GMCF Cleaning procedures

Keeping it clean at GMCF!

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing are defined differently:

CLEANING removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.

DISINFECTING kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

SANITIZING lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.

In order to comply with the State and Federal Sanitation Guidelines we have chosen to modify the schedule. All activities enjoyed at Green Mountain Community Fitness require prior registration for participation. The schedule for each activity is designed around providing enough time for proper sanitization as well as adequate member social distancing during and between visits.

Vermont State Guidelines

  • Facility must use CDC approved chemicals effective against COVID-19
  • All equipment must be cleaned by staff or instructor prior to the next class. Also before and after each use of individual training sessions.
  • All equipment in the club will be cleaned on the hour by designated staff
  • Deep cleaning of all equipment by cleaning crew daily
  • Clear signage at all hand washing/hand sanitizing stations indicating proper CDC protocol
  • Sanitization wipe stations and sanitization product bottles must be properly labeled and in easy to use locations for efficient disinfecting approved chemicals effective against COVID-19.
  • All members must clean equipment before and after every use with facility provided, easily accessible, approved chemicals.
  • Signage posting exterior/interior of facility stating protocol requirements for entering and exiting (i.e. no illness, must use hand sanitizer, face coverings, etc.)
  • Reservation reminders, email/newsletter updates, social media postings and printed handouts must be provided to guests/clients regarding guidelines and protocols for  facility entry, usage and class participation

GMCF Procedures

The following are the procedures that are followed by various members of our GMCF Staff.  Each staff team has a designated area of activity that they are responsible for based on the location of where they work. To view the full detailed guidelines our staff will follow, click here.

CLEANING will be performed by GMCF Staff every hour in pool, weight rooms and common areas (lobby and locker rooms when use is permitted).

SANITIZING will be performed by GMCF Staff at the end of every shift (AM/PM) in pool, weight rooms, common areas and classrooms (after every group class)

*Members will be expected to clean equipment before and after every use with a cleaning solution provided by GMCF.