Triangle was given approval by officials in the Governor's office to reopen for camp programs on Friday, May 22 after a review of Triangle's Pandemic Response and Return-to-Sport Plan. Triangle’s Pandemic Response and Return-to-Sport Plan provides the framework for keeping Triangle's gym safe and protecting athletes and coaching staff by employing appropriate controls, safety protocols, and instituting the guidance of our national, state and local public health officials. This plan was created after thorough research and collaboration with nationally recognized clubs like Michigan Elite, Wave (CA), and VCNebraska and considers the vast public health information provided by the CDC and NC Department of Public Health. Such collaboration also led to Triangle serving as a resource to clubs all over the country in developing action plans to address COVID-19 in a sports setting*.
An important feature of our Wake Compeition Center facility that helps minimize the risk of spread of Coronavirus and other contagious diseases is the multi-unit ventilation system. Scientists have established that Coronavirus is highly contagious and transmitted through shared air space. As such, public health officials including the CDC have emphasized the need for highly efficient and effective ventilation in indoor athletic spaces. The large open-span air space in Triangle’s facility is managed by eight large air handlers specifically designed for volleyball/athletic activities and engineered with humidity controls and a high-performance capacity. Our partners at Piedmont Service Group regularly monitor our HVAC equipment to ensure it is operating with maximum air turnover and fresh air intake. In doing so the risk of airborne disease transmission is minimized in our gym.
Those planning to participate in activities in our gym should review Triangle's protocols.
*information on Triangle's contribution to COVID-19 Return-to-Sport education for volleyball clubs is available for JVA member club directors on the JVA website.