COVID-19 Response Plan ~

Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

For more than 100 years, Oglebay has provided a safe and sanitary environment for its guests and associates. Still today, through these unprecedented times, Oglebay remains committed to upholding the highest standards of cleanliness and safety.

In response to COVID-19, Oglebay has instituted a variety of new policies and procedures designed to protect the health and safety of its guests and associates. In accordance with best practices set forth by regional and national government officials and industry partners, Oglebay’s incredible team of associates is committed to delivering an outstanding experience by upholding the policies outlined below.

Updated: August 12, 2020

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Responsibilities of Oglebay Associates

  • Associates are required to wear face coverings.
  • Frequent hand washing.
  • Complete COVID-19 training.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during shift.
  • Temperatures taken prior to each shift.
  • Remain at home if any symptoms of COVID-19 are exhibited or if the associate has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive.

 

Responsibilities of Oglebay Guests

Oglebay asks that you please reschedule your visit if any of the following are true for any member of your party:

  • If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or running a fever, please take your temperature prior to departing for the resort. Please seek medical attention and contact us to reschedule your visit.
  • You have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • You have a compromised immune system or are considered “high risk.”
  • You are not willing to cooperate with the new requirements put in place by health officials and the Oglebay team.

 

Oglebay will ensure that its associates are properly instructed and trained to maintain a fully sanitized surrounding for our guests. Surfaces and objects will be sanitized continuously or after each use. Every associate will have his or her temperature checked prior to each shift. Associates will wear masks and gloves as required.

 

To help us maintain a safe and sanitized environment, we ask that our guests observe the following courtesies:

  • Face coverings are mandatory in all public areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. 
  • Keep a safe distance at all times when in line or waiting.
  • Wipe down doorknobs and other surfaces or objects before touching (if not certain).
  • Sanitize hands prior to entering restaurants, spa, and other park activities.
  • Only one person should occupy an elevator at a time, unless staying in the same room.
  • Avoid shaking hands or engaging in any unnecessary physical contact.

 

Guest Services

  • Our associates will be wearing masks and gloves.
  • Doors may be propped open to reduce the number of hands touching the handles.
  • Doorman will be wearing masks and gloves, and will disinfect your luggage handles before handling.
  • There will be health and hygiene reminders posted throughout the property (including back-of-house) to remind guests and associates of the proper way to wear, handle and dispose of masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE). Signage will also remind guests and associates of the recommended way to wash hands, sneeze and to avoid touching their faces.
  • Guest elevator buttons and handrails will be cleaned continuously.
  • Only one person should occupy an elevator at a time, unless members of the same family or staying in the same room.

 

Front Office and Front Desk

  • Agents will utilize every other workstation to ensure separation between associates. This will also help groups of guests be separated as much as possible.
  • Front Desk area and any other area that normally forms a queue will be clearly marked for appropriate physical distancing.
  • All guest touch points will be sanitized after each transaction including EMV Credit Card Devices, pens and registration countertops.
  • Room keys will be sanitized before and after each use.
  • Offices, Call Centers, Registration Desks will be deep cleaned and sanitized upon a shift change.

 

Housekeeping

In accordance with the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s new Safe Stay initiative, we have instituted a number of additions to our cleaning regimen designed to set an even higher standard of cleanliness for the property.

  • Oglebay will continue to use cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are proven effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens.
  • The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including, but not limited to, front desk check-in counters, ATMs, handrails, elevator buttons, doorknobs and handles, hard surfaces (table tops, counters, etc.) and soft seating (couches, chairs, etc.).
  • Industry-leading cleaning and sanitizing protocols are used to clean guest rooms, with particular attention paid to high-touch items including doorknobs, handles, thermostats, light switches, phones, hard surfaces (table tops, counters, etc.), hairdryer, iron, TV remote control, Keurig Coffee Maker and soft seating (couches, chairs, etc.).
  • Carts, trolleys and other equipment will be sanitized at the beginning and end of each shift.
  • Associates are expected to minimize contact with guests while cleaning guest rooms.
  • Decorative pillows and bed scarf will be removed from all guest rooms.
  • Door seals will be placed on the door jamb of every guest room after sanitation.

 

Restaurants

In accordance with guidance provided by the National Restaurant Association, Food and Drug Administration and Conference for Food Protection, we have strengthened our food and beverage protocols to ensure the safety of our guests and associates.

