Glen Ridge Swim Club  COVID-19 Pool Operation Prevention Plan (CPOPP)

 

*** IMPORTANT NOTE: Attendance to the pool is acknowledging to having READ & that  you, your family as well as any guests will ADHERE to the CPOPP ***

 

Staffing and Pool Facility Operations

  • Hours of operation for the 2020 season: From 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM every day of the week.

    • Some exceptions: 

      • Extended nights in July (9:00 PM) 

      • August (8:00 - 8:30 PM) 

  • The Pool Manager and/or “Acting Pool Manager”: shall be considered the ambassador of COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures on the day-to-day operations. Said person shall monitor and encourage social distancing of bathers on the pool deck.

  • COVID Contact Person(s): Maria ElHadidi and Maria Natale shall serve as the COVID19 contact persons. If the Covid Contact Person (CCP) is unavailable for any reason contact Lauren Wrobel shall serve as the next point of contact. 

    • If you need to report an incident or get a hold of one of our COVID19 Contact Team Members please call/txt:

      •  Maria El Hadidi (908) 625-0800

      • Maria Natale (908) 202-6771

      • Lauren Wrobel (908) 448-9492

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) acquisition and distribution for personnel:

    • Acquisition: PPE shall be acquired from various sources including but not limited to Amazon, Costco, Staples, and ShopRite. A new order shall be placed when 50% of PPE Supplies have been depleted.

    • Distribution: PPE shall be distributed via the main office at the club facility. An employee MUST wash their hands with anti-bacterial soap prior to retrieving PPE material. An employee may ONLY retrieve PPE materials for themselves.

    • Lifeguards should NOT wear a face covering while on duty actively lifeguarding. It is encouraged that lifeguards wear a face covering when they are not on lifeguard surveillance and cannot maintain social distancing of 6 feet.

    • Proper and frequent hand washing is required by staff. Gloves should be worn when handling or serving food to patrons.

  • COVID-19 awareness training and risk reduction strategies for personnel

    • A training session will be conducted PRIOR to Opening for personnel. 

    • All personnel must review and sign the Covid-19 training materials prior to start of work for the season.

  • Sanitation: During daily operations, lifeguards will perform sanitation of all commonly used hard services every two(2) hours.  We ask for your cooperation while disinfecting is being performed.

    • Lounge chairs and umbrellas will be provided. Chairs and umbrella handles will be disinfected multiple times a day, we ask for your cooperation to disinfect chairs prior/after use.  

    • Disinfecting stations are available throughout the pool area.  These stations contain hand sanitizer, spray bottles, and paper towels.   Members must return spray bottles and paper towels to the disinfecting stations after use. These can be used on common areas prior to use such as tables and umbrella handles as well as after use.

    • Sharing of furniture and equipment is prohibited, including but not limited to: umbrellas, picnic tables, and other equipment, except among immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners. Clean and disinfect after each use pursuant to the procedures required herein.

  • Staff Screening Procedures:
    Staff that have a fever of 100.4º or above or other signs of COVID-19 illness will NOT be admitted to the facility and a replacement guard will be called to replace the ill employee. Staff members shall constantly be on alert for signs of illness and shall stay home when they are sick. (It is recommended that each staff member should NOT participate in physical activity at least 30 minutes prior to entering the club to avoid false temperature readings).

    • Screening for fever or signs of COVID-19 illness shall take place at front entrance by the Pool Manager and/or “Acting Pool Manager” (ambassador).  Incoming Pool Manager and/or “Acting Pool Manager” screening will be conducted by Pool Manager and/or “Acting Pool Manager” (acting ambassador). 

      • Staff members are encouraged not to touch anything at the facility until their screen procedure has been completed when they arrive.

  • Police Notification Policy:

    • The Police Notification Policy shall be visually displayed in the club office at the facility.

    • If any non-compliance involves personal contact between patrons in an intentional instance such as coughing, sneezing, transmission of fluids or any other means of bodily contact that is unwarranted by a member, guest, or non-member (trespasser) the Bridgewater Township Police Department shall be notified.

 

Admittance and Access to the Facility

  • Efforts to avoid congregation at entry and exit points to the bathing area shall include but not be limited to Demarcations, and markers on the ground no less than 6ft apart.

    • Entrance and exiting of the facility should be staggered.  No congregation.

    • Entrance and exiting of the pool itself should be staggered.  There will be no congregation around the pool steps and ladders and no playing on the stairs themselves.

    • All patrons are encouraged to maintain 6 feet social distance while in the water, unless the individual needs assistance in order to swim, except immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners.

    • All patrons are encouraged to maintain 6 feet social distance on the pool deck, except immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners.

