Thanks Greta for being a tremendous resource and colleague related to the reopening conversation!
do you have any sections closed?
Courtney Berntsen - Coordinator of Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports at North Dakota State University - we also opened yesterday!
What is your membership base Greta?
Thanks David for continually sharing reopening documents on behalf of George Mason - appreciate it.
Courtney - we'll have you share your experience after Rick and Chris
Can you please get specific with protocols. Masks, gloves, workstation barriers, spacing out equipment usage, locker room,
SDSTATE Wellness Center will be reopening June 1 to students & current members.
Greta—are you on a rotating schedule with staff? We are thinking of all staff quarantining due to one positive test
How about training your staff
how do you plan to respond to emergencies?
We had a virtual staff training on Friday via Zoom.
@Greta, or others, do you have an agenda for those training topics?
Rick- is your climbing wall open and if so how are you operating it?
Rick what are you doing with locker rooms?
Are students/patrons following 6 ft distancing when entering facility if your vestibule is not long especially if raining or other issues.
@Ron, locker rooms are closed by the Governor in Texas.
How are you managing the reservation system?
Rick: does the Cadet Corp have their own facility or are they encouraging the use of your facility?
Are you managing the gym access system similar to how group fitness classes are setup in IML?
How is the wait list managed. Are individuals waiting on site?
what are the cleaning parameters for the climbing wall and autobelay itself?
Those that are open I know it's too soon, but what issues have you faced?
How are you handling people who are working out together that say they live in the same house?
If you are open, is pool open?
Raul - our pool is not open
@ Raul, we were about to open, with our plan, but then cover-19 hit close to home, causing mandatory 14 day quarantine of essential employees to our fitness center—so when 14 days is up, (anticipating everyone is healthy) we are looking at a rotating schedule (1 group on for 1 week, another group on the following week) just to try and limit exposure and be able to stay open with limited staff
Auto Belay Cleaning Recommendations Protecting and Disinfecting Devices: TruBlue/Headrush White Paper: https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/5957371/website-docs/whitepapers/Disinfection_WP_03_20.pdf
anyone updating language in waivers?
we're looking into it now with legal
Who has a plan for if/when they get their first case of covid? A patron? A staff member? And what is it?
@Andy, we are trusting what people say. If they walk into the facility together, that's a little more telling to us than if they were to enter separately. We've also stated that we are not allowing any groups over 3 to gather (playing basketball, for example)
@John our waivers already have "illness" language in them so I am not advocating for adding anything in (unless legal decides otherwise)
Are you considering BVM or Hands Only CPR for emergencies?
We do have a new COVID waiver we will be implementing for all patrons when when we open.
For climbing walls, how do you get past cleaning of High Touch areas.... climbing holds... and climbing holds being porous? https://www.gymclimber.com/can-liquid-chalk-protect-climbers-from-coronavirus-as-gyms-begin-to-reopen/
We are being asked to volunteer FTE staff to be "contact tracers" in order to have in-person classes and activities. We are looking for 25 people for the 25,000 population university community.
anyone concerned with the temperature checks and 1) being in a hot environment 2) people taking acetaminophen, etc. to reduce their temperature?
Hailey, both the bouldering wall and the indoor climbing wall is open. OA staff manage those facilities. They are clearly marked and set up for social distancing.
@Stefani - If it's hot, we'll let folks re-test 10 minutes later, if they're still elevated they won't be allowed into the rec.
Also we've chatted about closing elevators and would be request only-
It's a barrier but also keeps distancing as our elevator is small
we are looking at the same with the elevators
@Stefani we would likely do the same. Three tries and if they're still too high, they're out. Better safe than sorry.
Our Vice-President - Environmental Health & Safety told us that we do not need to take temperatures of staff or participants.
We are planning to have clear masks available for our staff for students that require lip reading for communicating. Just one group to consider.
at embry riddle we have mandated wellness checks around campus where you go first when arriving -you are given a sticker or wrist band- must also where mask on campus so the temperature checks will already be done when they arrive tot he fitness center/pool. Have to do this daily.
Texas A&M Kingsville is reserving first time slots for immune compromised / special pops.
Any thoughts on large group tours for admissions as COVID-19 is really compromising enrollment projections and how remote learning/community colleges can impact admissions. We have narrow stairwells and narrow hallways so concerns of admissions tours
The SD protocol for our university mandates only one person at a time in an elevator.
I put this on connect, but I'm curious if anyone out there is extending access to their graduating seniors?
01:06:56Marc Iturriaga - Bonobo
now that you are open, how are you tracking the ROI - cost to keep things going and whether you can do it long term for a limited population? i.e cleaning supplies, no registration revenue, etc
@Dave where did you find clear masks
@Dave I love the idea of clear masks.
I wonder if we could reach out to our Disability Services dept. to give guidance in the Special pop question
great idea Mark
Our office of Disability services is providing clear masks for Departments that are likely to have interactions with individuals that may require lip reading. I am not sure where they are getting them. sorry
Ha! was in La Maddalena Italy 2003 for a MWR Sports & Fitness internship - Amazing and once in a lifetime experience!
@Dave Suter, our DS Dept. has done the same.
I saw there were concerns from the K95 masks from China? I've been getting spammed companies making them with school logos and for Class of 2020. Anyone special ordering ones with departmental logos?
Christina and others, we are using IM Leagues as the reservation system for the weight room, the climbing wall and for rec swim.
UT-Chattanooga ordered 20K logo masks for campus. This came through the Executive Leadership Team.
any rental in OA that you've suspended for now?
We as a team of staff that have been advised that we can always go above minimum levels that are mandated by the state and institutions for safety/hygiene/signage/cleaning. We are hoping to go to phase 2 since we don't plan to reopen until August, whereas phase 1 has no pool, lockers, no free weights, etc. as we are lucky to see how other gyms/campus rec are planning and opening. We are looking to stockpile cleaning supplies as there may be backorders...
I’m researching the use of face shields instead of face mask. is anyone allowing the use of face shields in stead of face mask?
Here at Claflin are ready to open but the university does not want to open just yet. Once they tell me we can open I will be ready. But i don't see us opening until August/Sept
we are talking about letting staff use a face shield in addition to masks if they so wish as some students have expressed interest in this
@michael I was wondering about this too...what about providing care? CPR? using a BVM?
Thank you Pam for asking the question that’s exactly why these calls are great I haven’t been thinking along those lines. We are however being very conservative and approaching opening very little space in a phased process
Stefani only our building managers are professional rescuer so we have concerns for our lay responders - looking at hands only CPR. But also concerned if our staff are not comfortable providing care, do we not schedule them?
@kevin by law we I don't think we can require ANYONE to provide care but to call 911. We are talking through this now...
For climbing our proposal (yet to be approved) is hand sanitizer upon entry, exit and between climbs. Sectioning for 6' distancing.
Here in Ga the Board of Regions recommend us using Air Armour RIDmold. It is a type of fogger or sprayer to cover areas that are hard to clean
01:26:37Marc Iturriaga - Bonobo
breweries in Calgary are making sanitizer as well
what about mask and goggles...that's on my list.
01:30:48Marc Iturriaga - Bonobo
The end result is healthy students - but may we deplete our resources before we even service those students because we open early when many students aren't on campus and students may not even be on campus in Sept?
@Marc great point...
Yes be mindful of the Active Minds coronavirus study on students
And the spike in suicidality and mental health concerns and how campus rec can help
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thank you all!
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Thanks Greta, Chris, Rick and all.
Thanks to all!
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