A reminder for students: Covid Self-Defense
Imagine you’re at the beach and out of nowhere a tsunami is coming. It’s March 2020. That was corona-virus. Scary, but you took cover and you’re OK even while some others are not. Over the next few months you slowly get more comfortable going back to the beach.
You're more careful. You always have your eyes on the ocean. As the water recedes, you move your blanket and umbrella closer to the shoreline. As high tide comes in, you move farther away. You’re always watching the waves lap at the shore. You’re always alert for a tsunami.
Here’s where we are now: It’s high tide. The water is getting really close. Covid is creeping up. We have to move back.
Action Karate Mt. Airy is updating our safety protocols. Six feet of separation at all times is the most important self-defense we can put into place right now, at karate and elsewhere.
What that means is we are taking more Covid precautions above and beyond what is required and in addition to what we already do:
Intro & Private lessons are being done in a larger room to ensure 6 foot distance at all times
Stay 6 feet away from everyone at all times in the building
The mat is already spaced so that each training square allows about 9 feet of space. Stay in your square
No eating in the building as it requires removing the mask.
Please limit water breaks and drink water outside when possible
Please enter and leave the building quickly to avoid a longer duration of exposure
Instructors are strictly enforcing the 6-foot zone so that no one is ever exposed to another person in this building for more than a few moments in a day
Instructors are only in the building when necessary to avoid continued exposure
Any students who test positive for COVID, please inform us immediately so we can respond quickly
Instructors are frequently testing for COVID as a precaution and required to stay home if exposed
Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early for a class
If you are required to quarantine from some other organization, do not come into the building
This is in addition to other precautions already in place:
Masks are required at all times
Temperature is checked at the door
SignUp Genius is required for each class (with health check disclaimer)
Wash hands/sanitize immediately upon entry
No entry with any respiratory symptoms
Front and back doors are open to maintain air flow
Fans are on to increase air flow
While the building is temperature controlled, fans and open doors may result in varied temperatures. Please dress accordingly
Classes and belt graduations are available virtually
The school is cleaned constantly and sanitizer is well-stocked
If we have to quarantine, all classes will immediately be on Zoom and outdoor classes will be added when safe to do so
All martial arts training here is non-contact
Instructors provide unlimited feedback to students via video and text
Immediate family members assist younger students on the mat