SUMMARY

Club Operations. NYS law requires certain procedures to be followed and also places absolute limits on some of our traditional club activities. The laws are largely written to protect the employee and designed to minimize risk of exposure by fostering a clean environment and minimizing contact with others. There are few laws which members and guests must obey. Members and guests are required to practice social distancing and wear a mask in public when distancing cannot be achieved. Because it is not realistic for KVCC employees to enforce these measures, we rely on members and guests to abide by best practices. The Club, however, is obligated to create an environment where such measures are taught, encouraged, and easily practiced. This is accomplished through signage, physical setup of amenities, availability of sanitizer, etc. Additionally and most importantly, the club will not endorse or promote activities which are either unlawful or contrary to the recommendations of health officials. While certain amenities are limited by law, other amenities are limited by the current resources of the club to maintain compliance. 

NY State Law and Guidance. The following references to NY State law and recommended precautions are provided to inform the discussion.

  • Law: Executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 require all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public.
  • Individuals must procure, fashion, or otherwise obtain face coverings and wear them when they are in a public and are: within six feet of distance from other individuals; or in a situation or setting where they are unable to maintain six feet of distance from other individuals"
  • Law: Executive order 202.33 limits non-essential gatherings to 25 people or fewer, as of June 15.
  • NY state guidance: “Enjoy the Outdoors” (as of 9 June) Ref:https://forward.ny.gov/protect-yourself-and-your-family-coronavirus-covid-19
  • Avoid close contact with people, even when outside. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
    • Avoid games and activities that require close contact.
    • Avoid frequently touched surfaces and objects. This includes playground equipment like slides and swings.
    • Don’t share equipment such as bicycles, helmets, balls or Frisbees.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard the tissue in a closed container.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol in these instances: When you return indoors, before and after eating, after using the restroom, after coughing or sneezing, and after touching surfaces or items that may be contaminated.”
  • Required Safety Plan. Under NY Forward, the club is required by the State of NY to develop a safety plan. This plan is specific to the operation of our club. In it, we are required to demonstrate how we will adhere to the following: Physical Distancing, Protective Equipment, Hygiene and Cleaning, Communication, Screening, Contact tracing and disinfection of contaminated areas

 

MEMBER/GUEST GUIDELINES

Do not come to the KVCC Campus if you...

  • Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

When on campus, follow the NYS guidelines:

  • Avoid close contact with people, even when outside. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Avoid games and activities that require close contact. (unless they are members of the same household or family unit)
  • Avoid frequently touched surfaces and objects. This includes playground equipment like slides and swings.
  • Don’t share equipment such as bicycles, helmets, balls or Frisbees. (unless they are members of the same household or family unit)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard the tissue in a closed container.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol in these instances: When you return indoors, before and after eating, after using the restroom, after coughing or sneezing, and after touching surfaces or items that may be contaminated.”


POOL

The pool will be open this summer.  The exact opening date is TBD, due to the significant renovation, but will likely be the first week of July. Use of the pool is regulated by the following rules set forth by the NYS DOH:

Outdoor swimming pools and recreational aquatic spray grounds (waterslide) that are subject to the operating conditions defined in New York State Sanitary Code are permitted to operate for members of the public during the COVID-19 public health emergency so long as the owners/operators adhere to any applicable Executive Orders and the following NYSDOH restrictions:

  • Ensure that all individuals maintain a distance of at least six feet from other individuals at all times, unless they are members of the same household or family unit, or safety or the core activity requires a shorter distance.
  • Any time individuals are within six feet of individuals outside of their household or family unit and not in the water, they must wear an acceptable face covering that covers both the nose and mouth. Individuals must be prepared to don a face covering if another person unexpectedly comes within six feet.
  • For health and safety concerns, ensure face coverings are not worn by individuals while they are in the water;
  • Limit the maximum size of any single group of people on the premises or in the water to 10 or fewer individuals; however, there may be more than one group on premises or in water so long as they are able to be separated by at least six feet;
  • Occupancy of the premises and pool should be limited to the number of individuals and groups who can be safely and appropriately spaced such that each individual and group is at least six feet away from others.
  • Ensure different groups of people are separated by at least six feet on the premises or in the water, to the extent possible;
- However, if physical barriers are used to separate groups of individuals, they must not present a health or safety risk by obstructing supervision or impairing air flow, heating, cooling, or ventilation.
  • Provide supplies for proper hand and respiratory hygiene, including soap, running water, and disposable paper towels; alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol for areas where handwashing facilities may not be available or practical; and tissues and trash receptacles;
  • Enhance cleaning and disinfection protocols, in compliance with all cleaning and disinfection procedures from NYSDOH, particularly cleaning and disinfection of high- touch areas, including railings, lockers, and chairs, and maintaining logs on site that document date, time, and scope of cleaning and disinfection;
  • Affix social distancing markers using tape or signs that denote six feet of spacing in commonly used and other applicable areas on the site (e.g. entrances, exits); and
  • Post signage throughout the premises to remind individuals to:
- stay home if they have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days, or were exposed through close contact to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days,
- encourage proper hand and respiratory hygiene,
- adhere to social distancing rules,
- wear appropriate use of face coverings, and
- abide by cleaning and disinfecting protocols.

