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FAQs for Silver Gull and Breezy Point Beach Clubs


FAQs for Silver Gull and Breezy Point Beach Clubs
We are excited about the beach clubs opening this summer and we look forward to welcoming all of you back.  We anticipate the services available for the 2021 summer season will include those identified below, based on current restrictions. These services may need to be adjusted based on changes to the COVID-19 guidelines.   Our hope is that you will all have a wonderful 2021 season and that soon enough club operations will resume in full force.  We welcome all of you back to the clubs.  

In our efforts to undertake safety measures and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Beach Clubs will implement the following:
*Adherence to the mask requirements identified in the January 2021 Presidential Executive Order https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/workplaces-businesses/index.html
*Protective Measures and Use of Protective Equipment
*Hygiene and Sanitizing Protocols
*Screening and Contact Tracing (See 2021 Pandemic Response Policy)
*No daily passes will be permitted at this time.
*The clubs will adhere to daily capacity limits.
*Maximum capacity for cabana occupancy is limited to the below:
-Cabanas limited to 6 people per accommodation
-Cabanettes limited to 3 people per accommodation
-Lockers and bath cabins limited to 2 people per accommodation

Members should be aware that the NPS will be conducting periodic inspections to ensure the Beach Clubs are complying with COVID safety plans and operations. Non-compliance with the above guidance may result in modifications to the plans, temporary closures, and suspension of Beach Club operations.

In all cases, if you feel sick, or are exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19, please remain at home!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are the rates for the 2021 season?
A: Ortega National Parks and the National Park Service worked together to identify rates for the 2021 season. Ortega reviewed 2021 rates at similar beach clubs. Based on that analysis, a 5% increase to the 2020 rates was determined a reasonable increase. Below are the rates for the upcoming season:

Silver Gull – 2021 Season Rates
Adult/Membership – $650
Senior/Membership – $620
Junior/Membership – $570
Adult/Daily – $45
Child/Daily – $35
Cabana/Daily – $100
Shower Cabanette/Daily – $75
Cabanette/Daily – $60
Cabanette/Season – $1,580 to $2,645
Bath Cabin/Locker/Daily – $50
Bath Cabin/Season – $945 to $1,010
Ocean View Cabana/Season – $5,660 to $6,000
Terrace Cabana/Season – $12,960 to $20,975
Breezy Point – 2021 Season Rates
Adult/Membership – $650
Senior/Membership – $620
Junior/Membership – $550
Adult/Daily – $45
Child/Daily – $35
Cabana/Daily – $95
Shower Cabanette/Daily – N/A
Cabanette/Daily – $80
Cabanette/Season – $3,835
Bath Cabin/Locker/Daily – $45
Bath Cabin/Season – $510 to $600
Ocean View Cabana/Season – $4,725 to $5,765
Terrace Cabana/Season – $5,575 to $5,765

Q: When will the Operating Season begin for the Beach Clubs?
A: We anticipate operations will commence in time for Memorial Day Weekend

Q: What operational protocols are in place for the 2021 Operating Season?
A: The 2021 Operating Plan for both the Silver Gull and Breezy Point Beach Clubs conforms with all applicable current COVID 19 Safety protocols and guidelines as provided by the C.D.C., the City of New York, and the recommendations of the U. S. Dept. of Health (see Attachment A). 
Members/Day Pass Visitors
·         Must wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures, as provided in CDC guidelines.   This is required subject to mask requirements identified the January 2021 Presidential Executive Order 
·         Similar to last year all members will sign and acknowledge the clubs’ code of conduct to safely adhere to the rules and regulations as well as guidance issued in response to the current pandemic.
·          This is required subject to mask requirements identified the January 2021 Presidential Executive Order https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/workplaces-businesses/index.html
Guests
·         No daily passes will be permitted at this time.
·         If you are currently in possession of previously purchased guest passes the club will honor them however, it will be required to add an additional accommodation to stay within current Covid guidelines.
·         We reserve the right to limit access to all guest passes during busy times to stay within current Covid guidelines.
·         Must wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures, as provided in CDC guidelines.   This is required subject to mask requirements identified the January 2021 Presidential Executive Order https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/workplaces-businesses/index.html
General Equipment and Materials Usage (towels, tables, beach chairs and umbrellas, etc.) 
·         Use of shared equipment is not permitted beyond members of the same household.
·         Passholders may bring and then remove their own tables, chairs, towels, etc.
·         On-site storage is limited to use of cabanas.  The clubs will not provide any additional areas for storage of the above identified materials.
 
