TrustPlace Public Health & Safety Portal

Last Updated on June 8, 2023

The Palisades Health & Fitness Center

1 Palisades Dr
Gotham IL, 60642

Last Updated on June 8, 2023

Property Information

Welcome back! The Palisades Health & Fitness Center is open for business. As we reopen, our team is committed to our social obligation of safety and the wellbeing of our members and the communities that we serve.

While our exceptional personal and group training will commence business as usual, our practices with in the gym are NOT business as usual.

You have known us to operate a very clean, sanitized space before COVID-19. We want to continue our best practices, but up our game with the following protocols and procedures to protect you and our staff further, as per city of Gotham guidelines and recommendations.

We ask that you please bear with us and be patient as we navigate these new uncharted waters in the coming weeks.

Private and semi-private training sessions will be staggered to control occupancy and traffic to allow for proper distancing between patrons.

Group training sessions are resuming as well but with limited times, for now.

While the pool and sauna remain open, we have made changes to the rules and proceedures. You can find a complete list of our new rules on our website.

  • Please don’t wear your street shoes into the workout area. Have a pair of dedicated training shoes to be used in the fitness center only and to be cleaned and disinfected prior to every session
  • Upon entering the fitness center, please wash your hands
  • If you need to use the restroom please use the provided cleaning material to wipe down all surfaces you touched. Please also ensure you wash your hands before leaving
  • Upon entering the fitness center you’ll be screened with a touch-free infrared thermometer. A temperature over 100.4°F most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness and you’ll be asked to go home to rest and recover for your own, and everyone else’s safety
  • Clients and staff are required to wear face coverings at all times. (Here are some workout-friendly face masks to stay safe & comfortable while you sweat, that are better than the regular disposable masks)
  • Please distance yourself a minimum of 6 feet from everyone else upon entering the fitness center
  • Clean and disinfect all equipment immediately after use
  • If you or anyone in your household have travelled outside of USA in the past 14 days, please stay home for 2 weeks and seek COVID-19 testing.
  • If you or anyone in your close social circle or family feel ill and have cold or flu symptoms, such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, please stay home and seek COVID-19 testing.

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The Palisades Health & Fitness Center

Physical Distancing

Maintain Compliance with Indoor and Outdoor Capacity Requirements Monthly 5

  • Restrict indoor fitness classes to no more than 50 individuals
  • Restrict outdoor fitness classes to to no more than 100 individuals, while ensuring proper social distancing
  • Indoor contact and non-contact sports allowed if no more than 10 participants, and spectators are social distancing
  • Outdoor contact and non-contact sports allowed if no more than 50 participants (including players, referees and coaches), and spectators are social distancing
  • Limit indoor capacity to no more than 25% of maximum capacity

Certify Establishment of Behaviors To Limit Interaction Monthly 5

  • Use self check-in program or have barrier/partition between front desk staff and members upon arriving to check in
  • Consider online signup and reservation systems with specific time slots customers can pick to
  • Establish prepay systems or self-checkout systems (e.g., credit card portables that are cleaned after each use)
  • Establish a designated, isolated area for all deliveries that is as far from customer-used space as possible
  • If necessary, establish and clearly mark an outdoor waiting area for patrons waiting for a fitness class to begin

Protective Equipment

Certify PPE Worn by All Weekly 4

  • Enforce face coverings for all (must be worn over nose and mouth, exceptions can be made for people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering)
  • Face coverings washed or discarded after each shift. Never share PPE.
  • For outdoor physical activity/classes, face coverings may be removed as long as individuals are practicing social distancing
  • Certify all employees have access to and have been trained how to properly use PPE

Hygiene, Cleaning & Disinfecting

Certify the Frequent Cleaning of Restroom and Locker Room Facilities Daily 6

  • Morning Facilities Check In #1 - Clean and disinfect all high touch surfaces. Check all wipe, towel, soap and sanitizer dispensers
  • Morning Facilities Check In #2 - Clean and disinfect all high touch surfaces. Check all wipe, towel, soap and sanitizer dispensers
  • Afternoon Facilities Check In #1 - Clean and disinfect all high touch surfaces. Check all wipe, towel, soap and sanitizer dispensers
  • Afternoon Facilities Check In #2 - Clean and disinfect all high touch surfaces. Check all wipe, towel, soap and sanitizer dispensers
  • Evening Facilities Check In #1 - Clean and disinfect all high touch surfaces. Check all wipe, towel, soap and sanitizer dispensers
  • Evening Facilities Check In #2 - Clean and disinfect all high touch surfaces. Check all wipe, towel, soap and sanitizer dispensers

