Updated COVID-19 Policies
(Reservations are still required for all staff-led activies such as Staff Belays and Belay Lessons)
Call Us at (516) 822-ROCK (7625) to Reserve Your Spot Today!
(Please note that these are subject to change)
At this point in time, Island Rock will be updating our COVID-19 policies to reflect new guidelines.
We understand that some people might not feel comfortable returning under our updated guidelines. We are committed to maintaining an environment where our patrons feel safe, welcome, and heard. Since reopening, we have maintained a $0-freeze fee policy for all prepaid and EFT members. If any member wishes to freeze their account due to our updated policy, simply give us a call at (516) 822-7625 or email [email protected]
Navigating, adhering to, and instituting COVID-19 policies has been challenging for small business owners and patrons alike. Members of the Island Rock community have weighed in heavily on either side of this issue and we appreciate all of the feedback we have received. We will continue to listen to the community that we serve and solicit feedback from our patrons in order to help us better serve you.
Island Rock serves as a home for hundreds of patrons and we pride ourselves on leading the Long Island’s climbing community for over 25 years. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt and to changing guideline.
As per NYS:
NYS COVID-19 Restrictions and New York Forward Industry Guidance Lifted Across Commercial Settings, including Gyms and Fitness Centers, Among Others
On Tuesday, June 15, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. The State's health guidance and New York Forward industry specific guidelines—including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing—are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings.
-Island Rock Management
-Reservations for Staff-Lead programing, such as Staff-Belays or Belay Lessons, are still required at ALL times. Staff Belays or Belay Lessons must be booked over the phone (516) 822-7625.
-Masks are RECOMMENDED for all, but no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals.
According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated: *2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or *2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
Certain facility operations and amenities are currently unavailable. As we continue to learn how to best protect the health of our patrons, we will continue to evaluate our policies and practices.
-Showers are not available (locker rooms are open but restricted to (no more than 3 people at any time)
-Yoga Classes are limited to (no more than 9 people per class)
-Monthly Member-Guest Passes are not being offered at this time
-Chalk Bag Rentals are no longer being offered at this time.
-Shoe and Harness Rentals will be disinfected and isolated for 24 hours after use.
Ross Slotnick, General Manager & V.P.