August 2, 2021
Effective immediately, masks are required at the
Mansfield Community Center, regardless of vaccination status.
Late this past week, the CDC designated Tolland County and Windham County as “substantial” in terms of COVID transmission. In areas with substantial transmission, the CDC recommends that everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent spread of the Delta variant and to protect others. This is important because new data show that fully vaccinated people are considerably more likely to become infected with the Delta variant than the original strain of COVID. This means that vaccinated individuals are also more likely to transmit the virus to others, including children who are not able to obtain a vaccine given their age.
It is important to note that the Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health, Dr. Deidre Gifford, is strongly recommending that vaccinated persons wear masks in public indoors spaces within these counties. As such, the Town of Mansfield will adhere to this guidance with respect to our municipal facilities; including at the Mansfield Community Center. Please see her statements in the below links:
The increase in COVID transmission in Tolland and Windham County is cause for concern. Eastern Highlands Health District has formally communicated its full support for the recommendations made by the CDC and the Connecticut DPH regarding the masking of fully vaccinated persons for indoor public spaces. Below is the link to the CDC interim guidance for fully vaccinated persons:

Please know that we serve all populations, including medically high-risk populations and children who may not have had the opportunity to receive a vaccination at this time, and we appreciate your cooperation.
Updated general facility-wide procedures:
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Indoor Mask Policy

All individuals older than age two ARE required to wear a mask (regardless of vaccination status) that completely covers the nose and mouth, unless you are actively entering the water in the pools or are actively showering in a shower stall.  

  • POOLS:
  • Swimmers must wear a mask up until entry into the pool. This includes on the pool deck.

  • Masks are required in the locker rooms unless in a closed shower stall.
  • Sinks/sink area is for hand washing only. Actions requiring the removal of your mask (make-up application, shaving, brushing teeth, etc.) are not permitted.
  • Use of hair dryers is permitted, but masks must be worn.

  • Masks are required at all times in the Fitness Center, including during use of cardio equipment.
  • Masks are required during fitness classes and programs.

  • Masks are required at all times in the Gymnasium. This includes during 3v3 game play, and during fitness classes.

  • Masks are required at all times for children ages 3 and up and for adults.
  • Parent access will be limited.
Outdoor Mask Policy
  • Masks are not required, except for some large gatherings and events when notice is posted.
  • Information regarding summer youth camps and programs are regularly updated at

Additional Information for the Mansfield Community Center
  • Social Distancing is required of facility users.
  • Follow signage for traffic patterns throughout the facility.
  • Reservations for use of the main pool or therapy pool are still not required.
  • Locker rooms and showers are open.
  • Signups for basketball play is no longer required but play is limited to 3 v 3 until further notice.
  • Members and guests are asked to continue cleaning equipment before and after use.
  • Regular use of hand sanitizer is encouraged and will continue to be available.
  • Water fountains are still closed. Please bring your own water bottle. Water bottle refill stations may be used for refill of personal water bottles only.
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Please Continue to Self-Screen Before You Come!

  • We cannot tell you how much we appreciate the caution all of our members and staff have been exercising. Here is a reminder for self-screening at home:
  • Have you been in close contact with confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • Are you experiencing a new cough, new shortness of breath, or new sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever of 100.4F or greater in the last 48 hours?
  • Take your temperature - if it is 100.4 or higher, please don’t come in.
  • Remember - an answer of "YES" to any of these means you need to stay home.

Still not sure what "close contact" is?
"Close contact" is defined by the health district as having spent 15 minutes or more with-in 6 feet a COVID-positive person.

With the social distancing measures in place in our facility, there should be no point where our members meet this definition. Please mind the social distancing markers, and other signs and reminders to keep yourself and others as safe as possible.

The above stated policy is subject to change at any time with updated public health data and guidance from public health officials.
Thank you for working with us to keep everyone healthy and safe.
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