We will be ready! When the virus data signals to our Governor to move forward and allow indoor exercise facilities to re-open we are set. It is not considered safe quite yet, and it’s illegal to be open. We made a little video to show you how it will go when we are back in.
The building has been meticulously scrubbed. All the props have been washed or laundered. The carpets were cleaned. The air system has been serviced with clean new filters installed. We can run the system fans without AC for more air circulation. We are lucky to have so many big windows to open. New protocols will be in place when we are allowed to welcome you back. Our new protocols are based on the feedback received from the AASY student survey sent in May, as well as Workplace Guidelines for Fitness & Recreation Centers provided from the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity. That document is below. We meet all the State’s safety recommendations.
We will have a limited maximum capacity of 14 students per class. The class schedule will be slightly changed to allow more time between classes so fewer folks will be in the building at one time and each day. We have carefully measured and marked the practice hall to ensure every student will be 7 feet or more apart from others. Spots are marked with blue tape. Thanks to Charlie Michaels for working out exactly where mat spots should be to maintain proper distancing.
We will be using new online registration software that will keep track of all class registrations and stop accepting in person registrations once 14 is reached. Also class lists will be generated and attendance taken so we will know exactly who was in every class if contact tracing becomes necessary. Everyone must be pre-registered to reserve a spot in any class. No one should come to the school without pre-registering. The classes will be available as live zoom classes and recorded so they can be available to view when convenient to you. If we are not allowed to open by Aug. we will proceed with some zoom classes. More on that soon. I hope you are are well, and finding some time for your practice. I look forward to seeing you in some dimension soon. – Laurie