Maintain Updated Sanitary Workplace Protocols Weekly 4

  • Provide sanitization products for customer use (e.g., soap and water, hand sanitizer). Preferably at all exercise machines and in all fitness rooms, locker rooms and other common areas
  • Encourage individuals to use reusable water bottles, and provide disposable cups near drinking fountains, where possible
  • Ensure employees and patrons know that they are required to wash hands before and after close contact with others (e.g., during 1:1 training, group exercise classes), after handling shared equipment, and coming on contact with high touch surfaces
  • Discourage use of shared instructor equipment (e.g., microphones, stereos, weights, yoga mats, etc.). Encourage staff to bring own equipment wherever possible

Certify the Daily Cleaning & Sanitization of all Spaces Daily 5

  • Clean and sanitize the entire facility before opening for the day
  • Frequently disinfect commonly used surfaces, including personal exercise machines and equipment, countertops, vending machines, doorknobs, and hand washing facilities.
  • Clean and disinfect all shared equipment (participant or instructor) after each use
  • Check all hand wipe and sanitizer dispensers and refill if they're running low
  • Clean and sanitize entire facility after closing down for the day

CDC Cleaning Procedures - If Someone is Sick Event 1

  • Check off once all CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting guidelines are completed for sick employee event.

Certify Proper Cleaning and Disinfecting of Pool and Deck Area Daily 4

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces at least daily and shared objects each time they are used. For example: Handrails, Lounge chairs, tabletops, pool noodles, kick boards, door handles and surfaces of restrooms, hand washing stations, diaper-changing stations, and showers
  • Ensuring that ventilation systems of indoor spaces operate properly
  • Laundering towels and clothing according to the manufactureru2019s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water temperature and dry items completely.
  • Clean pool deck on a daily basis per CDC recommendations

Morning Outdoor Court Setup and Sanitization Daily 5

  • Bring basketballs out to basketball court and thoroughly sanitized each ball
  • Bring volleyballs out to volleyball court and thoroughly sanitized each ball
  • Basketball Courts - Fill water cooler, stock hand sanitizer dispenser, stock water cups and stock disinfectant wipes
  • Volleyball Courts - Fill water cooler, stock hand sanitizer dispenser, stock water cups and stock disinfectant wipes
  • Tennis Courts - Fill water cooler, stock hand sanitizer dispenser, stock water cups and stock disinfectant wipes

Evening Outdoor Court Breakdown and Sanitization Daily 3

  • Sanitize all shared basketball equipment and return the equipment and sanitization materials are returned to storage
  • Sanitize all shared volleyball equipment and return the equipment and sanitization materials are returned to storage
  • Sanitize all shared tennis equipment and return the equipment and sanitization materials are returned to storage

CAPA for Cleaning Studios Event 1

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Screening, Ingress & Egress

CDC Guidelines - If a Facility Has Multiple Positive COVID Tests Event 4

  • Report all cases (if 2 or more) to CDPH
  • Comply with CDPH guidance as a result of reporting 2 or more positive cases associated with your facility
  • Per the City of Chicago's guidance, if there are 2 or more positive cases within 14 days, you are required to close down for 7 days
  • Require all employees who have come in contact with those infected to quarantine. Follow attached quarantine guidelines

Certify No Presence of Symptomatic Employees Monthly 4

  • Prior to leaving home, all individuals encouraged to self-identify symptoms and stay at home if symptomatic
  • Prior to entering establishment, employees self-screen to ensure no symptoms of COVID-19
  • Ensure employees understand that they should not report to, or be allowed to remain at, work if they are exhibiting symptoms, reporting of feeling ill or have come in contact with someone they think might have been infected.
  • Verify customers & external suppliers are not currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., questionnaire, verbal agreement, non-verbal agreement) prior to entry


Initiate Customer Outreach Via Email and Social Media Monthly 3

  • Email blast has been sent to all members. See Reference Card for email content suggestions
  • Should you have a presence on various social media platforms, it could be useful to also make the info from you email blast available on those platforms as well
  • To ensure your patrons maintain your required health and safety standards while at your location, you can require everyone to sign a pledge agreeing to your terms. Please see the pledge example reference card for further instruction

