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Stoughton Gymnastics Health Handbook 2020-2021
Policies and Procedures for Return to Practice After Covid-19
The purpose of this document
This document is as Fluid as the Situation
Be your own Advocate
Mandatory Adherence to this Handbook
Our Collective Responsibility
We are all responsible for the health and safety of ourselves and each other
Our Re-Opening Plan
Phases of Reopening, "STEPS" to gradual opening of programs
How We Can Limit the Spread
Prevention of Exposure & Contact Spread: Staff/Family/Student/Class/Facility Policies
STEPS Outlined with Policies
Purpose of this Document
The health and safety of our students will always come first. As we return to class after the disruption due to the Covid-19 outbreak, every decision, policy and procedure is made in the best interest of our students’ safety and health.
This document is as Fluid as the Situation
Everything about the disease, it is spread, government guidelines, social responses, the needs of our families, and the financial environment have been in constant flux. Our plan and procedures for how we address all these things must be adaptable, purposeful, based in science and beffective. We cannot be afraid to constantly evaluate our policies and procedures, seek our new & sound information, and adjust our responses accordingly. Stoughton Gymnastics will alter all this handbook as needed to fulfill these goals.
Everyone must be their own Advocate
In navigating as best we can, each of us has had to find a unique plan for the unique circumstances of your family and environment. While we as a team will continue doing everything we can to meet and exceed state and federal guidelines, while also minimizing interruption of “normal life” as much as possible, we understand that certain solutions or policies will not be the most appropriate for each family. While we will try our best to create the best environment for everyone, we respect families who must make the difficult decision to delay their return for now until the global situation, or a certain Stoughton Gymnastics policy, is changed.
Mandatory Adherence to the Handbook
Given all the above, and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of the children entrusted to our care, Stoughton Gymnastics will be enforcing all policies and procedures listed within this document during our return to class post Covid-19. If a family, employee is unwillingto abide by these policies and procedures, they will not be allowed to attend Stoughton Gymnastics until either Stoughton Gymnastics Response Level or their cooperation have changed.
Our Collective Responsibility
We are all responsible for the Health and Safety of Each Other.
Due to the nature of how viruses spread, for all of us to be as healthy as possible, all of us must do
our part to support a healthy and safe Stoughton Gymnastics and safe homes for our family and friends.
Staff: Responsible for ensuring our facility policies are being executed, they are also responsible for their guidelines outside of work, their own health, and their travel and leisure activities.
Athletes: Responsible for following the guidelines, helping support their teammates through this time, and following all directions given by staff on site to ensure a low-risk environment for everyone.
Parents: Responsible for making sure your family is following good hygiene and habits, following all policies, and helping our staff with your patience, support, and dutifulness as we return.
Regardless of what “Step” we are in, maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all our students and families is going to take work and cooperation from our staff, athletes, and parents. We need every family to do their part to practice good hygiene, follow our policies and procedures, and be patient and supportive of our athletes and coaches during this time.
This is a stressful, unprecedented, and challenging situation for all of us. It is important to remember we all share the same goal- the safe and quick return of our children’s lives to a sense of normalcy.
Our Reopening Plan
Stoughton Gymnastics Response: Levels of Programming
In conjunction with Wisconsin’s Health department, CDC, Governor Evers and USAG, Stoughton Gymnastics has created a customized and comprehensive set of policies and procedures with “5 Steps” of programming. Each of the steps will have different amounts of precaution and risk management and will allow various groups/ages of students to attend classes.
Step #1: Free lessons and conditioning videos are posted on YouTube. Just search “Stoughton
Gymnastics. New videos are uploaded each week.
Step #2: Hyper Vigilant Sanitation Practices will be implemented
• XCEL Bronze, Silver, Gold level will start practice with groups of 5-6 students
• Private lesson slots are available for all students over age 5
• Social distancing will be maintained with 1 athlete per station
• No make-up classes/crossover to other class groups
• No spotting, High Fives, or Hugs (staff will intervene to prevent an injury)
• Free lessons will still be posted weekly for rec and preschool kids on YouTube
Step #3: Hyper Vigilant Sanitation Practices continue
All of Step #2 plus the following:
• Abbreviated Gym schedule will be available & Rec students may enroll. Space will be limited to 25-50% of capacity (PENDING Dane Co Health Dept guidelines). Independent Pre-School classes will not yet be offered.
