Sun City Oro Valley Woodworking Club Woodshop Rules and Operating Procedures For Limiting the Spread of COVID-19
The following rules and procedures have been approved by the SCOV Board of Directors, SCOV General Manager and the officers of the SCOV Woodworking Club. Due to frequent changes in CDC, county and state guidelines, rules and laws, these woodshop rules are subject to change so that the Woodworking Club can have the necessary information to comply. Users of the woodshop are urged to check this page often to ensure they have the most current information. The woodshop was allowed to reopen because a commitment was made to SCOV management that woodshop users could be depended upon to follow the rules to limit the spread of the coronavirus and thereby retaining our authorization to stay open. Club members who feel they cannot comply must refrain from using the shop.
No more than seven (as of 8/3/2020) members may be in the shop working on projects at any one time. One additional person will be allowed in the shop for a short time to drop something off or pick something up. In addition, a monitor must be in the shop during shift hours. If no monitor is available, the shop will be closed.
There are two work shifts per day, Monday through Friday. Shift times: Morning – 9 AM to 1 PM. Afternoon – 1 PM to 5 PM.
Members are not required to sign up or schedule their time in the shop in advance.
Face masks must always be worn while in the shop. Respirators and face shields cannot be used as a face mask.
The existing shop rule that applies to eye protection remains in full effect, however, the club will no longer provide eye protection. Members must provide and wear their own eye protection.
In addition to supplying their own eye protection, members must provide their own hand sanitizer, sanitizer wipes and other appropriate sanitizing products they chose to use.
Persons in the shop must maintain at least six feet of separation from each other to the maximum extent possible
All members must wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water immediately after entering the shop.
All machine work surfaces, machine power controls, machine adjustment devices such as the planer table adjustment handwheel, etc., worktable surfaces, etc. must be disinfected at the beginning of every shift.
All member who wish to work in the shop must be able to assure all the other members who will work in the shop that they have not knowingly been exposed to high risk coronavirus environments within the previous two weeks. That includes but is not limited to hospital visits, attending large gatherings and being at locations where social distancing and wearing of face masks was not enforced.
All the rules and procedures published in the Shop Rules & Procedures Page and the Safety Page in this website will continue to be in full effect.
Each member who desires to work in the shop under these rules, will be required to sign a waiver, which, among other things, stipulates that they have read and understand these rules.
Since the Woodworking Club has stipulated to SCOV management that the club will enforce these rules to retain approval to keep the shop open, it is expected that all club members will cooperate and cheerfully and conscientiously comply. All members are urged to be mindful of the fact that when a member complies with these rules, they are not so much protecting themselves as they are showing respect and consideration for the other members and our community. Members who are discourteous to monitors or violate the provisions of their signed waiver and disregards the club’s rules and procedures, may lose the privilege of using the shop.