Certify All Health & Safety Visual Guidance Are Present Monthly 4

  • Display visual guidance on hygiene standards, social distancing, & masks for employees / customers throughout restaurant
  • Post non-verbal agreement and criteria for customers to enter outside the restaurant
  • Provide social distancing guidance in outdoor areas (e.g., grass/pavement markings or tape)
  • Display social distancing floor markers for all waiting areas (e.g. host stand, restrooms, order pick-up)


Modify Workplace Conditions to Minimize Interactions Monthly 5

  • Require and enforce 6ft distancing between all individuals in all areas of the gym/health club
  • Provide 6ft distancing between equipment; 3ft distancing allowed if impermeable physical barriers are used
  • Provide adequate space outdoors for cardio and class exercises to ensure proper 6ft social distancing
  • Install impermeable barriers between exercise equipment and exercise areas to aid in physical distancing
  • Setup and maintain physical distancing markers throughout shared fitness areas as well as indoor and outdoor private workout rooms

Certify Proper HVAC and Ventilation Practices Monthly 4

  • Certify the increase airflow of indoor spaces (e.g., windows) according to CDC guidelines.
  • Improve central air filtration to the MERV-13 or the highest compatible with the filter rack, and seal edges of the filter to limit bypass. (MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value.
  • Certify that ventilation systems, including air ducts and vents, are clean, free of mold, and operating properly.
  • Disable demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) and open minimum outdoor air dampers, asnhigh as 100%, thus eliminating recirculation and improving ventilation.

Verify Inventory and Reorder Health and Safety Supplies Weekly 5

  • Note amount of Disinfectant on hand
  • Note number of Reusable Cups on hand
  • Note amount of Sanitary Wipes on hand
  • Note amount of Paper Towels on hand
  • Note amount of Latex Gloves on hand

Certify All Employees Are Trained on COVID-19 Procedures Monthly 2

  • Provide health and safety training related to COVID-19 and ensure it has been completed prior to employees returning to work
  • Provide training on cleaning procedures to ensure safe and correct application of disinfectants. Ensure training has been completed prior to employees returning to work

Establish Comprehensive COVID-19 Reopening Plan One Time 5

  • Research Guidelines and Draft Written Reopening Plan
  • Included in the TrustPlace Standard Library for Restaurants are TrustPlace Procedures (for certifications) & Standard Operating Procedures. Modify and/or adopt to your company's operations policies and state/local guidelines.
  • Make physical adjustments to workplace (including HVAC airflow), post signs, social distancing markers, and obtain proper PPE and disinfecting supplies.
  • Plan has been written and updates made regularly. Ready to produce written plan upon request from stakeholders and authorities. Communicate plan to employees and other stakeholders.
  • Identify contact information for local health department for communicating outbreaks

Certify Indoor and Outdoor Facility Hours and Rules Updates Monthly 4

  • Locker rooms and showers can remain open if strict and frequent cleaning measures are in place
  • Close some ancillary accommodations, including saunas and steam rooms, where social distancing is not possible
  • Ancillary accommodations like food service, childcare, retail, etc. can reopen according to relevant industry guidelines
  • Allow indoor private pools to reopen at 25% capacity, and outdoor private pools to reopen at 50% capacity; PPE not required while individuals are in the pool

Certify Proper Pool, Spa, Sauna, and Steam Room Practices Monthly 7

  • Ensure pumps are running and the water is circulating
  • Make sure the filters are backwashing at least once a week or every two weeks
  • Operators should ensure chlorine levels in pools and spas are kept between 1-3mg/l with the pH between 6.8-7.4. Spa pools that use bromine need to maintain their water at 4-6mg/l bromine or 3-5mg/l chlorine. Routine tests for microbiological quality should also be undertaken in line with national guidelines.
  • The algae should be physically removed by scrubbing before attempting to disinfect
  • Check that the automatic dosing unit is fully operational and appropriately calibrated and the probes are cleaned.
  • Check that deck level grating and its channels are clean
  • Changing deck layouts to ensure that in the standing and seating areas, individuals can remain at least 6 feet apart from those they donu2019t live with.
Note: This information is self-reported and managed solely by the Property.