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NPSC Covid-19 Safety Guidelines

Normandy Park Swim Club

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES

 

Normandy Park Swim Club has a general obligation to keep a safe and healthy facility in accordance with state and federal law and safety and health rules for a variety of workplaces hazards. We must comply with COVID-19 worksite-specific safety practices, as outlines in Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” Proclamation 20-25.4.

NPSC offers these guidelines for all members and staff to adhere to ensuring our common goal of ensuring the least amount of spread of COVID19. As new discoveries are made from our local government as well as the CDC, we will adjust new guidelines accordingly. In addition to strict adherence to CDC and the Governor’s guidelines, NPSC recommends personal responsibility is made to adhere to following all local government and CDC guidelines as well to keep all of us on the same page.

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change and the guidance from those agencies can shift with little to no notice, NPSC reserves the right to adjust these procedures, with or without amending these written procedures.

We have put into place an assortment of measures to protect members and employees, including but not limited to:

EMPLOYEE POLICIES

Employees are expected to screen temperature at home, prior to entering the facility. In addition, Management will screen all employees reporting to work for COVID-19 symptoms. A yes answer to any of the following questions will result in the employee being sent home:

• Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

  • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever in the last 72 hours?
  • Have you had loss of taste or smell recently?
  • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
  • Have you experienced muscle aches/body aches/fatigue/headache/nausea?

PROCESS UPDATES

  • Staff will wear face coverings (not N-95 or medical masks, which should be reserved for healthcare workers) and other personal protection items as recommended by the CDC to the extent it doesn’t interfere with their ability to perform their job. This is mandated by the state governing body at this time.
  • Provide guidance on personal protective equipment based on CDC guidelines.
  • Provide sanitizing stations such as additional ready to use hand sanitizer easily accessible around the facility.
  • Practice recommended social distancing to the greatest extent possible.
  • Employees should increase hygiene practices—wash hands more frequently, avoid touching anywhere on their face, practice good respiratory etiquette when coughing or sneezing.

ATTENDANCE

  • All employees should stay home if feeling ill, report any symptoms of illness to the Manager and require notification of COVID-19 positive case in employee’s household.
  • Direct any employee who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., answers yes to any of the screening questions or who is running a fever) to leave the premises immediately and seek medical care and/or COVID-19 testing.
  • NPSC will cover shifts for those that are in need to take off while waiting for COVID19 test to be taken as well as IF they test positive. We will be following hospital procedures as well as local government requirements.

MEMBER PROTECTION

NPSC Members should be aware of the following:

HOME SCREENING

Parents should be regularly screening their family for signs of illness. This is perhaps the most critical safety procedure. Members should not come to our facility if they or a member of their family are experiencing symptoms of sickness.

  • It is your responsibility as their parent to take measures to ensure that you and your children are not contagious before entering the building.
  • Additionally, we strongly encourage that members wear masks while on premises (except for when swimming). This is now required for all except for medical reasons and children under 5.

ENTRY SCREENING

Anyone entering the facility and grounds must agree to the posted guidelines for safety screening. A yes answer to any of the questions should result in the member being prevented from entering and not returning for two weeks or a negative COVID test:

  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever in the last 72 hours?
  • Have you had loss of taste or smell recently?
  • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
  • Have you experienced muscle aches/body aches/fatigue/headache/nausea?

FACILITY UPDATES

NPSC is making the following updates at this time:

  • We have posted signs encouraging social distancing from the CDC.
  • Require that Members to sanitize their hands upon entering the facility.
  • Customers more vulnerable or at-risk for COVID-19 as identified by the CDC— including those who are over the age of 65 or those who have chronic medical conditions are encouraged not to visit the premises, following our local government guidelines.
  • Please maintain 6 feet of social distancing if not with your immediate family.
  • No ONE is allowed to enter the facility if they or a household member has had onset of illness with symptoms compatible with suspected or lab-confirmed Covid-19 in the prior 14 days.
  • If we are aware of a COVID-19 diagnosis will send out an email to let you know the time and date of the potential exposure. NO names will be released per privacy laws.

BUSINESS PROCESS ADAPTATIONS/BUILDING USAGE

For Entry into Phase 2 of the Governor’s “Safe Start Washington” we will be adhering to the following guidelines: (subject to change as we hopefully proceed through the phases)

  • Group sizes for class will be 5 or smaller. (This pertains to any lessons that we might offer or  some type of swim team participation.)
  • Pool time will be limited to Lap Swim. One person/Family per lane. Sign-ups will be sent out in link every week a few days prior to the start of the new week. No other people can be on site during this time.
  • Locker Rooms/Cabana/BBQ’s/Play Equipment will be closed (only Family bath will be open for Emergencies use and hand washing)
  • A limited number of people will be allowed on the premised at one time. We will follow state guidelines ALWAYS. In order to accommodate all of our members usage will be limited.
  • At this time no guests will be allowed in the facilities that are not listed on your Membership. (This excludes one person who may be caregiving the children on the membership without a parent being present)
  • There will be a COVID19 Supervisor who will be a NPSC staff member or volunteer on the premised at all times.
  • Staff will conduct regular disinfecting of high- touch surfaces, equipment and common areas of the facility using disinfectant cleaning supplies according to CDC guidelines.
  • We will mitigate exposure in the workplace by implementing social distancing guidelines and modify our pool schedules. Required by Governor’s orders is to limit numbers in the facility to 25% capacity as determined by the Fire Inspector, and the 6 foot rule whenever possible.
  • Table and Chairs will be arranged to allow for social distancing when the time permits.  Please do not move them around.