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Enviro-Master Disinfection Services Update – Local COVID-19 Gym Guidelines for Charlotte, NC

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has posted Phase II COVID-19 guidelines for gyms and fitness facilities. They are divided into two basic categories: Requires and Recommended.

Topics for Gym guidelines:

  • Social Distancing and Minimizing Exposure
  • Cleaning and Hygiene
  • Cloth Face Coverings
  • Monitoring for Symptoms
  • Protecting Vulnerable Populations
  • Water and Ventilation Systems
  • Combatting Misinformation
  • Additional Resources

Required Guidelines

Occupancy

  • Indoor settings are limited to 30% Emergency Maximum Occupancy. This is determined by calculating 30% 0f stated fire capacity. If a space has no stated fire capacity, limit occupancy to 7 customers per 1,000 square feet of the location’s total square footage.
  • Outdoor settings should have occupancy set to the lowest number produced by applying the following three tests:

– Each group limited to the outdoor mass gathering limit.

– The number of customers should be limited to 12 per 1,000 square feet.

– The number of people should be limited in any given outdoor areas to allow every person to have six feet of space from any other individual.

  • The number of spectators at sporting events must be limited so that they do not exceed the mass gathering limits in any facility. Participants- such as coaches and players–are exempt.

Social Distancing

  • Post the reduced “Emergency Maximum Capacity” in a prominent place.
  • Post signage that reminds people to stay six feet apart. NC DHHS Know Your Ws provides English, Spanish, Combined English and Spanish versions of the “Wait” flyer.
  • In activities involving people spread out among fixed lanes or equipment or, tape off or move the
  • equipment, or restrict access to lanes, so that individuals conducting the exercise activity are at

least six (6) feet apart.

  • In group activities or group classes, ensure that individuals are spaced at least 6 feet apart.
  • Instructors are allowed to come within 6 feet of customers for brief periods of time (less than 15 minutes).
  • Mark 6 feet of spacing in lines at point of sale and in other high-traffic areas for customers.
  • Space out any seating so that individuals waiting to take their turn in any activity
  • Adhere To the DHHS Interim Guidance for Restaurants for reopening restaurants or concession stands.

Recommended Guidelines

The following are not required but are strongly recommended:

  • If possible, move activities outdoors.
  • Close all areas where social distancing cannot be maintained, such as steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools.
  • Make use of self-check-in or otherwise position barrier/partition between front desk staff and members.
  • When showers or sinks are not six (6) feet apart, limit use to every other shower or sink to allow individuals to maintain social distance.
  • Close all lounge areas, common seating areas, and other areas that encourage individuals to gather in groups.
  • Provide disposable cups or labeled water bottles for individuals when using any water fountains.
  • Encourage people to bring their own bowling balls, bowling shoes, and skates.

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