HOH's plans and protocols

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Letter from Katreece Stone, Executive Director

FAQS | Camp Protocol | Facility Protocol

 

For the most accurate and timely information on the virus, please rely on updates posted to:
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
WHO: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1
OSHA: www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

PHASE 1

HOH Opens
Facilities Prepared
Essential Worker Camp
Small Group Competitive Teams / Limited Training
Full Online Class Programming (Rec & Team)
5% – 10% of Space Capacity

PHASE 2

Phase 1 Policies Loosened
Limited Summer Camp Open
Mid Size Group Competitive Tms / Expand Training
Full Rec Online Class Programming (Summer Sch)
Combined Group Online Team Programming
15% – 20% Space Capacity
PHASE 3

Phase 2 Policies Loosened
Limited Online Class Programming
In-person Rec Classes Open (est. Sept 2020)
Team Full Training Hours
25% – 40% Space Capacity

Facility COVID-19 Social Distancing Protocol

 

Prior to workout/camp/class

  • It is imperative that any coaches/athletes that exhibit a fever, or any flu like symptoms, remain at home until the respective symptoms have subsided.
  • If any participants/employees test positive for COVID-19 all in-facility employees and students must enact a 14 day quarantine from the facility (preferably at home).
  • Facility use scheduling should ensure that, in our facilities:
    • Large Main Gym: There are no more than four groups of 6 students in each half of the facility, and not more than 48 total students in the facility at any time.
    • Preschool Gym: There are no more than two groups of 6 students in the facility, and not more than 12 total students in the facility at any time.
  • Protective masks must be worn upon entering and exiting the facility.
  • Immediately wash hands upon entering the facility.
  • Verify that there are filled spray bottles of Simple Green disinfectant, disinfecting wipes, towels, and disposable gloves in preparation for instruction.
  • Organize equipment/accessories and set up circuits/drills to start the training.
  • Prop open the entrance door 5 minutes prior to the start of training; Boys team members enter through the front door and Girls team members enter through the kitchen door. Ensure that all participants are wearing masks upon entry, and that they immediately wash their hands.
  • Participants should place their belongings at least 6 feet apart from one another.

 

During workout/camp/class

  • There will be no spotting or physical contact by the coach toward any athletes at any time. Coaches must maintain at least a 6 foot space between themselves and any other persons.
  • Partner spotting, high fives or hugs are prohibited between all athletes and coaches.
  • Students should move their own mats whenever possible. If assistance is needed when retrieving mats or equipment from other athletes or coaches, a distance of 6 ft should be maintained. If six feet of distance cannot be maintained, persons moving equipment must wear a mask.
  • Sharing water bottles, training accessories and spitting on grips is prohibited.
  • When possible, athletes should wear socks, or slides to the apparatus to wear between turns to reduce the frequency of bare feet in contact with surfaces.
  • Each athlete should bring with them their own chalk (gym provided), chalk container, syrup, spray bottle, etc. It is also recommended that athletes bring personal hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, disposable gloves, etc. as they will be expected to aid in the disinfection process.
  • Coaches must stay mindful of keeping all athletes at least 6 feet apart one another at all times.
  • Athletes should wash hands or use hand sanitizers between event rotations.
  • Equipment must be disinfected prior to use by the next group of athletes. Athletes should aid in disinfecting equipment prior to rotating to a different apparatus.
  • At the conclusion of each rotation on an apparatus, all athletes must wash their hands.
  • All accessories used (weights, med balls, jump ropes, etc.) must be immediately cleaned with a sanitizing wipe after use.

 

Apparatus Protocol

  • Apparatus use and side stations will be limited to one athlete per piece of equipment at one time.
  • The athlete’s belongings at the apparatus (chalk, slides, etc.) must be directly adjacent to the equipment being used and must be at least 6 feet away from any other athlete or their belongings.
  • Upon the conclusion of the rotation the athlete should wipe down the equipment with a sanitizing wipe; including, but not restricted to, the spin locks and pins, uprights, bar, other parts of the apparatus that were touched. The coach should use a spray bottle with Simple Green disinfecting solution to mist the base mats, auxiliary mats, beams, and any accessory shapes/mats used. The disinfecting solution sprayed does not need to be wiped clean; rather, it should dry on its own. Surfaces that have been sprayed with a mist usually take approximately 5 minutes to dry. This should be taken into consideration when planning the logistics of the training session.
  • The competition floor carpet can be misted with the spray bottle of Simple Green solution. Athletes that use the floor must have their own dedicated strip. When an athlete has finished training on their respective strip of floor, that area can be immediately misted with the spray bottle of Simple Green solution. Staggering the use of floor strips (so that a strip can be sprayed while another is being used) is recommended.