  • All patrons including children are required to check in at front entrance via sign in. This is extremely important to track facility capacity at any given time and perform contact tracing if needed. This will be strictly enforced throughout the season.

    • Patrons will certify upon check in that they do not have a fever of 100.4°or above or other signs of COVID-19 illness.

      • If patron(s) needs or requests to have their temperature taken the Pool Manager and/or ‘Acting Pool Manager’ will take the patron’s temperature. If the patron(s) declines, such patron(s) will be asked to leave the pool grounds.

    • Patrons will certify they have not been exposed to the COVID-19 virus within the last 14 days.

    • Above screening questions will be asked and must be answered satisfactorily or patrons and/or their guests will NOT be allowed to enter.

  • Sign in sheet shall be maintained for all staff and patrons to facilitate potential contact tracing efforts

    • Cloth face coverings must be worn by all entering the club house except for children 2yrs or younger because of the danger of suffocation.

    • Staff Members sign-in/sign-out will be maintained via Time sheet.

    • Patrons and guests MUST sign-in at the front door, and the time they arrived MUST be recorded.

    • Covid-19 screening questions (see above bullet) will be asked and must be answered satisfactorily or patrons and/or their guests will NOT be allowed to enter.

  • Face Coverings:

    • Cloth face coverings must be worn by all entering the club house with the exception of children 2yrs of age and under.

    • Face coverings are NOT allowed in the water due to increased risk of drowning.

    • Face coverings are recommended whenever 6ft separation cannot be maintained.  

    • Lifeguards will be required to wear face coverings and gloves while selling items from the Snack Shack.

  • Cash-less option will be available at the facility. The use of Snack Shack Punch Card is highly recommended during transactions with the Snack Shack. Purchase of such card can be done right at the Snack Shack.

    • Card will be kept in the Snack Shack and ONLY be used by those said people working the Snack Shack. Such people are required to wear face coverings and gloves while selling items from the Snack Shack.

    • The use of Snack Shack Punch Card is highly recommended during transactions with the Snack Shack.

    • While the Snack Shack is available for snacks and drinks, it is encouraged to send 1 family member for all purchases.

  • Play Equipment - Patrons will be allowed to use their own water play equipment, including but not limited to goggles, snorkels, fins, kick boards, toys, and BASKETBALLS however the pool facility shall:

    • Prohibit the sharing of such equipment except among immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners; and

    • Not provide such equipment, including basketballs to patrons while at the pool facility.

  • No lost and found.  Any items left at the pool will be discarded every evening (please make sure you take home all goggles, towels, toys!)

  • No Overnight food storage. Any item not belonging to the club will be discarded every evening (please take all soda, waters, foods home with you each night.)

  • Non-Discriminatory capacity restrictions:

    • Capacity shall be reduced to ensure 28 sq.ft. per person

    • Attendees MUST always maintain 6ft. of social distance (excluding direct family members).

    • Main Pool Bather-Load Capacity: 3,700 /28 sq.ft (per person) = 132 patrons

    • Facility Capacity = 35,000 sq.ft inside fence /28 sq.ft (per person) = 1,250 patrons

    • Baby Pool Bather-Load Capacity: 500 sq.ft  /28 sq.ft (per person) = 17 children

  • Capacity Thresholds (Glen Ridge Board of Trustees reserves the right to modify this section if it is determined timing is deemed unreasonable): In the event Glen Ridge reaches our designated maximum capacities, the following procedures will apply.

    • A member shall have access to the facility for no less than 1.5 hours upon arrival AND entrance to the facility.

    • If GlenRidge reaches maximum capacity a waitlist with arrival timestamp shall be started.

      • Members who have gained entrance to the facility and have been at the pool for more than 1.5 hours shall be asked to leave in timestamp chronological order.

      • Upon their departure, members from the entry waitlist shall be permitted to enter in timestamp chronological order until the pool reaches maximum capacity.

Infection Control Strategies

  • Patrons who require first aid should report to the main office and/or transported to the main office depending on the type of care needed.

  • A Patron’s temperature will be taken as part of the Accident Report and will be recorded on the Accident Report form.

  • When possible, staff shall administer first aid outside of the office in an upright chair or a lounge chair depending on the injury.

    • When outside is not an option, patrons shall receive first aid in the office.

  • Chairs and other reusable first aid equipment shall be cleaned with proper sanitizing solutions in compliance with the CDC hard surface approved cleaners.

  • When possible, lifeguards will ask the parent and/or guardian to administer first aid to their child under the lifeguard’s supervision. In cases where first aid requires advanced medical attention, the lifeguard will perform the first aid.

  • Management at all levels including but not limited to Pool Manager, Certified Pool Operator, and Board of Trustees shall cooperate with LHA staff in any communicable disease investigation and follow current Communicable Disease Service guidance for illness reporting https://www.nj.gov/health/cdc 

  • Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures for an area with confirmed COVID19 symptoms:

    • Close off the area where the sick person was until after cleaning and disinfection is complete.

  • Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures for high traffic areas:

    • Sanitizer Stations:

      • Soap/Hand sanitizer/ Sanitizer Wipe Stations shall be setup throughout the facility:

    • Frequent sanitation of high traffic areas shall include at minimum, the following protocols:

      • Routine cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces shall occur frequently while the facility is in operation. This includes but is not limited to

        • Lifeguard Stands

        • Bathroom Faucets, Toilets, Receptacle Lids, etc.

        • Ladder Handrails (not in the water)

        • Pool Step Railings

        • First Aid Station

        • Office frequently used surfaces

        • Pump House Chemical Controllers (when used)

        • Picnic Tables

        • Lounge and Upright Chairs (if available to members)

        • Slide handrails 

    • Sharing club furniture and equipment provided to patrons for use by the pool facility, including but not limited to lounge chairs, umbrellas, and other equipment, except among immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners shall be prohibited.

    • Patrons may use their own goggles, snorkels, fins, kick boards, pool noodles, basketballs, and toys.

      • Patrons may NOT share their personal equipment except among immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners.

      • Patrons may NOT offer their equipment to other patrons while at the pool facility.

 

Restrooms and Shower Access

  • Masks & Foot coverings are required within restrooms, and locker rooms.

  • Cleaning of the bathrooms will be performed multiple times a day.

  • We ask patrons to shower before they arrive to the facility.

  • Showering will not be permitted at this time. 

  • Occupancy in restrooms shall be limited. Patrons MUST maintain 6 ft. social distancing except immediate family members, caretakers, or household members.

 

Face Masks, Gloves, and Social Distancing Strategies

  • Face Masks and Gloves
    Staff and patrons are encouraged to wear a cloth face covering while not in the pool when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained, unless doing so would inhibit the individual’s health.

    • Cloth face coverings should NOT be put on children under age two because of the danger of suffocation.

    • Face coverings should NOT be allowed in the water due to the increased risk of drowning.

    • Lifeguards should NOT wear a face covering while on duty actively lifeguarding. It is encouraged that lifeguards wear a face covering when they are not on lifeguard surveillance and cannot maintain social distancing of 6 feet.

Proper and frequent hand washing is required by staff. Gloves should be worn when handling or serving food to patrons.
GlenRidge will supply staff with cloth face coverings and gloves, in addition to basic PPE’s for isolation in the office. It is recommended that staff bring their own face covering when possible.

  • Social Distancing
    It is always important that social distancing be maintained.

    • It is encouraged that patrons maintain 6 feet social distancing while in the water, unless the patron needs assistance in order to swim or if the other patrons within 6 feet are immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;

    • It is encouraged that all patrons maintain 6 feet of social distancing on the pool deck, except immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;

    • Umbrellas shall remain in their designated areas to encourage social distancing

    • Crowd flow control shall be maintained using visible markings, postings, or signage where applicable.

    • Demarcations and signs will be posted stating “Six fee of spacing required at all times.”

 

Communication Plan

  • Glen Ridge will email all members the COVID19 guidelines. The email will include at minimum: restrictions, expectations, and emphasizing the importance of social distancing and hygiene.

    • Members will be required to read the Covid-19 rules and guidelines.

      • Attendance to the pool is acknowledging to having read & adherence to the Covid-19 Pool Operation Prevention Plan (this document.)  

  • Visible signage will be maintained throughout the course of the season. COVID19 requirements will be published to our website.

  • Staff, patrons, and swimmers are encouraged to self-report if they have symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

  • GlenRidge shall attempt to notify staff, patrons, and swimmers (as feasible) of potential COVID-19 exposures while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • GlenRidge will notify staff, patrons, and swimmers in the event of a pool closure.

  • GlenRidge will maintain signage indicating:

    • Face coverings are strongly encouraged

    • Hands should be washed frequently with soap and water

    • Stay home if you are sick

      • Practice social distancing 

 

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

  • Patrons shall remain calm and move in an organized fashion towards the exit of the facility (front door).

  • Staff members will help guide patrons outside the front door.

    • The club shall be evacuated in the following fashion

      • Patrons closest to the exit shall exit first. Maintaining 6 ft. social distancing excluding those among immediate family, caretakers, household members, and romantic partners.

*** IMPORTANT NOTE: Attendance to the pool is acknowledging to having READ & that  you, your family as well as any guests will ADHERE to the CPOPP ***

Contact Us:
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Tel: (908) 866-1513

Email: GlenRidgeSwimClub@gmail.com​

Location: 640 Talamini Road

​              Bridgewater, NJ  08807
 

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