COVID-19 Procedures and Policies at Asphalt Green

Updated September 18, 2020.

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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.
  • 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. Visitors must use our online reservation system for all services, including fitness center, group exercise classes, and lap swim when they resume.  
  • Parent/caretaker limited to one per program user for children under age 14.
  • 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.  

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  • Reservations are required for the fitness center. Capacity is limited per New York State and City guidelines, and members must remain 6 feet apart.
  • A face covering is required at all times in the fitness center. Coverings may be cloth-based or disposable but may not include bandanas, buffs, or gaiters.
  • Members must wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • All fitness equipment is socially distanced.
    • Every other cardio machine (treadmill, elliptical) is disabled.
    • Every piece of equipment is single user; sharing a workout station is prohibited.
    • Spotting is prohibited unless a member is in danger. Please choose weight appropriately.  
  • Open workout areas are designed to implement social distancing. Floor markings indicate individual workout areas; one user per designated space.
  • Towel service is discontinued. Members must bring their own towels as needed.
  • Shared reading materials (magazines, printed schedules, etc.) are removed.
  • No group exercise classes until further notice.

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The following guidelines will be implemented when the pools reopen on October 1, 2020. 

  • All swimmer activity is by reservation only. Members must reserve a swim time in advance and will be assigned a lane.
  • 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.  
  • Towel service is discontinued. Members must bring their own towels as needed.
  • Swim coaches and instructors will wear face coverings at all times when not in the water.
  • Swimmers will be assigned a water entry point and a rest point so swimmers are not congregating anywhere in the water or on the deck.
  • Swimmers should arrive in swim gear and avoid use of locker rooms. An on-deck shower is available for pre-and post-swim rinse.
  • There will be no shared equipment (kick boards, fins, paddles, etc.) in the pool. Swimmers must bring their own personal equipment (caps, goggles).
  • Follow the arrows to enter and exit the pool deck.
  • Lap swim will have a maximum capacity of two swimmers per lane, with assigned resting points at opposite ends of each lane.
  • Pool/water cleaning systems are fastidiously maintained, including disinfection with chlorine and bromine and usage of a UV filtration system which should inactivate the virus in the water.
  • Bio Ox air purification system installed on deck cleans the air and removes airborne virus molecules (including COVID-19).
  • Pool will be cleared of swimmers before and after every swim session for a deep cleaning.

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  • In addition to a health screening questionnaire, youth participants in Asphalt Green programs are required to self-check their temperature before traveling to the campus and refrain from attending their program if temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher.
  • 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.
  • Social distancing measures will be in place and indicated with markings on the field, court, or indoor space. Activities will be focused on individual skill development without shared equipment or physical contact. High-fives, huddles, and all non-essential contacts are eliminated.
    • Soccer: Throw-ins are replaced with kick-ins.
    • Baseball: Athletes must bring their own baseball glove, bat, and helmet.
    • Volleyball: Athletes must bring their own volleyball.
    • Basketball: Athletes must bring their own basketball.
    • Flag football: Football gloves are highly recommended for athletes and use of flags will be limited.
  • All programs that take place on our indoor turf field or basketball court are limited to one group.
  • Limit one spectator for child for all outdoor activities. Spectators must wear a face covering. Spectators are not permitted for indoor activities, leagues, or practices.
  • Parents/guardians are required to pick up child outdoors.

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  • Capacity is limited per New York State and City guidelines, and guests must remain 6 feet apart.
  • Individual family locker rooms are available for bathroom usage and for elderly/disabled members. Showers are disabled.
  • Showers, sauna, and steam room are closed in member and guest locker rooms.
  • Shared amenities are removed from locker rooms (lotion, hair dryers, cotton swabs, etc.).

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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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  • All Asphalt Green visitors must complete a daily health screening questionnaire before entering the facility.
  • 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 reporting 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.
  • Visitors who test positive or have a family member test positive must obtain a negative COVID-19 test before returning to Asphalt Green.
  • 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.
  • Visitors with known contact with a COVID-19 positive person agree in writing to either obtain a negative COVID-19 test or refrain from visiting Asphalt Green for 14 days.
  • 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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