COVID-19 Club Protocol



The Thoreau Club is committed to meeting or exceeding the best practices for COVID-19 Protocol as set by the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). The Club has taken COVID-19 mitigation steps, while recognizing that some specific aspects may change. As new research and science emerges, we will adapt accordingly.


The Thoreau Club will follow the CDC and DPH Guidelines as well as other safety protocol.

To facilitate a safe and healthy working environment for our staff and our clients, we have established the following criteria:

  • All staff and participants are expected to perform a health self-check prior to arriving at the Club including:
    • Check for flu like symptoms, including sore throat, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches and congestion or runny nose.
    • New loss of taste or smell.
    • If you exhibit any of these symptoms, please do not come to the Club. Contact your health provider.

  • All participants will be required to check-in with Member Services upon arrival. Please have your membership card ready to self-scan.

  • Personal hygiene will be strictly enforced including remaining home if you are ill, vigilant hand washing and sanitization, coughing or sneezing into a tissue and properly disposing.

  • Housekeeping staff will provide regular cleaning of high touch common surfaces and areas, such as equipment, screens, workstations, doorknobs, elevator buttons, handles, restrooms, counter surfaces, etc., throughout the Club, throughout the day. However, not all surfaces will be cleaned prior to being contacted by another user. Use of the facility is at your own risk.

  • Water will not be available on the tennis courts or by the pools until further notice. Please bring your own drinking water. Water will be available through the vending machine, water fountains and the poolside cafe (seasonal).

  • Reservations for swim lanes are required and may be made through the Club app. Using the app will guarantee your swim lane for you.

  • Reservations are required for all tennis programs.  Please check in with Member Services upon arrival.

  • Tennis players will be expected to supply their own tennis balls, available for sale at the front desk. Tennis balls will continue to be provided for any sessions with a tennis coach.


  • All group exercise participants will be required to reserve a space for every instructor lead group exercise class.  Reservations may be made through the Club app.

  • Face coverings should NOT be worn while in the water classes.

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