General Facility Updates

The Community and Recreation Center is open in a limited capacity.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are new policies and procedures in place to maintain compliance with the guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.  Please review the updated protocols and procedures below prior to visiting.  We will continue to monitor all information and guidelines and will adjust protocols as required as well as adjust the open/closed status of our various facilities as mandated.  In addition to operating within all of the required guidelines, our highest priority will be to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for our patrons.  Please note: all plans are subject to change.  

RECREATION AND FITNESS CENTER MASK/FACIAL COVERING GUIDELINES (updated 7/8/2020):

For your own health and safety and that of others, when entering or leaving the Broadview Heights Community Building, you are now required to wear a mask or other facial covering over your nose, mouth and chin.   We ask that you bring your own mask, but if you do not have one, a disposable mask will be provided.

When you are at your workout station, you do not have to wear a mask, but you should do so if your activity level allows you to do so.  You must wear a mask when walking through the fitness center or using a restroom or locker room.

What is considered a workout station and doesn’t require a mask?

Swimming in the pool.  You must wear a mask on the pool deck, in the locker room and when interacting with others.

The track, as long as no more than 4 people are using the track and everyone maintains social distancing of 6 feet whenever possible.

The gym, when you maintain social distancing.

Individual pieces of fitness equipment and/or weight benches.  Note:  you may move from one exercise station to one immediately next to it without putting on your mask, but don’t forget to wipe down the equipment after you have used it.  If you are walking through the fitness room past other patrons, though, you must wear your mask.

Individual marked off areas for exercising within a group class (e.g. Jazzercise).

If you have any questions, please ask a staff member for clarification.  We want you, all of our patrons and all of our employees to stay healthy as we all work together to defeat the threat from Coronavirus/Covid-19.  Your cooperation is essential!  Thank you. 


MEMBERSHIPS (updated 7/31/2020): 

Memberships were initially extended by 120 days (4 months) to make up for the days missed from our closing date of 3/16/2020 through 7/13/2020.  We then extended membership expirations, by an additional 3 weeks through Sunday 8/2/2020.  This means that any member that visited between our re-opening date of 6/22/2020 and 8/2/2020 was doing so under “free use” and these days were not counted as membership days.  We are opening the facility to all ages and removing the online registration process for the fitness center effective Monday 8/3/2020.  Due to these changes, we will no longer be extending memberships.


NEW AS OF 8/3/2020: We will no longer require online registration for the FITNESS CENTER/TRACK only.  

The fitness center and track are still open to members only and all members must swipe their key fob upon entry to the Recreation Center. 

Fitness center/track visitors cannot utilize the pool or gymnasium without a reservation and must check in at the front desk prior to any reservation they have made to use those facilities. 

Patrons ages 12-14 may utilize the fitness center/track as of Monday 8/3, as long as they have completed the Fitness Orientation Course with Prescription Fitness.  

New Fitness Orientation Courses will be available beginning in September for anyone who needs to complete the course prior to use.   

Patrons age 12 must be directly supervised by an adult while using the fitness center/track.  

There is no free weight use for those under 15 years of age.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR THE POOL AND GYMNASIUM: While the facility is operating under guidelines that restrict the available facilities and require monitoring of maximum capacity, there is an online registration system in place which allows MEMBERS ONLY to reserve a timeslot AT NO CHARGE to utilize the pool or gymnasium. 


For your own health and safety and that of others, when entering or leaving the Broadview Heights Community Building, you are required to wear a mask or other facial covering over your nose, mouth and chin.   We ask that you bring your own mask, but if you do not have one, a disposable mask will be provided.

When you are at your workout station, you do not have to wear a mask, but you should do so if your activity level allows you to do so.   You must wear a mask when walking through the fitness center or using a restroom or locker room.

What is considered a workout station and doesn’t require a mask?

  • Swimming in the pool.  You must wear a mask on the pool deck, in the locker room and when interacting with others.
  • The track, as long as no more than 4 people are using the track and everyone maintains social distancing of 6 feet whenever possible.
  • The gym, when you maintain social distancing.
  • Individual pieces of fitness equipment and/or weight benches.  Note:  you may move from one exercise station to one immediately next to it without putting on your mask, but don’t forget to wipe down the equipment after you have used it.  If you are walking through the fitness room past other patrons, though, you must wear your mask.
  • Individual marked off areas for exercising within a group class (e.g. Jazzercise).

 

If you have any questions, please ask a staff member for clarification.  We want you, all of our patrons and all of our employees to stay healthy as we all work together to defeat the threat from Coronavirus/Covid-19.  Your cooperation is essential!  Thank you. 

 

MEMBERSHIPS: 

Memberships were initially extended by 120 days (4 months) to make up for the days missed from our closing date of 3/16/2020 through 7/13/2020.  We then extended membership expirations, by an additional 3 weeks through Sunday 8/2/2020.   This means that any member that visited between our re-opening date of 6/22/2020 and 8/2/2020 was doing so under “free use” and these days were not counted as membership days.  We opened the facility to all ages and removed the online registration process for the fitness center effective Monday 8/3/2020.  Due to those changes, we are no longer extending memberships.

ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR THE POOL AND GYMNASIUM: While the facility is operating under guidelines that restrict the available facilities and require monitoring of maximum capacity, there is an online registration system in place which allows MEMBERS ONLY to reserve a timeslot to utilize the pool or gymnasium

  • The pool and gymnasium are open to members of all ages (effective 8/3).  Each member must have their own individual timeslot reservation in order to enter.  Please review the additional protocols below prior to making a reservation or visiting.   Limited amenities are available and there are additional guidelines and requirements for each area. Please note: There are no showers available, members are encouraged to limit locker room use and to come prepared to use the facility.
  • Instructions on how to utilize the new registration system are posted at www.bhrec.org. Please log in and register for your time slots!   Please note that if you have a membership, you already have an online account created in the system.  You will use the “forgot user name” &/or “forgot password” option on the log in screen to have the information emailed to you.
  • Silver Sneaker, Renew Active and Prime patrons will still need to register for a timeslot online for pool or gymnasium use and must swipe their membership card at entry.  
  • New members can register for new memberships in-person at the Recreation Center.   Only new membership sales and membership renewals will be completed in-person.  All other registrations will be offered online only.  
  • If you make a time slot reservation that you wish to cancel, please contact us 440-838-4522.  
  • Patrons using the pool or gymnasium are not permitted to enter the facility until their scheduled starting time. We ask that you please wait outside or in your vehicle until your scheduled start time.
  • Patrons must check in with their key fob or membership card at the front desk prior to entering.
  • Pool and gymnasium patrons need to enter and exit promptly as scheduled.  
  • Available timeslots: 

Monday through Friday: 5:30am-6:30am, 7am-8am, 8:30am-9:30am, 10am-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 1pm-2pm, 2:30pm-3:30pm, 4pm-5pm, 5:30pm-6:30pm, 7pm-8pm.  

Saturday/Sunday: 7:30am-8:30am, 9am-10am, 10:30am-11:30am, 12pm-1pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm. 

  • Current maximum timeslots available per area:

Pool (lap lane): Max 4

Pool (non-lap lane): Max 14

Gym: Max 7 

These max counts may increase based on the success of operating at these counts for a period of time.

  • If you need assistance with online registration, please contact us during our amended operating hours M-F 5:30am to 8pm, Sat/Sun 7:30am-3pm.  
  • There is a registration kiosk available in the lobby for those without access to the internet.

GENERAL COMMUNITY AND RECREATION CENTER PROTOCOLS:

  • Required safety and informational signage has been added at the entrance and throughout the building.
  • We have installed protective sneeze guards to all desks to protect employees and patrons.
  • Floor markings have been added to desks where lines may form to ensure 6 ft. distance between patrons.
  • Tables and chairs have been spaced out, closed off &/or removed throughout the facility.
  • Masks are required for all employees unless alone in a dedicated office space.
  • Visitors to Recreation facilities are required to wear a mask unless they are in the pool or at their workout station (gym, fitness equipment, running on the track, in a designated group fitness space, etc.).  Please see specific guidelines for each area of the building in the detailed protocols below.
  • All employees and visitors are required to comply with the social distancing policy of maintaining a 6’ distance from others outside of their household unit. Employees are conducting daily health assessments (self-evaluation) to determine if they are “fit for duty”.  Sick employees are required to stay home. Employees are required to practice good hygiene at all times: hand washing, sanitizing and social distancing. 
  • General Cleaning: Will be on-going by dedicated custodial staff during all open hours with a thorough cleaning of the entire facility and all equipment nightly. A method of deep cleaning referred to as “Fogging” is being performed nightly. We are disinfecting work spaces at the start and end of each shift and as needed.  We are disinfecting high touch surfaces more frequently.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned and re-stocked every 2 hours.   Special attention will be given to high touch surfaces such as faucets, toilets, doorknobs and light switches.
  • Restrooms will be limited to use of the toilets and sinks only.  All showers, the steam room and the sauna will be closed.   Select lockers, that are 6’ apart, will be accessible.  Patrons are encouraged to arrive ready for their facility use and discouraged from utilizing locker rooms/restrooms for changing before and after facility use.
  • Water Fountains are required to be closed.  Bottle fillers will be operational.
  • There will be no lost and found.  All items left behind will be discarded.
  • Loitering or gathering in large groups will NOT be permitted.

 

PATRON PROTOCOLS: What you can do to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Below are the protocols the public needs to be aware of and follow in order to keep our facility operational.

  • A health questionnaire is posted at the entryway for all visitors to review prior to entry.
  • Do not visit if you are ill.  
  • Take your temperature at home prior to visiting.   If it is 100.4 or above, do not enter the building. 
  • Bring only essential items with you (keys, phone, water bottle, etc.).
  • Visitors to Recreation facilities are required to wear a mask unless they are in the pool or at their workout station (fitness equipment, running on the track, in a designated group fitness space, etc.).  Please see specific guidelines for each area of the building in the detailed protocols below.
  • Hand washing or sanitizing is required upon entry.   Patron are asked to maintain good hygiene by hand washing or sanitizing and maintaining social distancing requirements. 
  • Online Covid-19 waiver must be agreed to during registration or membership sales/renewals.
  • No spitting permitted anywhere within the facility.
  • All patrons must adhere to social distancing policy of maintaining a 6’ distance from others (outside of their household unit) at all times.
  • Handshakes, high-fives, hugs are not permitted.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are readily available throughout the facility. 
  • Patrons must utilize the EPA registered GYM WIPES provided to clean all equipment BEFORE and AFTER use.
  • Select chairs and tables throughout the facility have been removed or closed off.  Patrons are not permitted to move any furniture or to utilize furniture that is marked as closed.
  • Exercise mats, bands and other equipment that are difficult to disinfect have been removed.  Please bring your own mats and bands for fitness classes.
  • Patrons visiting the gym and the pool should utilize the locker rooms adjacent to the pool and patrons using the fitness center should utilize the locker rooms adjacent to fitness. 

All visitors must adhere to the posted guidelines, mandates and safety recommendations.  

If there are issues with compliance, visitors may be asked to leave &/or facilities may be closed.