Dear MHAC Members,
Friday’s announcement by Governor Brown requiring a two week, “freeze” mandate is devastating news to all of us. This will require us to close effective November 18th with a planned re-open date of December 3, 2020.
We feel this order is unjust because according to Oregon’s own Health Department weekly Covid-19 reports, there have been NO cases of Covid traced to clubs in any form. Our club has had over 44,500 visits since we reopened on May 27, and there have been absolutely NO cases at MHAC! Due to the heroic efforts of our staff to keep you safe through multiple measures of extraordinary cleaning and disinfecting as well as air scrubbers, personal disinfectant bottles for each member and many more processes put in place, we know the club is safe and the numbers prove it.
This mandate is UNJUSTIFIED and UNFAIR. Denying people the basic human right to self-determine how to best shore up their health in a pandemic by removing health and fitness services is tantamount to reckless endangerment of public health. Let the governor know what you think! https://www.oregon.gov/gov/pages/share-your-opinion.aspx
With this two-week freeze, we know you will have questions. We are going to be minimally staffed during this time except for email responses and maintain the facility. We hope the following guidance addresses your anticipated concerns:
- Adjustments to dues: When we re-open the club, all members will have their dues adjusted to account for the days we have not had our services available. With that, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING WITH YOUR ACCOUNT AT THIS POINT unless you want to help and opt in (see item #3).
- Prepaid Program Bookings: If you have prepaid for training sessions, camps, or other services, any and all prepaid credits will be applied appropriately and rescheduled when we reopen.
- Opt In: If you wish to support the club and employees during this time, please email us at [email protected] stating your name, phone number and say, “OPT-IN”. This will indicate to us you wish to pay your full December dues to help the club recover from this second mandated shutdown.
Here are the ways you can keep yourself informed of club announcements:
- Check our website for announcements on this page.
- Check our Mt Hood Athletic Club Facebook page
- Download the Mt Hood Athletic Club app so you can get updates
To say 2020 has been a challenging year is an understatement. However, the love and encouragement you have shown the club and staff has been amazing. We all are so thankful for your support! We fully intend to welcome you back to the club December 3rd!
MHAC Owners and Staff
An official statement will be made on Tuesday, November 17th regarding the new Freeze order from Governor Brown. You do not need to freeze or cancel your membership. Any dues will be reduced to reflect any club closures. There is an meeting with City of Sandy Council this evening. We will be attending this meeting via Zoom prior to making our offical member notice. Thank you.
November 13, 2020
RE: Governor Brown Notice on Friday, November 13th
We will have an official notice for Members available on Monday, November 16th. Check the website, download or Mt Hood Athletic Club app or/and make sure we have your current cell phone number if you would like to receive a text.
An adjustment will be made to members dues for any amount of time the club is required to close.
We have fantastic news! As of Wednesday September 9, 2020, our pools, shower areas and hot tubs can officially re-open! Sauna and Steam room are still closed under mandate. You can also play racquetball and pickleball as normal (face shields are the preferred face covering during these activities and are available at reception desk for only $5). Shower towel service can resume with the token system.
Links to Indoor and Outdoor Schedules below. Please note: There are adjustments to aqua class times to allow for proper social distancing in locker rooms. Family swim time is returning as well. We ask that families use the family changing rooms/bathrooms at the indoor and outdoor pool areas to help prevent crowding in the locker rooms.
Thank you so much to those who have been patient and kind to one another and to the staff. This modification is a positive step in the right direction toward normal, but we still need to be vigilant about disinfection and please do not attend the club if you have any signs of sickness or fever. Masks are still required by mandate in the club except in the showers, personal changing rooms and while using indoor pool amenities.
Finally, if you have been waiting for our pools, hot tubs and court services to reopen, now is the time to reinstate your membership! If you are on a freeze, please make an appointment with membership at least 30 minutes prior to your planned use of the facilities to unfreeze your membership. No freezes due to Covid-19 will be extended past 10/31/2020 unless for doctor substantiated medical reasons. Any and all applicable cancels and changes need to be received by the 15th of the prior month. We have been happy to be flexible in extending members freezes for the last 6 months, however moving forward, all club policies and deadlines are now back to normal, so please plan accordingly.
