A message from our team

The safety of our students, campers, team members, and their families is of utmost importance. We are working diligently with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as our state and local health authorities to create the safest environment for anyone who enters our schools. We follow the guidelines put in place for social distancing, school capacities, contact tracing, and additional sanitization and protective measures to continue to make the safety of our community the top priority.

We understand that as the state opens up many parents are returning to work and need care, and/or families are looking for healthy exercise activities. We also understand many parents are not ready for their kids to return to activities. We are offering both in-studio and virtual programming, and we hope we can help your family no matter which way you fall. 

We've highlighted some of the changes that we're implementing to create a safe environment and a positive experience for those in our studios below.

 

Member Safety

Member Health Assessments

Prior to entering our schools, members will be asked to self-assess their health and the health of their children. If anyone is not feeling well, has a fever, shortness of breath or any COVID-19 like symptoms, or has recently been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, we ask that they cancel their appointment. Makeups, credits, and/or refunds will be provided as needed to ensure members who are not feeling well can stay home and rest up.

Personal Protective
Equipment for Members

Face masks that cover the mouth and nose are strongly encouraged in all of our schools, and will be required for entry where recommended by state and local health authorities. Please note, children will not be required to wear their face coverings while performing intense exercise, but we do ask that they wear them upon entering and exiting the school, as well as during non-exercise activities, as required by state and local authorities.

Curbside Drop Off/Pick Up and Member Distancing

To limit the number of people inside our facilities, families accompanying students/campers are asked to stay in their cars and drop off/pick up curbside. A member of our team will assist with this process, especially for our youngest members. When inside the facilities, students/campers will be kept in dedicated groups (plus one instructor) that allow them to social distance 10 feet away from each other based on the space.

 

No Shared Equipment

There will be no shared items, as much as possible. Each student will have their own cubby and their own tray for snacks, crafts, etc. Anything that is shared will be disinfected between uses.

Covered Feet

Students will be required to wear nonslip socks when inside the facility where shoes are not allowed.

Option to Receive Services Virtually

For those who are high-risk (e.g. immunocompromised, elderly) or in close contact with anyone who is high-risk, as well as for those who do not feel well: we have highly-interactive virtual programs that many students have been enjoying at home. These include private 1-on-1 classes, live group classes, and semi-private craft/game times. We also offer a virtual summer camp for families to facilitate at home.

 

Team Safety

Team Health Assessments

Following state and local direction, team members will be evaluated prior to each shift, and anyone who is not feeling well, has a fever, shortness of breath, or any COVID-19 like symptoms, or has recently been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 will not be permitted to work in the studio.

Personal Protective
Equipment for our Team

Team Members will wear face masks that cover their mouth and nose as recommended by state and local health authorities. All team members will also wear nonslip socks in the facilities.

Team Distancing

Team Members are required to maintain social distance from one another in our facilities. Instructors will maintain social distance from children where applicable, but will physically assist as needed to provide a safe experience for students/campers.

No Shared Equipment

There will be no shared office equipment, as much as possible: one person per phone, one person per computer. Anything that is shared will be disinfected between uses.

 

Facility Safety

Social Distancing

During this time, we will be reducing the number of families in the facility, following all state guidelines. We will also communicate ways we aim to reduce the amount of time you spend in the school, and ask that you maintain a safe distance from other members while in our schools.

Increased Facility Cleaning & Sanitation Stations

We have always taken great pride in the cleanliness of our schools. You will notice increased attention to disinfecting efforts, with additional attention to high traffic areas and commonly touched facility elements. Schools will also continue to provide hand soaps and hand sanitizer, with increased availability in key areas of the facility. In addition to regular cleanings by our staff throughout the day, our studios will be professionally cleaned every day using hospital-grade cleaning disinfectants.

Removal of Commonly Shared Amenities

We ask that all members bring their own water bottles as we close off the water fountains for the time being. We also will limit sharing of items, and will disinfect anything that is shared before the next person uses it.

 

Activity Safety

Getting Outdoors

As much as we can, we will try to run as many games, craft times, and martial arts classes outside. Our team has identified areas around our studios where we can do this, as to be in a well-ventilated area for children to play and learn.

Minimizing Touch

We have redesigned games and activities to still be fun, but to minimize or eliminate touch or sharing of supplies.

Dedicated Groups

Each camp week, campers will be assigned to a dedicated group that will not change or intermingle with other groups. Maximum group size is determined by how many can safely be in a room while allowing for 10 feet social distancing, per local authorities' guidelines.

Reduced Capacity Indoors

Classes that are held indoors are limited in capacity by how many participants can maintain 10 feet of distance in the workout space.

 

At Home Safety: Virtual Programs

For those who would prefer to stay at home, we have rolled out virtual programs with high engagement, accountability, and fun. Our virtual offerings are live and interactive so students are actually spending time with their favorite instructors and teachers in real time! We've had a great response from students and their families. Our offerings include: Private 1-on-1 martial arts lessons, live martial arts group classes, small group craft & educational sessions (similar to our in-person after school program), parents' nights in, VIP parties, and birthday parties.


This summer we are also hosting virtual summer camps, complete with themes, character lessons, games, and activity plans to do wherever you may be.

 

Resources

About Our Disinfectants

CDC: General Business Frequently Asked Questions re: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Sept. 2020

General COVID-19 Personal Hygiene Guidelines from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Guidelines for Camps and Care Centers

Virginia Reopening Guidelines for Businesses

 
 
 

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