Your Safety is our #1 Priority
We Can't Wait to See You Here!
The information below details all that we have done to prepare for a safe reopening, and the protocols we will have in place to ensure everyone's continued safety once we are back in action. See you soon!
AcroSports has implemented extensive cleaning protocols, mask-wearing & social distancing policies, and taken other safety measures that align with CDC recommendations for the prevention of COVID-19. We are following a carefully planned rollout of programs, beginning with opening the gym for adult private lessons only. Group classes for youth or adults will not be available initially, but we will be gradually opening classes according to CDC and SFDPH guidelines, and when we feel we can adequately disinfect and clean gym apparatuses for an increased number of students. Below is a list of the current safety measures that will be in place as we welcome you back.
The safety and wellness of our students and staff has always been, and will always be, our #1 priority. AcroSports staff have been trained on delivering our enhanced health and safety procedures with confidence, and are passing this high level of care to you. We will regularly update this page with any new information based upon updated guidelines from the CDC or San Francisco Department of Public Health.
To keep our community safe, please remember: if you aren't feeling well, STAY HOME. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are awaiting a test result, please do not come to AcroSports until 10 days after your symptoms began, your symptoms have improved, AND you’ve been fever free for at least 24 hours. If you have had contact with someone who has tested positive, do not come to AcroSports for at least 10 days from the point of contact and you are sure you are negative.
AcroSports is following Isolation and Quarantine guidance from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
In order to manage building capacity, at this time all lessons will require reservations. Lessons will be scheduled in such a way as to allow for appropriate cleaning between each, which is consistent with governmental orders and guidelines.
Please enter through main entrance at the top of the stairs. Your coach will meet you there and take a non-contact temperature reading. Please remove your shoes and take them and your personal belongings to your designated training area.
Before returning to AcroSports, all students need to sign an updated Liability Waiver which spells out new class protocols and includes agreements to follow our health and safety parameters.
Students and staff will also be required to complete a COVID-19 Health Screening Form before each visit to confirm they are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, nor have they come in contact with someone who is experiencing symptoms.
All San Francisco businesses operating during COVID-19 MUST screen personnel and non-personnel prior to entry. Regardless of local or state government mandates, however, out of an abundance of caution, we are taking the temperature of all students via touchless thermometers as they enter the building. Staff will also undergo temperature checks immediately prior to each shift. Students should be prepared to answer a few health and safety questions before class. Per CDC guidelines, individuals with a body temperature greater than 100.4 degrees will not be permitted entry into the gym.
AcroSports' staff and students are asked to use hand sanitizer when entering AcroSports and throughout their time in the gym. Purell hand sanitizer is proven to kill 99.99 percent of germs without damaging skin. Free of harsh preservatives, dyes, triclosan, parabens or phthalatessolution, it kills up to 99.9% of germs and includes 70% ethyl alcohol, above and beyond the CDC’s guidelines of 60%. Hand sanitizer dispensers are convenienly located throughout the gym with attached signage "Sanitize Here".
Staff and students will also be asked to use gym equipment wipes that are located in stainles steel floor dispensers located on each floor.
We ask our students and staff to work together to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet when moving throughout the gym, and at least 12 feet when performing any physical activity that increases breathing rate or intensity. ALL individuals must wear masks for the entirety of the time they are inside our building. For students who don't have a mask, AcroSports can provide disposable ones.
In the interest of public safety, students or others who visit AcroSports and subsequently test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of that visit need to let us know this has occurred. Please immediately email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the staff member you are most comfortable reaching out to. We will email notification to all potentially exposed persons if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at AcroSports.
Additional Student Considerations
Men's & Women's restrooms on the lower floor
Please use either of the non-gendered single restrooms - one at the very top of the east stairwell, and the other handicapped accessible, solo bathroom on the lower floor.
Please remember to bring your own refillable water bottle to class! We have touchless bottle-filling stations on the main floor near the office, and downstairs near the restrooms. Drinking fountains themselves are NOT available for use.
Personal Item Storage
We suggest you arrive for class already dressed and bringing only what you need for your workout. The downstairs lockers are unavailable for use, but there are unlocked cubbies on the west landing next to the grandstand on the uppermost floor where you can leave personal items during your lesson.
Personal Aerial Equipment
Students who own their own aerial apparatuses (tissu, rope etc) are welcome to bring them for use in their private lesson. This will help reduce the amount of cleaning and sanitization that needs to be done by AcroSports personnel. Please remember to bring your equipment home with you however, as we cannot store personal items at the gym.
AcroSports Cleaning Protocols
We are following a stringent cleaning regimen to align with the CDC'S updated coronavirus guidelines, as well as adding additional procedures to achieve an even higher level of cleanliness.
You can read the CDC's full recommendations here:
Use of Disinfectant
AcroSports is using an EPA-registered disinfectant, Clear Gear, that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Clear Gear is widely used among first responders, athletic teams, construction professionals, schools, correctional facilities and other institutions. It’s easy to use—just simply spray on equipment, gear, clothes, shoes and hard non-porous surfaces. All we need to do is let it dry and we’re good to go!
In addition to cleaning and disinfecting high-touch areas throughout the day, our staff will use CDC-approved disinfectant on all areas of the gym and on surfaces in all common areas, with a special attention to doorknobs, handles, handrails, light switches, sanitizing stations, bathrooms, sinks, toilets, benches, the front desk, and equipment.
Time Between Lessons
We are allowing 15 minutes between private lessons (and later, group classes) for disinfecting all equipment used during the training session..
Special procedures for aerial equipment
There is a 72-hour quarantine period for fabrics (silk/tissu, casings for ropes). Every student will have their own aerial apparatus each day which no other student will use, after which it will be appropriately disinfected. For some apparatus, this means being sprayed with an EPA-registered, hypoallergenic disinfectant, and for others, this means resting 72 hours between uses.
Enhancing Air Quality with "Hyper HEPA Filtration"
We are committed to meeting or exceeding the latest air circulation and filtration guidelines for reducing COVID transmission. In order to purify our air and make it as safe as possible, we are increasing our ventilation by keeping windows and doors open. We also now operate several air scrubbers throughout the building.
Our AIRWASH WHISPER 675's are located on the main gym floor and downstairs, which offer a perfect Seal 3 Stage Filtration. Our BLUEDRI™ AIR SHIELD 550 HEPA AIR SCRUBBER system, located in the main gym, also offers three stages of filtration, including a pre-filter, optional second stage and a HEPA filter.
Each stage offers its own unique contribution to our air scrubbing work, including large particle removal in the pre-filter and optional second stages, as well as small particle removal in the HEPA filter stage.