Fort Bend TaeKwonDo’s Response to COVID-19
How Fort Bend TaeKwonDo is responding to COVID19
*** Updated 1:00 pm on Friday, March 13th, 2020***
We are committed to the health and safety of our Members.
I am doing my best to keep my student’s lives as normal as possible with a full schedule of classes while adding some additional precautions, including:
-Giving all students hand sanitizer at the start and end of classes,
-Reminding them to not touch their faces when we see it occur,
-And not giving out high fives, fist bumps, and handshakes for the time being, and
-Urging all students, parents, and siblings to STAY HOME if you feel sick, even if the symptoms are not consistent with the coronavirus or flu. This will help the spreading of any and all illnesses. This is our policy year-round, but we are asking everyone to be especially vigilant during this time.
-First and foremost, all our surfaces – mats, bags, equipment, bathrooms, door handles, etc. receive an antimicrobial coating by Dis-In-Fx to protect against cross-contamination. The school is also treated with hospital-grade disinfectants. I’ve used this company for 6 years and had them do an extra treatment of all our surfaces on Monday, March 9 (you can check out the video I made about it here).
-Dis-In-Fx tests our microbe level regularly. Our tests of our surfaces show are levels in the single and teen digits level consistently – for 6 years. Food-grade safe is anything below a 100 level.
-Additionally, I mop and clean all surfaces and “high-touch” areas with hospital-grade disinfectant to make sure our school is the cleanest place in town.
For those who are unable to attend class due to illness or other risk factors, we do have the technology in place to allow for realtime at-home participation, including interaction from your kids’ favorite instructors.
Online Classes will begin next week.
FREEZING YOUR PROGRAM
As a courtesy to our members, anytime you miss more than 4 weeks of training, we have always added that missed time to the end of your Program.
If you foresee yourself being out for more than 4 weeks, please send us an e-mail and we will add your missed time to the end of your Program.
Your monthly payment will still be processed – but you won’t lose your time.
CDC PREVENTION STEPS
We are also asking our students to follow the CDC’s prevention steps below to stop the spreading of illnesses. Specifically:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask (not recommended- see website)
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
You can find these guidelines and more information here:
LEADERS DON’T PANIC, THEY PREPARE
While I recognize the seriousness of this virus, I also recognize that remaining physically fit is an important way to ensure a healthy immune system.
Further, I believe that in frightening times, it is important for kids to maintain as much consistency as possible, within reason.
My goal is to employ practices that reduce risk while focusing on educating our students with empathy and compassion so they can balance their emotions with logic and information.
Your children are going to follow your lead.
Make sure it’s one to follow.
Thank you for your cooperation.
We are hoping that everyone will do their part as we take every measure to keep our school a safe and clean environment.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.