2021 GSRC COVID-19 Plan

Post date: April 13, 2021 2:52pm


Opening Date: Saturday May 29 10am.

Partnership: GSRC partnership with Pool Professionals to implement all recommended safety and regulatory guidance provided under Governor Cooper’s phased reopening plan and CDC guidelines.

General Guidelines that Apply to All:

Each employer is responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace. These guidelines are subject to change at any time based on state guidelines and GSRC board / management discretion. To reopen and successfully remain open for business, everyone individually and collectively must actively participate in our core recommendations:

Guest Safety:

  1. We will limit occupancy to 100% as determined by the fire code (when fire code number is not known, maximum occupancy can be calculated as 24 people per 1,000 square feet in deck areas, wading pools, and splash pads – occupancy for GSRC is calculated at a maximum of 392 persons), AND we will ensure sufficient social distancing with at least 6-foot separation between individuals or family/group units.

  2. Swim Meets and / or spectator events will have capacity reduced to 50% due to high-risk activity. GSRC capacity for such events will be a maximum of 196 persons.

  3. Tables will be set up 6 feet apart to allow for proper social distancing.

  4. GSRC purchased 3 hand soap dispensers which are installed in the bathrooms.

  5. GSRC purchased 3 hand sanitizer dispensers which are installed at the entrance of the pool, around the middle of the deck and on the opposite end of the deck near the pump house.

  6. GSRC will install / purchase social distancing and wash your hands signs to be placed along the fence line, in an effort to continually remind individuals to follow proper safety measures.

    1. the following (4) signs: How to stop the spreadpdf icon of COVID-19, properly wash hands, promote everyday protective measurespdf icon, and properly use a cloth face covering image icon in highly visible locations (for example, at deck entrances, and at sinks).

    2. Know your W’s will be posted: Sign

    3. GSRC will also have directional signs indicating closed clubhouse, etc.

  7. GSRC will adopt a “touchless” policy to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which includes:

    1. Lids on trash cans will be taken off

    2. Doors to the bathroom will be kept open

    3. Front gate will be left open (front desk attendant will be sitting at the entrance to provide touch less check-in.)

  8. The water fountains will remain closed / not in use.

  9. GSRC will employ a front desk attendant to check in members before they enter the pool. This will also allow for GSRC to allow the correct number of guests approved under the Governor’s order. A sign will be placed at the check-in table reminding individuals that by signing in, they are acknowledging that they have self-screened and do not currently display any symptoms of nor have any contact with a COVID positive individual in the past 14 days prior to visiting the pool.

  10. There will be no ‘Lost and Found’ - all items left behind will be thrown away each night.

  11. Commonly used surfaces such as bathrooms, handrails, ladders, gates, drinking water fountains, picnic tables, etc. will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.

  12. Only employees will be allowed in the pool clubhouse. All concessions and other necessary business will be performed through the window to the clubhouse.

  13. The area in front of concessions will be marked with social distancing guidelines and the entire deck area will be spaced appropriately to allow for social distancing.

  14. Masks will be worn on the property by all members and staff (not in the pool) when those individuals cannot properly social distance themselves from others not in their own group.

General Guidelines:

  1. All employees will be asked to self-disclose before entering the pool by signing a document. If they are sick, they will be asked to stay home.

  2. Clubhouse employees will be asked to wear a mask when interacting with pool members if they cannot properly social distance themselves.

  3. Lifeguards are asked to not enforce social distancing guidelines, per CDC guidelines.

  4. Self-isolation - as always, if you are sick or displaying any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, stay home.

  5. Practice social distancing of at least six feet distance to the greatest extent possible.

  6. Wash hands frequently (20 seconds with soap and water or use of a sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol).

  7. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces or remove frequently touched surfaces.

  8. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  9. Strongly consider wearing a cloth face covering when in public and not in the pool.

  10. Cover mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.