• Students are to be dropped off for practice or limit parent observation to 1 parent per child
• No spotting class option, High Fives, or Hugs
• Social distancing is enforced between students and coaches & among students
Step #4: Hyper Vigilant Sanitation Practices continue
All of Step #3 plus the following:
• Small Birthday Parties may be booked
• Additional Recreational classes will be added
• Preschool classes with 50% capacity will be added
• Spotting will resume. If you prefer, there will be a “non-spotting” option to choose within each class.
• Open Gyms and Parent’s Night Outs with age and size restrictions will resume
• Modified Rec Team schedule
• Observation of classes may still need to be limited to 1 parent per child
Step #5: Hyper Vigilant Sanitation Practices continue
• Birthday Parties may be booked with greater # of participants
• Spotting will resume
• Expanded Special Events will be offered & participant restrictions reduced or eliminated
• Field Trips offered
• Rec Team and meets held
• Preschool classes will be expanded.
How we limit the spread
Proactive Prevention of Exposure: Staff – Family - Student – Class – Facility policies
The first step to limit spread is in preventing those with confirmed (or a high probability of having been in contact with) Covid from entering the facility. We do this through our screening procedures, including in the self-screening we ask of staff and families to do regarding symptoms and exposure.
Our “STEPS” to opening include policies such as social distancing and ‘pods’. We will be utilizing ‘pods’ for our programs, containing students to a limited area, as to limit the number of other individuals they encounter during their class. “STEPS” established by Stoughton Gymnastics and will exceed the minimum requirements in the “Phases” set by Dane Co Public Health.
Programs: Advanced, XCEL, private lessons
Estimated Start Date: June 4
Staff policies: Staff must stay home if they or anyone in their household is showing any symptoms; temp checks at door and every 4 hours; must stay home for 14 days if anyone in the home has traveled to a "hot spot"; Staff will wear a mask if they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distancing; must sanitize hands upon entry, between each equipment rotation and between classes.
Family Policies: If anyone in the student's home is showing symptoms, child cannot attend for 14 days; if anyone in the home has traveled to a "hot spot" child cannnot attend for 14 days; all billing and admin tasks must be done via parent portal, email or phone; students will be dropped off- parents may watch from outside
Student Policies: Temp checks at the door, no one can enter with a temp over 100; students should be prepared for class with as little time in the gym as possible- come dressed and use bathroom at home; students must bring their own water and water bottles.
Class Policies: No spotting, high 5's or hugs; maintain social distancing, XCEL will need their own chalk ball in a ziplock bag, backback to hold water and chalk to be used between event rotation; classes altered to implement specific zones and equipment; all students must sanitize hands upon entry, between equipment rotation; students must wash hands before and after bars
Facility Policies: Building capacity at 25%; complete facility disinfection every hour, to include vinyl mats (bars, beam, vault at closing); complete disinfection of bathrooms each hour; disinfectant fogging of carpet bonded floor every night; carpets steamed cleaned every 2 weeks
Use of the main entrance for "IN" and leave "OUT" of the parent room door.
Programs Offered ( Step #2 plus) :Abbreviated Gym schedule will be available with student over age 5 allowed to enroll; class sizes will be reduced to 25% of building capacity
Estimated Start date: June 15
Staff Policies: Staff must stay home if they or anyone in their home shows any symptoms; temp checks at the door; must stay home for 14 days if anyone in the home has traveled to a "hot spot"; staff will wear a mask if they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distancing; staff must sanitize hands upon entry, between class and throughout the day
Family Policies: One parent per child in the building is allowed; masks encouraged but not required; no spectators over the age of 60 or with significant health conditions; if anyone in the home shows any symptoms child may not attend for 14 days; parent monitors child's health at home and takes temps; if anyone in the child's home has traveled to a "hot spot" child cannot attend for 14 days; Must sanitize hands upon entry and maintain sociall distancing.
