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COVID-19 Information and Updates

NOLA Gymnastics LLC Policies an Procedures during COVID-19 at the Newman Facility Building

NOLA Gymnastics will additionally adhere to all Isidore Newman School COVID-19 Health and Safety protocols including communication of any potential or verified COVID-19 cases


Social Distance Safe Reopening

July 27, 2020

Hello NOLA Gymnastics Parents and Students,

We are so happy to announce our plan to slowly return NOLA Gymnastics to full operations.

We have reopened on Monday July 6th at the Newman Facilities Building on 1725 Dufossat Street.

We are currently enrolling for Fall 2020 Semester classes and if you would like more information about make-ups please email coach Gretchen.

In order to maintain ASH COVID-19 safety occupancy guidelines, NOLA Gymnastics afterschool programs at Newman, Sacred Heart and McGehee have been cancelled by the schools and will not be available during the 2020 Fall Semester at those locations. To accomodate your child(s) to continue their afterschool gymnastics program we have scheduled additional classes at our main NOLA Gymnastics Facility Building on 1725 Dufossat Street.

Click here for Fall Schedule information

NOLA Gymnastics will implement the following protocols:

* All customers must sign the Acknowledgement of Risk Form.

We have been remodeling, deep-cleaning and sanitizing every area in the gym. All mats/equipment will be sanitized between each class. We trained our staff to strictly follow the guidelines we’ve been given and as always, put the safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff as our number-one priority.

We will have a limited capacity of 30 students inside the gym.

Modifications to this document will be guided by the latest updates and guidelines from the CDC, the La Dept of Health, local health experts, and mandates issued from the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Department of Education.

Gymnastics is considered a “limited contact sport” and is allowed by the LHSSA.

Please read this COVID-19 Information/Updates document in its etirety and check our site regularly for the latest updates. Thank you, and please be safe!

Suspected Illness Drop Off and Pick Up for NOLA Gymnastics classes only

In order to maintain occupancy limits we must enforce a strict drop off and pick up only.

  • Parents will not be allowed on campus.
  • The facility is open to only athletes and coaches to minimize exposure.
  • A drive through drop-off will be in the front of the building on Dufossat Street. Traffic must face Danneel Street/Manning Athletic Area/Football Field
  • A drive through pick-up will be behind the building on Danneel Street.
Drop Off and Pick Up

Drop Off - Check-In Pick Up

  • Strict drop-off will take place on Dufossat Street.
  • No socializing before and after practice.
  • Families dropping off students should ensure that the gymnast is admitted to the facility before departing.
  • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled class time.
  • Please remain in your vehicle until the coach arrives, then pull down window for temperature screen.
  • Coaches will perform non-contact temperature and screen for symptoms while your child is in the car. If temperature is greater than 100 degrees, the child will have to return home. All siblings and ride sharing students will be sent home as a precaution.
  • Attendance rosters will be filed for potential contact tracing.
  • Please have your student exit the car on the side closest to the school.
  • Gymnasts are to enter the gym area from the door marked ENTRANCE facing the Duffosat Street entrance and store shoes just outside gym.
  • Gymnasts are to arrive dressed in their leotards or gymnastic outfit. Absolutely no changing at the facility.
  • If you arrive after the session starts please park in a designated parking space and escort the student inside, then wait in waiting area for your student to be checked-in and temperature screened before you leave.

Pick Up Pick Up

  • Strict pick-up on Danneel Street only.
  • Pick up will be done from the Danneel Street side entrance.
  • Coaches will escort your child to you.  Do not leave your car.
  • Gymnasts are to exit the gym area from the door marked EXIT and proceed to the Danneel Street exit with their coaches.
  • We will provide you with a student name sign, we ask families to place assigned student name sign on front dashboard.
  • Please keep student name sign handy to show the carpool facilitator so we can call your student’s name quickly.

Waiting Area Waiting Area

Parents may not enter campus or stay during classes.

Social Distance Social Distancing

  • Students will be spaced 6 feet apart for warm ups, and circuits will be 6 feet apart.
  • Students will remove shoes and keep them just outside of the gym. No shoes allowed in gym.
  • Students and Coaches will wear face masks. All children 8 years old or older must wear mask during class.
  • No more than one individual at one time will be permitted in the bathrooms.
  • NO TOUCH RULE: All individuals must avoid physical contact with others including high fives, huddles, or other close contact occurring before, during, and after skills sessions unless the contact is for the purpose of safety. No touch rule applies to all activities.
  • Coaches may not assist with hair.
  • Limited spotting: Spotting will only be done when necessary for safety and technical success.

Locker Rooms Locker Rooms / Bathrooms

  • Locker rooms will not be made available for use until further notice.
  • Students are to arrive dressed in the clothing and equipment they will need for the activity. Absolutely no changing at the facility.
  • Restroom use should be limited and only used if absolute necessary. No congregating or changing in the restrooms.
  • Restroom use will be limited to 1 person per gender at a time.

