MSU Sailing Center Reopening June 13

June 12, 2020

The Michigan State University Sailing Center (MSUSC) on Lake Lansing in Haslett will reopen to the public Saturday, June 13, 2020. MSUSC staff are committed to complying with all federal, state, University and local laws, guidelines, executive orders, mandates and public health guidelines as they relate to COVID-19.

Recreational Sports Fitness Services (RSFS) is excited to bring this activity back online, while working to ensure safety.

“The MSU Sailing Center is committed to providing a safe and fun environment to all participants,” said Scott Petritz, MSUSC manager. “Universal precautions have been implemented to ensure the safety of our guests.  We look forward to serving the MSU community during these times.” 

Guidelines for MSUSC include:

  • Follow sanitation guidelines outlined by IPF and custodial services, as well as all guidelines from the CDC and OSHA.
  • Employees will self-screen before coming to work each day. If they have any symptoms, including a fever over 100.4, they will need to stay home.
  • There will be an employee stationed near the front street entrance to the MSUSC to control the number of people entering facility. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet will be maintained. Hand sanitizer will be provided at this location.
  • Clear signage will be posted at the front gate and on the website outlining all rules and guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19.
  • Staff members will wear all necessary PPE gear. All staff and participants must wear a face covering while on site.
  • The main office will be open only to MSUSC employees. A maximum of three staff can be in office at one time.
  • Transactions will be cash-free, and every effort will be made to conduct transactions and waivers online or on participant’s phone. On-site transactions will be handled through a plexiglass protected side window of the office.
  • Participants are encouraged to come prepared to be on the water and to keep all personal items in their vehicle or outside the building. If it is necessary to enter the boathouse or use the restroom, only one person at a time will be allowed to enter. Flow pattern will be applied to floors directing the route to and from the restroom without lingering in other areas of the facility.  Participants will need to bring their own water bottle and sunscreen.
  • Sanitized life jackets will be provided to participants. Life jackets will be used once daily and sanitized after use.
  • Singlehanded kayaks and sailboats will be required for all participants unless they are from the same household. Boats and paddles will be sanitized between uses.
  • Staggered scheduling will be used for participants leaving and returning to MSUSC docks. All dock space will be used to maintain distancing requirements.
  • Staff members will maintain 6-foot distancing with participants unless there is an emergency on the water. Operations will be restricted during adverse conditions (high wind speeds, unfavorable weather, etc.) to prevent capsizes and other scenarios in which participants might need assistance.
  • Picnic tables will be removed, and efforts will be made to prevent participants lingering around the MSUSC after they return from the water.
  • Plans will be in place to close the facility or conduct a deep cleaning if there has been a potential exposure by staff or participants. Staff members who are exposed will be subject to a 2-week self-monitoring period and will be instructed to inform those with who they have come in contact of the potential exposure.

For more information, visit the RSFS website.

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