TEMPORARY GYM CLOSURE
We cannot apologize enough for the disruption of the gym closing, but I hope you’ll understand why we felt compelled to do so. As you know, there have been isolated cases in the gym before that we did not feel warranted a large scale closure. But in this instance, not only did we have two Covid cases, but what makes this different is the breadth of their contact points.
While hate seeing anyone in this community have to take on Covid, the last thing we want is to create any opportunity for further spread. After discussing it as a team, we, and the coaching staff, felt that the best thing to do to avoid any potential outbreak would be to close for a period of time. For us, that means enough time so that those who were exposed could have time to monitor for symptoms and time be tested — and allowed us to do a deep clean and re-visit safety procedures.
To that end, Marina and I will likely be coaching all classes on Friday and Saturday (this could change too per above). In complete transparency, so that you can make a decision that is best for you, we traveled to Mexico to Marina’s mom’s house this past week. We stayed in her home, which has been unoccupied for months, with only our family of four (her mom was not there). We dined outside only and our only proximity to other people was in the airport and plane (where we adhered to social distancing required and masked 100% of the time). We arrived home yesterday, I tested while away and tested today and Marina will retest Wednesday. The test away was negative and if both tests come back negative in the States we will be at the gym. We tell you this because we want to serve those who want/need to get to the gym, but also provide as much information and context so you can make the most educated choice for you. We expect things back to normal (is there such a thing?) by Monday.