COVID Precautions

 

At Flip City, we take Covid-19 very seriously.  The nature of our programs has been very fluid this year as we adjust protocols based on virus stats in our area.  Our decisions are based primarily on the infection rate and number of hospitalizations in our county, found on the

Dane County Covid-19 Data Dashboard.

Masks

Masks are required for those who are not yet fully vaccinated or have any symptoms of a possibly contagious illness.

 

Social Distancing

 

We are limiting the number of students in the gym at one time to 12.  This number is evaluated on a monthly basis.

 

Fully vaccinated parents may watch class from the upstairs balcony or outside the overhead door.  All others may watch from outside the overhead door.

Classes are scheduled with 10-15 minutes between each to avoid customer overlap and allow for disinfection of equipment.

Not Sharing is Caring

Gymnasts need to bring their own filled water bottles.  We are not using the water cooler.

Students who use chalk for bars (Level 3+) are given their own ziplock bag of chalk to be kept at the gym.

Air Purification

We are utilizing an iWave-R "air purifier" in the gym space.  This system uses ionization to remove hydrogen molecules from pathogens, causing them to become inactive.
 

Disinfecting

Our staff disinfect mats and equipment between classes.  Older students disinfect items they used before switching stations.

We are providing hand sanitizer via touchless dispensers.

Storage of Belongings

Upon entering the building, students leave their shoes on a mat and place other belongings in a clean bin.  When leaving, they put the used bin in a dirty stack.  Bins are then disinfected by staff before being reused.

Competitions

We are only participating in virtual competitions this season.  Even with meets allowing just 1 spectator per gymnast, this still brings 70+ people into a space at one time.  While we love competing, we feel that the risk to ourselves, our gym families, and public health supersedes our personal desires to attend these large in-person events.