Westboro Tennis and Swim Club practices strict compliance with Governor Baker’s executive orders in regard to health clubs. Currently we are operating under Phase 3, which allows for either 40% or 50% capacity depending on your community risk. Either way, our Club space encompasses well over 100,000 square feet of indoor areas and we would never reach close to a 40% capacity by code.
Here are some of the changes: Temperatures should be taken upon arrival, and all members should represent that they are not ill, under a quarantine order, or been exposed to anyone with Covid in the last 7 days. Masks must be worn at all times, except while swimming or playing tennis. While masks are not required for tennis, we do suggest that masks are worn especially if you are a person at risk for Covid complications. Showers in the main clubhouse are closed, showers in the pool are open for rinsing off prior to swimming. Please do not use locker rooms for changing.
Here is the reality: Over the indoor season, we are bound to have situations where someone tests positive for Covid after visiting the Club. We will make best efforts to contact trace participants in the same proximity during the visit. We ask all members to be responsible- if you have potentially been exposed to someone with Covid- stay away until you are tested or are cleared by a doctor. If we are to make it through this as a business, we need everyone to be responsible and do their part.
What we are doing:
- Electrostatic Spraying- we just purchased an electrostatic sprayer for the Club and will spray all high contact surfaces- including tennis balls- nightly, with a product certified to kill viruses as well as provide residual sanitization between sprays.
- Air circulation- Our air support structures turn over the air every 20-30 minutes with outside air constantly being injected. Our main tennis courts 1-3 and fitness center use direct fired heat with zero air recirculation during heating season, 100% outside air is injected during heating cycles. For the main building lobby, we are in the process of installing Ultraviolet Lights (‘UVC’) lights into the duct work that cleans the air as it circulates. The pool has a UV Sterilization system installed as well, so in addition to the chlorinated water, all filtered water passes through a UV chamber.
What is coming next: We will be partnering with a company called ThinkLite to install additional rings of defense around the Club which will include special disinfectant spray coatings activated by light that continually protect against virus adherence as well as the addition of more air scrubbers in enclosed building spaces. These additions will be coming likely in the month of November to help get us through the winter season.
Our main goal is to provide the safest possible environment for recreation. We hope that if we all do our part, we can remain open through the winter.