COVID-19 Response 3/11/2020

KCI CrossFit Family,

We are reaching out to you today to provide an update on how we at KCI CrossFit are responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The safety, health, and overall wellness of our members is our #1 priority. We are monitoring information from the WHO, the Centers for Disease Control, the State Department, and the Missouri Department of Health. The situation is evolving quickly; however, from the information that we are privy to at this time, the overall risk for community transmission of COVID-19 in Missouri is low. We will continue to follow the guidance of our local and national health experts as we make decisions for KCI CrossFit.

At this time, there are no actions currently suggested for our operations and we look forward to seeing you! With that said, low risk does imply some risk, and we all know the common cold and flu can invade the walls of the gym. We do ask that if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath) and/or a temperature above 100.4 F to please monitor your symptoms at home and consult your physician if your condition worsens. We recommend that you avoid coming back to the gym until you are completely symptom-free.

 

As a courtesy to everyone, please remember to:

•       Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

•       Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

•       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.

•       Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

•       Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects after each use.

 

All gym equipment should be wiped down after every use with the cleaning solution provided in the gym. Coaches and front desk staff have been asked to pay extra close attention to ensuring that all equipment is properly cleaned after each use.

 

Additionally, we ask that if you are returning from (or in close contact with anyone returning from) international travel from areas of the world experiencing significant outbreaks of COVID-19 that you monitor yourself closely for any symptoms, consider taking time off from the gym until you are certain you are symptom-free, and act according to the guidelines provided by the government health officials.

We encourage you to seek guidance from health agencies for up-to-date information:

The Missouri Department of Health COVID-19 update page

The latest updates from the WHO on the virus

The WHO’s recommendations for the public to reduce exposure

A live-tracker of the spread of the disease from Johns Hopkins University.

COVID – 19 Resource Page (cleaning supply information)

 

Again, this is a quickly evolving situation, and we are trying to be proactive about keeping our community healthy. We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information to share. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that all KCI CrossFit members have a safe place to workout.

 

Sincerely,

Nick Prohaska

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