Prairie Fit To Reopen Tuesday With Coronavirus Rules

PLAINFIELD, IL — The Prairie Activity & Recreation Center will reopen Tuesday as the state moves to Phase 4 of the governor’s Restore Illinois plan amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a post on the Plainfield Park District website.

“While the fitness area might look the same, there are changes we want you to be aware of,” the post said.

In accordance with guidelines from the government, the facility will have the following measures in place:

Instructors/Facility Staff:

  • Instructors and facility staff will be provided with instruction/education on COVID-19 prevention.

  • All instructors and facility staff must perform a self-assessment daily and not report to work if they are ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. If someone begins to exhibit symptoms during the program or shift, they must be isolated from others.

  • If a staff member has symptoms, they must wait to enter the premises until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared.

  • Instructors/facility staff should maintain a minimum 6 feet distance from other staff and participants, unless instruction makes it impractical.

  • Staff are required to wear a face covering while in public spaces or interacting with others.

  • Hand-washing or hand-sanitizing is recommended before and after activities

General Facility Guidelines:

  • Participants who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive within the past two weeks must stay home.

  • Participants experiencing COVID-19 symptoms while at Prairie Fit must tell a staff member.

  • Participants must provide their own face coverings over the nose and mouth, and are required upon arrival as well as indoors when not exercising.

  • Locker rooms and showers will remain closed at this time. Family restrooms will be available if needed.

  • The upstairs track, functional fitness area, fitness studio, and gymnasium (basketball courts) will remain closed at this time.

  • The district will use a reservations process that will be used by members to reserve workout times.

  • Disinfecting wipes will be available throughout the fitness center.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the main service desks.

  • Lost and found of non-valuable items will be eliminated from facility operations.

PARC is home to Prairie Fit, a fitness center with all the amenities, equipment and staff ready to help members reach their fitness goals. In addition, PARC also includes a large wood court gymnasium, elevated walking and running track, fitness studio, and functional fitness workout area.

Prairie Fit Guidelines:

  • Clients may arrive five minutes early to the time slot reservation.

  • Arrows will be placed on floors of the fitness center to promote one-way flow to provide space for distancing.

  • Patrons will be required to clean machines/equipment before and after use. Disinfectant wipes will be located throughout fitness area.

  • A 10-minute warning will be given prior to the end of the session.

  • Lockers, restrooms, common areas and surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected routinely in high-traffic areas.

  • In addition to every evening, the fitness center will be disinfected by staff in between available time slots.

  • Supplies for handwashing will be checked and stocked every time the restroom is cleaned.

To view available time slots and instructions on how to view them, visit here.

This article originally appeared on the Plainfield Patch

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