Spirals “Zero Tolerance” Illness Policy
All individuals including gymnasts, coaches, administrative personnel, parents, and recreational class members shall perform a personal health evaluation prior to every entrance to any Spirals practice, class or event. Individuals should ask themselves about signs or symptoms of illness including but not limited to fever, shortness of breath, cough, runny nose, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, nausea or vomiting, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, skin rash, generalized fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, and muscle aches.
Spirals policy states that individuals who have signs or symptoms of illness should stay at home and will not be allowed into the gymnasium or practice area until either the individual is symptom free for over 72 hours or the individual has written clearance to return to gym from a licensed medical professional such as a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant.
Spirals members can park in the parking lot at the corner of Phelps Rd and Mills Way, closest to the playground and Harriet Phillips Meadow (the field we will use). We will have a table set up at the field near the parking lot as our front desk. Markers will be placed on the ground at least 6 feet apart so that members can line up in a distanced manner. All members over the age of 2 years old should arrive with a face covering on.
Every child must be accompanied by an adult to the front desk. At the front desk, members will be screened by asking:
- Have you, or anyone in your household, have had any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 3 days? A symptom list from the CDC will be visible on the front desk.
- Has the participant had any known contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
If the answer is yes to either of these questions, the Spirals member will not be allowed to participate in the class until they can answer no to both questions. A full refund for the class will be issued at this time.
We will have a no-contact thermometer available at the front desk, and may take temperatures as necessary for anyone entering onto the field. We define a fever as a temperature of 100.2°F or above. If a participant’s forehead measures a fever but we have reason to believe the surface of their skin is hotter than their internal temperature (i.e. they were standing in the sun for a period of time), a secondary temperature will be taken off of their neck, side of their arm or palm.
Members will be asked to use hand sanitizer (provided) before entering onto the field, and face coverings will be available for anyone who arrives without one.
Entry onto the Field
Once participants have passed the screening, they will be directed onto a specific mat that they will remain on for the duration of the class.
At the end of practice, members picking up their gymnast will spread out on the field around our class. Once class is over, participants will be dismissed, put on their masks, gather their belongings, and go to their parents/guardians while maintaining distance from other gymnasts and parents/guardians. There will be a 15 minute break in between classes to allow time for the entrance/egress protocols as well as for cleaning mats.
As per local guidelines, our worksite-specific plan and our RISE checklist are available upon request.