January 18, 2021

ITRC COVID-19 Protcolols

Based on State of Texas Heath Protocols https://open.texas.gov/
Based on State of Texas Bowling Protocols https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Bowling-Bingo-Simulcasting-Skating-Customers.pdf

Updated June 26th, 2020


Facility Occupancy

Current guidelines allow to operate up to 50% of the total listed occupancy for retail areas, the occupancy numbers for the ITRC are:

Pro Shop 10 Patrons
Gym 8 Patrons
Lanes 34 Patrons


The facility will be thoroughly cleaned each evening using cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 and are effective against viruses, bacteria, and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens. All high touch common areas will be cleaned after each session during the day as needed. Shared tools and equipment will be disinfected after each employee session usage.


Employees will be screened each day at the start of each shift. Their temperature will be taken, and those with a temperature at or over 100.4 will be directed to the appropriate medical care and not allowed to enter the workplace.

Any employee who has any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19 will be sent home.

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Repeated shaking with chills
Muscle pain
Sore throat
Loss of taste or smell
Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19

Employees are to follow the Texas Health and Human Services Guidelines for Employees.

Employees will wear face coverings while engaged in any of the common areas of the facility, and all contact with customers.

Physical Distancing

Throughout the facility, we will meet or exceed state guidelines on proper physical distancing. All theme practice sessions will only allow a max of four bowlers from the same party or group. There will be one lane buffer for all sessions with stanchions separating the lane areas. When lessons are being conducted, only the student, the students’ group, and the instructor will be in the area of lane 7 to lane 14. All computers, Specto monitors, and couches along the back wall will be for staff access only.


Customers will be required upon entering to disinfect their hands, and a hand sanitizer station will be located at the front entrance. Customers will be requested to wash their hands thoroughly before any contact with the staff. Customers entering the facility will be required to wear face coverings while engaged in the common areas of the facility. Face masks will be provided at the facility’s front counter for patrons needing a face mask. Customers are to maintain at least 6 feet separation from other individuals, not within their party while within the facility.


Lessons will be conducted on lanes 7 to 14, with only the student, student’s immediate group, and instructor in the area. The lesson area will be stanchioned off and will maintain 6 feet separation from other individuals not within their party. While bowling students will not be requested to wear face coverings, however during any engagement with the instructor, it will recommend the wearing of face coverings. All physical contact should be avoided between instructor and student. In cases where the personal touch is necessary for instruction and cannot be avoided, the student/instructor should utilize face coverings and gloves, with the immediate disposal of the gloves after the contact and before engaging with other tasks. Interview sessions will be conducted in the WRW room with 6 feet separation between student and instructor, and face coverings will be worn.

Pro Shop

Pro shop customers engaged with the measuring, fitting, and custom ball work where social distancing cannot be maintained are to wear face-covering, wash hands before any pro shop work as well as utilizing hand sanitizer. Gloves will be provided in cases where it is feasible for the contact and will be worn over the hands and wrists. Immediately after contact, gloves are to be disposed of. A drop off station will be provided for pro shop customers dropping off or picking up labor work.


The gym will follow the Texas Protocol for Gyms and Exercise Facilities.

On June 4, gyms and other exercise facilities can operate at 50% occupancy, a percentage that doesn’t include workers. Workout equipment should be spaced out to allow at least 6 feet between patrons, and cleaning supplies should be placed throughout the facility to clean off the equipment after use. Patrons should wear gloves that fully cover their wrists and fingers while exercising and should wear face coverings. They should also clean off machines and exercise equipment contacted during the session.

All gym patrons will receive a copy “Checklist for Gym/Exercise Facility Patrons” provided by Texas Department of State Health Services effective 5/18/2020.