 

At the conclusion of the workout/camp/class

  • All athletes should retrieve all of their belongings and place them into their bags.
  • Athletes must wipe down areas they have placed belongings prior to leaving.
  • All athletes must wash their hands prior to exiting the facility.
  • A protective mask must be worn upon exiting the facility.
  • Athletes must be prepared to exit the facility no later than 5 minutes prior to the end of their training session.
  • The respective exits will be propped open during the last five minutes of the training session to reduce the contact of surfaces.
  • All training surfaces must be disinfected prior to any subsequent training blocks/training sessions.

 

CAMP PROTOCOLS during COVID-19 

 

General

  • If a student or family member of a student has experienced symptoms related to illness, fever, or COVID-19 within 14 days, the student should remain home and not enter the gym facility.
  • There will be no physical contact between students or coaches upon entering space. High fives, hugs, spotting, etc. is prohibited.
  • An additional waiver is required for camp.

 

Drop Off

  • Students will be signed in by a parent or guardian at the sign in table outside of the front door to the gym.
  • Parents or guardians will be asked a series of health related questions to ensure limited  exposure.
  • When signing in, parents will be asked to practice social distancing.
  • Staff will receive students at the door with a mask and gloves on and walk the students inside.
  • Parents / guardians are asked to spend limited time inside the facilities. If the parents or guardians enter the facility, they will be asked to wear a face mask

 

Lunch & Snack

  • Students should bring their own full water bottle from home.
  • Students will go outside during their lunch time. The bleachers have been marked in order for each child to stay the recommended six feet apart.
  • Students will be given a container with different types of toys to play with each day during lunch and quiet times for their use only. Staff will disinfect all items and place back in each child’s container at the end of each day.
  • There will be no sharing of snacks, lunches or toys.
  • Campers should bring their own personal spray sunscreen.

 

Activities

  • The coaches will lead students through predetermined activities such as gymnastics, arts & crafts, outside play and aged based games. All activities will be modified and designed to follow social distancing and other guidelines provided by the CDC and county.
  • Both gyms have been marked with visual cues to help students better understand the distance they should keep from one another.
  • All apparatus is thoroughly disinfected after each rotation and then again at the end of each day.
  • Students will wash hands after each rotation throughout the day.
  • Students will remain in the same group of other students throughout the week and with minimal coaching changes.

 

Pick up

  • Parents / guardians will sign their student out at the same table as sign in.
  • If the parents or guardians enter the facility, they will be asked to wear a face mask.

 

 

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A Letter From Our Executive Director


 

06/25/2020

Dear HOH Families,

Your child’s health and well-being continues to be our priority. Our staff continues to work hard to ensure that our students receive high quality care in our programs. The amount of hours we have spent planning and implementing new policies and procedures have been exhausting, yet gratifying.

All returning families have received specifics as to schedules and return protocols. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 we recognize that there are many new procedures required to conform to social distancing requirements and the need to maintain high cleanliness standards. HOH has taken a phased approach to reopening and will continue to conduct business while adhering to strict space capacity limits and diligent daily procedures to keep our HOH members safe. As we are now in the second phase of our reopening, I encourage you to follow our continuously updated protocols and keep checking the Covid19 page on our website to view those changes.

Thank you for your continued support of our organization as we adjust to this new norm. A special thank you to those who have sent us messages of positivity and patience during our gradual re-opening. Those small tokens of appreciation have gotten us through some very tough days.

I hope all our gym families and students stay safe, healthy and remain optimistic.

 

Katreece Stone
Executive Director, Head Over Heels Athletic Arts

 

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