Shepherd Sports is doing everything we can to keep our participants safe while complying with COVID-19 regulations set by local health officials. Please click HERE to view our protocols and regulations.



Opening the Gym at Shepherd Church - COVID-19 Protocols


Small Group Training/Summer Membership Regulations & Procedures

Entry

Sports wing entrance will be sectioned off 6-feet apart with markers in order to form a line for gym entry.
• Guests will check-in at the front window before entering the gym.
• Signs with COVID-19 symptoms will be posted at entrance, in addition to other helpful guidelines in accordance with state requirements
• Shepherd will provide hand sanitizer at gym entrance.
• All participants must bring and wear a mask when entering and leaving the gym.
• All participants (including accompanying family members) must maintain 6-feet physical distancing at all times.

Procedures
• Only 2 players and 2 spectators will be allowed per basket during Summer Membership hours. All small group workouts will be limited to a single player per basket.
• 2 chairs will be placed near each basket. Separation between each basket is 40ft.
• Participants will be encouraged to bring their own basketball, but Shepherd Sports will have some available to loan out.
• Any equipment loaned out will be sanitized between uses.
• In the event that a participant’s ball enters the playing area of another, participants are asked not to touch another ball to avoid cross-contamination.
• Staff will encourage participants to avoid contact completely and staff will pick up the ball, wearing gloves, and sanitize it before returning it to the participant if necessary and immediately throw away used gloves.
• Before and immediately following each rental, staff will clean and disinfect the entry/exit area, all equipment and any used areas.
• At the end of each session, participants will be ushered out of the gym through a single exit and maintaining a minimum of 6 feet physical distancing at all times. All participants will be ushered out before the next group of participants are let in.
• Max of 6 players plus 1 accompanying family member are allowed in the gym per small group session.
• All participants are required to wear cloth masks and gloves while in the facility.
• Staff will monitor participants to help encourage and remind of physical distancing of 6 feet.

Gym Layout
• All 6 baskets will be lowered and available.
• 2 basketball shooting “guns” will be available for rental.
• All equipment will be sanitized between use/sessions.
• Each half hour or session, the gym will be available for up to a maximum of 4-8 people.
• All bleachers will be closed and no additional spectators will be allowed in the gym beyond what is deemed absolutely necessary by the state.
• Family members of same household may sit in designated marked seats. Any used seats and surfaces will be cleaned/sanitized between each use/session.
• Hand sanitizer will be available throughout gym.
Restrooms/Water Fountains/Vending Machines
• Restrooms will be open but participants must practice physical distancing minimum of 6 feet.
• Staff will regularly clean and disinfect restrooms with EPA-registered cleaners after each session particularly high-touch surfaces such as faucets, toilets, & doorknobs/handles. Staff will also clean and disinfect restrooms daily or more often if possible.
• Water fountains will not be available for use. Participants may bring personal water bottles, flasks, or beverages, however, all drinks must remain in designated areas or outside.
• Vending machines will not be available for purchases.
• Hallway door entrance to restroom will be propped open.
• Hand washing guidelines signs will be posted inside restroom.
• No food consumption will be permitted inside gym.