick up items after we closed prior to stay at home orders. No one has been allowed in since
SHSU - we cancelled locker clean outs and will allow people to schedule to come and pick up. I have had 1 in several weeks.
At UW-Superior, we are doing 1 to 1 individual meets to allow folks to access their lockers. We have specific measures in place for a scheduled visit, timed to 5 minutes, etc...We did a full day window at the start and many removed their items, but others that missed the initial message with the closure, are trickling in...We have no date set for opening so we are being flexible at meeting 1 on 1 :) We are hoping to get most items out so we can start the deep clean with facilities staff.
We extended ours until Summer, we will most likely continue to extend them until we reopen.
@Marcos - Not sure about other CPR certifications, but I know AHA has extended certifications 120 days beyond recommended renewal dates for Instructors and Providers for cards that expired beginning in March 2020
I have been using Canvas as an online training
Before the stay at home order we were allowing members to come between 8 am - 5 pm M-F even though the facility was closed. We tracked who came to pick up things and if they wanted their locker again when we reopened we noted that.
At ECU we put a lot of our trainings onto Canvas, powerpoints, documents, quizzes, videos, etc. I did “fun” activities like a Connect2 Scavenger hunt of our documents under SOPs and EPMs. We have “Bingo cards” with scenarios regarding a types response and filling out an accident/incident report as needed.
Currently working on something for boating staff for our onsite boat rentals to get them prepared for opening. Since we are in a hiring freeze most of the ones we have when we open will be returners so luckily it can be closer to a refresher.
At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee we have Microsoft office and were already in the process of transferring our handbooks to a digital version. We use Teams, One Note, and Forms (for quizzes after reviewing the handbooks). I plan on having any new employees review the handbooks online, take the quizzes and then hopefully do their shadowing sessions when they start.
our Risk Management training is going online via Canvas\
Great ideas here. Happy to see good discussion surrounding the topic
If they do their online trainings, they get to be “preferred” for when scheduling when we open back up since they stayed engaged online while we have been closed
@natalie that's a great idea! way to keep them motivated to participate in the trainings
How are you all encouraging students to participate in training if they are not getting paid right now?
has anyone used a bleach solution for cleaning?
Also the actives are “fun” like doing a Connect2 Accident report on a scene from their favorite TV show (my example i provided was filling out an accident report from Jim Halpert’s POV on Meredith getting bit by a bat from the Office)
@natalie that's a great idea! We are just starting to implement Connect2 so it would be good practice
That is awesome that they showed up without being paid :) Awesome :)
I LOVED NATALIE'S IDEAS!! And she will share them if you ask nicely :)
The zoom check ins I’ve been apart of with our students have been successful and uplifting for the students…they appreciate getting to see one another
We did a big "virtual thank you" e-card to all our student Rec Staff to check in and say thanks. It's tough celebrating student employee appreciation week when our folks in WI aren't able to work or be paid. They like the excitement and personal touch of the e-card :) Easy and Free!
thanks meagan! my email is email@example.com