COVID-19

Our world is constantly changing. Please read the information below to view our policy changes and what we are doing to keep our participants safe.

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All cleaning, sanitation, disinfecting, and screening procedures in this response plan are based on recommendations by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Oakland County Health Department, and Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

 

Safety and health of our students, families, and staff has always been top priority for Troy Gym (TG). These policies are in addition to those posted on our website. It has always been our goal to keep our students healthy and we will continue with encouraging proper hand washing, healthy habits, and to prevent sharing of all germs by cleaning equipment, and surfaces frequently while we have students, families and staff at our facility.

MONITORING SYMPTOMS

Daily Home Health Check

 

Before heading to your session at Troy Gym each day, please assess your child for symptoms of COVID-19 and do not bring your child if he/she shows any signs illness. Children should not attend if they have had recent contact with anyone who has tested positive to COVID-19.

Symptoms to look for in children:

  • Fever (this is the key indicator of COVID-19 in young children). If the child’s temperature is above 100 degrees, the child will not be allowed to attend school.

  • Cough, Cold-like symptoms including runny nose, cough, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

Fever reducing medication will not be administered for any reason.

A child with any of the symptoms listed above may not return unless he/she has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication given at home) and improvement in respiratory symptoms, and at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared. A doctor’s note which states the child is free to return to class may be required.

 

 

Screening and Monitoring Symptoms

 

  • TG will be implementing a hand sanitizing/washing station, med check and temperature check station, along with a strict stay at home policy if symptoms are present.

    • Upon entering the facility, the child(ren) and an adult will go through our check in process. This will include: washing hands, digitally checking in child, submitting a med check and temperature check for each child, the adult accompanying them, and any other person who is with you that enters our facility or practice area. The med check and temperature check requires our staff to be present with a touchless thermometer.

  • Children and staff will be monitored upon arrival and throughout their session. If any symptoms present, a rescreen will be performed. If symptoms present while the child is in our care, he/she will be isolated from the group and parent/guardian will be called to pick up the child(ren) immediately.

  • If a child exhibits a symptom, he/she and all his/her siblings will be asked to leave the center and not return until all children in that family are fever free for 24 hours and symptom free for 10 days.

  • Staff who present any symptoms during the day will be sent home immediately and not allowed to return until fever free for 24 hours and symptom free for 10 days and/or with a doctor’s note.

COMMUNICATION/ISOLATION PROTOCOLS

TG's COVID-19 points of contact as of August 24, 2020 is Julie Buechner, owner.

  • If a child, staff member, or family member of a student becomes ill with COVID-19 , we are required to contact our local health department and licensing consultant. In this situation, we will determine whether to close the facility based on guidance from the local health department.

  • You MUST immediately call 248-816-8496 and ask to speak with Julie Buechner and/or send an email to havefun@troygym.com if:

    • If you or your child has been exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19 while attending our facility.

    • Anyone in your household has been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19

    • Anyone in household has felt unwell within the last 3 days

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 include:​

    • Fever or chills 

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell 

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea​

When TG will contact you:

  • TG will contact families via email if there has been a positive case of COVID-19 in our facility.

Exclusion/Isolation policies:

  • Any student or staff member who shows symptoms throughout the day will be isolated and required to leave the facilityuntil the previously stated return criteria is met.

STAFF PROCEDURES

Screening Procedures for Staff

  • Prior to coming to work, staff should participate in a Home Health Check looking for symptoms including, but not limited to; flushed cheeks, rapid or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, fever of 100 degrees or above, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, change in smell or taste, and diarrhea. Staff are required to notify their Director prior to attending work if he/she has experienced any of the symptoms above or if he/she has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

  • Each staff member will conduct a med check and their temperature will be taken using a forehead thermometer. The staff member will do a digital check looking for symptoms listed above.

  • Upon arrival staff will be asked to wash their hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds at the nearest restroom or hand sanitizing station.

  • If symptoms are present, staff will be asked to leave the facility and return when they are fever free for at least 24 hours (without fever reducing medication) and symptom free for 10 days.

  • Staff members will adhere to the same screening process as students each day.

If any child or staff member exhibits symptoms of COVID-19, exposure is suspected, or has a positive test, they must stay home until all the following apply:

  • The individual has been free of a fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication

  • Other symptoms have improved

  • At least 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared

  • The recommended quarantine time has passed, and a doctor’s note is received.

  • TG staff will be trained to better understand COVID-19 to ensure children and staff safety.

