Updated reopening plan - Thursday – September 3rd, 2020

*All protocols are subject to change based on updated CDC, CDPHE, and/or RBC Public Health guidelines. Updates will be posted to ERBMrec.com and the ERBM Facebook page or by calling MRC Guest Services at 970-878-3403.

MRC Hours adopted by resolution of the BOD. Check website for any updates.


Meeker Recreation Center (MRC) Public Health Precautions

If you are not feeling well, stay home. While in the facility be considerate of others by following social distancing guidelines, adhering to other public health protocols provided by staff and recommendations posted throughout the facility.


Patron Check In Procedure, General Information:

  • Guest Services will require all patrons and staff desiring to use the facility to stop at a designated check in area to answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms, identify what area they want to utilize and sign-in on a daily attendance sheet.

  • In general (as space and time allow) patrons will not be limited on the amount of time they spend in the facility or the number of times they visit per day; however, the District reserves the right to place restrictions on a patron(s)’ time/use of the facility and/or to close portions of, or all of the facility, when compliance with health, safety, and/or operations standards cannot be maintained.

  • Patrons that do not hold an active membership will be charged the full price daily drop in fee.

  • Patrons will not be allowed to make reservations for future use.


Facility Access, Use, and Restrictions:

Fitness Room

  • Maximum 13 patrons at any given time.

  • Patrons should use disinfectant wipes provided to wipe down equipment.

  • Be courteous and maintain social distancing as prescribed by applicable public health protocols.

  • Custodial staff will be available throughout all operating hours and have increased frequency of sanitization in this area.


Natatorium / Pools:

  • Maximum 50 patrons in the natatorium. The Lap Pool will have one lap lane open for drop in fitness swimming during all operating hours. Limit 2 swimmers per lane. 

  • Leisure swimming is available in all pools, with social distancing guidelines in place for the: Hot Tub (2 at a time), Lazy River, Zero Depth area, Water Slide, Diving Board and Climbing Wall. Lifeguards will be enforcing social distancing recommendations as needed with pool users.  

  • Showers are open and patrons are asked to shower prior to swimming.

  • Lifeguards on active guarding duty will not wear a mask.

  • Lifeguards not on active guarding duty will wipe all high touch surfaces used by swimmers as they leave the natatorium.


Locker Rooms

  • Daytime custodial porter will clean regularly throughout the day. Deep cleaning to occur daily after-hours.


Lounge / MP Room / Studio

  • Open with social distancing. Specific programs utilizing these spaces will have their own operating protocols.

  • No Tot-Spot (childcare) available at this time.

Parks and Facility Operations: 

  • All park amenities (playgrounds, ballfields, etc.) are open.

  • Shelter and camping reservations are available by contacting Guest Services, 970-878-3403.

  • Public health precautions will be posted at all park locations.

  • Local law enforcement is responsible for oversight of restrictions.

  • Park restrooms are being cleaned throughout the day with increased frequency.


Recreation Programming: 

  • Activity protocols will vary by program. Contact the Recreation Department Manager, Shelly Rogers 970-878-7415 for specific details on each program.

  • All program protocols are approved through RBC Public Health Department.


Outbreak Protocol: Should ERBM be notified by the RBC Public Health Department or other governing body that we have been identified as having a possible outbreak, the following procedures may be taken:


  • Facility: Immediate review of impacted facility / program space to determine cleaning and disinfection processes (close as needed to accommodate and increase HVAC system circulation). Deep clean and disinfect all areas (e.g., offices, bathrooms, machinery, and common areas), focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces.

  • Programs: Follow identified RBC Public Health process for program participants, including:

    1. Contact tracing letters sent to participants

    2. Case algorithm protocol compliance as identified by RBC Public Health

    3. Suspend play / quarantine participants who meet identified criteria.

Coronavirus/Refund Updates from ERBM (4/13/2020):

Due to the extended closure of the Meeker Recreation Center (MRC) as well as the broad economic impacts of the present public health crisis, ERBM has approved extended MRC membership refunds and program discounts throughout the duration of 2020.

Refunds from spring programming cancellations are currently being processed, and in the upcoming weeks ERBM will process a 50% refund for all current MRC membership pass holders. Memberships paid in full will receive a refund disbursement check directly to their address on file, and payment plan memberships will not be charged their monthly dues for the latter half of 2020. Any new 3-month memberships purchased after reopening will received a 25% discount with all set up fees waived.

Additionally, to offer further support and incentivize ongoing participation for all Meeker residents, a 25% discount will be applied to all fee based programs that begin and end in 2020. These membership and programming refunds and discounts are anticipated to amount to approximately $56,500 that will directly benefit local families as we collectively work together to stimulate healthy social and economic recovery.

The Meeker Recreation Center will remain closed through Memorial Day, Monday May 25th with anticipated reopening on Tuesday May 26th, barring any additional public health directive changes or unforeseen delays in pre-planned maintenance projects. However, with the onset of spring there are plenty of opportunities for you and your family to get outside and recreate in our local parks and trails. Please observe all appropriate public health precautions while you enjoy these amenities.

ERBM is proud to serve the Meeker community and trust that we will make it through these challenging times even stronger and more resilient. Stay safe and well!

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