Bowling is back. Boat rentals are back. Col. Stephen K. Scott Fitness Center is back. Pagano Gym is back.
How long these facilities stay open is up to the people who use them, according to Garrison Commander Col. Kelsey Smith.
“You need to responsibly use the services we’re providing,” he said. “You’ve got to do the right thing even when nobody is looking.”
For Smith, the right thing is taking personal responsibility for your hygiene and sanitation and doing everything you can not to spread COVID-19.
On top of that, personal responsibility, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has put in place policies and procedures to limit the potential exposure to the virus at the locations mentioned above.
Here’s what you need to know about each:
The bowling lanes opened six days a week on July 20, but it will have new hours of operation. Monday through Thursday, the lanes will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Friday, the hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday the hours are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
While it is open, the staff will wear facemasks
and practice physical distancing when interacting
Customers will also be required to wear facemasks in all the common areas.
In the restrooms, every other bathroom stall will be secured so patrons can socially distance while using the facilities and tables, and lanes will have signage to let bowlers know if the lane has been sanitized and is ready to be used.
Reservations are encouraged for those who want to use the lanes. Shoe sizes will be taken at the time of a reservation, and the center prefers customers to pay over the phone. Shoes will then be waiting on bowlers at their lane when they arrive; and when it’s time to go, Redstone Lane asks that bowlers leave their shoes and balls at the lane.
Redstone Lanes will have every other lane closed, limit the lane time to a max of two hours, have a 20-minute interval for cleaning between each new group using a lane.
The bar, amusement and self-service condiment/soda station is closed, but customers may purchase food and drinks from Strike Zone and eat at their lane and electronic bingo will be available in the solarium with some restrictions. Strike Zone is also open for carry-out orders, too.
Outdoor Recreation opened July 17 for boat rentals and other small equipment like grills, games and coolers from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To properly sanitize the boats, the boats will be available from 10 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. the next day. Boats can be rented for multiple days.
The staff will wear facemasks, and customers will be required to wear facemasks during a mandatory safety brief and at all times during checkout process when 6 feet of social distancing isn’t possible.
Campers, however, won’t be able to return until the installation progresses on its recovery plan.
Col. Stephen K. Scott Fitness Center and the Pagano Gym opened on July 20 and have the same procedures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 like the hourly sanitizing of touchpoints, the sanitization of equipment after it’s used and the separation or removal of equipment to promote social distancing. Each center will operate in a limited capacity. The Scott Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Pagano Gym is open Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Patrons will need to wear a mask in the common areas when they’re not using the equipment and the locker rooms will be closed at both locations.
Specific to Pagano Gym, the sauna and steam room, exercise/stretching/functional fitness, and yoga rooms, along with the racquetball courts, are closed.
The basketball courts are limited to two persons per basket or four persons per court.