Covid Crazy? We are not but we are prepared.

My background: For three years at Iowa State I double majored in Industrial Administration and Biology. I graduated with a major in I-Ad and a "strong minor" meaning I completed all Bio related courses. My diverse background brings some perspective to our current situation. Stick with your trusted herd for protection until general herd immunity is achieved.

Mitigation at the Sands

We are doing simple Bio-lab best practices to sanitize contacts and minimize viral load.

Court assignments will be posted on DesMoinesFun.com. Use your phone or check before you come. Remember early in a session schedules often change. The schedule board is now outside outside on the wall by the patio.

The Sands is an open door kind of place. There is good inside/outside air exchange. There are very few commonly touched places. One of them is the popcorn machine therefore no popcorn this year.

Wash or sanitize your hands before touching your face. Each court has a sanitizer tub.  Volleyballs are sanitized by rolling them tubs by the ball barrels. Balls will be distributed outside and IDs will not be taken.

Getting beer: There will now be beer lines by variety. For example, if you want Coors Light enter the right door (from the outside) and exit the middle doors. Location of our beer taps are posted online. Maintain six foot social spacing in line. At each register there are two sanitizer tubs on each side of the "Covid blocker screens". One for you and one for us. Stash your change, splash your hands and take your pitcher. Pitcher etiquette: whoever buys the pitcher, pours the pitcher. Used pitchers are cleaned in the triple sink. The detergent and sterilizer both kill covid-19.

Seating is spread out and limited to six people per table and groups of ten. We have acres of space available so spread out.

When you go to the restrooms, wash your hands before you touch you face.

We have portable sprayers that we use for sanitizing.

No hand slapping after games. Note: High school and college banning group hugs after every point would really speed up the matches!

This is different for all of us but it is what we have to do in this crazy world.  Mike