COVID-19

GCC COVID-19 Policy

Effective 04/07/2022

Introduction

The Granite Curling Club is striving to make this season as normal as possible with no planned modifications to gameplay or leagues. To make it through this season safely, without the need for additional restrictions, we need everyone to be responsible and adhere to these guidelines. If risk levels become higher locally or we have evidence that these precautions are not sufficient, the Board will take whatever steps necessary to allow the club to operate safely.

References

General

  • If you are sick or are in close contact to a known positive COVID case, stay home and get tested.
  • If you tested positive for COVID-19, you must not enter the club until all of the following have been met consistent with CDC’s shortened isolation period recommendation:
    • 5 full days have passed. Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected.
    • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
    • other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
  • If you are uncomfortable with handshakes, you can bump fists, "chicken wing", tip your cap, or wave from afar.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at several locations around the building.

Vaccination

  • Members
    • All those over age 12 must be vaccinated or seek exception based on a medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs.
    • Vaccinated Members
      • An optional pre-verification process exists for vaccinated members. After showing a GCC Board member or designated representative proof of vaccination status (see King County Vaccine Verification Guidance above for acceptable forms), GCC will designate the member as “Pre-Verified” and will note as such in GCC’s records. Pre-verified vaccinated members may enter the building without having to show their vaccination documentation. However, pre-verified members may be asked to show personal identification should the GCC representative running the activity (eg, league manager, Learn to Curl host) not recognize the member.
      • Vaccinated members who are not pre-verified must still show proof of vaccination prior to entering the building.
    • Exempted Member (Medical or Religious)
      • Members may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement. Requests for medical or religious exemptions may require additional details and/or documentation.
      • Exempted members must provide a negative COVID test result prior to entering the building. The test must be administered by a health professional, either in-person or via telepresence. The test may be either a PCR test result taken within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours. Proof can be either shown to the GCC representative running the activity or emailed to covid@curlingseattle.org at least 6 hours prior to entry so the appropriate GCC representative can be notified before the activity.
    • For members under the age of 12 (Juniors), proof of a negative COVID test result is not required.
  • Guests
    • All guests over the age 12 must be vaccinated or provide a negative PCR test result, taken within 72 hours.
    • Vaccinated Guests
      • An optional pre-verification process exists for immediate family members and guardians of current GCC members. The pre-verification process is the same as for GCC members above.
      • Vaccinated guests who are not pre-verified must still show proof of vaccination prior to entering the building.
        • For activities where individuals outside of GCC may participate (eg, Learn to Curl, Group Events, Bonspiels, and Playdowns) – proof of vaccination will be shown to the GCC representative running the activity.
        • For all other activities and just visiting the building, the GCC member that is responsible for the guest is also responsible for verifying vaccination status.
  • Unvaccinated Guests
    • Unvaccinated guests over the age of 12 may enter the building only for those activities that are designed for individuals outside of GCC to participate (eg, Learn to Curl, Group Events, Bonspiels, and Playdowns) provided they meet the following requirements:
      • Unvaccinated guests must wear masks at all times while inside Granite Curling Club. This includes all events designed for guests of Granite Curling Club (eg, Learn to Curl, Group Events, Bonspiels, and Playdowns).
      • attesting to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, and
      • provide a negative (electronic) PCR test result taken within 72 hours of their event.
    • All other unvaccinated guests over the age of 12, including family members of GCC members, may not enter the building.
  • For guests under the age of 12, proof of a negative COVID test result is not required.

Masks

  • Unvaccinated guests must wear masks at all times while inside Granite Curling Club. This includes while on the ice.
  • Masks are optional in the building for vaccinated members and guests who have provided their vaccination information to Granite Curling Club. This includes while on the ice.
  • Disposable masks will be available for a $1 suggested donation at the front desk for those that forgot their personal mask.

Contact Tracing

  • All members and guests may participate in GCC's optional contact tracing process:
    • Sign-in may be accomplished either using the QR code display at the entrance or the paper sign-in sheet at the front desk.
    • Name and email address will be collected. This information will be retained solely for contact tracing and will not be used for other purposes, such as marketing.
  • Any member or guest testing positive should notify the club immediately by emailing covid@curlingseattle.org so we can notify other members of the dates and times when you were at the club recently.
    • Names will not be released unless explicitly permitted by the person testing positive.
    • Notices about any positive case will be sent to all members and guests that were in the building at the impacted dates and times.
    • Notification will be sent to the contact information indicated on the sign-in sheet.

Junior League

  • Members unaffiliated with the Friday Junior league are asked to avoid the club between 4:00pm and 6:15pm on Friday.
  • Parents and guardians of curlers are encouraged to pre-verify their vaccination status as detailed above.

Group Events / Special Events

Additional protocols unique to a specific event could be created that will either meet or exceed our minimum guidelines. In no instance will GCC’s overall protocols be loosened to accommodate an event.

Cleaning

On-ice wipes will be provided for players to wipe down rocks if they choose.

Building Modifications

  • UV-C & Ionizers on cold side
  • Ionizers in warm side furnace

Enforcement

Board Members, League Managers, Practice Ice Hosts, and any event staff will be responsible for enforcing this policy as detailed above