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Our priority is always the safety of our members and maintaining clear and transparent lines of communication with you. As we continue to monitor developments around the world about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we want to provide you with updates. We are working closely with all our partners and employees, to manage day-to-day issues surrounding this outbreak.

How Elevate Gymnastics is Keeping You Safe at the Gym!

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has created a lot of confusion and concern across all our communities. There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our families, so Elevate Gymnastics wants to share what our owners and staff are doing to keep members safe. We have a standing policy mandating a high level of cleaning measures in our gym. Some of these steps you are likely aware of, while others happen out of sight from members.

May 1, 2020

WE ARE SET TO OPEN!

Over the past 45 days we have been tiredly working in the gym as well with our local, state, and federal authorities to get the gym ready to re-open safely. While some things will never be what they were before, we are taking on the challenge of the new normal.

Please click here to learn more about our re-opening and the phases that it will happen in.

March 24, 2020

As owners of Elevate, we wanted to personally send you a message during this time. We are so thankful for our students and their families. We truly wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for each and every one of you and for that we are truly grateful.

We are trying to provide as much as possible for our students, within the current guidelines. We want to see your children maintain physical activity, and still experience growth— even outside of the gym.

This is why we launched Elevate Gymnastics Academy, an online source for skill demonstration. We are also engaging followers on our social media accounts to daily challenges so we can all stay connected. In addition to this, we are dedicated to do whatever possible to bring more value to you and your family during this time of uncertainty.

Please watch our message to you, and complete the survey below to help us with our mission. Your feedback is essential in providing the best for our students. We are confident that our amazing support system— comprised of not only our awesome staff but our talented athletes and their families can unite and get through this time together.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via email at info@elevategymnasticsut.com

March 16, 2020

Elevate Gymnastics is still continuing to monitor and work with our local and State Task Force on the move of COVID-19 and taking every precaution we can as a low risk facility to keep it from spreading.

We understand that with school closures happening now, many families may be in need of childcare. We are preparing to provide Emergency Day Camps for our members. Please call or email the gym if your family is in need of Emergency Childcare this week. You can also learn more or book on our website at https://elevategymnasticsut.com/spring-camp/

As a new, family-run small business, we want to be honest with our community in that “shutting the doors” isn’t always the easiest option in an economic crisis like this. It could very well be close to impossible to re-open. This is why we again are monitoring everything on an hour by hour basis here and doing everything we can to keep your children safe while also giving families a place to take their kids during this time. If the risk of your children’s safety is prevalent, or we are instructed by government officials or the CDC to close then we will immediately do so.

Until then, Elevate Gymnastics will continue to provide a low-risk, positive and fun place for the community. In order to help us do so, we are taking the following precautions:

1. We will not allow sick employees to come to work
2. We will not accept sick kids (this means we may politely send a child home at our discretion- if you or anyone in your family is feeling sick, please stay home)
3. We ask that parents drop their child off for class and do not hang out in the lobby
5. We ask parents discuss the importance of hand washing as it will be strongly encouraged within our facility upon entering/leaving the gym.
6. Heavily used matting and equipment will be sanitized several times daily.
7. We ask that Elevate Gymnastics families remain flexible! We will keep our line of communication open and ask that you do the same.

We also understand there are families that do not wish to bring their children into our facility for the near future and we completely understand and support your decision. For any excused absences, we will be extending makeup tokens with no expiration date until further notice.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. For all other information in regards to COVID-19 please visit www.cdc.gov or dial 2-1-1.

Although at times some things may seem scary, we believe that it is important to teach our children to keep moving along! Thank you for choosing Elevate Gymnastics!

March 14, 2020

REGULAR CLASSES WILL RESUME AS NORMAL!

We would like to remind everyone of the additional steps, as well as introducing a few more precautionary steps we are taking to ensure a low-risk environment to our students, our staff and our community until further notice:

-Cleaning and disinfecting all heavily used equipment and matting in between all classes throughout the day.
-Sanitizing and cleaning all surfaces in our front lobby and bathrooms (including countertops, door handles, drinking fountains, etc.) several times daily.
-Encouraging frequent hand-washing followed by hand sanitization.
-Excusing children from class and/or camp if they are showing signs of illness.
-Temperature reading of each child upon entering the gym (This will be through a forehead scanning thermometer that will be sanitized after each child)
-Limiting each child to have only one parent/guardian in the parent viewing area during their class. Please allow siblings and extended family to stay at home. Drop offs are encouraged. NO parents/guardians will be allowed to stay during day camps.
-No expiration date for makeup tokens given during this time.

We appreciate your support in aiding our prevention efforts at this time. As always, if you or your children are experiencing any signs of illness, please stay at home for your safety, and the safety of others. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email at info@elevategymnasticsut.com, or by phone at (801) 938-5898.

