COVID-19 Update

PGC Post COVID Reopening Updates & Procedures

Updated September 6, 2021

Facility Changes Completed Prior to Reopening in June 2020:

  • Professional weekly cleaning
  • Added touch free faucets and touch free hand soap dispensers in the restrooms
  • Added touch free hand sanitizer dispensing stations
  • Installed closed circuit T.V. platform (SpotTV) for remote viewing of classes and training
  • Reduced number of chairs in the observation room and in waiting area
  • Removed equipment and furniture not frequently used
  • Removed chalk bowls on gym floor
  • Re-arranged floor area within the gym to allow more open space for gymnasts
  • Using 2-20' diameter fans in reverse to pull air to the ceiling and operating roof exhaust fan to pull air out of the building (temperature permitting).
  • All equipment and flooring areas are sprayed every 60 days with protectant, BioProtect, to ensure our classes are taught in a safe and healthy environment. BioProtect has shown effectiveness in killing bacteria, fungus and viruses on surfaces for up to 90 days.

PGC Gymnast Responsibilities:

  • All students should arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of class hand sanitizing/washing and assembly for entry into the gym area.
  • Each student should maintain their own personal items. Gymnasts with gym paraphernalia such as grips, wrist guards, water sprayer for grips, tape should place them in a gym bag, clearly labelled with the name of the gymnast.
  • All students are encouraged to bring a water bottle clearly labelled with their name.
  • All students should refrain from sharing water bottle or other personal items with others.
  • Students are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer for personal use between events.
  • Students will be instructed to place their personal belongings in cubicles, on top of cubicles or under chairs in the lobby area prior to the beginning of class.
  • All unvaccinated students must wear masks or facial coverings while inside the facility
    • Masks must be worn to the maximum extent possible for all students and team gymnasts during classes and training. Gymnasts are allowed to remove or adjust the mask to their chin as they work on difficult or challenging skills.
    • Gymnasts are not required to wear a mask during activities where the mask presents a safety hazard to the gymnast.
    • PGC office staff should be notified if a child has a medical condition that precludes them from wearing a mask during class or team training to discuss options.
  • Tell coaches IMMEDIATELY when they are not feeling well.

Safety Policies and Procedures

Employee Guidelines
  • Staff will wash/sanitize hands prior to/at the conclusion of and between classes.
  • Staff will have limited direct physical contact with children (spotting is limited to necessity for all instructional classes).
  • Staff will be diligently trained on procedures and prepared to enforce any distancing protocols.
  • Unvaccinated staff will be required to wear masks while in the company of others while in the building.
Building Preparation
  • Professional cleaning service on site to disinfect and sanitize weekly.
  • Use EPA recommended products effective against Covid-19 throughout the building prior to opening and throughout each day.
  • Hand Sanitizer stands throughout building accessible and monitored for refill.
  • Drinking fountain covered and students encouraged to bring water bottle.
  • Vending machine will remain accessible.
Entering the Building
  • Everyone will be required to sanitize/wash hands upon entering waiting area.
  • Any unvaccinated parent entering the building will be required to wear a face mask.
Prior to Class
  • Students will be required to sanitize/wash hands upon entering the gym
During Class
  • Students will sanitize their hands after every rotation.
  • Lesson plans will be modified to omit partner activities.
  • Lesson plans will be modified to limit use of props.
  • Stations and activities will be modified to allow safe distance between children.
  • Each student/gymnast will keep chalk supplied by PGC in their personal plastic container.
  • Grips will be kept in separate bags to be carried on their person rotation to rotation.