Based on the Governor’s last press conference we want to take a moment to let you know MHAC's next steps. We are pleased that we can stay open to continue to serve you!
The Governor has required beginning Friday, July 24th that masks and/or face coverings will be required while in the club. Please plan accordingly. We will have face shields available for purchase in the pro shop for those individuals who have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask. Because of this new mandate, you may find your favorite class taking place outside on nice days! If it is a rainy day and class is being held inside, please plan to attend class with your face coverings. Thank you for your willingness to be flexible and kind as we adapt in this very difficult time. We appreciate your support.
Dear members, In this challenging time, we want to clarify a very important point. You are not required to wear a face mask while exercising. Any further details about the governor's face mask order is on the State of Oregon website.
Some good news! First, we are moving your exercise classes back into their original rooms for your comfort and convenience starting Monday, June 22nd. We are also opening our outdoor pool DECK as an extended outdoor seating area for our Club Cafe' for lounging, food, beverages (we have wine, beer and ciders now!) and suntanning beginning Monday June 22nd at 9:00am until the Cafe daily cafe closing schedule, for members age 13 and older. Social distancing required. Disinfect your chair/s before and after use. You will find disinfectant at the outdoor pool deck for your convenience. Come enjoy the upcoming sunshine and the pool deck! Thank you and we hope you are able to find sunshine and happiness in the upcoming weeks!
Club Re-OPening Information - Phase one Opening Date : Wednesday, May 27th at 5:00am
Great News! We have just received permission to re-open the club. We will be opening on Wednesday, May 27th at 5 am. Phase 1 hours will be slightly reduced to Monday through Friday from 5 am to 8 pm. Saturday and Sunday we will be open from 7 am to 4 pm. Phase 1 will bring some changes to your club experience.
There are many services and/or activities that we are not allowed to offer in phase 1. The pools, spa areas, sauna, steam room and locker room showers will be closed. Locker area sinks and toilets are open. The lockers can be used for securing items and changing. During Phase One, Kidz Klub, Adventure Zone, basketball games, racquetball or pickleball games are not allowed.
The basketball hoops and racquetball courts are available by reservation for one-person drills. Reservations may be made a day in advance once the club has opened. Court reservations are limited to one court reservation per membership/household per day. Reservations are limited to members who live in your immediate household.
Weight equipment and cardio equipment are available! The equipment has been spaced for social distancing. Group exercise classes will be held in the basketball gym with the exception of Spin classes All classes will have limited attendance based on room requirements. Classes will begin June 1, 2020. The schedule will be available upon the club opening May 27th, 2020. Please come dressed to exercise. You will also need to bring your own water bottle or purchase a water.
Members are not required to wear a mask, however employees will be wearing a mask. There are distancing dots and traffic flow arrows on the floor in necessary places. Please honor them.
The Phase One Class Schedule will begin on June 1st. To allow for social distancing all classes, with the exception of Spin, will take place in the Basketball Gymnasium. A Phase One class schedule will be made available upon the club re-opening. Spin I.T. classes require pre-registration due to class size being limited to 11 participants. Reservations may be made via phone or in person one day in advance.
Family basketball court time is available Monday to Thursday from 1-4pm, Friday from 1pm-8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 4pm. You need to call the club and reserve your court time.
You have not been billed for May, and in conjunction with the elimination of cleaning weekend, this will make up for the days lost in March. You will be billed your regular dues for June. We plan to be able to offer phase 2 amenities as early as June 17th. If you wish to freeze June for any reason, we will extend the freeze for FREE. Request must be submitting prior to June 1st. Freeze requests beyond June will be charged the normal $15 a month and subject to normal freeze policies. Send any membership changes you are requesting to [email protected].
WELCOME BACK! We are looking forward to seeing you, and restarting our healthy lifestyles!