NAFA North is clear to reopen in a limited and cautious capacity, per clearance from The New York Department of Health, for conducting youth activities in our indoor facility.
As the health of our families is our utmost priority, we follow the strict safety protocols for in-person classes and in compliance with the current order from public health authorities. We determined that we could do this in a way that would not compromise the health of our fencers, their families, or our staff.
Below are the safety protocols that the staff, coaches, families, and fencers will follow.
Coaches and Staff
- NAFA North will frequently provide a structured, thorough training to staff on new cleaning and safety protocols to coaches.
- Coaches will disinfect the venue in between every scheduled class or lesson.
- Coaches must take home workout clothes, PPE, and supplies in a closed bag.
- Coaches must stay at home if they are coughing, sneezing, or are displaying signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection. Coaches must report if they feel signs of sickness to the administration immediately.
- Coaches must immediately report potential contact with the virus.
- No contact of any kind is permitted. All staff must maintain six feet of distance at all times.
- All staff will wear surgical or cloth masks at all times within the building.
- Temperature testing for staff will be taken daily.
Families and Fencers
- No touch temperature testing will be taken daily.
- A COVID questionnaire must be completed and submitted electronically before every scheduled training. [The COVID Questionnaire can be found here: https://forms.gle/mM62TP5yfQgNEmdQ8]
- Fencers and families must wear masks in the venue at all times.
- Fencers and families must use hand sanitizer upon entering the club.
- All guests and members will maintain strict safety distancing and respect designated waiting areas. Lobby space is limited, so parents are encouraged to drop off fencers downstairs.
- Dressing rooms will be closed for usage to restrict fencers’ interaction or contact. Gearing up will happen before entering the building. Only weapons, masks, gloves and shoes can be left within lockers.
- No equipment will be shared. Fencers must purchase or borrow all gear.
- Fencers will warm up before arriving for class.
- No food is allowed inside the fencing facility.
- Water fountains will be turned off. Every fencer must bring his/her own bottle with a CLEAR name written on it. The bottles must be disposed of or taken back after each class. Unclaimed bottles left after the class will be thrown away.
- Any fencer or family member with an acute illness, or having contact with someone ill, must stay home and report it to the facility.
- Fencers, coaches, parents, or anyone coming to the fencing club should come directly TO and FROM the club. For example, fencers should not visit restaurants before coming to the club.
Online Programs Continue
As some families are not comfortable to return to in-person training, we continue to provide online fencing classes via the Zoom platform.
We look forward to welcoming you back to NAFA North!