WELCOME BACK!
Members, we look forward to seeing you next week.
The Mansfield Community Center and Parks and Recreation Department is following the recommendations of our State and Local Health Departments and the CDC to keep you and your loved ones safe. Continue to check our website and watch for e-mail updates. Additional details on reopening policies, procedures, and modifications to programs, activities, and Center access will be released as needed through e-mails and website postings. Thank you for taking the time to review this information carefully.
Beginning Monday, June 22, the Mansfield Community Center
will resume operational hours
Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
following the States Phase 2 Sector Rules and reopening guidelines.
Access will be restricted to Members only. Reservations will be required.

Per sector rules,  those in high-risk groups (comorbidities) and over the age of 65 should continue to stay safe and stay home.
A dditional communications will be sent as future phases near.
What Will Be Open?
Limited spaces for each of the following areas will be open for reservation during this phase of reopening. Equipment access and allowable activities will be limited:

  • Fitness Center and Track
  • Main Pool
  • Therapy Pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Community Room (for Relocated Fitness Equipment)

The following Center amenities will remain CLOSED :

  • Sitting Room
  • Main Locker Rooms
  • Child Care Room
  • Teen Center
  • Group Fitness Classes
Reminders of general facility-wide
procedures to expect:
MASKS or cloth face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth are required unless you are actively working out on designated cardio equipment or in the pools. This includes going to and from an activity or moving between equipment once you enter the building. Masks must be worn until entering the water (pools) or beginning your workout on designated cardiovascular equipment.

SOCIAL DISTANCING is required of facility users. When approaching the facility, and once in the facility please be conscious of the floor markings and social distancing protocols to maintain safety and compliance. Expect relocated and restricted access to various equipment in order to meet new standards. Follow signage for traffic patterns throughout the facility.
 
HEALTH AS SESSMENTS will be given to all members and staff at each visit during the check-in process. This will include a temperature screening and brief list of questions.
  • Temperature must be below 100.4oF
  • Questions include:
  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in past 14 days?
  • Are you experiencing a new cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever of 100.4oF or higher in the last 48 hours?
Members should self-screen at home prior to each reservation. If you are unwell or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, do not come to the Community Center. Center access will only be permitted upon successful completion of the Center's health screening assessment. Use of hand sanitizer is required upon entry into the facility.

WAIVER AND RELEASE
All members wishing to participate in Community Center activities must sign the waiver and release found here . This will be included in the online reservation process. If reserving by phone, the form must be signed upon entry at each visit.

RESERVATIONS will be required in order to maintain capacity and social distancing requirements in accordance with State guidelines. Reservation procedures and time-frames will be included in our next update. All reservations will be for 1-hour blocks and will be made utilizing the SignUpGenius online program. Phone reservations will also be accepted. Reservation times will be released in one-week waves every Friday between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. for the following Monday-Sunday week.

GUESTS At this time we will not allow use of guest passes or purchase of day passes.

CLEANING AND DISINFECTING is increased and intensified throughout the facility. Employees will clean all equipment frequently and members must wipe down equipment before and after each use with provided products and materials that meet EPA and CDC guidelines for use against COVID-19. Each area will be closed for one full hour, twice daily for full area deep cleaning and disinfecting. A third deep cleaning and disinfection will occur in the evening when the facility is closed to the public.

WATER FOUNTAINS are closed. Due to regulations, water fountains are not available. Please bring your own water bottle. Water bottle refill stations may be used for refill of personal water bottles only.

PERSONAL ITEMS Locker rooms will be closed and therefore personal belongings brought into the facility must be limited to keys, swim towels, caps and goggles, and water bottles only. Please read area-specific information for more details on area-specific personal item allowances. U se of cubbies building-wide will be limited. Personal belongings for swimmers can be left in designated areas on the pool deck. Family Changing Rooms will be made available to swimmers for rinsing only before and after your swim.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES will initially not be offered at the Center. We encourage you to continue to participate fitness classes offered via ZOOM, and check our Facebook daily for fitness tips and ideas. Follow the list of program updates here .

REMINDER Child Care, Teen Center, Locker rooms, and common areas are not available during this phase.



CONTINUE READING FOR AREA-SPECIFIC PROTOCOLS
Fitness Center
THIS SECTION REVIEWS TRACK AND FITNESS CENTER
UPDATES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES.


