Although we are not aware of any COVID-19 cases in College Station, Sawed-Off CrossFit is closely following the guidelines given by the CDC which can be found here. To be clear we are not closing the doors of the gym, but we want to be proactive rather that reactive with this matter.
The virus is thought to be spread from person-to-person contact between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. By following some simple preventative measures, we can decrease the potential risk of spreading this virus.
All members should follow these guidelines in order to keep SOCF’s community healthy:
- Wipe down all your equipment before you put it back at the end of class.
As an additional safety precaution, we are formalizing our procedure for cleaning equipment. Near the end of each class, your coach will ask you to take a disinfectant wipe and clean all your equipment. We will soon have spray bottles of disinfectant and paper towels will also be available at each whiteboard. We ask that this practice be adhered to in each class or anytime you use a piece of equipment, so that all our members know with certainty that equipment they reach for during class was cleaned since it was last used.
Depending on the WOD, we may need to do this more than once during the class (e.g., if certain equipment is put away at the end of the part of the WOD before starting another part). If you cannot find disinfectant wipes, please speak with a staff member.
- Wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer.
Please review the CDC guidelines on hand washing. Hand sanitizer will be available in the lobby and antibacterial soap is in both bathrooms.
- Cleaning the gym.
We will be diligently cleaning the gym daily, disinfecting the bathrooms and gym floor.
- We are removing the community chalk buckets from the floor.
For the foreseeable future, we are removing the chalk buckets from the gym floor. Until we know more, we think it is unwise for our members to be sharing chalk.
- Stay home if you’re sick!
Please don’t think you’ll just “sweat it out” at the gym when you are not feeling well. It may just be the common cold, but please don’t risk infecting others in our community by coming into the gym when you’re sick. Stay home and respect your fellow members. This includes CrossFit Kids and Childcare.
- Remote coaching avenues.
We will be creating workouts for you all that require zero equipment. We want to give you all options for workouts, whether it is at the gym or at home. We will make these available next week if you do choose to stay at home. If there becomes a time where we are asked to close the gym, we will make these available daily through Zen Planner.
- Community WODs are cancelled.
For the remainder of March, Saturday Community WODs (including CrossFit Kids – Saturday only) will be cancelled.
Thank you for doing everything you can to keep Sawed-Off CrossFit a safe environment! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us.
-Terrance & Brian