In the wake of recent coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, school closures and local news reports we want to regularly communicate to our members and the public about what we are doing to ensure you continue to have a safe, healthy place to workout.
We are actively monitoring both local and national medical resources for advice on what precautions we should be taking to keep our community safe. The City of Austin and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites have published informational materials and guidelines for local businesses.
The immediate risk of being exposed to this virus is still low for most Americans, but as the outbreak expands, that risk will increase.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html
While the risk of exposure remains low, we will remain open and continue to have classes. As the situation changes we will assess our procedures and make adjustments.
Here’s what we are doing to keep the risk of exposure low at our facility:
- We always use anti-viral and anti-bacterial cleaning solutions for all cleaning – we have increased our frequency of cleaning high contact surfaces.
- Anti-viral/anti-bacterial wipes are always available for cleaning equipment after use;
- Hand soap is located inside of each restroom – members and staff are encouraged to wash hands frequently.
- Hand sanitizer is located throughout the facility for use as needed.
The CDC is recommending the following to keep the risk low:
- Stop handshaking (or in our case fist bumping) – use other noncontact methods of greeting
- Clean hands at the door (we have hand sanitizer located throughout the facility) and wash your hands regularly
- Avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes
- Stay home if – You are feeling sick or if you have a sick family member in your home
To help you keep up with all of the changes, we have put together a few resources, flyers and articles to help provide more information.
High Risk Populations:
- Underlying medical conditions that may increase the risk of serious COVID-19 for individuals of any age.
- Blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell disease or on blood thinners)
- Chronic kidney disease as defined by your doctor. Patient has been told to avoid or reduce the dose of medications because kidney disease, or is under treatment for kidney disease, including receiving dialysis
- Chronic liver disease as defined by your doctor. (e.g., cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis) Patient has been told to avoid or reduce the dose of medications because liver disease or is under treatment for liver disease.
- Compromised immune system (immunosuppression) (e.g., seeing a doctor for cancer and treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation, received an organ or bone marrow transplant, taking high doses of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressant medications, HIV or AIDS)
- Current or recent pregnancy in the last two weeks
- Endocrine disorders (e.g., diabetes mellitus)
- Metabolic disorders (such as inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders)
- Heart disease (such as congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease)
- Lung disease including asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis or emphysema) or other chronic conditions associated with impaired lung function or that require home oxygen
- Neurological and neurologic and neurodevelopment conditions [including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability, moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, or spinal cord injury].
From: CDC Website – Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission (Appendix A)