Copied directly from Sports and Recreation Master Guidance at www.Governor.NY.gov
(edited to communicate relevant information pertaining to our facility.)
For all other sports and recreational activities described herein, this guidance is effective on July 6, 2020 in regions that have reached or surpassed Phase 3 of the State’s reopening. Regions that have not yet reached Phase 3 by July 6, 2020 are limited to only the statewide permitted outdoor, low-risk recreational activities, as determined by ESD, until such date that the region reaches Phase 3.
These guidelines apply to non-professional and non-collegiate sports and recreation activities (e.g. youth sports), inclusive of indoor and outdoor sports and recreation, as well as organized and non-organized sports and recreation
Gymnastics is classified as a moderate risk sport.
▪ Moderate risk sports and recreation activities are characterized by:
• Limited ability to maintain physical distance and/or be done individually;
• Limited ability to: (1) avoid touching of shared equipment, (2) clean and disinfect equipment between uses by different individuals, or (3) not use shared equipment at all.
This guidance is effective on July 6, 2020in regions that have reached or surpassed Phase 3 of the State’s reopening.
o The “type of play” risk can be generally defined by the following spectrum from least to greatest risk:
▪ Individual or distanced group training or activities (e.g. basketball shooting drills, golf, rock climbing),
▪ Organized no/low-contact group training (e.g. sport camps and clinics),
▪ Competitive team practices,
▪ Games, meets, matches, scrimmages (e.g. organized leagues, pickup sports), and
▪ Competitive tournaments of multiple games, meets, matches, or scrimmages requiring travel.
• Effective immediately and in accordance with this guidance, the abovementioned permitted statewide outdoor, low-risk recreational activities, as determined by ESD, may partake in all types of play, except competitive tournaments requiring travel.
• Effective July 6, 2020 in regions that have reached or surpassed Phase 3 of the State’s reopening and in accordance with this guidance, participants in lower and moderate risk sports and recreation activities may partake in all types of play, except competitive tournaments requiring travel. Participants in higher risk sports and recreation activities may only partake in individual or distanced group training and organized no/low-contact group training.
• Responsible Parties must ensure that for any indoor sport or recreational activity, capacity is limited to no more than 50% of the maximum occupancy for a particular area as set by the certificate of occupancy, inclusive of employees and patrons/players/spectators.
o Responsible Parties must limit spectators to no more than two spectators per player.
• Responsible Parties must ensure a distance of at least six feet is maintained among individuals at all times, whether indoor or outdoor, unless safety or the core activity (e.g. practicing, playing) requires a shorter distance.If a shorter distance is required, individuals must wear acceptable face coverings, unless players are unable to tolerate a face covering for the physical activity (e.g. practicing, playing); provided, however, that coaches, trainers, and other individuals who are not directly engaged in physical activity are required to wear a face covering.
Any time employees interact with patrons/players/spectators (e.g. operating appointment desks), they must wear acceptable face coverings.
• Responsible Parties must post signs throughout the site, consistent with DOH COVID-19 signage. Responsible Parties can develop their own customized signage specific to a workplace or setting, provided that such signage is consistent with the Department’s signage. Signage should be used to remind individuals to:
o Cover their nose and mouth with a face covering.
o Properly store and, when necessary, discard personal protective equipment (PPE). o Adhere to physical distancing instructions.
o Report symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19, and how they should do so.
o Follow hand hygiene and cleaning and disinfection guidelines.
o Follow appropriate respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.
o Remain home if not feeling well.
• For spectators, the following additional safety measures apply:
o For sports events (e.g. games), Responsible Parties must limit spectators to two spectators per player.
o Responsible Parties must ensure spectators maintain six feet of physical distance between individuals and/or family/household units at all times and all spectators must wear face coverings when they are in common areas and situations where six feet of distancing is not able to be maintained, so long as they are over the age of two and medically able to tolerate such covering.
Hygiene, Cleaning, and Disinfection
• Responsible Parties must provide and maintain hand hygiene stations on site, as follows:
o For handwashing: soap, running warm water, and disposable paper towels.
o For hand sanitizing: an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol for areas where handwashing facilities may not be available or practical.
▪ Hand sanitizer must be placed throughout the site for use by employees and patrons/players/spectators. It should be placed in convenient locations such as points of entrance/exit.
o Responsible Parties should post signage indicating that visibly soiled hands should be washed with soap and water; hand sanitizer is not effective on visibly soiled hands.
• Responsible Parties must provide appropriate cleaning and disinfection supplies for shared and frequently touched surfaces and encourage employees to use these supplies, following manufacturers’ instructions, before and after use of these surfaces, followed by hand hygiene.
• Responsible Parties must conduct regular cleaning and disinfection of the site and more frequent cleaning and disinfection for high risk areas used by many individuals and for frequently touched surfaces. Cleaning and disinfection must be rigorous and ongoing and should occur at least after each shift, daily, or more frequently as needed. Please refer to DOH’s “Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Public and Private Facilities for COVID-19” for detailed instructions on how to clean and disinfect facilities.
o Responsible Parties must ensure regular cleaning and disinfection of restrooms. Restrooms should be cleaned and disinfected more often depending on frequency of use.
o Responsible Parties must ensure that equipment is regularly cleaned and disinfected using registered disinfectants, including at least as often as workers change workstations or move to a new set of tools. Refer to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) list of products registered in New York State and identified by the EPA as effective against COVID-19.
o If cleaning or disinfection products or the act of cleaning and disinfection causes safety hazards or degrades the material, equipment or machinery, Responsible Parties must put in place hand hygiene stations between use and/or supply disposable gloves and/or limitations on the number of employees and patrons/players using such equipment or machinery.
Full 15 page report can be provided upon request