Based the most updated communication from the CDC as well as Governor Hogan's announcement today lifting the Maryland mask mandate, The Arena Club will be removing our mask policy effective Saturday, May 15th. Of course, all guests are free to continue to wear face coverings if they choose to do so.
What We Are Doing To Keep You Safe
We know how important exercise is to boosting your immunity, reducing stress, and keeping you healthy and strong - and we are committed to providing you with the a safe and rewarding experience every time you walk through our doors. Here's what we are doing to keep you safe:
We have asked our members to and staff to commit to being a responsible and courteous Arena Club family member by signing a pledge - to stay home if feeling ill or have been exposed to the virus; to wipe down and clean equipment before and after use; and to regularly sanitize hands.
Providing a Clean Environment
The Arena Club has always valued cleanliness, and we have taken pride in providing our community with a clean, safe, and healthy facility to enjoy. In these uncertain times, we know that cleanliness and your safety is even more a priority than ever before. We have implemented several enhanced measures that are now setting the standard in the fitness industry for cleanliness - to go over and above to welcome you back to exercise in a healthy, safe, and fun environment.
State-Of-The-Art Air Sanitization with AirPHX
The Arena Club took swift action upon our initial closure in March to secure airPHX units - a state-of-the-art air sanitizing system that works 24/7 to eliminate pathogens and viruses (including coronavirus) from the air and surfaces.
AirPHX patented technology uses atmospheric cold plasma to change a small percentage of the oxygen molecules in the air into a unique spectrum of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that kill bacteria, viruses, and mold. First, airborne pathogens are destroyed as air circulates through the unit. Then, air containing oxidizing molecules circulate in the space and organisms are eliminated in the air and surfaces throughout the room. AirPHX is 100% organic and harmless to humans and offers continuous infection control in spaces up to 100,000-150,000 cubic feet. Deployment of airPHX technology in U.S. hospitals has resulted in 95% reductions in airborne and surfaces organisms in active patient environments, including clinical data supporting dramatic reductions in healthcare-associated infections.
Every evening, we employ the use of electrostatic sprayers to increase the level of disinfection throughout the club. Traditional disinfection methods can leave a large percentage of surfaces untouched. However, when electrostatics are used in place of - or in addition to - wipes, trigger sprayers, or mops, three times the coverage of a traditional spray bottle can be achieved. Positively charged disinfectant droplets magnetically attract and wrap around target surfaces, eliminating virtually all infectious fungi, viral particles, and bacteria from every surface.
Buckeye E23 Neutral Disinfectant
The cleaning solution we use is a multi-purpose, neutral pH, broad-spectrum germicidal detergent designed for use in hospital, healthcare and industrial settings. It is EPA approved as effective for killing viruses and features a 1-minute kill time for the coronavirus.
Additional Sanitizing Stations
The disinfecting are hospital-grade - killing 99% of bacteria and viruses in 15 seconds. Additional sanitizing stations with wipes and hand sanitizers have been placed in more locations throughout the facility.
The Arena Club team is performing additional cleanings throughout the day, placing extra focus on high-frequency touch points on equipment and other areas of the building such as door handles, railings, and furniture. We also maintain an outside clean team that has elevated their services throughout the day and provide additional cleaning services in the after-hours/overnight shifts to ensure each day opens with a sanitized facility.