March 12, 2020

Dear friends and families,

Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world. For all of us here at Elevate Gymnastics, this has meant understanding how it affects our employees, students, families, and communities, and then making necessary adjustments to our work and operations. As parents, we understand you may have specific questions about how we are keeping your kids and all others safe, as well as how to keep your own kids safe. Elevate Gymnastics is committed and working around the clock to ensure we’re still able to continue to provide our services, and to keep our students, families, and our employees we love healthy and safe.

We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus and to determine the safest course of action for everyone who enters our facility.

We are taking additional steps to assist in keeping students in our classes safe. Our coaches and all employees follow regular and strict cleaning practices using a disinfectant formulated to kill all germs, including coronavirus. We will also be continuing and adding the following steps below in our classes and everyday practices.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all heavily used equipment and matting in between all classes throughout the day.
  • Sanitizing and cleaning all surfaces up front, door handles, iPad screens, etc. every night.
  • Coach will have students use hand sanitizer before every class begins and throughout class as well when needed. We encourage our parents as well to use the hand sanitizer stations around the facility to prevent the spread of germs to all our students.
  • Coaches will make sure all students are washing their hands properly after every bathroom use and again using hand sanitizer to disinfect.
  • If a student is found or noticed to have signs of any illness (cough, stuffy nose, etc..) than the coach will pull the student from class and discuss with parent about the situation. Additional make-up tokens will be given by Elevate Gymnastics on a case-by-case basis with the current situation.

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve quickly, and we will be monitoring it closely. Based on current guidance and own standards and practices, we remain open for business and are committed to providing an outstanding experience for you and your children.

If you or your children do not feel good or are showing signs of illness, we ask that please keep them home to help stop the spread of germs throughout our facility and to keep everyone safe.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do all we can to protect you, our students, and our employees, and we thank you for being at the heart of what we do.

Sincerely yours,

Preston Thygesen
Owner/Founder, Elevate Gymnastics

COVID-19 FAQ

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large

family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARSCoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

 

The CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected around the world. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

 

On January 30, 2020, the WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC).

 

A very helpful fact sheet directly from the CDC can be found here:

(English) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
(Chinese) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet-chinese.pdf
(Spanish) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet-sp.pdf

The CDC believes that COVID-19 is spread mainly from person to person. Person to person spreading occurs when people are in close contact with each other (about 6 feet of distance or closer) and/or through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

 

Researchers also believe that the virus may spread from person to surface to person (e.g. when an infected person touches a surface, a non-infected person touches the surface and then touches their eyes, nose, mouth, etc.).

Below are some tips that you should use to protect yourself and limit the spread of germs to others.

·       Avoid high fives and handshaking.

·       Avoid using your hands. Use your knuckle for light switches, elevator buttons, etc. Use a paper towel or glove for items that many people touch, like public door handles.

·       Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.

·       Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from any public location.

·       Keep a bottle of sanitizer with you for use when you cannot immediately wash your hands.

·       Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands. Cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard immediately after use. Use your elbow to cover a cough or sneeze if you absolutely must, bearing in mind that the clothing on your elbow will contain the infectious virus, which can be passed on for up to a week or more.

·       Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others. Sanitize and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects within the home regularly.

·       Avoid contact with people who appear to be sick.

 

 

Researchers agree that handwashing is the single best precautionary tool for individuals. For more information on how to wash your hands properly, please visit this page on the CDC’s website:

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/videos.html.

We are carefully monitoring updates and recommendations from key public health agencies and will make decisions as needed based on the best interests of students, families, and our staff.

 

If the gym needs to be closed for any reason, we will notify our families.  Additionally, there will be information posted on the gym’s website and social media accounts.

In an abundance of caution, we are taking extra steps in our gym to limit the spread of germs. In addition to redoubling our daily cleaning efforts, we are suspending high fives, providing hand sanitizer, asking team members and staff who are ill to stay home. We are also instructing any students who show up showing signs of illness to go home.

Yes. As always, we recommend that parents do not bring students to class if they are feeling ill, coughing, sneezing, running a fever or have shortness of breath. Anyone who appears to be sick will be politely asked to leave the gym.

We strongly recommend that you do not attend class if you are feeling ill, coughing, sneezing, running a fever or have shortness of breath. We ask that you consider your fellow class mates and families, and gym staff and skip the class until your symptoms are gone. The number one way to stay healthy during flu and virus season is to avoid the spread of germs and practice sanitary recommendations.

Your first step should be to contact your healthcare provider. Than please reach out to the gym and we’ll remove you from the schedule. You will be issued a make-up token with no expiration date that will not count towards your allocated make-up tokens for the year.

For additional information, consult only trusted sources. We recommend the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.
www.cdc.gov
www.who.int