In Response to COVID-19
For the Health & Safety of our Community…
To our CFA & Austin Weightlifting Community,
We are all increasingly aware of the threat of Coronavirus/COVID-19.
It has been a huge topic of discussion both within the community of athletes and between the coaches as we decide on how to best to respond.
While we see no reason to panic, we’re committed to taking extra steps so that our athletes can train safely through this outbreak.
1. Stay home if you are sick.
This is the #1 thing you can do to protect our community. Please err on the side of caution and take a rest day if you think you might be getting sick. If you do get sick, please stay home until you are recovered.
2. Wash your hands before and after working out.
A quick rinse isn’t enough. With soap and water, scrub your hands (top and bottom!) thoroughly for 20 seconds. We’re CrossFitters, we know exactly how to count down the seconds, so do it!
3. Wipe down all of your equipment thoroughly with the wipes provided.
This is a courtesy you provide for the other athletes even when there isn’t a terrible virus floating around – so let’s be even more thorough and wipe down anything you touched or sweated on. Don’t miss the pull up bars, boxes, and the sweat angels you leave on the floor.
Zogics Antibacterial Wipes have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, these products can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus when used in accordance with their directions against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. For more information, click here.
4. Limit physical contact – Opt for “air fives”
Now’s not the time to make unnecessary physical contact – however there’s never a time when a “nice work!” isn’t appreciated.
5. We’re altering our cleaning routine.
Our team is doubling down on our cleaning routine to minimize transmission risks. We’re paying extra attention to door handles, pull up bars, barbells – anything that hands touch regularly.
DisInFX – For years now, we’ve had a company called Disinfx come monthly to do an antimicrobial spray and testing. This helps us kill any viruses/bacteria that usually cause issues in gyms and with regular testing they can let us know where we stand on our numbers. We have always tested well below average and the solution they use has proven effective against viruses similar to Covid-19. We will continue to monitor with them and add additional services if our numbers climb. For more information, click here.
We appreciate your help in protecting our gym fam. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to shoot us a message!
The CFA Team