Covid-19 Information

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Goal: Our goal as a martial arts institution is to provide safe and effective martial arts instruction. We will continue to provide this service to the community following the provided guidelines from the State of Connecticut.

When: Our reopening process will begin starting June 17th, 2020, and will be entirely reopened by July 6th, 2020. The process will be specific to the safety of our community so we are 100% prepared for the return of our students.

What: Beginning with in-person private lessons, Baran’s Kenpo Karate will begin to shift from online Zoom classes to small in-person classes at the karate school. A live stream will be provided online for the parents to watch their child’s class and for those still uncomfortable to attend class in person.

How: The staff at Baran’s Kenpo Karate are committed to preparing the school to reopen, following the guidelines set in place, and providing high-quality instruction for the community. Services will be provided as normal as possible and with a smile.

What’s New?

  • All people entering the building (including staff) will have their temperature taken upon entry into the karate school. People with a temperature of over 100 degrees will not be permitted into the building.
  • Baran’s Kenpo Karate has stocked up on hand sanitizer to have more than enough to provide to our members.
  • In the bathrooms, motion sensor soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers have been installed to limit the number of touched surfaces.
  • Distance Dots have been placed on the floors of the lobby to ensure social distancing is occurring.
  • A plexiglass shield has been placed in front of the front desk to limit contact with Miss. Mackenzie and Mr. Bryan.
  • The chairs and table in the lobby have been removed.
  • The chairs on the training floors have been marked to indicate social distancing while spectating class.
  • A maximum of 17 students are permitted to attend the class.
  • Students/Parents will need to sign up PRIOR to attending class.
  • There are markers/boxes on the training floor for students to stand on to ensure social distancing.
  • Deep cleaning of the lobby, bathrooms, and training floors will be conducted after each class ends.

Expectations of Patrons

Students

  • Students will have their temperature taken upon entering the building.
  • Students will be expected to come to class fully dressed and ready for class. This includes using the restroom prior to leaving to come to class, as there will be limited bathroom access.
  • Students should leave their bags at home. Should you need to bring a piece of personal equipment, the instructor will let you know in advance.
  • The water fountain will not be used for drinking directly. Students are encouraged to bring a personal water bottle with a sealable lid.
  • Students should wear socks at all times. There will be no bare feet permitted on the floors.
  • Students should wear masks while entering the building. Students should come with a small bag to store their mask during class. Masks do not need to be worn while taking class.
  • Students should remain in their designated spots at all times unless otherwise instructed.
  • Students will use hand-sanitizer upon entering and exiting the karate school. We will provide this to you.
  • Students should communicate with their instructor immediately if they begin feeling sick during class.

Parents

  • In order to reduce risk of illness, we strongly recommend parents watch the class live stream from their cars.
  • Parents will have access to private zoom information to view the class and their student.
  • Parents will be expected to sign their students up online to attend their class prior to attending to ensure fair access to all members.
  • In the event a parent needs to come in, please call the front desk so Miss. Mackenzie or Mr. Bryan can best assist you.
  • In the event a parent needs to come in, they will have their temperature taken upon entering the building.
  • In the event a parent needs to come in, please use the distancing dots on the floor to ensure proper distance is maintained.
  • In the event a parent needs to come in, please be sure to wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times.

Staff

  • All staff will have their temperature taken prior to entering the building.
  • All staff will be wearing a mask or cloth face covering at all times.
  • Instructors will be wearing socks at all times on the training floors.
  • Instructors will maintain a 6-foot distance from all students at all times.
  • Front desk staff will assist with escorting students in and out of the
  • building as well as cleaning procedures
  • The instructor will have a list of students that signed up for class each day.

Entry Procedure and Exit Procedure

  • All entry and exit will be done through the front door, but is subject to change.
  • The class schedule is designed to offset entry and exit into and out of the building.
    • Two classes will NOT enter or exit at the same time.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available for everyone to use when they enter and exit the building.

Class Procedure

  • All students/parents will walk in through the front door.
    • The front desk will take temperatures and direct the students/parents to the correct location.
  • Students DO NOT need to grab their attendance cards. The instructor and front desk will take attendance.
  • Students will put their shoes on the shoe rack, but leave their socks on.
    • Shoe racks will be labeled to space out the shoes.
  • Following the markings on the tile, students will make their way to the training floor where they will be met by the head instructor.
  • The head instructor will ask students to use hand sanitizer on their way on to the training floor.
  • The head instructor will direct the students to their designated spots on the floor.
  • The head instructor will run the class with minimal contact.
  • At the end of class, the front desk will come out to assist dismissal.
  • When a student is dismissed, their parent should leave with them.