GVR IS OPENING AT A GRADUAL AND CONSIDERED PACE

*Please check back frequently. This information will be reviewed and updated daily. Changes to existing information and new information will appear in red and remain in red for at least one working day.  IT IS OUR INTENTION TO OPEN MORE AMENITIES EVERY THREE WEEKS, ON WEDNESDAYS, AS CONDITIONS ALLOW.

GENERAL NOTES ON REOPENING

The health and safety of members and staff is GVR’s top priority. All decisions about facility access are being made with that priority in mind. GVR has never operated through a global pandemic before, and this virus presents a new challenge to all of humanity. Please be patient with staff as we navigate these new challenges to the best of our ability.

We are making decisions based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD). Furthermore, staff are networking with other active adult communities so we can learn and benefit from one another’s experiences and ideas. GVR is reinventing how to provide recreation services to 23,000 members, each of whom would like us to prioritize their preferences. Your cooperation with rules (some of which will be temporary) and restrictions will help us move from tentative explorations to a new normal that we can all settle into.  That said, at this time, we continue to proceed with reopening at a GRADUAL and CONSIDERED pace, with plenty of time to monitor the outcomes of each stage of reopening.

In some cases, facilities will first open to clubs only. Clubs are working with staff to develop guidelines for how facilities and procedures can be modified to increase safety. If you see members using a facility, check here before assuming it is open to the general membership. It is our aim to provide as many recreation opportunities as possible as soon as we practically can. Rest assured, clubs will not receive exclusive access to general membership facilities except when prudent for health and safety considerations.

We are looking forward to seeing you all. Please be kind to the staff as they too are becoming accustomed to changing conditions.

 

FACILITIES WILL OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY. NO GUESTS.

ALL MEMBERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT A RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM BEFORE RESUMING ACCESS. THERE WILL BE STAFFED STATIONS NEAR THE ENTRANCES WHERE THE FORMS MAY BE COMPLETED AND SUMBITTED. If you bring a mobile phone, you may take a picture of the completed form and show the picture to staff on subsequent visits to expedite your entry. You may also complete two forms (including staff signature) and retain one to show on subsequent visits.

Waiver of Liaibility
Liability Waiver

 

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POOLS

An exception to the “rule” of opening new amenities on Wednesdays, two pools will open to all members on Monday, May 25, from 5:30am to 2:00pm:

Desert Hills (84° pool)

Santa Rita Springs (84° pool)

 

What to expect:

All staff you encounter will have undergone symptom screening at the beginning of their shift.

Employees will wear masks (and gloves as appropriate) when in close proximity of members.

OCCUPANCY LIMITS IN POOLS AND SPAS WILL BE SHARPLY REDUCED. As we re-evaluate, increasing hours of operation and occupancy limits will be a high priority.

Members only. No guests. If you appear to be ill, you will be asked to leave.

Each member MUST PRESENT A MEMBER CARD to gain entry for EVERY VISIT. No exceptions.

Each member will fill out a liability waiver prior to entry. (See “General Notes” above)

Restrooms will be available. Showers and lockers will NOT be available. Please arrive ready to swim to reduce wait times in the restrooms.

Drinking fountains and ice machines will NOT be available.

Pool noodles and life jackets will NOT be available.

Water aerobics and water volleyball are not available at this time.

Maximum two swimmers/walkers per lane; entering and exiting only while the other swimmer/walker is at the opposite end of the pool.

Members should adhere to strict social distancing rules (six foot separation) aside from brief moments of passing others in pool lanes or in passageways.

Congregating or lounging on pool decks will not be permitted.

Hand sanitizer will be readily available.

Members are encouraged to bring and wear masks, except when swimming.

Please limit your time in the pool to one hour and exit the pool deck promptly (do not linger). We anticipate a higher demand for pools than we can currently accommodate, so your consideration of waiting neighbors is appreciated.

 

On Wednesday, May 27, the following pools will be open MONDAY-FRIDAY from 5:30am-2:00pm:

Desert Hills (84° pool)

Santa Rita Springs (84° pool)

West Center (swim club hours 7:30 – 10:30am) (80° pool)

Madera Vista (86° pool)

FITNESS CENTERS

The Arizona Department of Health states that people over age 65 or with serious underlying health conditions should avoid visiting gyms and fitness centers at this time.

Please consider your choice carefully!

The following fitness centers will open on Wednesday, May 27, MONDAY-FRIDAY from 5:30am-2:00pm:

East Center

Santa Rita Springs

 

What to expect:

All staff you encounter will have been screened for symptoms at the beginning of their shift.

Employees will wear masks (and gloves as appropriate) when in close proximity of members.

Members will fill out liability waivers before entry.  (See “General Notes” above)

Members only. No guests. If you appear to be ill, you will be asked to leave.

Staff will be enforcing a REDUCED occupancy limit.

Each member MUST PRESENT A MEMBER CARD to gain entry for EVERY VISIT. No exceptions.

Please arrive ready to exercise. Restrooms will be available. Lockers and showers will NOT be available.

Drinking fountains and ice machines will NOT be available.

Members will be expected to maintain six feet of social distancing at all times. In order to facilitate this, many machines have been disabled. Please come prepared to use the equipment available. Your favorite may not be.

Yoga balls and therapy bands are not likely to be available as they are difficult to sanitize between uses.

Please wipe down machines and equipment as usual. Staff will be on hand to supplement your efforts.

Hand sanitizer will be readily available.

Members are encouraged to bring and wear masks, except when exercising.

Please limit your time in the fitness center to one hour and exit the area promptly (do not linger). We anticipate a higher demand for fitness centers than we can currently accommodate, so your consideration of waiting neighbors is appreciated.

COURTS

 

Currently open:

West Center Tennis 6:30am-Noon and 4:00pm-8:45pm

West Center Shuffleboard 6:30am-Noon and 4:00pm to dusk

Pickleball Center 6:30am-Noon and 4:00pm to dusk

 

On Wednesday, May 27, the following courts will be open:

West Center Tennis 6:30am-Noon and 4:00pm-8:45pm

West Center Shuffleboard 6:30am-Noon and 4:00pm to dusk

Pickleball Center 6:30am-Noon and 4:00pm to dusk

Madera Vista Tennis 5:30am-2:00pm

Desert Hills Tennis 5:30am-2:00pm

 

What to expect:

All staff you encounter will have been screen for symptoms at the beginning of their shift.

Employees will wear masks (and gloves as appropriate) when in close proximity of members.

Members will fill out liability waivers before entry. (See “General Notes” above)

Members only. No guests. If you appear to be ill, you will be asked to leave.

Each member MUST PRESENT A MEMBER CARD to gain entry for EVERY VISIT. No exceptions.

Restrooms are available.

Drinking fountains and ice machines will NOT be available.

Club members who have worked with GVR staff to develop safer procedures may ask you to observe some rules and guidelines. We appreciate your cooperation.

OTHER FACILITIES

No other facilities will be open to the general membership during this time frame.

 

NEXT ANTICIPATED DATE OF FACILITY OPENINGS:

Wednesday, June 3.

 

ANY FACILITY LISTED AS OPEN MAY BE CLOSED OR HOURS REDUCED AT ANY TIME. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THIS PAGE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.

MEMBER COOPERATION WITH THE RULES AND GUIDELINES WILL HELP TOWARD THE GOAL OF EXTENDING HOURS AND OPENING MORE FACILITIES.