Dear FCF Athletes,

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have an increased impact on our communities, we feel it is important to connect directly with you to share the steps we are taking to help keep our athletes and our employees safe and healthy.

We see no reason to panic, and we would like to remind each other to take extra steps so that our athletes and coaches can continue to train safely through this outbreak. The healthier we are as a population, the higher the likelihood of persevering through adversity. We encourage all of our staff and participants to minimize risk while attempting to reduce any disruptions to our daily lives.

Based on the guidance we’ve received from various health agencies, our own preparedness,and the current state of our operations, we are confident we will continue to be safe, and we remain open for business.

HERE’S WHAT WE’RE DOING

We are using approved solutions (Lysol, Simple Green, Clorox) that will disinfect as well as clean. We already clean our bathrooms, floors, and touch surfaces regularly, and we will be wiping down touch surfaces more often.

We have a Cleaning Crew that has been mobilized to clean common areas more frequently. In addition, our Coaches are disinfecting door handles, flat surfaces, and equipment, and we are offering reminders for everyone to do the same.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking staff to stay home if they are sick. Our staff has always stepped up to maintain our numerous class schedule for our athletes, but in certain unavoidable scenarios we may have to cancel some classes with short notice.

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

Wash your hands BEFORE and AFTER your workouts with soap for at least 20 seconds. You can maintain defenses by limiting the transmission of bacteria or viruses. Typically, viral droplets must enter through your eyes, nose, or mouth. AVOID touching your face as often as possible!

Stay home if you are sick. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. If you use a tissue, wash your hands afterwards. Avoid close contact with those who are sick, and be especially careful around those whose immune systems may be more vulnerable.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Wipe down any equipment you’ve used with disinfectant (using a wipe or spray bottle), and wipe down ADDITIONAL surfaces if your wipe is still wet. Any and all surfaces can be wiped often. Think about what you’ve used: weight plates, spring collars, door handles, pens, etc. To support this, we have put out additional cleaning supplies out on the floor.

Check the schedule and RSVP to classes. We may need to make last-minute schedule changes or cancellations if coverage isn’t available.

Stay up to date. For more information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website here.

We have always committed to a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment, and we absolutely do not tolerate hate speech or acts of discrimination. We must encourage our entire community to be compassionate and prevent stigmatization by sharing accurate information. The virus is not connected to any race, ethnicity, or nationality; misinformation can generate fear and hostility that harms all communities.

Our communities are at the heart of everything we do, and we wish a fast recovery to all those affected by coronavirus. During this time of anxiety around the virus, we are doing our best to remain a place of support and consistency for each other, and we appreciate you keeping each other in your thoughts.

We would like to thank our dedicated staff —David, Kelsi, Lauren, Miles, Millie, Sarah, Nathan, Robyn, Ron, Ryan, and Scott — for continuing to help us provide a safe and supportive environment of continued health and wellness.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!


Tony Lau & Andrew Bueno