  • Employees are to practice proper hand hygiene before serving food or beverage items and again after handling the removal of food or beverage items from a table.
  • All restaurants will continue to use cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are proven effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens.
  • Associates are to wear cloth or disposable face coverings at all times.
  • Host/Hostess podiums to be sanitized at least once per hour.
  • Peak period queuing procedures to be implemented when guests are not able to be seated immediately.
  • Tables and booths to be utilized with appropriate physical distancing between each family or traveling party.
  • Groups of guests traveling together may be seated at tables accommodating up to six guests.
  • No patrons are permitted to sit or stand at the bar.
  • Restaurants will be limited to 50 percent occupancy.
  • Reservations taken with physical distancing in mind and restaurants reduced capacity.
  • Service stations, service carts, beverage stations, counters, handrails and trays to be sanitized at least once per hour.
  • POS terminals to be assigned to a single server where possible and sanitized between each user and before and after each shift. If multiple servers are assigned to a POS terminal, servers will sanitize their hands after each use.
  • Dining tables and chairs to be sanitized before and after each use.
  • Condiments to be served in single use container.
  • Check presenters, votives, pens and all other reusable guest contact items to be either sanitized after each use or single use.
  • Single-use menus will be disposed of after each use.
  • Food preparation stations to be sanitized at least once per hour.
  • Kitchens to be deep cleaned and sanitized at least once per day.
  • All straws to be wrapped and given to the guests to open.
  • Flatware to be provided as a roll-up.
  • Disposable plates will be used for all dining.
  • All hot beverages will be served in disposable cups and soft beverages will be served in cans, bottles or plastic cups.
  • All beer will be served in its original container (bottle or can) or plastic cups.
  • Wine will be served in plastic cups.
  • Breakfast buffets will be staffed and served by culinary associates and protective sneeze guards will be utilized.

 

The West Spa

In accordance with guidance provided by WV Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists and the International Spa Association, we have strengthened our spa protocols to ensure the safety of our guests and associates.

Nail Services

  • The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including but not limited to door handles, check-in desk, nail service area, etc.
  • All spa associates will be required to wear masks.
  • All spa associates are to sanitize their hands and equipment before and after each appointment.
  • Guests experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive should stay home.
  • Guests are required to wear face coverings and sanitize hands prior to entering the spa.
  • Upon arrival, guests must check in by calling 304-243-4130 from your car. A spa associate will notify you when your service provider is ready.
  • Guests should leave all personal belongings in their vehicle.
  • Nail services offered by appointment only. Appointments may be booked by calling 304-243-4130.

Massage Services

  • The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including but not limited to door handles, check-in desk, treatment rooms, etc.
  • All spa associates are to sanitize their hands and equipment before and after each appointment.
  •  All spa associates will be required to wear masks.
  •  All guests will be required to have their temperature taken prior to entering the spa.
  • Guests experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive are asked to reschedule.
  • Spa will observe reduced capacity guidelines and provide extended time between appointments to allow for additional cleaning measures.
  • Furniture will be rearranged in the relaxation areas to accommodate social distancing. A maximum of four guests will be permitted in the relaxation room at one time. Women’s locker room will be limited to two guests at one time. Men’s locker room will be limited to one guest.
  • Use of locker room and treatment room showers will be suspended until further notice.
  • Spa services will be available by appointment only. Appointments may be booked by calling 304-243-4130.
  • Spa guests must be 16 years of age or older.

Fitness Center

  • Machines will be sanitized after each use, and high-touch areas will be sanitized throughout the day.
  • Fitness Center occupancy will be limited to four guests or less.

Good Zoo

In accordance with best practices set forth by regional and national government officials, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, and The Animal Welfare Act, the Oglebay Good Zoo is committed to
delivering an outstanding experience by upholding the policies outlined below.

  • Maximum Good Zoo guest occupancy will be 550 guests at a time to provide appropriate social distancing mandate of 500 square feet per guest.
  • Guests experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive should stay home.
  • The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including, but not limited to, handrails, doorknobs and handles, hard surfaces (table tops, counters, etc.), benches, garbage cans, train station gates and restrooms.
  • The Good Zoo will continue to use cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are proven effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens.
  • All zoo team members will encourage advance purchase of admission and train ride tickets via the DoubleKnot online registration system. Guests who purchase train ride tickets in person at the zoo will receive a disposable ticket.
  • Health and hygiene reminders will be posted throughout the zoo (including back-of-house) to remind guests and associates of the proper way to wear, handle and dispose of masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE). Signage will also remind guests and associates of the recommended way to wash hands, sneeze and to avoid touching their faces.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be strategically placed throughout the zoo.
  • Floor markers indicating a safe, six-foot distance will be placed at all queue locations including the admission gate, train station, and points-of-sale.
  • Protective sneeze guards will be installed at guest contact points including the admission gate and food and beverage points-of-sale.
  • Credit card machines will be mounted in a manner which enables the guest and team member to perform non-contact transactions.
  • All zoo team members will have his/her temperature checked prior to each shift.
  • All zoo team members are required to wear a mask and gloves at all times, and wash their hands regularly throughout the day.
  • All high-contact surfaces including, but not limited to, counters and credit card swipe machines will be disinfected between each transaction.
  • Guests will be directed to follow a one-way pedestrian traffic pattern throughout the zoo via floor/pathway signage.
  • A digital Good Zoo map will be available via http://www.oglebay.com, and guests will be encouraged to refer to the digital map and follow a one-way pedestrian traffic pattern to limit contact with other guests.
  • Straw, napkin and condiment dispensers will be removed from public spaces and zoo team
    members will provide these items upon request.
  • To maintain social distancing, only one dining table will be available in the indoor dining space, which will be sanitized and disinfected between uses.
  • Outdoor picnic tables will be socially-distanced and sanitized between uses.
  • Closing flaps will be removed from all garbage cans to reduce potential contact areas.
  • To maintain social distancing, train ride will be limited to two guests per seat from the same household and guests will be separated by one empty seat.
  • To allow time for sanitation of all seat benches, seat backs, and railings between each ride, the train will operate on the following schedule: 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:15 p.m.
  • A zoo team member will operate the train’s entrance and exit gates to reduce guest contact at the door
  • Goat and lorikeet interactive feeding areas will remain closed until further notice.
  • No more than 15 guests may access the walkthrough kangaroo/wallaby habitat at one time. To reduce potential guest contact and maintain social distancing within the habitat, entry doors will be operated by an animal care team member.
  • All seating and free play items have been removed from the Red Panda Forest, Discovery Lab, and indoor lemur habitat to reduce congregation and contact points.
  • Animal encounter participants will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and required to wear a mask and gloves.
  • Animal encounter group sizes will be limited to ensure appropriate social distancing.

