Rock Box Bouldering COVID19 procedures

Part 1: Employee hygiene and cleaning procedures

-If an employee is sick or has felt sick with COVID19 symptoms in the past two weeks, they must either wait two weeks before returning to work or receive a negative result from a reliable coronavirus diagnostic test. Rock Box Bouldering will compensate employees for paying for a test if payment is required, but procurement is the responsibility of the employee

-On every hour, and between every shift, staff will sanitize common-touch surfaces including, but not limited to:

Door handles/push bars, keyboards, counters, sink knobs, bathroom stall latches, liquid chalk dispensers, telephones, computer mice, and hand sanitizer pumps/bottles

-Upon starting a shift, coughing, sneezing, or eating, an employee must wash their hands afterwards, with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

-Employees are required to wear a cloth mask with at least two layers of material during their shift. Rock Box Bouldering can provide two reusable, washable masks to employees, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the employee to always have a mask.

-Employees will monitor the liquid chalk dispensers for adequate levels of alcohol saturation, at least once per shift

-Employees will enforce the reservation system and ask those without reserved time to leave if there is no room in the current slot.

-When stripping routes, hold will be quarantined for at least 72 hours to inactivate any virus present before being pressure washed.

-Employees are required to report if they have or have had a confirmed case of COVID19, including date the test was performed.

-In good weather, doors should be kept open to increase ventilation

Part 2: New procedures for customers

-Masks will be required for customers. We can provide a reusable cotton mask, free of charge.

-If you feel sick, please don’t come to the gym.

-Occupancy will be reduced to a number in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines

-We have morning hours available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for members only, starting at 7 AM.

-All climbing will have reserved timeslots in our calendar system, in slots of one hour, on the hour. If you come to the gym without making a reservation you may get lucky and have an open spot available, but we highly suggest reserving time. Slots may be reserved up to a week in advance, and you can only reserve two hours of time per day. Customers are limited to three visits a week.

-If you are in the gym past your reserved time you may be asked at any point to leave if someone comes in to claim the last reserved spot.

-All classes and events are cancelled until further notice.

-Constant climber card program is suspended until further notice.

-Customers will be asked to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands upon entering the gym

-Community chalk bags are not available, but customers are allowed to use their own supply. Liquid chalk dispensers are available in the gym.

Part 3: Confirmed case procedures

-Upon discovery of a customer or employee with a confirmed case of COVID19, the gym will undergo deep cleaning. Closure may be necessary if the exposure was recent.

-If over 50% of employees are in quarantine due to symptoms (but have not been tested due to lack of availability of tests), we will treat this as a confirmed case, and temporary closure is likely to occur.

-The person(s) with a confirmed case will have their shifts/reservations from the past two weeks looked up, and those who were present while they were working/climbing will be notified.


Questions, concerns, or suggestions for additional procedures can be emailed to

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