David Holcomb has been planning how to safely reopen Buckeye Gymnastics (Gabby’s former gym) — and the plan has evolved over time based on government recommendations in Ohio.
The club hopes to start opening mid-May or shortly after.
Only one parent or non-participating individual will be allowed to enter the building with their child.
Parents and staff are required to wear masks as per Buckeye Gymnastics policy. Gymnasts are not required to wear masks but are welcome to do so.
Webcam viewing will allow parents to watch from home, at work or in their cars.
The number of children in class will be reduced: school-age classes will be 6:1 max and pre-school 4:1 max. Buckeye will not offer classes for preschoolers age 4 and younger for now.
No Open Gym or Birthday Parties for the foreseeable future.
No hands-on spotting for at least the first month. We will then reevaluate.
We will stagger class start and end times to insure time for the students to get in and out of the gym safely, to provide time to wipe down the equipment between each class and for teachers to thoroughly wash their hands.
There will be touchless temperature checks for all staff members.
The communal drinking fountains will be closed. We plan to remove them and replace them with sinks to provide more opportunities for washing hands.
Open David’s April 28th letter to Staff and Families for details. (Word doc)
Thanks for sharing this, Dave.
If your club needs help with reopening, I’d recommend consultant Frank Sahlein and his company 3rd Level Consulting.
For example, your revised release form will need a new paragraph talking about the risk of contracting a virus or other disease while at the Gym.