Student Policies: Children should use the restroom at home prior to coming in the gym; we will take student temperatures if we believe child has a fever/symptoms; students will bring their own water and waterbottles; students will hand sanitize upon entry
Class Policies: No spotting option, high 5's or hugs; maintain social distancing; no shared chalk, if needed staff will dispense contact free; groups of 4-6 kids will have 'pods' & pods will be cleaned between groups; wash hand before and after bars; use hand sanitizer between events and rotation
Facility Policies: Building capacity at 25-50%, based on Dane Co Health Dept.; Complete facility disinfection every 2 hour to include vinyl mats (bars, beam, vault at closing); complete disinfection of bathrooms every 2 hours; disinfectant fogging of carpet bonded flooring each night; carpets steam cleaned every month
Enter "IN" the main entrance and go "OUT" the building through the parent room
Programming offered (Step #3 plus): Additional recreational classes offered; pre-school will be added with 50% capacity; spotting resumes but you may elect a "non-spotting" option; small Birthday parties may be booked; Open Gyms and Parent's Night out will be held but at reduced capacity and age limits; modified rec team schedule
Estimated Date: July 13
Staff Policies: Must stay home if temp over 100; staff will actively monitor their health and contacts; must sanitize upon entry and often
Family Policies: One parent allowed in the building per child; in anyone in the home shows symptoms child cannot attend; parents monitors child's health at home; everyone must hand sanitize upon entry
Student Policies: Child should use restroom at home prior to class; we will take children's temps if we have reason to believe child has a fever/symptoms; must sanitize hands upon entry; must have their own water and waterbottles
Class Policies: Spotting will resume but parents can elect a non-spotting option; No shared chalk, if needed staff will dispense contact free; continued use of hand sanitizer
Family Policies: Building capacity will be based on Dane Co Public Heatlh guidelines with 1 parent per child possibly still enforced; complete disinfection each day of entire facitliy; complete bathroom disinfeciton each day; fogging of carpet bonded floor nightly; carpet bonded floor steam cleaned monthly.
Programs Offered (Step #4 plus): Birthday Parties may be booked with larger number of participants; expanded special events; field trips; rec team meets held; pre-school expanded
Estimated date: unknown
Staff policies: Must stay home if temp over 100; staff will actively monitor their health and contacts
Family Policies: If anyone in the household shows symptoms child cannot attend; parent monitors child health and all member of the household; parent observation may be limited
Student Policies: Child should use the restroom at home prior to class. we will take student temps if we believe they have a fever/symptoms
Class Policies: Spotting will resume
Facility Policies: Complete disinfection each day of entire facility; complete bathroom disinfection each day; fogging of carpet bonded flooring 2x week; carpet bonded floor steam cleaned monthly.
Additional Cleaning Information
Bars and Rings: Bars and Rings will be cleaned using Truce Chalk cleaner.
They will then be disinfected with a 10% bleach solution misted on the bars.
Beams and Vault: These are suede surfaces, we will brush off the surface to get rid of chalk, dirt, dust. We will then use warm water and Dawn detergent and use a nylon brush to “scrub” the beams. These may be slippery when wet, so this will be done at the conclusion of each night as a complete air dry is needed. They will then be sprayed with Lysol disinfectant.
Carpet bonded floor: Floors will be vacuumed each night to remove as much debris as possible. We will fog the floor with a disinfectant (OdoBan) each night. We will steam clean the carpet every as outlined above on a regular basis. Children must have clean feet to be on the floor.
Vinyl mats: These include all matting under the high beams, bars, end of the trampoline and smaller panel mats. These mats will be cleaned and disinfected every 2 hours during Steps 2 & 3; nightly thereafter. Vinyl coverings around the trampolines will be disinfected daily
Common surfaces: Surfaces such as door handles will be disinfected in the timeline outlined above using Clorox wipes, or similar product.
Bathrooms: Sinks, light switches, toilets will be cleaned with Clorox or similar products. A bleach solution will be used at the conclusion of the night.
CDC: Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K12 Schools and Child Care Programs: Plan, Prepare, and Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019:
CDD: Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplace, Businesses, Schools and Homes
EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-againt-sars-cov-2
Public Health Madison and Dane Co: https://publichealthmdc.com/news/public-health-announces-forward-dane-plan-and-releases-new-order-encouraging-businesses-to