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Weekly Video Update - August 6, 2020

This week we address our face mask covering guidelines, rules and details. Face masks are also available for your child at Sun Country as needed. Sunny’s Cyber School is still accepting limited enrollments.
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Take a tour through Sun Country to see all the safety protocols we have been implementing. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy while staying active!
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Automatic temperature screening procedures have been implemented at Sun Country when entering. Fast and easy! Watch our scan procedure video.
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Thank you to everyone. Our staff has been amazing with all our recent changes and we want to welcome everyone back to Sun Country! Watch video.
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A MESSAGE FROM SUN COUNTRY

We’ve implemented the latest temperature screening methods, social distancing guidelines, limited class sizes and a new air quality and conditioning filtration system in our gym. A lot of great new features at Sun Country! If we haven’t seen you in a few months, please take a moment and re-visit us and see what’s new at Sun Country Sports.

Every week has it’s challenges and everyone at Sun Country is quick to make sure we continue to practice and implement our safety protocols every day. We understand at this time there is a level of uncertainty and concern, but we want to continue to be transparent in all our efforts and guidelines and we are making sure everyone is safe and healthy. We welcome you to reach out to us with any concern or question you may have, we’re here to help.

Sun Country Sports - West

Monday: 7:30am – 10:15pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 9:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 10:15pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 9:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:15pm
Sunday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Sun Country Sports - Millhopper

Currently closed to the general public.
Please call for details.

A FEW WORDS FROM OUR MEMBERS

Disease Prevention Standards

View Sun Country Sports protocols, in addition to county orders and CDC guidelines

Download our Disease Prevention Standards Guidelines. The health and safety of our students, family and staff is always top priority at Sun Country. Please review our up-to-date protocols outlining all the steps we are taking to ensure everyones safety during our re-opening phases.

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Student Face Covering Policy

As we all know, guidelines surrounding COVID-19 procedures are constantly evolving. At Sun Country, we welcome new information and protocol as we are firmly committed to a culture of continuous improvement. Based on survey feedback, advice from several pediatric healthcare professionals, and in collaboration with the Alachua County School Board, we are updating our Student Face Covering Policy. On August 24, 2020 Sun Country will begin requiring face coverings for students ages 6 (or Kindergarten) and up, while they are in non-physical activities.

To clarify, face coverings will be required:
• On arrival at the West location
• On the way to, and during transitions between activities
• During non-active programs, like arts & crafts

Face coverings will NOT be required for students:
• Attending Team practice at Millhopper
• During active programs, like rock climbing, dance, gymnastics and swimming
• While eating lunch or snack

To transition, we will begin encouraging face coverings August 10, 2020. If you haven’t already, please encourage your children to bring a mask so they can get used to the feeling. Our staff will practice positive reinforcement over the coming weeks, and will begin requiring coverings, as outlined above, on August 24, 2020.

Students should already be bringing a water bottle each day, clearly labeled with their name. During physical activities where students remove their mask, we will have them attach it to their water bottle for safe keeping. Students may also place it in their pocket, as appropriate.

If a student needs a face covering, we will provide a disposable mask for a $1.00 charge to your Sun Country account. We will also have kids size reusable cloth masks available for purchase for $10.50 plus tax. Please make sure cloth face coverings are washed daily, and please do not reuse disposable masks.

Thank you for your help and support as we work together to keep our students, families and staff safe and healthy.

A few common questions answered

  • All adults must wear protective masks and/or face shields throughout their time in the facilities
  • Students are welcome to wear protective masks and footing, as safe and appropriate for each activity
  • No more than 1 adult per child in the building for ages 5 and under
  • Each person is screened and checked using a touchless thermometer before entering the building
  • Everyone is required to sanitize/wash hands at an outside station before entering facilities
  • Scheduled activity start times are staggered
  • Everyone uses separate entrance and exit to control physical distancing and traffic flow
  • Facilities staff are on-site to clean and disinfect all surfaces throughout the day during open hours
  • Staff are thoroughly trained on procedures and prepared to enforce distancing protocols

Stay Safe and Informed

Despite the measures we have taken, there is still the potential for an employee or customer to test positive for COVID-19. For everyone’s safety, employees are required to report a positive test result, and we ask customers to please do the same.

In the event we are notified of a customer or employee who has tested positive, we immediately work to identify those who have been in close contact within the previous two days, and notify them right away. We follow CDC’s definition of close contact, which is anyone who has been within 6 feet for 15 consecutive minutes.

Based on guidance from the Alachua County Health Department, and to protect the privacy of those affected, Sun Country does not issue a company-wide statement for isolated positive cases.