Even though we are way out on the fringe of the definition of a “Gym and Fitness Center”, that’s how the state categorizes us. Without getting into the politics of it, and without diminishing the impact of Covid, we’re sure you’ve all seen the negative press surrounding our extended industry.
The USFC, which is the coalition that helps us design and implement our safety and hygiene protocols, asked us to pull some stats for their records as they work to assuage some of the public’s concerns. We thought you might also be interested in these stats as they are generated by you 🙂
Since reopening, we have had over 2100 individual check-ins for classes as of 11/11/2020.
There have been 152 adult visits for our martial arts and kickboxing classes, which are operated under the 4GK Martial Arts arm of the business. The other 1,957 were in our kids’ classes, which are hosted by Skillz of Patchogue.
Fortunately, not one single case of covid has been reported in any of the martial arts or child development programs hosted at our school.
There were a few cases of outside exposure reported (meaning someone who is a member was exposed at work or school) and a few more people who had covid-like symptoms that ended up being allergies and colds, but because of our screening processes, these people, whether exposed or suspected, were not allowed to enter the school.
Additionally, we have passed the state-mandated department of health inspection without any deficiencies noted, as well as our voluntary hygiene certification inspection with an A rating for three months in a row. We have the sciency stats about our inspection data available if you’d like to view that, too.
If you ever have questions about our safety and hygiene protocols, please feel free to ask. There is a rather robust copy of all of our documentation available for your viewing enjoyment in the office.
As always, the team thanks you for your trust and support. We are very mindful of your fears and concerns, and the faith you place in us.
Just as a side note, so far there have been over 1,200,000 check-ins within facilities who adhere to the USFC and TrustedSafe guidelines. The stats are still coming in, but only four positive cases were discovered within any fitness facility in New York, and there has been no known spread from those 4 cases. To be fair, this is not an industry-wide stat, and only applies to members of the coalition, who have all committed to the same high standards.
Author: Michael A Evans
Michael is a 6th-degree black sash under his teacher, Moises Arocho, and has been training in martial arts since 1985. Michael has a degree in Massage Therapy from NY College of Health Professions. He is the co-owner of 4GK Martial Arts in Patchogue, NY, and of Skillz of Patchogue, which is a childhood development facility using martial arts and other movement modalities as the vehicle for kids’ growth and success. Michael is also the Lead Consultant for Skillz Worldwide