Parkway Tropics Gentleman's Club
Parkway Tropics Gentleman's Club

Parkway Tropics Covid 19 Response and PreParedness Plan 



Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It has spread from China to many other countries around the world, including the United States. Depending on the severity of COVID-19’s international impacts, outbreak conditions—including those rising to the level of a pandemic—can affect all aspects of daily life, including travel, trade, tourism, food supplies, and financial markets.


Symptoms of COVID-19 

Parkway Tropics acknowledges COVID-19 can cause illness ranging from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be fatal. Symptoms typically include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste of smell
  • Sometimes other non-respiratory symptoms
  • Asymptomatic cases have no symptoms at all, but may be contagious

According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.


How COVID-19 Spreads 

Although the first human cases of COVID-19 likely resulted from exposure to infected animals, infected people can spread SARS-CoV-2 to other people. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, including: 

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). 
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. 
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. 
  • Possibly by touching a surface or object that has SARS-CoV-2 on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (i.e., experiencing fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath). Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this type of asymptomatic transmission with this new coronavirus, but this is also not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. 





The procedures outlined below have been assembled by Parkway Tropics to meet the requirements of Executive Order 2020-91 necessary for the reopening of business.


Cleaning and Sanitation Monitors 

Parkway Tropics  will establish Cleaning and Sanitation Monitors to be present on every shift. Those assigned to this position will be responsible for all the following:

  • Aware of all locations of cleaning supplies.
  • Managing cleaning schedule by employees throughout facility.
  • Maintaining proper inventory of cleaning supplies.
  • Making cleaning supplies readily available to all employees.
  • Ensuring the cleaning and disinfecting process listed below is adhered to by employees.


Hard (Non-porous) Surfaces

To clean hard (non-porous) surfaces, Parkway Tropics will:

  • If surfaces are dirty, they will be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Either use:
    • Common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
      • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products for concentration, application method and contact time, etc.
    • Diluted household bleach solution.
      • Prepare bleach solution by mixing:
        • 1/3 cup bleach per gallon of water
      • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application, ensuring a contact time of at least 1 minute, and allowing proper ventilation during and after application. 
      • Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. 
      • Dispose of bleach solutions after 24 hours.

Soft (Porous) Surfaces

To clean soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floors, rugs, and drapes,, Parkway Tropics will:

  • Remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate EPA-registered cleaners indicated for use on porous surfaces. 
  • After cleaning:
    • If the items can be laundered, launder items in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and then dry items completely.



To clean electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, phones, and ATM machines, Parkway Tropics will:

  • Remove visible contamination if present.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
  • Consider use of wipeable covers for electronics.
  • Use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol to disinfect touch screens. 
  • Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.


Linens, Clothing, and Other Items That Go in the Laundry

Linens, clothing, and other items that go into the laundry will handled by:

  • To minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air, we will not shake dirty laundry.
  • Launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. 
  • Clean and disinfect hampers or other carts for transporting laundry according to guidance above for hard or soft surfaces.


Cleaning and disinfecting supplies

The virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed if you use the right products. The EPA has compiled a list of disinfectant products that can be used against COVID-19, including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates, and wipes. Each product has been shown to be effective against viruses that are harder to kill than viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. The full list can be found at:


Parkway Tropics will use products that meet or exceed these EPA standards.


We will always follow the instructions on the label, follow the labeled safety information and application instructions, and will keep disinfectants out of reach of children.


Spray cleaning solution on a microfiber cleaning cloth or disposable paper towel, then wipe down surfaces.

Remove objects from the surface being cleaned and wipe thoroughly.

If using microfiber cloths, have a separate cloth for each room/area.  They come in different colors so this might help with designating a color to each area.  Have a plastic container to put the dirty cloths in and launder as soon as possible.


Priority cleaning and sanitizing locations

Parkway Tropics will focus on these interior touchpoints and locations at the listed frequency:

  • Front door
    • Door handles/push plates
    • Cleaning frequency: minimum every 2 hours
  • Host stand
    • Menus (Any menus distributed will be one time use)
    • Payment equipment
    • Trash can lids
    • Phone
    • Cleaning frequency: minimum every two hours
  • Bar
    • Bar top
    • Condiment bottles
    • Napkin holders
    • Menus (Any menus distributed will be one time use)
    • Salt, pepper, spice bottles
    • Cleaning frequency:  after each use
  • Bar stools
    • Backs
    • Seat
    • Under seat frame
    • Cleaning frequency: after each use
  • Tables
    • Tabletop
    • Condiment bottles
    • Napkin holders
    • Menus (Any menus distributed will be one time use)
    • Salt, pepper, spice bottles
    • Cleaning frequency: after each use
  • Chairs
    • Backs
    • Seat
    • Under seat frame
    • Cleaning frequency: after each use
  • Bathrooms
    • Sinks
    • Faucet handles
    • Counters
    • Paper towel dispensers
    • Toilet seats
    • Toilet Handles
    • Door handles
    • Toilet paper dispensers
    • Soap dispensers
    • Blow dryer buttons
    • Trash can lids
    • Cleaning frequency: minimum every 2 hours


  • Kitchen
    • Wash, rinse, and sanitize food contact surfaces dishware, utensils, food preparation surfaces, and beverage equipment after use.
    • Verify that our ware-washing machines are operating at the required wash and rinse temperatures and with the appropriate detergents and sanitizers.
    • Hot water can be used in place of chemicals to sanitize equipment and utensils in manual ware-washing machines.
  • Server stations
    • Point of sale keypads will be cleaned and disinfected before each use.
    • Serving trays
    • Cleaning frequency: minimum every two hours
  • Misc touchpoints
    • Light switches
    • Bannisters/handrails
    • Half walls
    • Phones
    • Cleaning frequency: every 1 hour


Parkway Tropics will focus on these exterior touchpoints and locations at the listed frequency:

  • Front door
    • Cleaning frequency: minimum every two hours

Hand sanitizer and hand washing locations

Parkway Tropics will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer and hand washing stations throughout the establishment, including at guest entrances and in employee service areas. 