FITNESS AREA RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Fitness area reservations will be in one-hour increments. Members who have reserved access to an area other than Fitness will not be permitted in the Fitness Center, Track, or Community Room. Members are to enter the Fitness area through the front stairwell and exit through the back stairwell. The elevator will be available to those that need it, however only one person may use the elevator at a time (unless immediate family). All members must adhere to all posted policies and procedures- examples below:
  • Closed toe athletic shoes must be worn
  • Shirts must be worn
  • Facility is ages 14+ with limited exceptions

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE?
Members with a reserved fitness slot must check in with the Fitness Assistant prior to utilizing cardiovascular equipment. Fitness Assistants will reserve cardio space on available equipment for each member, not to exceed 45 minutes, and will direct the member to the appropriate fitness area. Internet access and/or TV may not be available on all equipment due to equipment relocation in the facility.
CARDIO EQUIPMENT:
  • Arm Bike (1)
  • Elliptical with stationary arms (1)
  • Elliptical with moving arms (2)
  • Floor/Strength/Stretching station (3)
  • Rower (1)
  • Upright Bike (1)
  • Expresso Bike (2)
  • Spin bikes (2)
  • Recumbent bikes (2)
  • Stair Stepper (1)
  • Treadmills (3)
  • Track (max. 10 members)
STRENGTH EQUIPMENT:
  • Main Floor Weight Equipment:
  • Selectorized weight equipment*
  • Weight bench station (1)
  • Free weights**
  • Plyo-boxes**
  • Medicine Balls**
  • Bands**
*Use of machines dependent upon capacity and spacing. See signage.
**Please thoroughly clean equipment with supplied wipes before and after use.
  • Satellite Fitness Area Weight Equipment (max. 4 members):  Members may use all selectorized weight equipment with proper cleaning, however, must leave one open machine between members at all times.
FITNESS AREAS MASK REQUIREMENTS:
  • Masks are REQUIRED when entering the fitness facility, moving between exercise equipment, utilizing strength/stretching stations, utilizing strength equipment, and at all times on the Track.
  • Masks are NOT RECOMMENDED when actively performing aerobic exercise while using cardiovascular equipment. A reminder, masks MUST be worn on the Track.

CLEANING REQUIREMENTS:                                           
Members are required to clean all equipment before and after use including all touch points, sweat, and possible areas of saliva contamination (i.e. – cardiovascular display panel and PVS). Members must also disinfect areas any personal items contacted. Disinfectant wipes will be readily available for member use throughout the designated fitness areas.
Fitness staff will provide additional cleaning during each exercise block of equipment as needed.
Intensified spray disinfectant will be used on all used equipment three times daily. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon and at close. No members will be permitted in areas during these times.

PERSONAL ITEMS:
Come ready for your workout. Members accessing the fitness area are asked to bring no personal items except a water bottle and keys into the facility. Keys only may be stored in cubbies in the fitness area. Other personal items that will remain on your person (watch, glasses, phone in armband) are permissible. Weight-lifting gloves may NOT be worn. Locker room and shower access is not available.
                             
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/POLICIES:
  • Personal workout sheets created and saved prior to COVID-19 have been retained in file box, which is kept under fitness desk. Upon request, Fitness Assistant may locate personal workout sheet for a member. Member must independently retain this file as no file system will remain active for general member access.
  • No paper forms will be retained for member access at Fitness Desk. Upon request, Fitness Assistant may provide requested forms for member to independently retain for their records.
  • No magazines or newspapers will be provided, all reading material left by member must be discarded.
  • REMINDER: The water fountain will be closed. The water bottle filler may be accessed to re-fill personal water bottles.  
Swimming Pools
THIS SECTION SUMMARIZES THERAPY POOL AND MAIN POOL
UPDATES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES.



POOL AREA RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Pool area reservations will be in one-hour increments, to include rinse and change times, with a maximum swim period of 45 minutes. Please plan accordingly; come in your swimsuit. If you require additional rinse or change time, your swim may need to be less than 45 minutes. Immediate family members (total group size of 5 or less, must reside at the same address) may reserve use of one lane in the Main Pool to share. Larger family sizes should contact the office prior to reserving pool time. Limited Family Swim times will be made available in the Therapy pool and will be noted in the reservation system. Please indicate names of all family members attending at reservation in the comments.
Members who have reserved access to an area other than the Therapy Pool or Main Pool will not be permitted into the pool area or rinse and change area. After the health screening, members will first access the Rinse and Change area for a quick rinse before proceeding to their designated swim space.