  • If a staff member is not capable of working due to illness, TG will call in a substitute staff member to take his/her place. If this happens during the day, the ill staff member will be isolated and sent home immediately while a director fills in until a substitute staff arrives. Proper ratios will be followed, and staff rotation will be limited.

  • If symptoms appear throughout the day staff members will be isolated and required to leave the facility until return criteria are met. No staff member will be discharged, disciplined, or otherwise retaliated against for staying home when he/she is at risk for infecting others with COVID-19.

  • All staff members will be required to wear face coverings at all times.

SCREENING PROCEDURES

  • Any person entering the facility to check in or attend a session must wear a face mask or covering in our building until further notice.

  • Any person entering the facility will first complete their med check and temperature check with the assistance of our staff. Parents MUST accompany minors and will a complete med check for each minor they are checking in, as well as for themselves.

  • The staff member will also do a visual symptom check looking for symptoms including, but not limited to, flushed cheeks, rapid or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or extreme fussiness.

  • Individuals will then go to the nearest hand washing/sanitizing station to wash/sanitize their hands.

Screening questions included in the med check for each individual are as follows:

  1. Do you have any symptoms of COVID-19?

    • If yes, the family should self-quarantine for 14 days and the student(s) will NOT be permitted to attend until the recommended 14 days has passed.

    • If no, question 2:

  2. Have you been out of the country in the last two weeks?

    • If yes, the family should self-quarantine for 14 days and the student(s) will NOT be permitted to attend until the recommended 14 days has passed.

    • If no, question 3:

  3. Have you or your child been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19?

    • If yes, the family should self-quarantine for 14 days and the student(s) will NOT be permitted to attend until the recommended 14 days has passed.

    • If no, question 4:

  4. What is your temperature? *temperature checks will be conducted by a staff member. Do not submit this response until a staff member notifies you to do so.

    • If 100.4* or above, the student(s) will NOT be permitted to attend until he/she is symptom free for 72 hours.

    • If 100.3* or below, select NEXT.

  5. You will see a green check mark stating you have answered all questions. Select “Submit” to submit your med check into our system. Failure to hit submit, will not record the submission and you will be prompted to properly complete and submit med check for each individual.

  • Once you complete the med check and temperature, AND have washed your hands, your child will be directed to their group’s designated area. It is essential that students keep their masks on at all times.

  • YOU MUST supply your child(ren) each with an individual backpack, that has their name clearly labeled on the outside. ALL of your child’s belongings must fit in this bag, as it will move with your child throughout the day. This includes water bottles and shoes. Athletes must wear tennis shoes to practice as some parts of practice may continue outdoors.

 

Face Coverings

 

  • Per the most recent Executive Order, participants over the age of 2 are required to wear a face mask daily except while swimming. You must provide a face mask for your child. 

  • Face coverings are RECOMMENDED for all participants over the age of 2. 

  • Face coverings are REQUIRED for all participants over the age of 3, as tolerated.

  • Face coverings are REQUIRED for all participants over the age of 4, as well as all staff and adults.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

TG will do its best to adhere to social distancing recommendations as provided by the CDC and LARA:

  • All adults are asked to wear a face mask or covering .

  • Keep consistent staff with groups of children to reduce cross contact as much as possible.

  • Sanitized equipment between groups of children.

  • Staggered start times to allow for proper sanitation and cleaning between groups.

  • In accordance with  our social distancing policies, we ask that you and your child practice social distancing while waiting for check in to occur.

CLEANING PROCEDURES

Cleaning procedures:

  • All staff and students will adhere to proper hand washing techniques in addition to wearing gloves when necessary. Hand sanitizer is only to be used when hand washing is not an option.

  • We will continue to clean shared items and equipment with Lysol between groups and VitalOxide daily.

  • Non-porous items and surfaces will be sanitized daily using cleaning supplies and solutions recommended and approved by LARA and CDC.

  • All carpets and rugs will be cleaned in accordance with manufacturers guidelines as needed.

  • If there is suspected or confirmed contact with COVID-19 in any of our facilities, that facility will be left vacant for as long as possible (recommended up to 24 hours). After that vacancy period the facility will be cleaned and sanitized thoroughly.

  • Frequently touched items will be cleaned and disinfected daily.

  • Common areas will be deep cleaned multiple times a day. These areas include but are not limited to sinks, bathrooms, doorknobs, tabletops, and shared items.

  • TG will provide adequate amounts of cleaning supplies to its staff.

Where Kids Come First

TG1&2: 1600 W. Maple Rd., Troy, MI 48084

TG3: 1921 Northwood Dr., Troy, MI 48084

TG4: 1311 Maplelawn, Troy, MI 48084

havefun@troygym.com

248-816-8496

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