COVID-19 Procedures and Policies at Asphalt Green

Updated September 13, 2021.

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  • A face covering is required to enter the facility for anyone over age 2. Coverings may be cloth-based or disposable but may not include bandanas, buffs, or gaiters per New York State mandate. Face coverings must cover your nose and mouth and are always required except when swimming or participating in a youth program or camp where the instructor indicates a socially distanced activity. Exceptions apply for fully vaccinated individuals in the fitness center only. Scroll down for details.
  • Every member and program user is required to sign a code of conduct agreement acknowledging understanding of Asphalt Green’s new COVID-19 procedures. Members and program users must agree not to visit the facility if experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms outlined by the CDC. Asphalt Green has a no-tolerance policy for non-compliance. Members violating any COVID-19 safety procedures risk having their membership temporarily or permanently revoked; program users will have their visitation rights suspended or terminated.
  • Only registered members and program users are allowed into the facility. Guests, drop-ins, or non-pre-registered customers are not permitted. As of June 28, 2021, visitors must use our online reservation system for group exercise and water exercise classes only. 
  • Travel: Those who are fully vaccinated, meaning two weeks have passed since their final dose, may return to Asphalt Green immediately after domestic or international travel. Proof of vaccination status (photo of vaccine card or screenshot of the Excelsior Pass) must be sent to notify@asphaltgreen.org. Kids who are not vaccinated may return to Asphalt Green immediately after domestic travel if they provide a negative PCR or antigen test upon return to New York. Asphalt Green will also accept the negative test required by the CDC for international travelers three days prior to return. Without a test, unvaccinated travelers must abstain from visiting Asphalt Green for seven days. Travelers returning from Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont and those who are unvaccinated and have recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months are exempt.
  • All visitors must follow new floor markings and indicators to allow for social distancing. All stairwells are designated one-way except in case of emergency.
  • Check-in and entry process to the facility is contactless through use of key cards and electronic sensor gates. Floor markings indicate where customers needing assistance can wait.
  • Loitering is prohibited in lobby. Parent pickup for kids in programs is outdoors. Lobby seating is reserved for elderly/disabled.
  • Elevators are reserved for elderly and disabled with a maximum capacity of three riders per car.
  • Café and common areas are closed at both locations until further notice.
  • Trained staff members are stationed throughout the facility to answer any questions and reinforce our new policies.  
  • Our lost and found policy is as follows:
    • Valuables (keys, jewelry, phone, wallet, glasses, etc.) are kept for up to three months.
    • Swimsuits are kept for up to 72 hours.
    • Non-valuables (water bottles, swim caps, goggles, clothing, etc.) are kept until the end of business day.

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  • Members must remain 6 feet apart.
  • A face covering is required at all times in the fitness center for unvaccinated visitors. Coverings may be cloth-based or disposable but may not include bandanas, buffs, or gaiters. Effective June 1, 2021, Asphalt Green no longer requires those who are fully vaccinated to wear masks on the fitness center floor or in the fitness studios only. 
    • In order to remove their mask in the fitness center, fully vaccinated members must carry proof of vaccination (card, photo of card, or Excelsior Pass) at all times. Asphalt Green staff reserve the right to spot check members at their sole discretion. Members are not permitted to inquire about vaccination status of other visitors. Only Asphalt Green staff members are permitted to initiate a vaccination inquiry. Non-compliance may result in membership suspension.
  • Members must wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Open workout areas are designed to implement social distancing. Floor markings indicate individual workout areas; one user per designated space. 
  • Reservations are required for group exercise and water exercise classes but are not required to use the fitness center. 

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  • Effective June 28, 2021, reservations will no longer be required for member lap swim. 
  • All swimmers are required to wear face coverings when traveling to and from the pool deck. Face coverings may only be removed when the swimmer is entering the water. Swimmers are responsible for bringing their own bag to store their face covering in designated areas on the pool deck.  
  • Swim coaches and instructors will wear face coverings at all times when not in the water.
  • Effective September 11, spectators are permitted at youth swim programs. Parents and guardians need to show proof of vaccination each time they drop their child off for a program and view a practice. Acceptable forms of proof include your vaccine card, a photo of your vaccine card, Excelsior, or Key to NYC Pass. 
  • There will be no shared equipment (kick boards, fins, paddles, etc.) in the pool. Swimmers must bring their own personal equipment (caps, goggles).
  • Towel service is available as of July 5, 2021.
  • Follow the arrows to enter and exit the pool deck.
  • Pool and water cleaning systems are fastidiously maintained, including disinfection with chlorine. A UV filtration system also disinfects our pools.
  • BioOx air purification system installed on the pool deck removes chlorine particles and improves air quality. The recently installed CASPR air filtration system neutralizes aerosolized viruses, including COVID-19.

