COVID-19 Reopening Plans

ASI Poly Escapes

The following are the reopening plans for the ASI Poly Escapes Climbing Park and Rental Center.

General

Schedule & Occupancy

Fall Quarter 

Climbing Park 

Monday through Friday 12–7 p.m.

Saturday 123 p.m. 

Closed Sunday

 

Poly Escapes Rental Center 

Monday–Tuesday, Thursday–Friday 12p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.1 p.m. 

Closed Wednesday and Sunday

 

Occupancy is as follows: 

Climbing Park: Max 10 people per hour, reservation only.

Rental Center: Max 2 customers inside the rental center at one time.

 

Physical Distancing Plans

The Poly Escapes Climbing Park and Rental Center has a physical distancing plan in alignment with the California Department of Education, CDC, and campus specifications as follows: 

  • The requirement of face coverings per CDPH (County Department of Public Health) June 18, 2020 governor mandate. 
  • Plexiglass will be installed as a physical barrier between participants and desk staff. 
  • Assign one computer workstation at a time. No sharing of workspaces. 
  • Point of sale and other transactions processes will be modified, including:
    • Cashless/checkless transactions; credit/debit and other electronic payments only. 
    • No physical receipts will be given. Accommodations will be made for anyone who needs a physical receipt.   
    • Waivers and other registration forms will be completed electronically.
  •  Traffic flow patterns will encourage physical distancing. Stanchions and floor markings will be placed to designate flow of traffic and where to wait or exercise.  
  • Directional and line management signage will be posted to facilitate physical distancing.  
  • A reservation system will be implemented to control occupancy.  
  • Specific staff will be assigned to monitor physical distancing, facility occupancy, and adherence to policies. 
  • Drinking fountains have been disabled.   
  • Including touchless door options, footpads, or removing doors completely where possible.  
  • Close or limit occupancy in common areas, break rooms, and check-in counters where customers or employees may congregate.  
  • Establish distinct staff shifts to minimize the amount of staff on-duty. 
  • Stagger work breaks and encourage breaks to be taken outdoors when possible. 
  • Participants or staff who are or become ill will be asked to go home or seek medical attention immediately. 
  • Minimize the number of items and equipment passed between individuals in the facility. 
  • Any shared equipment will be cleaned immediately before and after use.  
  • All individual, hard to clean items and equipment have been removed. 
  • Lost and found is greatly minimized. No clothing will be accepted. 

Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Protocol

Cleaning Enhancements 

  • All spaces will be deep cleaned and sanitized nightly. 
  • Staff will conduct regular disinfecting of high contact surfaces, equipment, and common areas in the facility using disinfectant cleaning supplies according to CDC and county guidelines.    
  • Time will be provided for staff to disinfect shared workstations at the beginning and end of each shift. 
  • Staff will enforce stringent cleaning protocols for shared spaces. 
  • Participants will be required to clean equipment before and after each use with provided sanitizing materials. 

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Emergency Response Protocol 

Recreational Sports developed a plan for the use of PPE to meet guidelines as provided by all regulating agencies. 

  • Staff is required to wear face coverings in public spaces and other personal protection items as mandated by the CDC and other governing health agencies.   
  • Staff will be provided all required PPE. 
  • Follow recommendations from the American Red Cross using the Lay Person Guidance to protect staff including: 
    • Adding disposable gowns to all emergency response kits. 
    • Place face mask or face covering over the mouth and nose of the victim. If only one mask is available and it is a simple covering, place it on the victim.   
    • Look for breathing, do not listen or feel.  
    • Only provide compression-only CPR on adult victims until emergency personnel arrives.    
    • Only BVMs will be used for ventilation. 
    • Use an AED consistent with the manufacturer’s guidelines and the training received. 
    • After providing care, remove and dispose of PPE per established guidelines and wash hands thoroughly.  

Staff & Family Safety

Staff and Participant Safety

Safety Protocols for Participants 

Before first entry after reopening, participants will need to acknowledge they understand the new COVID-19 expectations of physical distancing, as well as all new policies and procedures including those related to personal safety and cleaning.   