Handwashing is the preferred method for employees to clean and sanitize their hands. Parkway Tropics will promote frequent and thorough handwashing by employees. When employees wash their hands, they will follow these steps:


  1. Wet hands with clean, running water, turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of the hands, between the fingers, and under the nails.
  3. Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Rinse hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry hands using a clean towel or air dry.


Key times to wash hands are:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food.
  • Before eating food.
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound.
  • After using the toilet.
  • After blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing into hands.
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste.
  • After handling pet food or pet treats.
  • After touching garbage.



Locations of hand washing/hand sanitizing stations are:

  • Bar 
  • Bathroom


When hand washing is not possible, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. When employees use hand sanitizer, they will follow these steps:


  1. Apply the recommended amount into the palm of one hand.
  2. Rub the sanitizer all over the surfaces of both hands until hands are dry.


Locations of hand sanitizer stations are:

  • Front entry
  • Server Station
  • DJ Booth
  • Bar
  • Dressing Room
  • VIP Area


Self-screening protocol

Parkway Tropics will conduct a daily entry self-screening protocol for all employees or contractors entering the workplace, including, at a minimum, a questionnaire covering symptoms and suspected or confirmed exposure to people with possible COVID-19.

Before leaving home, employees should do a preliminary self-screening to check for symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and diarrhea. If possible, they should also check their temperature at home. If an employee is experiencing any of the symptoms above, they must remain home from work and should self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days since symptoms first appeared, and at a minimum, 3 days without any signs of a fever. 

If an employee’s preliminary self-screening is acceptable, they will need to fill out the self-screening questionnaire when arriving to work. The questionnaire covers questions related to all preliminary self-screening at home/upon arrival, as well as more details, including, within the past 14 days, they have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 and whether they have traveled domestically or internationally. 


These records will be maintained by Parkway Tropics according to Executive Order 2020-91.


Social distancing


Parkway Tropics will keep employees on the premises at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible, including using:


  • Ground markings
    • Placing tape markings on the floor to space employees out.
  • Signs
    • Place signs throughout the employee only area reminding to stay at least six feet apart when possible.



Parkway Tropics will keep customers, and/or customer groups, on the premises at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible, including using:

  • Spreading tables out and/or using every other table.
  • Removing or putting up chairs or barstools that are not in use.
  • Using floor markings for customers to know which areas are six feet apart.
  • Closing waiting areas and asking customers to wait in cars for a call when their table is ready.
  • Placing signs throughout customer area stating to stay at least six feet apart.
  • Posting signs at facility entrance(s) informing customers not to enter if they are or have recently been sick.
  • Using single serve items as much as possible:
    • Individual condiment packets
    • Disposable menus
    • Disposable flatware
    • Bottled/Canned Beverages



Cloth face coverings

Cloth face coverings are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms. Cloth face coverings are not surgical masks, respirators, or personal protective equipment.  The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

Cloth face coverings should:

  • Place and fit the facemask snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.
  • Secure with ties or ear loops.
  • Include multiple layers of fabric if desired.
  • Ensure that mask allows for breathing without restriction

When putting on a face mask:

  • Hands will be cleaned with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water before putting on the mask.
  • The mask will cover the mouth and nose with no gaps between the face and mask.
  • If the mask is touched during wearing, hands will be sanitized or washed with soap and water again.

When removing the mask:

  • Remove it from behind, not touching the front of the mask.
  • Take care not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering.
  • Wash hands immediately after removing.
  • Cloth face coverings should be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly depending on the frequency of use.  A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.

Disposable gloves

How to Remove Disposable Gloves the Right Way:

  1. Pinch the outside of the glove about an inch or two down from the top edge inside the wrist.
  2. Peel downwards, away from the wrist, turning the glove inside out
  3. Pull the glove away until it is removed from the hand. Hold the inside-out glove with the gloved hand.
  4. With your gloveless hand, slide your fingers under the wrist of the glove, do not touch the outside surface of the glove.
  5. Repeat step 3. Peel downwards, away from the wrist, turning the glove inside out.
  6. Continue pulling the glove down and over the first glove. This ensures that both gloves are inside out, one glove enveloped inside the other, with no contaminants on the bare hands.
  7. Dispose of the gloves in a proper bin– this may differ depending on company policies.



This section outlines the steps an employee must use to notify Parkway Tropics if the employee shows any symptoms of COVID-19, or if the employee has a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.

When an employee is identified with a confirmed case of COVID-19, within 24 hours, notify:

  • The owner/manager of Parkway Tropics
  • The local public health department.
  • Any co-workers, contractors, or suppliers who may have come into contact with the person with a confirmed case of COVID-19.  

It is important that employees answer the screening questionnaire honestly. 

Require a doctor’s written release to return to work if an employee has a confirmed case of COVID-19.




Any employee that feels that they are in an unsafe work environment can call:

MIOSHA COVID-19 Hotline:  855/723-3219

For more information go to:

Where You'll Find Us

Parkway Tropics

814 Lake Michigan Dr. NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Phone: 616.454.3026



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Club Hours

Monday thru Friday

2 PM until 2 AM


Saturday & Sunday

6 PM until 2 AM

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