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Peachtree Curling Association COVID Guidelines

 

INTRODUCTION

In an effort to help protect you and other participants from the spread of COVID-19, Peachtree Curling has established special procedures for our current activities.

In developing these procedures, we considered information from a variety of sources, such as USA Curling & GNCC, as well as CDC, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) & governmental guidelines. We will continue to monitor the situation and CDC/government guidelines, and update our procedures as appropriate. We will adhere to federal, state, and Cobb County mandates.

While we cannot guarantee that our procedures will avoid transmission of COVID-19 (or any other communicable disease), we believe they reduce the risk to our curling community.

Now…. You also need to do your part! Please become familiar with and follow the requirements. We have included a thorough list below, so extra attention is needed until we all get used to this new system. Take the time now to read carefully. We thank you for your attention and cooperation.

Out of respect for our entire PCA curling community, all participants must know & follow these mandatory participant requirements.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLUB ACCESS

Assume the Risk. Consider your particular situation and whether you want to assume the risk. To participate, you must sign this requirements form and our Release confirming you do.

Stay Away if Sick. Do not come to the Club if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (Per CDC: Fever of 100.4F or greater, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Check the CDC website if you have questions about symptoms).

Wear a Face Mask or Face Covering. Participants will still need a face covering to enter the facility while making preparations to step on to the ice. There will be draws that require masks while curling on the ice. We expect there will be certain “mask optional” draws that will not require a face covering while physically on the ice surface. These “mask optional” draws will be identified at the point of sign-up for those who elect this approach. Cloth face masks/coverings are acceptable.  

Face Covering

*Mockup of club face covering in early deisgn phase but will have the same logo to celebrate our 5th year! 

Temperature Check. There will be temperature checks at the door. If you have a temperature of 100.4 or greater, you will be asked to isolate yourself away from the club for 48 hours and until your fever dissipates without the use of fever reducing medication.

Hand Sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will be located throughout the facility including on the shelves at each end of the sheets.

Limit on Entry. Only curlers in the scheduled league and ice makers may be in the facility unless a curler requires assistance from another person.

Timing of Entry. You may not enter the Club until 20 minutes prior to the start of your draw time.

Social Distancing. Maintain at least 6 feet social distance from other participants inside and outside the facility, including the parking lot. We understand that during the course of play there might be an instance when you and another participant inadvertently violate the distancing, but we expect your best efforts at all times.

Come Prepared to Curl. Come dressed for curling and put on shoes in the broomstacking area where socially distanced seating will be available. There will be no use of the changing area. Bathroom access will still be available.

Attendance Record. The League Chair and a designated person or Safety Officer will coordinate and record who is present at the draw/session. One of them will be responsible for checking in any person who arrives late.

Personal Items. Remove all personal items including curling equipment from the club.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PLAYING

Hammer. Stone color & hammer will be predetermined and listed on the schedule.  Consequently, there will be no need for a coin toss.

Starting the game. We will be starting our games at opposite sides of the building. Sheets A & C start at scoreboard end, and sheet B will start from the entrance door end.

No More Handshakes. There will be no pre or post game handshakes, elbow taps, or other physical contact. Simply say “Good Curling!”

Brooms, Stabilizers, and Sliders. We are encouraging everyone to purchase their own broom or stabilizer and mark it with tape or another identifying feature. There can be no sharing of brooms, sliders or stabilizers (other than between family members). You may use the Club-provided equipment, but the Club item you select to use that game is to be used only by you for that game. If you would like to purchase your own equipment, please see the following options from Goldline. If you’d like to order using the club discount please email [email protected] and we’ll place a group order.

Player’s Stones. Prior to the start of the game each player must wipe down their own stones and only use those stones throughout the game. Do not touch other stones except with your broom and/or foot.

Only 1 Skip in the House. Only the skip of the team throwing the stone may stand in the house. The opposing team’s skip should stand behind the hack. There will be no defensive sweeping to avoid close contact in the house. No other players are allowed in the house.

