How are people handling when CDC guidelines are more stringent than state guidelines?
Grant Brinson - University of Charleston
00:42:02Hailey Hester- Georgia State University
guidelines are guidelines, not law. Something to think of when making those decisions...
00:42:48Hailey Hester- Georgia State University
GSU is operating off the board of regents interpretations/ direction if there are conflicts
00:43:19Joey Parent (Virginia Commonwealth Univ.)
Chris- We are often looking to the CDC to inform our decisions. In general our decisions to open and how that looks is more conservative than our local and state regulations.
00:50:53Madison Kinder - Eastern Washinton Univ
In terms of climbing, has anyone considered the proximity of the climbing rope to a person’s breathing (while top roping) and how that may pose an issue of disease transmission? If you have considered this, have you come up with any strategies to mitigate this?
00:51:33Davy Shaw Valdosta State Unversity
we are look in to sleeves for ropes
00:52:33Madison Kinder - Eastern Washinton Univ
Davy, is anyone making these already or looking into creating your own? I have considered edge protectors, but would probably depend on the material and height of the protector on the rope.
00:52:45Hailey Hester- Georgia State University
I am alternating routes following how other gyms in Georgia are operating that have opened. We most likely will require climbers in masks. By alternating ropes/routes each day we are giving the ropes a 3 day rest for the virus to die.
00:55:52Hailey Hester- Georgia State University
to make that work ( I have a 5 rope gym) I am buying another spool to make duplicate ropes, to rotate in to ensure a 3 day rest, but have at least 2 routes open daily.
00:57:12Davy Shaw Valdosta State Unversity
we are looking to make them or even just use something disposable like press-n-seel. We also only have 5 ropes, so we are looking at a rotation as well.
00:57:39Chris Muller - UTA
Can a link to this document be posted in the chat?
01:00:19Trey Knight - Univ Miami
01:00:41Trey Knight - Univ Miami
There is also a Google Sheet that I created a few weeks ago that has over 20 schools plans
01:26:44Courtney Berntsen - North Dakota State University
Has anyone thought about removing ropes for the time being? Allow bouldering only.
01:28:37Hailey Hester- Georgia State University
No we are going to open our wall but shut down our bouldering cave because of the cleaning and monitoring of that space is much more difficult and could only have 2 people in there at a time anyways.... We also have enough harnesses from the challenge course/wall/and trips to rotate those along with our ropes with a 3 day quarantine rest period
01:30:07Hailey Hester- Georgia State University
we a have a retrofitted under a stairwell as a bouldering cave
01:33:01Hailey Hester- Georgia State University
Yes, we're looking into the feasibility consulting packages if you want to plan your own adventure
01:34:57Mike Hoover - Uni. of AR
Thanks presenters! Thanks Josh, for sharing those final comments.
01:35:16Hailey Hester- Georgia State University
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