Midcoast Recreation Center outlines new COVID-19 guidelines

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 10:30pm

    ROCKPORT — Protecting the health and well-being of Midcoast Recreation Center participants, employees and greater community is the organization’s top priority, according to a letter shared to the facility’s Facebook page Nov. 5 following new COVID-19 guidelines issued by Governor Janet Mills. 

    MRC will roll out its new plan in phases beginning immediately, with plans subject to change. 

    All participants must wear masks at all times at the MRC. 

    Those with a fever, cough or other symptoms must stay home. Those living with someone under quarantine due to an exposure must stay home, as well. 

    Parents are not allowed in the building unless their participating child is under the age of 11. Only one parent/guardian per child is allowed. 

    Waivers must be current and filled out within the current year/season. Visiting teams must fill out a waiver 24 hours prior to play. 

    Participants must prepay for all programs before arrival either online or by calling the front desk. 

    Upon entrance, you must use hand sanitizer or wash your hands. 

    Stay six feet away from those not in your household when possible. 

    Arena Participants

    Come dressed for play on the ice to avoid using a locker room. 

    Do not arrive prior to 15 minutes before your start time and exit within 10 minutes of finishing your activity. 

    User groups must provide full rosters for contact tracing. 

    Outdoor seating will be provided for those wishing to put skates on outside. 

    Locker rooms used by authorized use only. 

    What the MRC is doing to protect you

    Staggering arrival times for programs to minimize customer contact. 

    Limiting programming to minimize the number of people in an area, and within the facility. 

    Marking floors and benches to designate six feet distances. 

    Providing hand sanitizer. 

    Cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, restrooms, locker rooms, player benches, penalty boxes, dasher board rail tops, frequently used equipment. 

    Employees are receiving specific training in COVID-19 protocol.