Be proactive about reducing the number of interactions that swimmers, coaches and City of San Gabriel Lifeguards have with one another by practicing physical (or social) distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) to limit the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to physical distancing, another important tool to prevent the spread of coronavirus is to practice good hygiene. Important public health prevention messages include:
Stay home when you are sick. Anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should contact their medical provider and if you test positive, remain at home in isolation for a minimum of 10 days plus at least 24 hours after the resolution of fever (without fever-reducing medication) and improvement in other symptoms.
All swimmers MUST wear a mask or face covering properly when walking on to the pool deck and while walking off the pool deck. The only time you don't wear a mask or face covering is in the pool. All SGSG coaches will wear a mask or face covering properly while coaching on deck.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the Happy Birthday song to help know when it has been 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and clean your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use their sleeve, not your hands, to cover their coughs and sneezes.
Limit close contact with people who are sick, and avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.