Q.  What services will be available during the 2021 Operating Season?
 
A.         The Beach Clubs will offer the below identified services: 
 
Site Occupancy Limits and Interior Use of Cabanas
Cabanas and similar accommodations are open but subject to restrictions.
·         Based on capacity limits, the following membership restrictions are in place for cabana and similar usage: 
o    Cabanas – limited to 6 people per accommodation.
o    Cabanettes – limited to 3 people per accommodation.
o    Lockers and bath cabins – limited to 2 people per accommodation.
·         Face mask are required while inside your cabana when not with members of the same household.
·         Masks and social distancing are required. 
·         Vacant accommodations are currently available for rent on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the club office for availability and to schedule an appointment. 
·         More information can be found here:  https://www.nycgo.com/coronavirus-information-and-resources-for-travelers/health-and-safety-guidelines/ and governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/SportsAndRecreationSummaryGuidance.pdf
 
Use of Decks outside of Cabanas:
·         In order to comply with NYC outdoor dining requirements, decks outside of Cabanas will have protective barriers placed between each cabana deck. Members are required to stay within their respective accommodations space.
·         The club will be using chalk paint to visibly identify the deck area corresponding to use of your cabana where appropriate.
·         Grilling Is prohibited on cabana deck areas.
 
Grilling (Outdoor) 
·         Grilling is only permitted in specially designated areas.
·         Members must adhere to social distancing and mask wearing requirements in designated grilling areas. 
·         Members must be present at all times when using grills.  Flames must be extinguished when grilling is complete. 
·         Grilling areas must include appropriate fire safety equipment including: a garden or other type of hose connected to a functioning, near-by water supply or other fire-extinguishing equipment must be readily available for use.
·         Grills or other similar devices used for cooking and related purposes may not be used or kindled on any balcony, under any overhanging portion, or within 10 ft (3 m) of any structure.
·         Grills or other similar devices used for cooking and related purposes may not be stored on balconies. 
·         Additional information can be found here:  https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-02228 and https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/barbecue

Pools and Seating
·         Beach Clubs will follow CDC guidelines, and NYC, guidance applicable to operators of public treated aquatic venues in order to protect staff and patrons, both in and out of the water.
·         Pool decks and the surrounding area will be secured to limit the number of people in the pool area to accommodate the appropriate social distancing and safety guidelines in effect. 
·         Due to capacity limitations, entrance into the pool area will be on a first come first serve basis.
·         The 6 feet around the pool rim will be off limits and the deck area will be sectioned off and/or painted to designate socially distant areas.
·         Each pool will have a swimmer capacity limit.  Once pool capacity is reached the club will implement rotations to ensure safe social distancing.  
·         Pool decks are considered open space and the mask wearing policy applies when members are not able to maintain a six-foot distance from one another.   
·         The club will not be providing pool chairs; however you may bring your own chairs to the pool, but you must return them to your cabana at the end of the day. 
·         Additional information can be found here https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/outdoor-pools and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/aquatic-venues.html
 
Dining (Outdoor)
·         Outdoor dining will be permitted subject to applicable NYC outdoor dining guidance and corresponding modifications to same.
·         Outdoor dining tables and chairs will be placed at least 6 ft. from any other table, seat, patron, or pedestrian thoroughfare or corridor.
·         Additional information can be found here: https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/pedestrians/openrestaurants-faq.shtml and https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/OutdoorTakeoutDeliveryFoodServicesSummaryGuidance.pdf and https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Indoor_and_Outdoor_Food_Services_Detailed_Guidelines.pdf

Dining (Indoor) and Catered Events
·         Indoor Dining is permitted in accordance with applicable NYC COVID19 guidance
·         Indoor dining is currently limited to the lesser of 25% capacity or 150 people. 
·         At this time, bars and restaurants may remain open until 11 pm. 
·         Take out or to-go services, if available, is allowed past 11 pm (hours of operation are allowed until midnight) but to go sales of alcohol is not permitted.
·         The clubs will implement any corresponding modification to same.
·         More information can be found here:  https://forward.ny.gov/nyc-indoor-dining and https://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/nyc-restaurant-reopening guide#:~:text=Restaurants%20will%20are%20still%20allowed,further%20guidance%20for%20licensees.
 
Restrooms & Showers
·         Public restrooms will be open.  
·         Outdoor showers at the club are available provided you maintain social distancing when using them. 
·         The Beach Clubs will adhere to hygiene and sanitation requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) and maintain cleaning logs on site that document date, time, and scope of cleaning.  Additional information about such standards can be found here:  https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/SportsAndRecreationSummaryGuidance.pdf and here https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities
 
Retail Sales
·         Our retail store will be open with a 2-person occupancy limit at any one time.