Cleanliness and Sanitation Cleanliness and Sanitation

In addition to already stringent cleaning policy, we’re taking the following additional measures to ensure your child’s safety:

  • Students must wear mask during COVID-19.
  • No food or drinks allowed in gym.
  • Coaches and Students will sanitize their hands upon entering/exiting the building and between events.
  • Team members only must bring their own backpack for hand sanitizer, water bottles, and chalk.
  • Hydration stations (water fountains, water troughs, etc.) may not be used.
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations will be readily available and exist all over gym.
  • Bathrooms and high contact surfaces will be disinfected throughout the day. High touch surface areas include, but are not limited to, doorknobs, countertops, hand rails, and bathrooms.
  • All mats and used equipment will be cleaned in between classes and rotations.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Students should be encouraged to shower and wash their workout clothing immediately upon returning home.

Locker Rooms Class Structure

  • Warm ups will be done with students distancing 6 feet apart. Clearly marked “Xs” will indicate where the students will exercise.
  • Events/rotations will be done by circuits, to establish spacing of each skill.
  • No students under 3 can participate at NOLA classes.
  • No birthday parties, camps or open gyms allowed until further notice.
  • All students and coaches are required to wear facial coverings, and coaches working carpool will be wearing disposable gloves when opening car doors.

Suspected Illness Suspected Illness

Daily Health Screening

Parents are expected to perform a health screening of their child every morning ensuring that their child does not exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms and that there are no recently received positive COVID-19 diagnoses in the household based on the following questions:

  1. Have you had a recent fever greater than 100°?
  2. If you have had a fever greater than 100°, have you been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of any fever-reducing medications?
  3. Do you have a cough that started or has become worse in the last 48 hours?
  4. Do you have shortness of breath that started in the last 48 hours?
  5. Have you or a family member in your household received a recent COVID-19 positive diagnosis?

Please be cautious when choosing to send your child to NOLA Gymnastics. We rely on your responsibility to keep your NOLA Gymnastics family safe.

  • Parents must check their child’s temperature and evaluate for symptoms prior to attending class.
  • Do not send your child with flu or cold-like symptoms.
  • All staff and children are required to stay home if sick.
  • Do not send your child if they or a household member have been exposed to or in contact with COVID-19.
  • Coaches will temperature check and send your child home if we suspect illness. We will require a doctor’s note to return to class.
  • We will require a 14-day quarantine for athletes who test positive or come into contact with COVID-19.
  • Athletes, coaches, and members must see a physician and be cleared for recreational activity after being diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19.

If you are feeling ill, have a cough or fever you must consult a medical professional.

If the treating medical professional determines COVID-19 testing is not required, the symptomatic individual must self-isolate until all of the following requirements havebeen fully satisfied:

  • At least 24 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications
    AND
  • If respiratory symptoms were present, improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
    AND
  • Medical Clearance from treating medical professional is supplied to NOLA Gymnastics LLC.

If COVID-19 testing is prescribed by the treating medical professional, the symptomatic individual must self-quarantine until both the testing is completed, and the results are returned to the patient.

Positive COVID-19 Test Results Returned

If the tests results return a positive diagnosis for the COVID-19 virus, please contact a NOLA Gymnastics staff member immediately, and self-isolation must continue until all of the requirements detailed in either of the Symptom-based strategy or the Test-based strategy below have been fully satisfied:

Symptom-based strategy (defined as):

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications)
    AND
  • If respiratory symptoms were present, an improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
    AND
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
    AND
  • Medical Clearance from treating medical professional is supplied to NOLA Gymnastics LLC.

Test-based strategy (defined as):

  • Resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication
    AND
  • If respiratory symptoms were present, an improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
    AND
  • Two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests, with results furnished at least 24 hours apart.
    AND
  • Medical Clearance from treating medical professional is supplied to NOLA Gymnastics LLC.

NOLA Gymnastics LLC will immediately report all COVID-19 diagnoses to the Isidore Newman School.

Negative COVID-19 Test Results Returned

If the tests results return a negative diagnosis for the COVID-19 virus, self-quarantine must continue until all of the following requirements have been fully satisfied:

  • At least 24 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications
    AND
  • If respiratory symptoms were present, improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
    AND
  • Medical Clearance from treating medical professional is supplied to NOLA Gymnastics LLC.

If anyone has any exposure to COVID-19 they are expected to report the information immediately to a NOLA Gymnastics LLC staff member.

The student is to remain home, in quarantine, for the recommended 14-day period. Coaches, athletes, or members should not attend if they or anyone with whom they reside are:

  • Exhibiting symptoms of COVID19: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
  • Have been in contact with someone who has been tested positive for COVID19 in the last 14 days
  • Are a vulnerable individual: a person with underlying conditions or considered to be at a higher risk demographic as outlined by jurisdictional, state, or federal guidelines.

ANY ATHLETE, COACH, or FAMILY MEMBER who does not follow these policies & procedures will be given 1 warning before being banned from the facility.

NOLA Gymnastics main facility is at 1725 Dufossat Street.

We also teach aftercare gymnastics programs at Newman, Sacred Heart and McGehee.