WLA Covid-19 Prevention and Response Plan

Arrive Safe, Stay Safe, Leave Safe.

Preventative Measures

This pandemic is bigger than any one of us, which is why we need to unify around safe practices. Every person that commits to practicing safe choices contributes to keeping our communities healthy and strong. Here are SPUT's commitments to preventative measures:

 

Weekly Updates:

Staff will provide an update via email and google classroom each Thursday. At that time we will provide recommendations for staying safe and/or communicate cancellation of programs that weekend.

 

Before/After the Lesson:

  • Weekly symptom check for all staff and participants.
  • Temperature check before entry Spacing and sanitation measures on court.
  • Quarantine required for all staff and participants potentially infected.
  • Masks and equipment available upon request.

During the Lesson:

  • Players maintain distance of 10 feet.
  • Sanitize hands before and after ball pick-up.
  • Coaches required to wear masks on same side of net as students.
  • Players wear masks to and from court. Masks may come off during play but need to be put on any time they are within 10 feet of others.

Response Action Plan

Each person must assess their own risk factors. While tennis is among the safest sports to play, there is no 100% risk free guarantee. We are confident in our preventative measures but have strategies in place to respond in the event of a potential participant or staff infection.

If a household member or recent contact contracts Covid-19:

  1. Notify a SPUT staff member immediately as soon as you are aware.
  2. Any staff or participants from that household will be removed from programming until a negative test is confirmed and 10-day quarantine period is observed.
  3. Participants and staff of that group will be notified and kept aware of the situation (no personal information will be shared).
  4. Lessons continue.
  5. An internal review will commence to ensure proper safety measures are in place.

If a participant or staff member contracts Covid-19:

  1. Notify a SPUT staff member immediately as soon as you are aware.
  2. The affected person will be immediately removed from lessons. A negative test result and 10-day quarantine period are required for return to lessons.
  3. Participants and staff of that group will be notified and kept aware of the situation (no personal information will be shared).
  4. Participants and staff who shared a court with the infected player will observe a 14-day quarantine period before returning to lessons.
  5. An internal review will commence to ensure proper safety measures are in place.

Warrior Leadership Academy Arrival and Dismissal Process

1) Preparation

Complete symptoms check day before program.

4) Arrival at White Bear

Stay 6' apart as we enter.

7) Wait Area

While waiting for courts to become available, Warriors will maintain spacing of 6' in the hallway.

10) Sanitizing Station

Sanitize hands.

13) Eastview

  • Make sure your ride is ready for you 5 minutes before return.

  • If ride is present, go straight to your car.

  • If ride is late, wait outside 6' from other warriors (if it is too cold, spacing will be set up inside).

2) Eastview

  • Staff checks temperature.
  • Sanitize hands.
  • Wait outside (dress warm).
  • If too cold, wait in gym spaced out 10'.

5) Symptom Check Station

  • Temperature check required.
  • Sign in.

8) On Court

  • Wait for coach instructions to take off mask.
  • Maintain 10' between others.

11) Wait Area

6' apart while waiting to board bus.

14) Home

Please keep track of your symptoms at home and notify a SPUT staff member IMMEDIATELY if you suspect there is a possibility of Covid-19 contraction.

3) Bus to White Bear

Warriors sit every other seat.

6) Sanitizing Station

Sanitize hands before going to courts.

9) Clean Up

Sanitize any shared equipment.

12) Bus to Eastview

Warriors sit every other seat.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I start noticing symptoms in myself or my family?

Please stay home! Seek out a test as soon as possible. If you are unable to get tested, we ask that you observe a 7 day quarantine period before returning to programming.

 

Do participants have to wear masks the entire time?

As of now, participants are required to wear a mask at all times. If covid cases in MN start to decline again, we may reevaluate the continued use of masks while on court. 

 

Is indoor tennis safe?

Nothing is without risk right now, but the facilities at Lifetime White Bear have been upgraded to the point where it is similar to playing outdoors. Lifetime White Bear has the highest grade filtration system on the market and circulates outside air through the building often. The risk of spread is very low with these systems in place. Additionally, all persons conduct a temperature check before they are admitted to the building and are required to wear masks everywhere in the facility.

 

Where can I learn more?

Ramsey County Covid Dashboard

MN Dept. of Health Covid Dashboard

USTA Covid Safety Guidelines

Lifetime Covid Policies