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GCY Coronavirus Updates and Resources

GCY Coronavirus Updates and Resources (Archived, this will be our starting template if we have another outbreak or positive COVID case involving a swimmer)

Updates:

UPDATE:

CURRENT GUIDELINES FOR RETURNING TO PRACTICE/POOL AFTER POSITIVE COVID CASE OR CLOSE CONTACT

  • New Daily Screening Questions can be found at this link:
  • There is no penalty for missing practice if an athlete, or any member of their family does not feel well, they should stay home.
  • All staff, athletes, parents and participants should not swim if they or anyone with whom they reside:  Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.  Have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing from other athletes when entering and exiting the facility and when on deck.  Swimmers must wear masks to lane, and from lane, storing in a ziplock bag (or anything similar) while they are swimming.  Mask must be worn from lane to bathroom and back if they need to use it during practice.
  • If we have a positive case, all swimmers in the same lane or practice with COVID infected individual will be notified.  These swimmers may choose whether or not to quarantine but should at minimum increase monitoring for signs and symptoms, and quarantine for 10 days if they have had close contact with infected swimmer outside of practice (for example if they carpool together).  
  • Swimmers who have already had COVID-19 within 90 days and those who are fully vaccinated do not have to quarantine as long as they can answer NO to our daily screening questions.
  • Please inform Brad Herndon and/or Cynthia Shannon as soon as possible if you test positive for COVID-19 so we can help prevent it's spread and contact everyone affected immediately.
  • Continue to refer to USA Swimming's and NC Swimming's Guidelines found here:

Our Practices:

Athletes are NOT permitted to attend practice if they answer YES to any of the following questions…

●Have you had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or has any health department been in contact with you and advised you to quarantine?
●In the last 72 hours, have you 1) had a fever or felt feverish? 2) had any muscle aches, chills, or respiratory symptoms, including runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath? 3) new loss of taste or smell?
●Is your temperature above 100 degrees?

Athletes who are sick or believe they might have COVID-19 should stay home until you can answer YES to the following questions…

●Has it been at least 10 day since you first had symptoms?
●Have you been without fever for 3 days (72 hours) without any medicine?
●Has it been 3 days (72 hours) since your symptoms have improved?

IMPORTANT: Household members and athletes who have been in close contact with someone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 should monitor themselves for symptoms.


GCY and YMCA of Greensboro COVID Return to the Y Waivers/Membership:

*YMCA AND GCY MEMBERSHIPS must be ACTIVE

   Proper Waiver REQUIRED:

NO MEMBERSHIP = NO SWIM

NO WAIVER = NO SWIM

  • GCY is following all USA Swimming Return to the Pool Guidelines AND facility specific guidelines (see below)
  • Swimmers come in pre-showered in suit (dry clothes over)
  • Line up prior to each practice 6 feet apart for screening questions
  • All swimmers will be temp checked prior to each practice
  • Over 37.7 or 100 will not be allowed to practice
  • Sanitize Hands
  • All dry clothes in swim bag that they are responsible for disinfecting
  • Practice (time length varies from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on group)
  • Exit Pool
  • Dry and gather clothes in dry back
  • Leave through proper exit
  • Emergency bathroom available, staff disinfects after each use.
  • 15-30 minutes of staggering times between groups, arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your practice. 
  • All coaches wear mask, have temperature check, screening questions (Employee Screening Checklist) and follow all other guidelines (see below)
  • Swimmers masks are required.
  • Avoid congregating after practices, keep social distancing!

 

CLICK HERE FOR PRACTICE SIGN-UP LINKS (MUST BE LOGGED INTO TEAM UNIFY TO VIEW)

GCY Parents/Swimmers MUST adhere to facility rules where we practice:

Helpful GCY Specific COVID Links:

GCY Coaches' Requirements:

  • Be able to answer "No" to the Athlete Screening Questions (above) both daily online AND verbally with other coach AND/OR guard you working with at the practices you coach.
  • Temperature checked before each shift
  • Answer Employee Screening Checklist Online CLICK HERE FOR LINK
  • Wear Mask Daily, but you may remove with 12 feet of social distancing.
  • Sanitize Hands before/after each practice
  • Be familiar with all links in the helpful COVID links above.
  • Follow all USA Swimming Return to Pool Guidelines as well as facility specific policies and procedures (see above)
  • Resource: GCY COVID Daily Screening Log for Employees
  • Resource: YMCA of the Triangle Training Video (click link)