Only 1 Sweeper. We will still have 4 person teams; however, only 1 person may sweep at a time. The other player may call line or time the stone.

Designated Standing Location. We will have yellow and blue markers in the ice near the sideline of each sheet to assist players in determining where to stand while maintaining physical distance. 

COVID Curling

Scoreboards.  We will not be using the scoreboards. The vice on the blue rocks team will be the designated scorekeeper for both teams, and we will use preprinted scoring provided forms.

Coughing/Sneezing. If you cough or sneeze, we encourage you to use hand sanitizer again before touching a rock or other surface.

Tissues. If you need to use a tissue, dispose of the tissue promptly in a trash can and use hand sanitizer again before touching a rock or other surface.

Exiting the Ice. When exiting the ice, spread out and be patient. Wait until you are able to leave maintaining safe distance from the curlers on adjacent sheets.

Broomstacking. And unfortunately, NO BROOMSTACKING. Please leave the building once your game is over and the cleaning requirements for your sheet have been completed.

 

CLEANING

Responsibility. Please help us keep our facility as clean as we can. The League Managers & designated Safety Officers will be designating cleaning assignments to each sheet and team to delegate the cleaning duties.

High Contact Areas. We will be paying close attention to cleaning “high contact areas” such as rock handles, sliders, stabilizers, brooms, railing & shelves. We will also be increasing the frequency of cleaning the bathroom specifically handles, light switches, faucets, etc.

All of the above cleaning information will be covered in greater detail in the Cleaning Assignments provided by the League Manager & Safety Officers.

 

COVID REPRESENTATIONS & NOTIFICATIONS

If you have a positive COVID-19 test, do not come to the Club facility until at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared AND you have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved).

Participants must acknowledge they have received these Participant COVID Requirements. When participants come to the facility they are acknowledging that they have not tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days and are not running a fever of 100.4F or greater.

You agree that if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days after being at the Club, you will immediately notify the Club President and Vice President. Let them know the draw(s) you attended and the sheet(s) you were on. They will contact the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH): 1-866-PUB-HLTH (782-4584) for further guidance, and club members at risk of exposure to COVID-19 will also be contacted by DPH.

The Club will then notify people who were present during the times you were at the Club 2 days prior to your symptom development per CDC guidelines. We will let these League members know that there has been a positive test result while they were in attendance at the Club. We will use the attendance records made by League Chairs to identify the persons to notify. We will NOT include your name in that notification.

If we notify you that an unnamed individual participating in a Club activity that you also attended has tested positive for COVID-19, we strongly recommend that you quarantine yourself and that you obtain a COVID-19 test. We also recommend that you contact Public Health representatives at 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584) about your possible exposure to COVID-19. You will be able to speak with a medical epidemiologist for COVID-19 screening and be given guidance on your possible exposure.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 infection, or if a healthcare provider or public health official has told you that COVID-19 infection is suspected because you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, we recommend that you follow the home isolation instructions on https://dph.georgia.gov/isolation-contact. These steps will help prevent the disease from spreading to others in your household and the Club. We recommend that you follow these instructions if you suspect that you have COVID-19, even if you do not have a known exposure.

The Participant Requirements may change from time to time based upon the current situation. You must follow the most current version of the Requirements. In order to participate in curling activities at the Club, you must acknowledge you understand, agree, and will strictly follow these Participant Requirements.

If at any time you have any questions, comments or concerns we encourage you to email covid[email protected]


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About the Club ...

The Peachtree Curling Association (PCA) is dedicated to the promotion of the sport of curling and has been organized to:

  1. Educate youth, adult, corporate, senior, handicap, and other interested persons about the sport of curling
  2. Create public awareness and appreciation for the sport by hosting information sessions as well as on-ice teaching sessions, curling leagues, clinics, and competitions
  3. Develop programs that lead to local, national, and international competitions

 

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