Food and Beverage
·         Beach clubs will follow all health and safety guidelines per New York State.
·         Indoor dining and outdoor dining guidance can be found here: https://www.nycgo.com/coronavirus-information-and-resources-for-travelers/health-and-safety-guidelines/ and https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/pedestrians/openrestaurants-faq.shtml and https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/OutdoorTakeoutDeliveryFoodServicesSummaryGuidance.pdf  and https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Indoor_and_Outdoor_Food_ServicesDetailed_Guidelines.pdf
 
Beaches and Swimming
·         Beaches will be open at both clubs in accordance with New York City guidelines.
·         Masks must be worn where physical distancing cannot be maintained, subject to mask requirements identified the January 2021 Presidential Executive Order https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/workplaces-businesses/index.html
·         Additional information about use of beaches can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/public-beaches.html.  Please note, mask wearing requirements on federal lands may be more restrictive and beach goers are required to comply.
 
Outdoor Exercise
·         Passive recreation is permitted with appropriate social distancing and mask wearing.
·         Group Fitness is limited as follows:
o    No shared equipment
o    Class sizes will be limited per restrictions that are in effect within the region.
o    Participants must maintain a distance of 6 ft. from one another and class instructor(s).
·         Additional information about such standards can be found here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/SportsAndRecreationSummaryGuidance.pdf

Gym / Fitness Room or other Indoor Exercise
·          Beach club gyms will operate at the current NYC capacity guidelines, which is 25% at this time.
·         Beach clubs will follow NYC guidelines as they change.
·         Beach clubs will add proper filtration/ventilation to adhere to safety protocols.
·         Additional information can be found here
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/businesses/covid-19-reopening-gyms.pdf and https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Gyms_and_Fitness_Centers_Detailed_Guidelines.pdf

Use of Sports Fields and Courts
·         Club sports fields and courts will be open for low and moderate risk sports
·         High contact sports such as football and pick-up basketball should be avoided.
·         Participants must follow current guidance from New York City Parks and Recreation pertaining to safety requirements.
·         Participants are required to adhere to federal mask wearing requirements, even if those are stricter than NYC’s   
·         Additional guidance from NYC is contained in Attachment B
 
Playgrounds
·         Playgrounds will be open and will be cleaned daily.
·         Members using playgrounds should adhere to 6’ distancing requirements and other NYC parks rules and regulations.
·         Use of masks is required, even if such use is stricter than that imposed by NYC.  
 
Art Classes 
·         Art classes will be available.  Social distancing and mask wearing requirements apply both indoors and outdoors. 
·         Members must bring their own materials or supplies.
·         In the event materials or supplies are provided by the clubs, they will be for single use only and may not be shared among participants.
·         Additional information can be found here:  https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities

Swim Lessons 
·         Swim lessons are available by appointment only.
·         Class sizes are limited in accordance with applicable health and safety restrictions.
·         There are limited spots available on a daily basis.
·         Additional information can be found here:  https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities

Events (gatherings such as weddings, christenings, birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs) 
·         Events are subject to indoor/outdoor dining guidelines except as otherwise provided in accordance with NYC guidance.
·         More information can be found in Attachment C or here:  https://donyc.com/p/nyc-covid-19-updates-gathering-bans-closures-how-it-effects-venues-more 

Summer Camp
·         Summer camp activities will be available at the clubs subject to NYC guidelines.
·         Participants must adhere to social distancing and mask wearing requirements. 
·         Please see Attachment D for related protocols
·         More information can be found here:  Children’s Camps (ny.gov) and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/camp-planning-tool.pdf  and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html
 

Jitney Service
·         The jitney and other types of beach transportation are allowed subject to prevailing COVID restrictions that currently require all passengers to wear a mask.
·         Additional transportation guidance can be found here: https://www.nycgovparks.org/about/health-and-safety-guide/coronavirus  and   https://www.nps.gov/subjects/partnerships/upload/Transportation-System-Operations_COVID19_2021-03-10.pdf

Attachment A – List of Resources
 
·         U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC
o    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
o    http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
o    http://www.pandemicflu.gov/
o    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/workplaces-businesses/index.html
o     
 
·         OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic
o    https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
o    http://www.osha.gov/Publications/influenza_pandemic.html
 
·         World Health Organization (WHO)
o    https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
o    http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/phase/en/index.html
 
·         New York State DOH
o    https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Indoor_and_Outdoor_Food_Services_Detailed_Guidelines.pdf
 
·         New York City Parks
o     https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities