We all know that an aerial practice is great way to stay fit and happy. We even think it is great for your immune system because it relieves stress and keeps you active. We want to spread joy at Aerial Fit, not germs. So if you are feeling sick we ask you to not come to class. If you show up to class with symptoms of illness we’ll ask you to head home and get some rest.
The CDC currently says that in the US the risk of contracting coronavirus is low, however, we all need to be vigilant. In light of this, as well as it still being flu season, we are temporarily waiving our 24 hour class cancellation policy for illness. Please let us know as soon as possible if you won’t be able to make class due to illness, and we will put the class back on your card.
In addition, we are asking all students to do the following when coming to Aerial Fit®:
• Stay home if you are sick! Call us as soon as possible before your scheduled class if you are feeling ill, so we can waive our standard 24 hour cancellation policy if you are unexpectedly ill.
• Wash your hands before class! This will protect yourself and your fellow students since we share apparatuses and space.
• Be understanding if we need to cancel or reschedule a class due to instructor illness. If this happens we will let you know as soon as possible.
• Cover your mouth with a tissue if you cough or sneeze and discard it immediately, then wash your hands.
• Avoid touching your face, nose, or eyes.
• Make sure you are properly dressed for aerial class. This includes covering your armpits and back of the knees, to protect the apparatus from sweat and deodorant which makes it harder to keep them clean. If you forget your t-shirt or leggings we have a loaner bin that you can borrow from and then wash and return what you borrowed.
According to the CDC,
“Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS, spread from person-to-person with these viruses happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. On the other hand, transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites.”
We had to look it up. Fomites means objects or materials which are likely to carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture.
This means the best thing you can do is stay home if you feel sick! And continue to take every precaution to protect those around you including and especially those with weakened or compromised immune system. Be aware that we are sanitizing frequently touched surfaces like sink handles, doorknobs, etc daily and striving to keep the studio extra clean. We always have hand sanitizer at the front desk that we encourage you to use before, during, and/or after class to help prevent the spread of germs.
Let’s all help each other stay healthy, get stronger, and thrive!