Updated December 3, 2020.
Chelsea Piers will work collectively to provide consistent guidance to employees, customers and members regarding the prevention of COVID-19 transmission in our venues. As Chelsea Piers responds to each instance, it's important to keep in mind that all responses and actions are based on the knowledge and best practices available the day we receive a report.
When can an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 return to the venue?
- For persons who have experienced Covid-19 symptoms: isolation and other precautions can be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and the resolution of other symptoms.
- For persons who never develop symptoms: isolation and other precautions can be discontinued 10 days after receiving the results of their first positive PCR test.
IF CHELSEA PIERS LEARNS OR DETERMINES THAT AN EMPLOYEE, CUSTOMER OR MEMBER HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, WHAT IS THE PROTOCOL AND WHEN CAN THEY RETURN TO CHELSEA PIERS?
The impacted individual will be asked to stay home, or if at Chelsea Piers, to go home; the impacted individual should get tested and consult their medical professional.
New Guidance from CDC: Updated 12/2/20
- Quarantine can end at Day 10 (calculated from date of exposure) if the person has not had a Coivd-19 test and has not developed any symptoms.
- Quarantine can end at Day 7 if the person tests negative by a diagnostic test (PCR or Quick Test) for Covid-19 on Day 5, 6 or 7 and no symptoms have developed.
Even with a negative test on day five, however, a person still must complete the full seven days. And if the test doesn't come back by the end of seven days, the person must quarantine until results come back, or until day 10.
Both alternatives require that the person adhere to strict practices of masking, social distancing, hand washing and watching for any symptoms through Day 10.
What if an individual has experienced Covid-19 symptoms in the last 14 days. When can they can return to the venue?
Customers, Members and Employees can return after these three things have happened:
- No fever (without the use of medication that reduces fevers)
- other symptoms have resolved (for example, cough or shortness of breath)
- They received a negative diagnostic test (PCR or rapid test).
What if an individual says they "may" have been exposed to the virus?
- The General Manager (or designate) will ask questions to determine the degree of exposure. Not every claim of coronavirus exposure is a legitimate concern.
- – Exposure is determined if they were in "close contact" (within approximately 6 feet) of the customer for a prolonged period of time (10-15 cumulative minutes or more).
- We will ask for date of potential exposure; what was the situation; if it was at the venue, who may have been in close contact; have they sought a test.
- If an individual has symptoms or fever, they will not be admitted to the venue and will be encouraged to immediately self-isolate and seek medical advice and testing. The Daily Health Declaration includes questions about symptoms.
- Individuals who believe they may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 should consult their primary care provider or local health facility and get tested.
What is Contact Tracing?
- Individuals who test positive or who show symptoms of the COVID-19 virus are asked to help Chelsea Piers and local health agencies identify other individuals who may have been exposed to the virus. Exposure is determined if they were in "close contact" (see definition of "close contact" below).
- We will ask the individual to identify any Chelsea Piers employees and/or customers/members that they were in close contact with during the last 48 hours at the venue so that we can notify those individuals of potential exposure.
- If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, we will begin contact tracing to determine what customers and other employees may have been exposed and will notify anyone that was in close contact.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED "CLOSE CONTACT?"
The CDC defines a "close contact" as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, if asymptomatic, 2 days prior to being tested) until the time the infected person is isolated.
For further information, please refer to the CDC Links below.