The safety of my students and staff is the highest priority. I consult with my students who are on the front lines of this disease as to how to best safely continue training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu during this pandemic. We are holding classes for kids and adults at this time.
Here are the current list of precautions we have implemented
- Masks. We follow state mandated mask policies for students and instructors. This includes our students who are starting out at 4 years old. For adults we sell the Buck Mason Anti-Microbial Masks. We like these masks because they are nylon, have behind the head ties plus ear loops and a vertical stitch so they stay out of your mouth.
- Ventilation We have one of the best ventilated academies out there. Our building is equipped with three new 6-ton air conditioning units which should give air changes every 5 minutes which is beyond CDC guidelines for even most hospital settings. A door is kept open with weather permitting. We asked our HVAC servicing company to open the dampers to allow more outside air into the units. While this increases our utility bill we think it is worth it for the safety of our students and staff.
- RSVP. Students are encouraged to RSVP for classes as per state guidelines
- Screening. Students are checked with a non-contact infrared thermometer before entering the building and asked about any symptoms.
- We sanitize the mats between each cohort and have students use a foot washing station before stepping on the mats.
- We limit spectators to parents checking out the first week of kids classes. Some parents do watch the classes from outside.
- Zoom classes are available for students who wish to participate from home.
- Locker rooms and bathrooms are for emergency only as per state guidelines.
- Unvaccinated students who have traveled out of state, competed or trained at other academies are asked to stay out of the academy for 7 days.