Educational Programs

  • Participants will be required to wear masks and gloves at all times.
  • All programs will be limited to 25 participants or less ( includes guests and team members)
  •  All programs will be conducted in classroom spaces where appropriate social distancing
    can be maintained.
  • Adults dropping off and picking up participants are asked to wear masks and participate in COVID-19 screening. Only one adult may accompany a child at pick-up or drop-off, and all participants should maintain a social distance of six feet.
  • Participants experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive will not be permitted to participate in the program.
  • All participants will be provided with their own personal supplies to prevent surface cross-contamination.
  • All participants should bring one water bottle labeled with their name to camp each day.
  • Zoo team members will encourage participants to maintain social distancing and wash their hands a minimum of once per hour.

 

Golf

  • Golf carts to be sanitized before each round.
  • Rental clubs to be sanitized before each round.
  • Payment will be accepted at the rear walk-up window at the Speidel Golf Clubhouse.
  • Employees to wash hands or sanitize hands after touching any guest equipment.
  • One player per cart unless living in same household and/or following updates on guidance from local authorities.
  • Addition of inserts into golf hole cups to allow easy removal of balls.
  • Practice facility hitting areas to be at least six feet apart.
  • Range baskets to be sanitized before and after each usage.
  • Sand and seed bottles removed from carts and rakes removed from bunkers.
  • Golfers may not congregate around Clubhouse or parking lot.
  • Guests should refer to the COVID-19 policies posted in each golf cart.


Activities

  • Associates who assist with guest activities will take extra precautions to ensure appropriate social distancing of six feet, and all group activities will be limited to 100 guests or less.

 

Indoor and Outdoor Pools

  • Guests are encouraged to arrive dressed to swim in order to limit use of locker rooms.
  • Guests are advised to bring their own towel in order to avoid cross-contamination. 
  • If symptoms of COVID-19 are exhibited or if the guest has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive, he/she will not be admitted.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be observed both in and outside of the water.
  • Lounge chairs will be spaced six feet apart and sanitized regularly. Chairs grouped together are intended for families or traveling parties only.
  • Lifeguard and stands will be sanitized regularly.
  • Social distancing floor tiles will be placed six feet apart at all points of queue including pool entrance and concession stand.
  • Pool occupancy will be limited in order to maintain proper social distancing.
  • Locker room occupancy will be limited in order to maintain proper social distancing.
  • Gate and concession employees will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during shift.

 

Retail Shops

  • Cash wraps, phones, workstations, hard surfaces, handles and frequently touched surfaces to be sanitized at least once per hour and upon a shift change.
  • Sanitize handles, knobs and stock room surfaces at least once per hour.
  • Signage will be prominently posted in the shop corridor and in select stores reminding guests of maximum occupancies and distancing guidelines.
  • Guest occupancy limits will be enforced to allow for appropriate distancing at all retail spaces.

 

Banquets and Meeting Facilities

  • Meeting rooms will be sanitized daily with cleaning products which meet EPA guidelines and are proven effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens, with specific emphasis on high-touch surfaces including tables, chairs, door handles, etc.
  • All shared equipment and meeting amenities to be sanitized before and after each use, or be single use if not able to be sanitized.
  • All linen, including underlays, to be replaced after each use.
  • All food and beverage items to be individually plated or served.
  • Coffee and other break items to be attended and served by a server.
  • Flatware to be provided as a roll-up.
  • Condiments to be served in individual packets or sanitized individual containers.
  • Individual bottled water will be provided in lieu of water carafes on meeting tables and water stations.
  • Modified menus will be created to showcase styles of service and items currently available.
  • Conference room doors, tables, chairs, light switch and other equipment to be sanitized after each group use.
  • Site inspections and meetings will be done virtually and/or appropriately physically distanced.
  • Post signage throughout the meeting space reminding guests of appropriate physical distancing guidelines.
  • Seating capacities and floor plans to be reviewed on an event by event basis to ensure appropriate physical distancing of six feet in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • For more information regarding meetings and conferences including socially-distanced meeting room floor plans, please call our sales department at 304-243-4060.