  • Cleaning policy:
    • Required to clean equipment before and after each use.    
  •  As recommended by the CDC, Cal OSHA, local health officials, or industry standards, participants will be screened with the following recommended healthy questions before each entrance into the facility: 
    •  Do you have any signs or symptoms, including: 
      • Fever or chills 
      • Cough 
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
      • Fatigue 
      • Muscle or body ache 
      • Headache 
      • Sore throat 
      • New loss of taste or smell 
      • Congestion or runny nose 
      • Nausea or vomiting 
      • Diarrhea 
    • In the last 14 days have you had: 
      • Close contact* with someone with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID –19? 
      • Close contact* with someone who is under investigation for COVID-19? 
      • Close contact* with someone who has been hospitalized for a respiratory illness AND has no signs of any of the symptoms listed above?
        • *Close contact is defined as contact of less than 6 feet with other individuals for 15 minutes or more. 

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, the participant will not be admitted into the facility  

  • The director – Recreational Sports will report any suspected cases to county and university officials to follow-up with the appropriate testing and tracing protocols. 
  • Participants are required to wear face coverings per the CDPH June 18, 2020 governor mandate. If the mandate is rescinded, participants will continue to be strongly encouraged (required depending on campus policy) to wear a cloth mask when moving around the facility or interacting with staff.  
  • Participants are expected to follow all COVID-19 developed policies and comply with direction provided by staff to maintain the safety of themselves and others.    

 

Safety Protocols for Staff 

Protecting staff and participants is a top priority. The director — Recreational Sports created a plan to protect staff working in the facility to the greatest extent possible. It is estimated that approximately nine full-time and 40 part-time student and intermittent staff will initially be needed to run the facility. Of this number, typically four to five part-time students will be working at any one time in a physically distanced manner. In addition to the physical distancing plan for staff and others previously outlined, safety protocols include: 

  • Face coverings are mandated by the State of California in workplace settings.  
  • Providing COVID-19 specific written policies and standard operating procedures for staff. 
  • Training staff on COVID-19 related training including prevention, how to protect yourself and others, recognition of symptoms, monitor your health, self-screening, how COVID-19 spreads, effective handwashing, and how to clean and disinfect. 
  • Providing communication tools to disseminate urgent information quickly and effectively to all staff, including full-time and student staff. 
  • Implementing measures to physically separate staff by at least 6 feet using measures such as physical partitions or visual cues (e.g., floor markings, colored tape, or signs to indicate where staff should stand). 
  • Cleaning shared workstation at the beginning and ending of each shift and breaks. 
  • Keep desks and workstations free of all clutter.  
  • Ensuring staff practice recommended physical distancing guidelines. 
  • All formally scheduled meetings will occur using Zoom and other virtual tools. 
  • Casual, informal meetings can occur with strict physical distancing with all participants at least 6-feet apart.  
  • Temperatures will be taken when staff arrive at work.
  • Any temperature above 100.4°F must be reported to the director — Recreational Sports.
  • Staff entering the building need to self-screen using the criteria and questions below.  
  • Do you have any signs or symptoms, including: 
    • Fever or chills 
    • Cough 
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • Fatigue 
    • Muscle or body ache 
    • Headache 
    • Sore throat 
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Congestion or runny nose 
    • Nausea or vomiting 
    • Diarrhea 
  • In the last 14 days have you had: 
    • Close contact* with someone with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID –19 
    • Close contact* with someone who is under investigation for COVID-19? 
    • Close contact* with someone who has been hospitalized for a respiratory illness AND has no signs of any of the symptoms listed above? 
      • *Close contact is defined as contact of less than 6 feet with other individuals for 15 minutes or more. 
  • If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, the staff member will not be admitted into the facility.
  • If any staff member begins to feel ill during the day, they will report their condition immediately to their supervisor. 
  • The director – Recreational Sports will report any suspected cases to county and university officials to follow-up with the appropriate testing and tracing protocols. 

 

Communication with Participants 

To create a safer environment for staff and participants, a comprehensive communication and marketing plan will be enacted to inform students of the plan for safety and COVID-19 operations which includes: 

  • Informing participants of new policies and safety protocols prior to coming to the Recreation Center. 
  • Providing clear COVID-19 rules and signage in and around the facility encouraging physical distancing and personal hygiene. 
  • Communicating with participants when attendance may not be a good option (e.g. taking care of someone who is COVID-19 positive, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, being in a high-risk category, etc.).