Covid 19 Procedures

The Governor’s guideline requirements:

Separate entrances and exits: The usual entrance is for entering only in both buildings, but the new exit in Rochester is on the left side of the building, and Machester is in the back.  Make sure you don’t park in front of those doors! 

Everyone must clean their hands immediately upon entering. We have hand sanitizer at both entrances and exits in both buildings. Rochester has three sinks available as you enter- one in the downstairs bathroom, one in the kitchen, and one in the upstairs bathroom. Manchester has sinks in the men’s and women’s changing rooms.

Everyone must wear a face covering while in the building. Parents must wear them all the time they are in the building, or they can wait in their car.  Fencers must be wearing face covering upon entering, and keep them on during warm ups, stretching, and footwork.  Once put your mask on, you can use the Leon-Paul inserts, or continue wearing your face covering mask.

No skin to skin contact, and everyone must maintain six feet of distance from others at all times-  during warm ups, stretching, footwork, and when sitting on the pews. Good news, bouting is always at that distance.  Avoid close infighting in the club, and fleche attackers need to move to the side as soon as possible.

Bathrooms and hand rails for the stairs will be cleaned before every practice. The Covid-19 virus only lasts two days on wood and cloth surfaces, so with our Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday practices in Rochester, and Monday and Wednesday practices in Manchester, the regular cleaning procedures will be sufficient.