COVID-19 Updates December 2020 COVID-19 Rules, Policies, & Procedures Update Classes for All Ages! Gymnast/Gymnastics Families/Parents/Guardians choosing to participate at Pioneer Gymnastics Academy, in Lincoln Lancaster County, WILL adhere to ALL POLICIES regulated and APPROVED by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. Gymnasts/Gymnastics Families/Parents/Guardians that choose to NOT abide by these approved guidelines & policies will not be allowed to participate. All final decisions will be at the discretion of the director/owner. No refunds will be given to families not following proper health guidelines. POLICIES & SAFETY PROCEDURES All Parents/Guardians MUST sign/agree to a liability/Covid-19 waiver. Forms will be available for review through your parent portal. Forms must be accepted online before participation. ALL children ages 5 and older must wear a mask at all times. Exceptions will be made when the gymnast is actively engaged in high levels of physical activity such as tumbling and running when the gymnast is ensured 6 feet of distance from all other participants. The mask must cover their mouth & nose. We will only allow one parent per a family to enter the building. To allow for social distancing and flow of traffic in and out of the viewing area, please do not arrive more than ten minutes before your scheduled class. Gymnasts will enter the lobby for temperature check while socially distancing. A staff member will take temperatures one at a time with a no touch thermometer. If your child has a temperature of 100 or above or shows any signs of illness, they will be sent home. Please stay to make sure your gymnast is permitted in the gym. Please perform a self-screening for symptoms of COVID-19 or related illnesses before entering the building. These symptoms include: fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, nausea, chills, congestion/running nose, soreness of throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, or muscle pain. If you or someone you have been in contact with has a fever, cough, shortness or breath, or any reason to believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please refrain from entering the building. All students will be required to use hand sanitizer or asked to go wash their hands before and after class. We will be sanitizing their hands between use of each station during class and between events. Instructors will sanitize equipment between groups and after each class. Gymnasts should use the restroom before arrival. During class, only one gymnast per group will be permitted to leave for the bathroom at a time. Bathrooms will be sanitized each hour. Once permitted into the gym area, gymnasts will be placed on their social distancing dots/squares/spaces for stretches. At this time, classes will be let out 5 minutes early. This allows for the arrival and dismissal of students to remain socially distanced. It also allows staff to sanitize equipment, door handles, surfaces, and high touch areas before and after each class as needed. At this time, there will be no physical contact between gymnasts. Coaches will sanitize their hands between contact with gymnasts for spotting purposes. If you prefer your child not be spotted, please inform our check-in desk staff or contact our office staff prior to class. Please do not send your child to gymnastics if they show any signs of sickness, or if you or anyone in your household have been in direct contact with anyone with Covid-19. If at any time during classes, a child shows any sign of illness, they will be isolated. The parent will be contacted and need to immediately pick them up. Please make sure your parent portal is up to date with ALL cells/home phones/emergency contacts. If someone else will be bringing your child to the gym please make sure we have that person's contact information. We encourage students to bring their own water bottle with them. Water bottles will be placed on socially distanced spots along the back wall upon entrance to class. Preschool aged students may keep their water bottles at a chair with their belongings. Gymnasts will be dismissed one at a time for drink breaks when necessary. QUARANTINE POLICY: If your family/gymnast has been directly in contact with a positive case of COVID-19, your child will be required to Quarantine for 14 days before being allowed back into the gym. If a positive COVID case is detected within the gym, communication to all parents will be addressed through email quickly and efficiently. If you are not in direct contact with this person, then you are not considered a high risk close contact. If you have any questions, you may contact the LLC hotline. Due to privacy rules and regulations, the name of the person affected will not be released, the person will quarantine at home and will provide a doctor’s note to our staff in order to be permitted back to the gym. Makeup Classes If anyone in your family, or in close contact with your family, is feeling sick or have been exposed to COVID, please do not bring your child to class. We will gladly help you schedule a makeup class for your child to attend when it is safe to do so.