HUB Sports Center Response to COVID-19 (Updated 11/16/20)
November 16, 2020 9:00am – The governor’s office updated their guidance for Youth Sports Activities yesterday. (See Guidance Document). Below is a letter from our Executive Director regarding the changes to our activities.
As per Governor Inslee’s announcement on Sunday regarding the new COVID-19 guidance, the HUB Sports Center will sadly have to CLOSE again for our sports activities and fitness classes. This closure is scheduled from Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Monday, Dec. 14.
We have LOVED being open even in a limited capacity where we could serve as many teams as possible with space to practice and train. We will miss the noise and the smiling (under masks) faces. Thank you all for following our policies and protocols to keep each other safe while participating. You did a fantastic job as we did not have any outbreaks traced to our facility.
- This closure will NOT impact our Youth Development programs: CVSD Learning Center, STEM Classes, School Reading, Homeschool, Adaptive PE, as they are exempted as K-12 education.
- Our martial arts instructors are exploring ZOOM based classes as they did during the first lockdown. Please contact them for dates and times.
- If you are interested in learning more about how to support the HUB Sports Center, please visit our website: www.hubsportscenter.org/giving.
We will be waiting for you when these current restrictions end and are looking forward to seeing you all back in action. We love being a part of this community and are committed to providing positive events and activities.
Please stay safe and healthy!
October 7, 2020 4:00pm – The governor’s office updated their guidance for Youth Sports Activities yesterday. (See Guidance Document). Sports have been categorized into High, Moderate and Low risk and their activity level and availability are determined by the County’s COVID Activity level, High Moderate and Low. We are working on sport specific guidance for activities at the HUB Sports Center and will have those posted to their sport pages on the HUB’s website. (i.e. www.hubsportscenter.org/basketball, www.hubsportscenter.org/volleyball, etc.). Please read through the state’s guidance linked above and HUB’s Policies for Guests before you attend an activity. Thank you.
June 30, 2020 12:30pm – We wish we had better news and were moving into Phase 3. While we continue with the group of 5 training classes, our other scheduled events with larger group sizes are on hold. We are inquiring about options for a potential Phase 2.5 and what that may look like with activities at the HUB Sports Center. Our primary goal is to keep our staff and patrons safe and healthy, while exploring avenues to provide more events for our youth and community.
June 3, 2020 1:30pm – We have opened for Phase 2 for fitness classes and training that are no more than 5 people. We have new guidelines for these small group trainings, but are excited to have people back in the building and some noise and activity on the courts. Our hope is to continue tweaking these policies and procedures to be in a good position to host bigger groups in Phase 3 toward the end of June.
May 22, 2020 11:30am – Washington Governor announced that Spokane County was granted a variance and can move to Phase 2. There are provisions in Phase 2 for fitness classes and training that are no more than 5 people may resume. The HUB Sports Center is exploring what the guidelines are for this and will be in communication with our martial arts and fitness instructors. We will check on the basketball and volleyball training options as well.
Click Here for a more detailed response from HUB’s Executive Director.
May 1, 2020 4:00pm – Washington Governor announced an extension of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order through May 31st and outlined a Phased approach to reopening. HUB Sports Center will continue to monitor as new information comes in but it looks like Phase 3 is when we can begin running some events and activities.
April 30, 2020 9:25am – We published an update via our May Newsletter with regards to our activities and what is going on with the HUB for May. Click Here to read the newsletter.
April 16, 2020 1:15pm – We have partnered with Zome Designs to produce #ONETEAM shirts and stickers as a fundraiser for the HUB Sports Center. Please CLICK HERE for more information. #WeWillPlayAgain
April 2, 2020 8:00am – Article from Spokesman Review on HUB Prepared for a Rainy Day. Click Here to read article.
March 31, 2020 10:00am – HUB Sports Center is continuing to wait and see what the direction is for our facility and reopening. It is becoming more apparent that this will be a longer time instead of a shorter time. We are monitoring the information from the CDC and Spokane County Health District. We are in contact with our partners about their scheduled events as well as evaluating our scheduled HUB events for April and May. The April events have all been postponed or canceled. We are evaluating May and will be sharing information regarding those events soon.
We miss seeing everyone at the HUB and are hoping to reopen as soon as possible. We hope you are staying safe and healthy. Please contact us if you have any questions about our events. firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-927-0602.
March 24, 2020 9:45am – HUB Sports Center Executive Director sent an email to our e-newsletter subscribers asking for support during this unprecedented shut down of business. Read his letter by clicking HERE.
March 22, 2020 2:15pm – HUB Sports Center Executive Director posted an open letter to HUB Supporters about the challenges facing the HUB during this pandemic. Read his letter by clicking HERE.
March 16, 2020 10:15am – HUB Sports Center will be closed due to COVID-19 with the need for social distancing and reduced interactions. We will continue to evaluate the situation and the health recommendations. We’ll share more details when we have more information.
Please stay safe and healthy!
We will miss seeing everyone.
March 13, 2020 3:30pm -Hello, During these evolving times, we at the HUB Sports Center are doing everything we can to continually assess the COVID-19 situation, make the best decisions possible, and keep everyone informed. We have learned that reducing close contact, activities which bring people within 6 feet of each other, helps to reduce transmission. Although we are open at this time, we continue to evaluate our programs, rentals, and events. Below is an updated list of cancellations.
These are unprecedented times, and while outside of what any of us could have imagined, we can continue to navigate this challenge together.
I wish you and your families all the best in health through these next few weeks.
Any questions you may have can be shared with our HUB administrative staff.
Middle School State Basketball Championships – March 13-15
HUB Crab Feed Fundraiser – March 14
Pacific Northwest Qualifier – March 21-23 and March 27-29
INK Volleyball – April 4-5
All drop-in/open gyms (pickleball, volleyball, basketball) – effective immediately until further notice
YMCA Basketball League – Wednesday nights
HUB 360 After-School Program – all sites through 2019-20 school year
March 12, 2020 3:30pm – HUB Sports Center is committed to safeguarding the health of our guests and staff. We are closely monitoring the ever-changing news concerning COVID-19 and are following recommendations of the Spokane Regional Health District as well as the WA State Department of Health. As of right now, there are no restrictions on gathers in Spokane so we are continuing to host small events and practices. We expect our guests and renters to be responsible for their personal hygiene and being good citizens toward others. If they have any symptoms, they need to stay home. If they attend their event at the HUB, they will be washing their hands and using sanitizing lotion.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
We can all do our part to prevent the spread of illness in our community. You can:
- Help us by staying home if you are feeling sick, and keep kids home if they are showing any symptoms of illness
- Wash your hands often and properly (20 seconds)
- Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth
- Cover a cough or sneeze with tissue, shirt if necessary, or elbow as a last option
- If you have a compromised immune system, do not attend events with a large gathering of people.
WHAT THE HUB IS DOING
At the HUB, you can expect to see our staff cleaning frequently touched surfaces more often, including doorknobs, phones, banisters, and handrails, etc., throughout the facility. We have added hand sanitizing stations in the lobby with the aid of Providence Health Systems.
We are monitoring closely, and following guidelines from, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Washington State Dept. of Health, Spokane Regional Health District, and our local partners.
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT COVID-19
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the novel coronavirus is part of a large family of viruses common in people and many different species of animals. Symptoms of COVID-19 primarily include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These symptoms appear 2 to 14 days after exposure. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness.
The CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Everyone plays a role in keeping ourselves and others safe and healthy.