• HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

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OVERVIEW

The Sports Arena is committed to providing our customers and staff with a clean and safe environment, to compliment the very best leagues, programs and activities. We pride ourselves in our high degree of hospitality, integrity, and attention to detail. 

Protocols were implemented in July 2020 and are updated on an ongoing basis, as we receive new information and directives from governmental and other health agencies and organizations, and based on our experience navigating this “new normal”.  

Notwithstanding all the precautions that The Sports Arena will take, due to the nature of the virus, the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains, as we are all aware.  Please be safe, respect others and follow all of the precautions, protections and protocols put in place.  

SCREENING

All players, coaches and spectators must perform a health screening (parents for their children) in advance of their arrival at The Sports Arena.  Any person exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, either upon arrival, or at any point during their time at The Sports Arena, will be sent home, and will need to be symptom free and test negative for the virus before returning.

Please exhibit caution and courtesy to others by staying home if you or your child(ren) are exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

Fever or chills 

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea

Any other signs of illness

The Sports Arena staff will be screened upon their arrival to work. Any staff member exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, either upon arrival, or at any point during the day, will be sent home, and will need to be symptom free and provide a Department of Health release form to return to work.  

FACE COVERINGS

ALL are required to wear a face covering at all times. As defined by NY State for Players - if during the physical activity a player cannot tolerate the face covering, it may be removed, but must be put back on when the physical activity has concluded.  Coaches and trainers are required to wear masks at all times.  If a person has a health issue that makes them unable to tolerate a face covering, they are not required to wear one.  

See below for spectator restrictions.

SPECTATORS

DEK HOCKEY LEAGUE:  Two (2) spectators per player allowed.  There are no exceptions to this requirement. 

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Two (2) spectators per player allowed.  There are no exceptions to this requirement. 

BASKETBALL LEAGUE:  Within the Girls and Youth Basketall leagues, there is a strict one (1) spectator per player policy in place.  Within the Men's league, there is a NO spectator policy.  Spectator policies are subject to change and are based on the NY state and local government capacity limits.  There are no exceptions to this requirement. 

*The more restrictive policy for the Basketball Leagues are in place given the smaller size of the Gym compared to other playing areas, 

RENTALS: Drop off only

ENTRANCE & EXIT LOCATIONS

The Sports Arena makes every effort to adhere to social distancing best practices.  Entrances and exits have been created to compartamentalize various playing areas.  Signs are posted throughout the facility.  

DEK HOCKEY LEAGUES: Enter and Exit through the Main Entrance (blue awning)

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUES: Enter through the Main Entrance and Exit through the designated door on the Turf Field.

BASKETBALL LEAGUES: Enter through the Main Entrance and Exit through the designated door in the Gym.

All Activities that utilize the Training Field (aka All Purpose Room) are to Enter and Exit through the glass door in the BACK of the facility. 

 Adherence to the above wull be strictly enforced.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

CLEANING & SANITIZING PROCEDURES

At the conclusion of each game/activity, our maintenance team will follow enhanced cleaning protocols to sanitize the equipment, playing area and stands prior to the next scheduled game/activity.  The Sports Arena's game/activity schedule has accounted for this extra cleaning time.  Please be respectful of this added measure and look to exit promptly after the game/activity you are atttending has concluded.