All current SGA safety guidelines are in place until March 14th, please read below for information:
In-line with recent updates from the Department of Health, the State Superintendent and Seattle Public Schools, masks will be optional at SGA beginning March 14. This date is aligned with Seattle Public Schools and allows time for families to have conversations with their children on what the best option is for their family.
- While encouraged, masks will be optional for gymnasts and staff. This said, everyone at SGA is expected to treat others with respect and kindness at all times, and this extends to mask choice. We will not tolerate bullying of any kind in regards to another person’s choice to or not to mask as everyone’s circumstances are different.
- Exceptions to mask requirements: Any person that has been exposed to Covid, but is negative and not exhibiting any symptoms, will be required to wear a well-fitted mask for 10 days. If an exposure happens in the gym, everyone in the exposed group will also be required to wear well-fitting masks for 10 days following the exposure.
- Please note the mask mandate is able to be lifted as King County has been categorized as a “LOW community level” area. If data changes for the worse, masks may again become required. You can read more about current county figures and risk level on the King County COVID-19 community level page (updated weekly), and on the CDC COVID-19 by County.
- All participants and anyone entering the gym will undergo a quick health screening. This consists of a few verbal questions and a temperature scan to make sure everyone is healthy.
- Hand sanitizer, sinks and disinfectant wipe stations are conveniently located throughout our facility.
- Proof of vaccination / negative test no longer required as of March 1, 2022 due to the high level of vaccination status in the county.
SGA WILL HELP KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE BY:
- Enhanced cleaning and sanitization of high-touch surfaces are completed by SGA staff throughout the day to maintain cleanliness of all community areas and equipment.
- Increased ventilation throughout the gym to allow for outside air circulation. Garage doors and windows will continue to be open as much as possible and exhaust fans will be used to keep fresh air circulating inside the facility. We also have MERV 13 filters in our areas with HVAC systems and individual units with HEPA filters in smaller areas.
- Limiting capacity and congestion in lobby areas by continuing to have parents watch their child’s class on our secure online platform, WatchMeGrow, and/or through the open garage doors. (We will re-evaluate this by May 1st )
- We will continue to actively maintain distance as possible between gymnasts.
- Our staff is, and will continue to be, fully vaccinated.
- We are still required to conduct contact tracing within our facilities. Please continue to inform us if your child is positive or has had a close exposure. Any positive person needs to remain at home for a minimum of five days, and can come back before the 10th day with a negative test, or at 10 days without a negative / no test.
- Exposure: SGA uses video review and attendance records to determine exposure. Exposure is still defined as coming within 6-feet with an infected individual for a total of 15-minutes in a 24-hour period. In cases of exposure, we follow guidance from the King County Department of Health and the CDC. You can read the CDC quarantine guidance for K-12 schools, here.
- We also continue to closely follow the current protocols set forth by the State Superintendent for K-12 schools, child care, early learning, youth development, and day camp programs.
SGA will update our procedures and protocols accordingly as new information, recommendations or guidelines come out. The procedures and protocols set forth are subject to the guidance provided by the local and state health departments and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).