Reopening of Gym

GymReopenProposal3.doc

7/14/2021

GYM REOPENING

Snowden Overlook Residents:

We are pleased to announce that our gym will reopen for resident use starting Thursday, July 15.

While the pandemic is not over, relevant numbers are down encouragingly, both nationally and, especially, locally.  Still, it is our judgment that some caution remains prudent.  As a result, the gym will open with what we hope are temporary additional restrictions that were not in place prior to the pandemic.  These requirements include:

  • Capacity.  No more than 5 residents may be in the gym at once, with time limits when any residents are waiting to use the gym.
  • Distancing.  Residents must maintain roughly a 6 foot distance from other users.  This is especially important when exercise entails heavy breathing, as on cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical trainers, and stationary bikes.  On that equipment, in particular, users may not use a machine that is adjacent to another in use.
  • Masking.  All residents who are not fully vaccinated, or who are otherwise especially vulnerable to infection by SARS-CoV-2 virus, are required to wear masks while in the gym.
  • Signing in and out.  This will assist the Gym Committee in assessing compliance with these requirements and in making recommendations to the board.  Video recordings of activity may also be used.

See more detailed temporary additional rules below.  These will be reconsidered as experience is gained and circumstances change.

Finally, the gym door to the clubhouse will be reprogrammed to open for users from

6 AM to 11 PM.  We look forward to seeing you at the gym.

SOCA Board

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TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL GYM RULES (UPDATED 7/26/21):

THE GYM IS A MASK-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

Hours: 6 AM to 11 PM, every day.

Residents only. No guests, no personal trainers, no children.

Maximum persons in gym at once: 5

First-come, first admitted.

Complete sign-in and sign-out form in gym.

If 5 users are in gym when you arrive, open door and announce that you are waiting. Wait elsewhere.

Once a waiting user has announced their presence, current users must depart when they have been there for one hour since their own arrival. Compliance will be assessed via video recording of gym.

When possible, stay socially distanced from other gym users who are not your housemates, (at least 6 feet.) This is especially important when exercise entails heavy breathing, as on cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical trainers, and stationary bikes. On that equipment, in particular, users may not use a machine that is adjacent to another in use by someone not their housemate.

If you are not fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19, or if you are otherwise especially vulnerable to infection, use of a mask over nose and mouth is required while in the gym.

Use sanitizing wipes on touched surfaces of each piece of gym equipment before and immediately after use. Wash hands regularly.

Earlier, permanent gym and clubhouse rules that do not conflict with these are also to be followed, including the requirement to sign the SOCA liability waiver and wear a wristband indicating that you have done so.

Do not use the gym if you have COVID-like symptoms.

Report rule infractions to office.

(Adopted by SOCA Board of Directors on 7/26/2021, effective immediately.)

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