RINSE AND CHANGE:
Per State mandate, all swimmers are required to complete a quick rinse before entering the pool. Swimmers may elect to rinse and change after swimming, but no full showering will be permitted (no use of soap or shampoo, or extended time in shower). Electing not to rinse or change after your swim does not extend your swim time.

POOL AREA MASK REQUIREMENTS:
  • Masks are required at all times up until you are about to enter the water.
  • For safety, masks will NOT be permitted in the water while swimming.

PERSONAL ITEMS:
Come ready for your swim. Members are asked to bring no personal items except a water bottle, keys, swim cap, goggles, towel, and after swim change of clothes into the facility. Locker access is not available. Personal items and masks will be stored in bins located at the end of each swim area. Soap and shampoo are not permitted.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE?
Use of kick-boards, pool buoys, pool noodles, and aqua belts provided by the Center will be allowed. Ask a lifeguard for desired equipment. Members will be required to disinfect equipment before and after use. Staff will complete additional disinfecting between uses.

CLEANING REQUIREMENTS:                                           
Aquatic staff will provide additional cleaning between each swimmer use as needed. Rinse and change areas will be cleaned regularly, including use of spray disinfectant three times daily. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon and at close. No members will be allowed access to these areas during these intensified cleaning times.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/POLICIES:
  • If you require special assistance (such as use of the pool lifts), please make note of that in the comments area when reserving your time block. Time blocks cannot be extended, and your swim time may need to be reduced. Please plan accordingly.
Gymnasium
THIS SECTION REVIEWS OPEN GYMNASIUM AND PICKLEBALL
UPDATES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES.



GYMNASIUM AND PICKLEBALL RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Gymnasium time slots will be in one-hour increments for individuals and families. Members who have reserved access to an area of the facility other than the gymnasium will not be permitted into the gym.
  • One gym reservation space is permitted per individual.
  • Immediate family members (total group size of 5 or less, must reside at the same address) may reserve one gym space for play. Please indicate names of all family members attending at reservation in the comments.
  • Please refer to the schedule for specific pickleball reservation times. Pickleball is singles play only. Waiting for play will not be permitted. Each player must reserve their own reservation slot.
  • Non-family groups of patrons will not be permitted in the gym for basketball or futsal play.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE?
Members are required to provide their own equipment for use in the gym (including basketballs, futsals, pickleball paddles and balls, etc.). Basketball hoops and pickleball nets will be provided and set up by Community Center staff. Dunking or hanging on hoops and moving of pickleball nets is prohibited. Gym mats and Tot toys will not be available.

GYMNASIUM AREA MASK REQUIREMENTS:
Masks are required at all times.

PERSONAL ITEMS:
Come prepared to play! Members are asked to bring no personal items except a water bottle, keys, and small items required for game play into the facility. Locker access is not available. REMINDER: Water fountains will be closed. Water bottle filler may be accessed to re-fill personal water bottles.   

CLEANING REQUIREMENTS:                                           
Community Center equipment will be disinfected between patron use. Spray disinfectant will be used on all used equipment three times daily. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon and at close.

Membership Billing and Freezes

Membership Billing will resume July 1, 2020.
We will begin the process of extending memberships for paid time missed during the closure once the Center reopens. Please understand this is a process, and your membership will be updated as quickly as possible.

What if I am not ready to return?
  • Annual members may freeze their membership for a period of up to six months, no questions asked. For additional Membership Freeze policy details or to request your freeze, review the form found here.
  • 3-month members are traditionally not permitted to freeze memberships, however, due to the unique circumstances of this closure an exception has been made. 3-month members with a membership active during the COVD-19 facility closure will have one-month from the Center reopening to request a freeze of membership-time not used. Membership must be reactivated with-in one-year from the original date of purchase. For full policy information or to request a freeze of your 3-month membership review the form found here.
  • Freeze requests can be returned by email or mail.
  • To e-mail your request complete the form and save it to your device. Attach the saved copy of the form to an e-mail addressed to parksandrec@mansfieldct.org.
  • Mail-in forms should be addressed to Mansfield Community Center, 10 S. Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06268.
We are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Please watch your e-mail and www.mansfieldcc.com for continued updates and information.
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