John's Usual Excuses & Apologies--
We had some questions about our isolated adult day service groups bowling. There seems to be some confusion about what goes on during the nighttime bowling leagues vs. what CLI does during the day.
First-- full disclosure, many bowlers in the night adult bowling leagues are not always compliant with the rules. This is the same anywhere you go in public. It is a concern for us too since CLI helps people participate in some of those leagues. At this point, what we've been doing about that is:
- make sure that CLI staff & clients mask-up at all times (when not eating/drinking), frequently wash hands, and follow appropriate social distancing rules.
- offer to let CLI clients bowl on a different day & time with a 50% discount since they aren't really getting to participate.
I think that this is a good example of how community membership can be a conflicted thing. Peer pressure is real and each of us have to choose their own path. However, choosing CLI as a provider also means following Ohio's laws and best practices.
The second and more important takeaway is that leagues are totally different than what happens during CLI's day programs. We take our responsibility to keep people safe very seriously. Our adult day groups only bowl at times when nobody else is in the entire bowling alley AND ONLY AFTER all tables, counters, and other surfaces have been sanitized. We also use electric fans and the furnace air handler to try to ventilate the entire space as much as possible between uses. We feel that the small risk of using this space once a week is worth it because it breaks up the routine of being stuck in a single box all week.
CLI will accommodate any personal concerns by our clients or on their behalf. Please don't be shy.