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COVID Policy

Updated 11/9/2021

 

For the 2021-2022 curling season, the Schenectady Curling Club is adopting a COVID policy that requires proof of full vaccination* for all members, participants, and spectators entering the facility with the following exceptions:

- Individuals who are not eligible for a vaccine (currently youth under 12)

- Delivery persons/contractors

 

This includes open house and bonspiel participants, and guests of members as well as any other public events.

For proof of vaccination, please email a photo of your CDC card or a screenshot of your Excelsior Pass to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

At this point in time, with the precautions above, we hope not to require masks in the facility except for all youth and youth instructors, and the individuals listed as exceptions above.  Anyone may choose to wear a mask if they wish to do so. Masks may be required for all members at some point in the future if conditions change. 

SCC may have additional COVID precautions in place this fall, to be determined by the course of the disease, CDC guidelines and any New York State or Schenectady County requirements, and as determined by the Board.

*Fully vaccinated is defined by the CDC as 

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

In addition, from Canadians, we will accept 2 doses of AstraZeneca or 2 doses of mixed types of vaccines.

 

Mask Policy

For fully vaccinated members, participants, and spectators, masks are optional but as per the CDC, recommended.

Masks are required in all areas of the building for children under 12 who are currently ineligible to be vaccinated and for contractors/delivery persons unless they have provided proof of full vaccination. During Little Rock practice times, all instructors and parents must wear masks as well.

 

Curling on the Ice

We will allow regular curling with 4 person teams and 2 sweepers. There are no restrictions on the number of sheets being used. 

Please consider using other methods than handshakes to wish your opponent and teammates “Good curling”.

After a game, while some are cleaning the ice, others should wipe down all the rock handles with disinfecting wipes. Feel free to wipe them down prior to a game as well. 

Shared club brooms and stabilizers will be available. Please wipe these down with disinfecting wipes after each game.

 

Use of Facilities

Use of the Kitchen and Locker Rooms is unrestricted. Curlers should consider reducing crowding in the locker rooms by coming to the club dressed to curl and changing their shoes in the warm room.

Food may be served at the club. We encourage the use of disposable plates/utensils when possible, and the use of the sterilizer for club plates/utensils after they have been washed.

 

Bar Service/Socialization

We will have bar service at the club this season and people may gather in the warm room to socialize after their games. When done at a table, please use disinfecting wipes to clean off the table and chairs.

 

Signs of Illness

If you are feeling sick and have any symptoms of COVID, please refrain from coming to the curling club. Even if you believe it is not COVID, please get a substitute player and notify your team. They can play light as well if needed.

 

Notification of the Club if Positive

If you test positive for COVID, please let the Board of Management know as soon as possible by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know when you were last at the club. This will allow us to notify the membership of the positive case. The individual who tested positive will decide if their name can be released to the entire membership, only potential close contacts, or not at all.

 

Return to Club if Positive (or in close contact with Positive Case)

CDC guidelines will apply. (COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation | CDC

 

“For Anyone Who Has Been Around a Person with COVID-19”

Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days after their last exposure to that person, except if they meet the following conditions:

Someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID-19 does not need to quarantine. However, fully vaccinated close contacts should:

  • Wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until a negative test result.
  • Get tested 5-7 days after close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Get tested and isolate immediately if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

“I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms”

If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed since you had a positive viral test for COVID-19.


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Schenectady Curling Club
1084 Balltown Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 372-4063
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