* No pool toys will be provided by KVCC.

TENNIS

Tennis facilities, instruction and events (directed by Mike Bucar) will be offered throughout the 2020 season, subject to specific rules and limits, outlined below.

Do not play if you:

  • Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

GENERAL TENNIS GUIDELINES

  • All players (members and guests) must sign in and out at the main kiosk
  • No more than four players on each court and spectators are discouraged
  • All tennis balls, rackets and water must be supplied by the players and removed after play
  • Opponents must use different numbered balls so that each player only touches their own balls
  • A protective glove on each player’s tossing hand is recommended as well as a set of gloves for sweeping the court after play.
  • Trash cans and service will not be provided so everything brought to campus should be removed from campus at the end of play.
  • ALL players should remain at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • There will be no court reservation sign-up, but players must yield the court after one hour if others want to play
  • Sanitizing spray and disposable towels will be available to sanitize the court brush handle after your use
  • The bath houses are open for use, subject to posted rules
  • The tennis backboard is available (limited to one player or one parent with one child)

TENNIS INSTRUCTION

Including Stroke, Three and me, private instruction and all clinics:

  • All applicable rules outlined above
  • Limited to 8 participants at a time, using both teaching courts
  • Participation will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis

TENNIS TOURNAMENTS

Including Round Robins, club tournaments and interclubs:

  • All applicable rules outlined above
  • Limited to 8 participants based on first come first serve basis
  • Participation will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis
  • Interclubs are unlikely at this point

* Mike will advise on-court details required to comply with state laws, which require:

  • NYS law requires 6 ft. distance between people, unless safety or core function of the work activity requires a shorter distance.
  • Any time people are less than 6 ft. apart from one another, they must wear acceptable face coverings.
  • NYS law requires limiting in-person gatherings as much as possible.
  • Essential in-person gatherings (e.g., meetings) should be held in open, well-ventilated spaces with appropriate social distancing among participants.

TENNIS BACKBOARD

Is available but limited to one player or one parent with one child.

PADDLE TENNIS

The following outlines the Paddle Tennis Operations starting on June 26th.

  • All balls, rackets and water must be supplied by the players
  • A Latex glove on each player’s tossing hand is recommended as well as a set of gloves for sweeping the court after play
  • No more than four players on each court and spectators are discouraged
  • There will be no court reservation sign-up, but players must yield the court after 1.5 hours if others want to play
  • Sanitizing spray will be available

ORGANIZED SOCIAL EVENTS

At this time, no social events (casserole suppers, square dance, etc.) are being scheduled. Any changes will be communicated on a one-off basis.

TETHERBALL

Tetherball will not be available this season.

BADMINTON

The badminton will be available, however, we will not be providing any equipment.

CLUBHOUSE

We will not open the Clubhouse on opening day. We will continue to evaluate whether or not this amenity, which is not currently limited by law, but limited by current KVCC resources, is able to be provided while maintaining compliance with NYS DOH regulations.

  • Conduct regular cleaning and disinfection at least after every shift, daily, or more frequently as needed, and frequent cleaning and disinfection of shared objects (e.g. tools, machinery) and surfaces, as well as high transit areas, such as restrooms and common areas, must be completed.
  • Adhere to hygiene and sanitation requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) and maintain cleaning logs on site that document date, time, and scope of cleaning.

BATHHOUSES

  • Bathhouses will be open and available for use one person at a time.
  • Bathhouses will be unlocked at 9am and locked at 6pm in order to conduct NYS DOH mandated daily cleaning and disinfection.

ENTERING AND EXITING CAMPUS

  • Each member and guest will be responsible for signing in and out at the central kiosk when entering and leaving the campus
  • Each member and guest will be responsible for signing in and out when playing paddle tennis
  • Each member and guest will be responsible for signing in and out when entering the pool enclosure
  • Each member and guest will be responsible for signing in and out when participating in tennis instruction

LOST AND FOUND

We are unable to keep lost and found items. Everything brought to campus should be removed from campus. Please do not leave anything in the bathhouses including the changing rooms. After changing or showering, pack up all belongings and bring them with you. The bathhouses must remain empty at all times for cleaning and disinfecting purposes.

CAMPUS SEATING

Our goal is to provide ample seating arrangements throughout the campus designed to accommodate individuals, couples and families which are purposely designed to adhere to social distancing mandates. We ask that the chairs and arrangements remain as they are set-up. Please do not move or adjust any of the seating arrangements.

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