COVID-19 RULES

The most up to date COVID-19 rules at Portland Community Squash. 

PHASE 1

As of Sept 10, 2020

PHASE 2

As of Oct 1, 2020

LIABILITY WAIVER

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

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REFERENCE LINKS

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PHASE 1

As of Sept 10, 2020

Permitted Visitors

  • Active PCS Members that are not on the Unpermitted Visitors list

  • Guests that are accompanied by an active member

  • All activities are limited to solo or with members of your household

    • Households are defined as "all persons sheltering together for more than 14 days​"

Unpermitted Visitors​

  • Spectators, drop-ins, members without a clublocker reservation

  • Youth under 13 years old, unless the youth is accompanied by an adult or registered for a youth program

  • Anyone who traveled outside Maine within the last 14 days, unless that person tested negative for COVID-19 since arriving to Maine or if the person traveled to an exempt state as defined by the Maine CDC Travel Page

  • Anyone who tested positive or had exposure to an infected person in the last 14 days

  • Anyone who feels unwell 

    • Common Symptoms Include: fever or chills, cough or sore throat, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, ​congestion or runny nose not caused by allergies, and nausea or diarrhea

  • All vulnerable individuals are advised to continue to shelter in place

    • Vulnerable individuals are defined as elderly individuals or anyone with underlying health conditions, including but not limited to, high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma or other autoimmune disorders, and those whose immune system is compromised by chemotherapy or immunotherapy. Furthermore, those persons who live with a vulnerable individual should be equally cautious to prevent introducing an illness into the home inadvertently.

Visitor Conduct

  • Only visit PCS if you have a reservation on clublocker.com

  • Visitors should not enter before the court reservation time

  • Before you arrive:​

    • Put on your mask

    • Bring a full water bottle - water fountains are closed

    • Dress for your squash match - locker rooms are closed

    • Bring your own towel - no towel service

    • Bring your own ball, goggles, and racquet

    • Call the front desk 207-221-6454 to be let in the front door

  • Arrival at PCS:​

    • Staff will check in visitors one at a time, expect 1 min per visitor check-in

    • PCS staff will check your temperature and ask if you have any common symptoms

      • Anyone reading above 100.5 degrees or experiencing common COVID symptoms will not be permitted into the facility​

    • Sanitize your hands at the front door and after touching any surfaces in the facility

  • While at PCS:

    • Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times in the facility

      • Face masks should cover an individual's mouth and nose 

      • Exceptions for weight gym and cardio gym

    • Hallway bathrooms will be available 

    • Social distancing is required between visitors

    • Hand sanitation will be provided throughout the facility

    • All visitors must remain on their assigned space unless using the bathroom

Playing Squash:

  • Visitors can play solo or with members of their household unit

  • Masks and eye protection are required on court

  • Please keep bags and belongings on the court by the tin

  • Do not leave the court during the session, unless to use the bathroom

  • Visitors must sanitize hands every time they leave the court

Masks on Court:

  • All players will wear masks on court. This applies to solo players operating in Phase 1 and pods/trusted households in Phase 2. Masks are known to significantly reduce the amount of viral particles released into the air. This change will lower the risk of infection for the staff that clean the court and the players that use the court next.

  • Cloth face coverings that cover the nose and mouth are acceptable. Tight-fitting or N95 masks are not recommended to be used during play due to the increased probability of breathing issues. Masks have the potential to fog glasses but it is possible to wear normal eyewear if you fit or tape your mask correctly. Using face shields instead of goggles will reduce fogging - https://www.proknee.com/covid19-face-shieldhttps://www.imaskusa.com/

  • The CDC cautions that people engaged in high-intensity activities may not be able to wear a mask if it causes difficulty breathing. If unable to tolerate a mask people may not be able to return to play safely at this time. If you exhibit any unusual symptoms such as feeling lightheaded, dizzy, or developing shortness of breath you should stop immediately. Any player with an underlying cardiac or respiratory condition should discuss returning to play with their primary care provider. Any player who has anyone in the home with underlying health problems is cautioned against playing at this time.

Exercising:

  • Visitors can reserve the cardio area, the weight gym, and the outdoor area on clublocker

  • Please wipe down your equipment after use

  • Masks are not required in the weight gym or the cardio gym

Pickleball:

  • No masks required if you are playing singles or if your partner is in your trusted household

  • Masks required if your partner is outside your household

 

Sanitization Protocols:

  • Four courts will be in use, with 15 minutes between reservations for sanitization

  • The cardio area and weight area will follow the same schedule

  • PCS staff will facilitate a touchless arrival, check-in, and exit

  • PCS staff will sanitize high-touch areas

  • PCS staff will wear masks at all times, except when in their personal offices

  • PCS staff will clean the classrooms, yoga studio, and common areas before students rotate between activities

COVID Symptoms, Close Contact, Positive Tests:

  • Symptoms: Anyone reporting symptoms of COVID-19 should not visit PCS until they have a negative COVID test and at least 2 days with no symptoms
    • If a student is at PCS when symptoms occur, the student will be isolated outside or in the Executive Director's office until picked up by a guardian​
  • Contact: Anyone who had close contact with a COVID-19 positive person should quarantine for 14 days

  • Positive: Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should not visit PCS until they have two negative COVID test and wait at least 14 days since the symptoms appeared before returning to the Portland Community Squash facility

Communicating COVID Positive Cases

  • If PCS learns of a COVID positive test, PCS will cooperate with State Contact Tracing to ensure that everyone that was within close contact of the COVID positive person is notified

  • PCS will not share the name of the COVID positive person

 

PHASE 2

Oct 1, 2020

Extend Play to Pods/Trusted Households​

 

Beginning on October 1st, 2020, members will be allowed to form pods/trusted households that include two trusted households. The Executive Committee has approved this move to Phase 2 but is entitled to revoke its decision or make changes at any time. Pods/trusted households will be required to sign an acknowledgment form. 

PODS/TRUSTED HOUSEHOLDS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM

  • Households are defined as "all persons sheltering together for more than 14 days​."

  • Pods/trusted households combine two households into one.

  • All members of a pod/trusted household should understand the elevated risks of expanding their close contact circle, and by signing the acknowledgment form all members accept all liability.

  • Pods/trusted households can be dissolved at any time, but there is a 10 day single household period before starting a new pod/trusted household.

 

LIABILITY WAIVER

All Visitors Sign

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Rules by Program

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SQUASH

  • Canceled until further notice

JUNIOR SQUASH LEAGUE

RALLY PORTLAND

  • Resumes September 14th, contact kelsey@pcsquash.com

  • Rally Portland Academy students, please fill out this medical waiver before returning to the building

 

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