Updated 07.17.21

LAAC UPDATED COVID POLICY
On behalf of the entire team at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, we’d like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support. Navigating the covid-19 pandemic while still safely providing club services is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our incredible LAAC team and to them we are so grateful. Our member community and employee team are what makes LAAC a special place.
Looking forward, our top priority is to restore the remaining club services and to continue to welcome back our member community and employee team.
Here are the key things to note:
  • Masks are now required for all indoor activity except in The Plunge swimming pool, steam room, sauna & whirlpool, while dining or drinking in Invention or the Plunge Cafe and Hercules Beach outdoor gym.
  • The 6th floor athletic entrance will close July 6.
  • The 7th street entrance will open July 7 and all check-in will return to the 1st floor.
  • We have added barcode scanners at the entrances so you can now check in with your digital membership card using the club app.
  • Invention will reopen on July 7 and operate Mon – Fri 4-10 pm with food service 4-9 pm. (no food service Tuesday July 6)
  • Full dues will be restored starting this month.
Every decision we made during this pandemic and going forward is through the lens of our mission. Today more than ever we are dedicated to the lifelong pursuit of health-giving amusements.
FITNESS LOCATION CHANGES
  • Member Check In desk will be relocated to the 1st floor starting Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
  • Hercules Beach workout gym will be closing on Friday, July 2, 2021.
  • Cycling Classes effective Tuesday, July 6 will begin in the 6th floor Cycling Room by the lap pool.
  • Hercules Beach Roof Top Cross Fit area will remain in place for early morning and evening group classes.
  • Hercules Beach Roof Top Bar & Social Area will continue to promote Social events.

We look forward to continuing to provide quality exercise programs and classes for our members during the summer that will get you motivated.

FITNESS LOCATION CHANGES
  • Member Check In desk is now located on the 1st floor.
  • Hercules Beach Roof Top Cross Fit area will remain in place for early morning and evening group classes.
  • Those taking classes at Hercules Beach need to check-in on the 1st floor of the Clubhouse before taking the parking garage elevators to the 8th floor of the parking structure. The door connecting the basketball court to Hercules Beach is no longer open.
  • Hercules Beach Roof Top Bar & Social Area will continue to promote Social events.
  • Cycling Classes are now in the 6th floor Cycling Room by the lap pool.

We look forward to continuing to provide quality exercise programs and classes for our members during the summer that will get you motivated.

LAAC UPDATED COVID POLICY

We reached a milestone in the pandemic as California fully reopens and drops the color-coded COVID tier system. You may be wondering what this means when it comes to masks at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Here are the details:

  • Fully vaccinated members are no longer required to wear a mask in the Club facilities.
  • Members and guests who are not fully vaccinated are still required to wear a mask.
  • LAAC will rely on the honor system for members’ and guests’ vaccination status.
  • For employees, masks are still required pending updated guidance from Cal/OSHA.
  • Fitness Center reservations are no longer required.
  • Reservations are still required for lap swimming, group exercise classes and court sports.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols will continue.
INVENTION & PLUNGE CAFE ARE NOW OPEN

Invention Bar and Plunge Cafe are now open Monday – Friday!

Plunge Cafe will be open from 7am-2pm featuring coffee, smoothies and pastries.

Invention will be open with bar service from 4-10pm and limited food menu from 4-9pm.

LOCKER ROOMS NOW OPEN

The locker rooms will be open Monday through Fridays 6:00am – 8:30pm, Saturdays from 8:00am-8:30pm, and Sundays 8:00am – 5:00pm.

We have daily lockers available for members to use, please see our concierge locker staff and they will help you.

We also have multiple sizes of Personal Lockers for you to rent. If you are interested, email Jay or sign up at the sports shop desk with one of our locker staff.

LAAC PLUNGE OFFERINGS

Please be considerate and cancel your lap swim reservations so other members can make a reservation.

Water Aerobics Class will be back in the big pool on Saturdays from 10:00am – 10:50am starting on July 10, 2021.

 

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Safe Club

Employee & Member Health


Temperature Checks
All members and employees will have their temperature checked upon club entry by use of a handheld proximity thermometer operated by a club employee at either the 7th street or Olive street entrance.  Anyone with a temperature of over 100 degree F will not be allowed entry into the club.  HR will be notified if an employee is not allowed to enter. At the Mercury Court entrance no one will be allowed to enter past the receiving office marked clearly with floor tape.


Physical Distancing

All members and staff are required to maintain 6ft of separation from other people at all times. Members and staff should move carefully through the club to ensure proper distancing and be prepared to have to wait in areas of the club where movement is normally unrestricted.  Because of the large size of many of the spaces within the club our physical distancing standard will most often be 10ft.  This will create an additional margin of safety.


Cleaning Products & Protocols
LAAC uses cleaning products and protocols which meet or exceed CDC and OSHA guidelines. The disinfectants being used are listed on the EPA List and meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and are effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens. The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces.  Disinfection policies and protocols are described in more detail by location.


Washing & Hand Sanitizer
Cleaning your hands is essential to ensuring safe use of the club. CDC guidelines1 shall govern the duty of employees and members to engage in frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer, especially after any group interaction or touching high use surfaces. Floor standing hand sanitizer stations will be located in the lobby area of each floor. Bottles of hand sanitizer will be located at all check in desks and employee desks.  All hand sanitizers will include no less than 60% alcohol content2. Employees are to wash their hands every 30 minutes, the more often the better.


Front of the House Signage
Key waiting points will be marked with an X using floor tape. Movement lanes in confined areas will also be marked with floor tape to indicate lanes. Important notifications and reminders will be posted on wall signage and floor standing sign posts.  All employees and members are to follow these signs and floor markings as best as they can. A key rules document will act as a reference sheet for each sign providing further explanation.


Back of the House Signage
Floor tape will mark waiting points at key locations within the club. Wall and floor standing signs will act as reminders for hygiene and other rule reminders including proper way to wear, handle and dispose masks and face coverings, use gloves (where appropriate), wash hands, sneeze and avoid touching their face.


Health Concern Reporting & Stay at Home
All employees have been given instructions on how to report people who show or discuss having symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills complaining of a new loss of taste or smell, repeated shaking with chills muscle pain, headache sore throat or other known symptoms. Employees and Members are instructed to stay home if they do not feel well.  “Toughing it out” and entering the club sick is considered a shameful act and can put other people at risk. Pay special attention to mild symptoms even if it is just a runny nose or nasal congestion, err on the side of caution and stay home. COVID-19 Testing is becoming more widespread, everyone experiencing symptoms is encouraged to get tested.


Case Notification
If LAAC is notified of a presumed case of COVID-19 at the Club we will work with LA Department of Health to follow proper procedures.

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