COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
We are committed to the health and safety of our community. We are excited to safely welcome you to The FIRM. To ensure we have a safe and healthy place for clients and staff, we have developed a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Our Plan follows the State of MN Guidelines and CDC guidelines, and is to be posted onsite and available to all leadership, staff, and volunteers.
Below are requirements that will help all of us stay safe:
- Per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-99, masks or face coverings are required at all times. “Mask Up Minnesota” posters are on front doors and hung throughout the building.
- The FIRM is following distancing and class capacity guidelines as put forth by Executive Order 20-103
- COVID 19 Safety Protocols are posted throughout the building
- Clients and staff are required to stay home if they feel sick or are showing signs of an illness
- Professional cleaners are on site every day, using medical grade cleaning supplies in accordance with CDC Guidelines
- Sanitation stations are located outside of every studio and throughout gym area (includes: alcohol wipes, gloves, Quat-5 sanitizer spray, hand sanitizer, paper towels)
- 6 feet of physical distancing required in common areas, including locker rooms and 9 feet of physical distancing is required while working out:
- Pink donkey stickers on floor illustrating where to stand while waiting to check in. Each studio is spaced and marked appropriately for physical distancing.
- Hand sanitizer available at doors for pre/post entering/leaving
- Masks available at the front desk
- Registration is required. No walk-ins allowed.
- Desk Staff checks everyone in – Clients will not be touching iPads or Desk
- No self-service coffee/energy drinks
- Surfaces are sanitized often
- Drinking fountains are closed
- Sanitization of equipment is required after every use
- Clients must bring their own water, towel or mat, if needed – no rentals of shared equipment
- Juice/shake bar closed until further notice – no shakes for sale.
- Showers are temporarily closed
- Get in and get out – no lingering or congregating after class. Wave goodbye or blow a kiss!
“There are people who may not be able to wear face coverings for a variety of reasons and you may not be able to tell why just by looking at a person.
Unless you are a business responsible for ensuring worker and customer compliance with the Executive Order, do not confront a person about why they are not wearing a face covering and do not report the person to state or local authorities, including law enforcement.
Instead, ask the person to maintain social distance, if possible. Face coverings protect others from you so the best option is for you to continue to wear your face covering and, where possible, physically distance yourself at least six feet from people not wearing face coverings. Remember, we’re all in this together and not everyone is able to wear a face covering.”
January 7, 2021: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecoverfaq.html#contactlaw1