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  • Youth participants exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are promptly removed from activity and isolated. A parent or guardian will be contacted to pick the child up immediately. Return-to-program policies consistent with general Asphalt Green return policies listed above.
  • Athletes are maintained in static groups of no more than six with the same coach each session. Should an athlete or coach contract COVID-19 during the course of a season or program, we will contact everyone that person interacted with at Asphalt Green, and those people will be isolated from the facility for 14 days.
  • Coaches must wear face coverings at all times. Athletes are required to wear face coverings whenever indoors, arriving or departing, and when activity permits (e.g., stretching).
  • Every indoor space will be cleaned and disinfected before a new group or athlete arrives.
  • Coaches and athletes are required to sanitize hands prior to sessions.
  • Any communal equipment will be disinfected prior to new group or athlete arrival.
  • All programs that take place on our indoor turf field or basketball court are limited to one group.
  • Effective September 11, spectators are permitted at youth sports programs. Parents and guardians need to show proof of vaccination each time they drop their child off for a program and view a practice. Acceptable forms of proof include your vaccine card, a photo of your vaccine card, Excelsior, or Key to NYC Pass. 
  • Parents/guardians are required to pick up child outdoors.

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  • Select shared amenities are removed from locker rooms (lotion, cotton swabs, etc.). Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, blow dryers, and tissues are available as of June 28, 2021. 

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  • Asphalt Green upgraded its HVAC air filtration system with CASPR (Continuous Air and Surface Pathogen Reduction) technology, the same system that services general surgery units in hospitals, and MERV 13 filters, which is the standard set by the State.
  • New, more thorough and frequent cleaning and sanitization procedures and schedule in place.  Our cleaning vendor, Safety Facility Services, is an industry leader who services hospital, commercial and education clients, among others. Safety has updated all of its protocols in light of COVID-19 and is utilizing the highest standard of cleaning and disinfecting.
  • All cleaning staff wear disposable face coverings and gloves at all times when inside the facility.
  • High-traffic areas are sanitized hourly.
  • EPA-registered disinfectants, which are designated effective against the COVID-19, are used for all continuous and deep-cleaning processes.
  • Disposable cloths and pre-moistened disinfectant wipes are utilized to avoid potential cross contamination and spread of bacteria/viruses.
  • Next generation electrostatic handheld and back-pack sprayers, which efficiently attack microbes, are used to fully disinfect all areas of the facility on a nightly basis.
  • The following cleaning agents are used:
    • Pearl Drop Hand Soap  
    • Arm & Hammer Carpet Deodorizer
    • Claire Stainless Steel Cleaner
    • Fresh Floral Odor Counteractant
    • Ajax Cleaner
    • Yellow Dust Cloths
    • Spartan Super HDQL Mildewstat / Pro-Link Grout Cleaner   
    • Eucalyptus Steam Room Cleaner
    •  Elite Hi-Con Disinfectant and Deodorizer   
    • Elite Fresh Breeze Disinfectant Restroom Cleaner
    • OxiPlus Peroxide Disinfectant
    • Tile Brite Mold & Mildew Remover
  • No-touch hand sanitizer dispensers are available in all high-traffic areas, including lobbies and fitness centers.
  • Drinking fountains inside the facility are disabled for direct consumption; water bottle refill stations only.
  • No-touch garbage cans replace traditional bins so trash can be deposited without contact.

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  • Effective June 28, 2021, visitors will no longer be required to complete a health questionnaire before every visit. 
  • Asphalt Green’s site-safety monitor intakes reporting of positive COVID-19 cases and ensures that all COVID-19 safety procedures are being followed.
  • Visitors experiencing symptoms must obtain a negative COVID-19 test or be completely symptom free for at least 72 hours before returning to Asphalt Green.
  • Visitors agree in writing to notify Asphalt Green if they or someone in their household tests positive for COVID-19.
  • If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you must abstain from visiting Asphalt Green for 14 days. All members of the household may return to Asphalt Green on day 15 as long as they are symptom free without the aid of medication for 72 hours. Members of the household who are fully vaccinated, meaning at least two weeks have passed since their final dose, may return to Asphalt Green immediately if they provide a photo of their vaccination card.
  • If a visitor tests positive for COVID-19, Asphalt Green will immediately notify all other visitors who were signed up for activities in the same space at the same time. Asphalt Green will also send notifications as recommended by New York State and City guidelines.
  • If someone in your household is exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must abstain from visiting Asphalt Green for 14 days. All members of the household may return to Asphalt Green on day 15 as long as they are symptom free without the aid of medication for 72 hours. Alternatively, the person who was exposed can return if he or she provides a negative rapid or PCR COVID-19 test five days after contact with an infected person. Members of the household who are fully vaccinated, meaning at least two weeks have passed since their final dose, may return to Asphalt Green immediately if they provide a photo of their vaccination card. Proof of vaccination: Send a photo of the front and back of your vaccination card to notify@asphaltgreen.org.
  • If you or someone you’ve had contact with tests positive for COVID-19, report it by emailing notify@asphaltgreen.org.

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