It has been an exciting month with the announcements from both the CDC and Governor Inslee on the re-opening progress in the United States and Washington. We've delayed our announcement to members in regard to facial coverings to properly review the guidance put forth by the CDC and local/state governments before making our own decision on how to adjust our GreenLake Fitness policies.
Currently, we will still operate under 100% mask use until June 7th, 2021, at that point we believe we can safely move to mask-less workouts for fully vaccinated members. This decision was based on the timeline necessary from April 15th, 2021 when eligibility opened to all adults in WA to get vaccinated to go through the full process of either a 2-dose series or single-dose vaccine for COVID-19.
Regardless of if you are vaccinated or not, we respect your personal decisions and ask you to please continue to use your mask if you desire to. As we've learned over the course of the last 6 seasons, “masking up” has served the population well to guard against numerous seasonally transmitted illnesses.
At GreenLake Fitness we also value the security of our members and will not ask our members any questions regarding your personal health information, which includes vaccination history.
We know that our fully vaccinated community is eager to get back to working out at 100% without use of masks, but we kindly ask for your continued patience as others finish receiving their vaccines and become eligible/safe to workout mask-less as well. We believe with this delay in opening up the gym to mask-less workouts, that it will create the most safe and comfortable environment for our clients, staff, and families to reach their fitness goals as a collective community.
-Masks must continue to be worn 100% of the time.
-Always maintain appropriate social distancing. Feel free to move your weights/equipment to less saturated areas now that there are no zone restrictions.
-Wipe down equipment after use. Members will still have their own individual spray bottles and rags to reduce the spread of germs.
-Saunas, and the water fountain will still be restricted from use.
-Members must sanitize or wash their hands prior to utilizing workout equipment.
-Per current operation guidelines, all fitness facilities are only allowed to operate at 50% of current maximum occupancy load.
At GreenLake Fitness this is calculated as follows:
8,000 sq. ft. (usable workout space) / 50 sq. ft. per person = 160 (max occupancy)
Current Phase 3 restriction: 160 (total occupancy) * .50 (50%) = 80 members
-High touch surfaces are sanitized by GLF staff members.
-Members must wipe down equipment after use with provided sanitizer spray and individually issued cleaning rags.
-Upon entering and for the duration of a member's workouts, please maintain proper social distancing from other members and staff.
-Enter and exit spaces one at a time, and navigate tight spaces accordingly (ex. stairwells).
-Fully vaccinated members may workout with or without a face covering.
-All members are encouraged to continue using a face covering while working out at GLF.
-Saunas will be closed to members.
-Members must bring in their own water as the fountain will be closed.
-If you are even feeling slightly unwell, please stay home until you are symptom free for 48 hours.
-Gyms are high respiratory environments and we wish to keep all our members and staff as safe & healthy as possible.