Thoreau COVID 19 Operating Protocols

Club Updates & Policies

Fitness & Group Exercise Operating Protocol

Tennis Programs Available & Code of Conduct

Outdoor Pool Protocol & Reservations

The Thoreau Club will follow the CDC and DPH Guidelines as well as other safety protocol.   Prior to opening, The Thoreau Club will conduct multiple employee trainings to inform each staff member of the CDC Guidelines, including social distancing, as well as the proper cleaning protocol that is expected of staff and of our members, along with each new operating 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:

- Take your temperature. Your temperature must be below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
- 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.  To the maximum extent possible, Member Services will be a touch-free zone.  Please have your membership card ready to self-scan.  New membership cards will be readily available should you have misplaced yours.  If we do not have your member photo on file, we can take one immediately upon your check-in.  

  • A separate check-in location adjacent to the parking lot will be established for the outdoor pool during prime pool hours.  Directional signage will be provided upon your arrival when the pool check-in station is operational.

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

  • All persons, including employees, customers, and vendors should remain at least six feet apart to the greatest extent possible, both inside and outside the Club.

  • 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, wearing your face covering and not touching your face, etc.

  • Housekeeping staff will provide regular sanitization 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.

  • During Phases 1 and 2, temperatures will be checked with a no touch thermometer for each participant and staff member upon arrival at the Club.  Additionally, several questions will be asked to perform a health check.

  • Face masks will be required for all Thoreau employees during Phases 1 and 2.

  • Face masks will be required for all indoor participants during Phases 1 and 2.  

  • Facemasks will be required outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained, including the outdoor pools and tennis courts, during Phases 1 and 2.

  • Ample signs have been added throughout the facility to provide instruction and reminders of the CDC Guidelines.

  • We have removed, relocated, or restricted access to several pieces of fitness equipment, including the spin bikes and Club furnishings to provide for appropriate social distancing.

  • Certain equipment will not be available in group exercise classes including yoga mats, blocks and blankets.  

  • Players will be expected to supply their own tennis balls, available for sale at the front desk.  A magic marker will be available to allow each player to initial their tennis balls and players will be encouraged to only pick up their tennis balls.

  • Water fountains in the buildings and bubblers in the outdoor pool and tennis courts will not be available during Phases 1 and 2.  Please bring your own drinking water.  Water will be available through the vending machine.

  • We have installed multiple cleaning and sanitation stations throughout the building, tennis courts and pool areas including hand sanitizer, tissues, open top trash cans, equipment wipes and instructional signage.

  • All members will be required to clean all surfaces touched after using any fitness equipment.  Failure to do so can result is loss of privileges.

  • Elevator use will be limited to one rider at a time.


Thank you for your cooperation and your commitment to The Thoreau Club.