COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

This document describes the measures taken by Anchorage Sportsplex, Inc. (“The Dome”) to minimize the spread of COVID-19. It is subject to change in the face of new information, updated best practices, or government order. These protective measures are based on advice from public health experts and are intended to protect The Dome’s employees and the public.

  1. Employee screening
    1. Employees will be screened before every shift by answering a series of questions about their travel and symptoms. Their answers will be recorded. Any employee experiencing symptoms including fever within the last 72 hours, or who has traveled outside Alaska within the previous 14 days, will not be allowed to work.
  1. Entrance screening & logging
    1. All individuals entering the facility will be screened by staff or by using their own smartphone/device.
      1. Screening will include questions about travel, symptoms, and contact with known or suspected infections.
      2. All entrants’ names and telephone numbers will be recorded.
      3. Anyone with recent travel, symptoms, or suspected contact will not be allowed into the facility.
    2. User Groups which have submitted a Mitigation Plan and received Dome management approval may be exempted from this requirement only if a comparable screening and attendance tracking solution is included in that Mitigation Plan.
  1. Physical distancing (aka social distancing)
    1. All individuals at The Dome, including employees and the public, must stay a minimum of 6 feet apart at all times.
      1. This rule does not apply to members of the same household.
    2. While engaging in exercise, individuals must increase this distance to 10 feet. “Exercise” includes any movement activity taking place at The Dome, including walking, running, using equipment, or playing a sport.
      1. Fitness equipment, including exercise bikes, rowing machines, weights, and mats will be moved in order to maintain this distance.
    3. User Groups which have submitted a Mitigation Plan and received Dome management approval may be exempted from this requirement only if a comparable distancing solution is included in that Mitigation Plan.
    4. Staff and management will monitor compliance with distancing requirements.
  1. Face coverings
    1. All individuals entering The Dome, including employees and the public, are required to wear cloth or disposable face coverings.
      1. Masks must cover both the nose and mouth.
      2. Employees are required to wear masks at all times.
      3. Spectators and coaches are required to wear masks at all times.
      4. Individuals actively exercising may remove masks while exercising.
  1. Locker rooms, bathrooms, & on-site changing
    1. The locker rooms are closed and may not be used.
    2. Patrons are required to arrive to The Dome dressed in the clothing they plan to wear while participating in their activity.
      1. On-site changing is not allowed.
    3. Bathrooms will be open and available for use.
  1. Occupancy
    1. Under Executive Order EO-15, no groups may form with more than 15 individuals, including staff.
      1. Day camp staff and campers are specifically exempted from this rule and are not counted in the 15-person total.
    2. Discrete groups must stay far apart from other groups at all times and may not mix.
  1. Handwashing
    1. The Dome will provide sufficient facilities to allow employees and the public to routinely wash and/or sanitize their hands.
      1. Materials provided include sinks with running water, soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.
    2. The Dome will require employees to wash their hands routinely and in between all activities.
    3. The Dome will encourage customers to wash their hands routinely and in between all activities.
  1. Cleaning and sanitizing
    1. All sanitizing will be performed with a CDC-approved sanitizer.
      1. The Dome will maintain adequate supplies of sanitizers and supplies.
    2. All routine touch surfaces will be sanitized hourly by staff. These surfaces include door knobs, handles, and push bars; railings; bathroom fixtures; computer equipment; and any other surface or object that is touched routinely.
    3. All fitness equipment will be sanitized in between uses by different individuals. This equipment includes weights, medicine balls, bars, mats, straps, bands, rowing machines, exercise bikes, and all other equipment used for fitness training.
    4. All sports equipment will be sanitized in between uses by different individuals. This equipment includes balls, racquets, bats, laser guns, remote controls, and any other equipment used to participate in a sport or game.
    5. All employee touch surfaces will be sanitized in between individual employees, or hourly, whichever is more frequent.
    6. Janitorial cleaning will be performed after hours every night.
  1. Drinking fountains and vending machines
    1. The Dome’s push bar drinking fountain will be shut off and blocked from public access.
    2. The Dome’s touchless water bottle filler will remain open and be sanitized hourly with a food-safe sanitizer.
    3. The Dome’s vending machines’ touch surfaces, including buttons and dispensing chute, will be sanitized hourly. One or more machines may be closed to the public.
  1. Activities
    1. Sports and activities which require skin contact with shared equipment, such as throwing a ball or disc, are not permitted.
      1. The sole exception to this rule will be for individuals who live in the same household.
    2. Sports and activities which bring participants closer than 10 feet from one another are not permitted.
      1. The sole exception to this rule will be for individuals who live in the same household.
    3. Rental Groups which have submitted a Mitigation Plan and received Dome approval may be exempted from this rule.
  1. Response to Confirmed Infection
    1. If an active employee is identified as being COVID-19 positive by testing, The Dome will perform the following as soon as practical:
      1. A CDC disinfection; or
      2. A 72-hour closure to allow natural deactivation of the virus, followed by a comprehensive disinfection of all common surfaces.
  1. Training
    1. The Dome will provide training to all employees on the requirements listed in this document.
    2. Management will monitor employees for compliance and provide additional training as needed.