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Kilpatrick Athletic Center COVID Policies

Additional information on how we have adjusted to safe COVID policies. 

 All members must reserve their time in advance to access the facility or attend a class. Members will receive weekly or twice-weekly sign-up links via email. We have found that offering digital sign-ups is the most equitable process for members to access the facility. We kindly ask that you do not call us to reserve your time. 
Sign-up Tips: 

  • Reserve your time at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Use a valid email address. You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Use a separate email address per each member of a family/household.
  • Please cancel if you can't use your time, using the option provided in the confirmation email.
  • Check your email spam folder if you did not receive the sign-up links. 
  • Members and guests must register for any planned time in the athletic center including use of the pool, cardio equipment, basketball courts, squash courts, track, weight room and participation in any classes. 
  • Wash Hands – before and after working out
  • All members are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and fill them at the touchless filling stations.
  • Everyone using the facility must abide by the recommended traffic flow guidance indicated by the arrows on the floor and posted signs.
  • People are encouraged to clean surfaces they touch in the bathroom before they leave.
  • Equipment should be cleaned with disinfecting wipes before and after each use.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6-feet from others and 14 feet when engaged in strenuous physical activity.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times, unless swimming. Members are responsible for bringing their own mask to the facility. 
  • Wash Hands – with soap and water or hand sanitizer for 20 seconds.
  • Wear PPEs during cleaning and face masks at all times
  • Clean Surfaces – If using wipes, wipe in the same direction and use multiple wipes if necessary. When using a spray, leave surfaces wet for the recommended time. When finished, discard PPE material appropriately and rewash hands.
  • Conduct hourly disinfection of high-touch surfaces. Equipment and common areas of the facility will be cleaned with disinfectant cleaning supplies.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected hourly.
  • Floors will be mopped with a chlorine solution after each 45 minute swim session.
  • Wipes and disinfecting solution will be available on deck in the swimmers area.
  • All swimmers must wear their face masks when not in the water.
  • Swimmers will stay in their designated lane and/or the corresponding area on the bleachers.
  • Swimmers will be asked to wipe down their area once they are done with their swim. 
  • KAC staff will use a disinfecting electrostatic sprayer at the end of the day on all areas touched by swimmers.
  • Once equipment is used, it is left out of the rack/holder it came from.
  • At the end of the 45 minute session, the attendant will spray all used equipment with sanitizer and place it in the appropriate spot.
  • All members will be required to wipe down any surfaces they come in contact with.
  • At the end of the day, all surfaces and equipment will be sprayed with the disinfecting electrostatic sprayer. 
Please arrive ready to work out or swim. The locker rooms are only open for pool patrons to use after their swim. Patrons of other activities may not access the locker rooms.
 Please use the bathrooms available in the lobby. 

Bard College at Simon's Rock has worked hard to establish a safe, contained community on campus.

Learn more about the College COVID response and policies