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.
Based on 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 PCR 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.
I've had close contact with someone confirmed to have covid-19 positive, but I've been vaccinated. Do I still have to quarantine? What protocols do I still need to follow at Chelsea Piers?
- If an exposed person is fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine), is within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series, and has remained asymptomatic since the current COVID exposure, they do not have to quarantine. The Chelsea Piers Daily Health Declaration has been updated to reflect this change. However, those who are vaccinated must still wear masks, maintain social distancing, and fill out the DHD.
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.