Wenzel Coaching Covid-19 Safety Policy
May 27, 2020 – The safety of our coaches and clients is our first priority. As the states open up their economies again, remember that we are still in a pandemic and will be for many months. As a company in Oregon, we also are required to have a written Covid-19 plan as we return to more normal, in-person business activities. No matter the phase of reopening in your state, Wenzel Coaches should follow this guidance for their own personal health and safety and that of their clients. Be sure to check your local county or state guidance to determine if you are allowed to offer in-person services.
Wenzel Coaching Covid Plan
- Check that neither you nor your client(s) are not experiencing symptoms, such as: fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell. If either of you is experiencing any of these, you must cancel the session and reassure them that they can reschedule with no penalty when everyone in the session is feeling better. (Note: California states that you need to stay home if you are living in a house with someone who has Covid-19.)
- For your own safety Wenzel Coaching encourages the use of masks during the Covid-19 pandemic even if they are not currently required in your state. Cloth face coverings are required at all times for each of you if you are in CA. In WA face coverings are required “when possible and when you think you might get within 6’ of anyone (see WA specific notes below). In OR face coverings are required if you think you might be within 6’ of anybody and strongly recommended at all other times. To be effective, face covering must cover both the nose and mouth. (Be aware that face coverings may interfere with vision if they cause glasses to fog or block peripheral vision. Particularly on warm days, masks can be uncomfortable and hot. If you or your client will be unable to continue wearing the mask and unable to stay at least six feet apart, end the session and reschedule for another time. In California if you or your client cannot stay masked, you must end the session, even if you will be far apart.)
- Bring hand sanitizer and require your client to bring their own or plan to provide a separate container for their use. Use hand sanitizer or soap and water before and after the session, as well as before and after touching anything brought by the other person, as well as adjusting your own face coverings.
- Bring your own tools. Anything shared needs to be wiped down or otherwise sanitized between people touching them. Gloves are not needed if you aren’t getting grease on your hands which may interfere with the sanitizer. If you do wear gloves, wash hands after removing them.
- Bring your own food, water and layers and have your client(s) do the same.
- If an area gets too crowded such that social distancing is no longer possible, move to an area where it is possible.
- Get yourself up to date on relevant policies issued by the offices of your state, county and city before any in-person client interaction. You will find that essentially none of the policies refer to teaching bike riding skills so you will have to find other, comparable businesses and borrow their guidance.
- Contact the Wenzel Coaching office with any questions.
Links to state-level resources:
North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/staying-ahead-curve