Last Updated September 1, 2020
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know when Jim Smith Karate is open?
We are working closely with local and state health orginizations to ensure that we are adhering to their guidlines. When our facility is scheduled to reopen, you will be the first to know! You can also check our Facebook page for updates as well.
How should I prepare for going back to karate?
We ask that all members and parents be considerate of others and practice proper social distancing and to always be sure to wear an adequate face mask at all times while at our facility.
What are Jim Smith Karate plans to reopening?
What is the Jim Smith Karate mask policy?
Are members and guests required to wear masks at all times?
Members and guests are required to wear a mask except while actively working out and in accordance with local restrictions. This includes upon entering and exiting the facility, and while in the facility except while actively working out, and in accordance with local restrictions, or behind a private enclosure (bathroom, changing room, etc.) or drinking.
Do I have to wear a mask while training?
No, members and guests are NOT required to wear a mask while actively training but must follow all local restrictions. But remember, members and guests must have a mask unless they are actively training (and in accordance with all local restrictions) such as when individuals are entering and exiting the facility, cleaning equipment, and while enter the training mat.
What if I prefer to not wear a mask, or have a medical exception and cannot wear a mask?
Effective September 1, masks will be required at all times except while actively training, and in accordance with local restrictions. If you have a medical exception that prohibits you from wearing a mask, or you prefer not to wear one, please reach out to Jim Smith Karate.
What if I forget my mask?
We will have disposable masks available if a member or guest forgets their mask or you can purchase a Jim Smith Karate face mask. We’d be happy to provide one to you!
Are team members required to wear a mask?
Yes, team members are required to wear a mask at all times during their shift for their safety, and the safety of others.
Mask best practices
Wash your hands before putting it on
Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
Make sure you can breathe easily
What are you doing to keep members and team members safe?
Your health and safety is our #1 priority, and we're committed to keeping our facility clean and safe. As a leader in the Karate industry, we’ve always had extremely high cleanliness and sanitization standards in place. Our team members conduct regular and thorough cleaning of all equipment, surfaces, and areas of the facility and regularly complete deep cleanings. Although we cannot eliminate all risks associated with COVID-19, we've taken several additional steps to strengthen our existing cleanliness policies and procedures to help keep you and our team members safe when our facility reopens.
Team members will receive daily temperature checks and wear a mask during their shift
Effective September 1, 2020 - members and guests are required to wear a mask at all times for their safety and the safety of others
All team members will have completed extensive training related to our enhanced cleanliness and sanitization policies and procedures
Increased, thorough cleaning will be conducted using disinfectant on the EPA list effective against COVID-19. This includes 20-minute walk arounds by our team to continually clean and sanitize high-touch areas
Increased sanitization stations will be available throughout the facility for member use.
We have reduced the amount of seating in our lobby for our parents and guests, so please plan accordinglly.
New signage will be placed throughout the facility that highlights our sanitization and social distancing guidelines
Jim Smith Karate may be temporarily modified based on local guidelines and restrictions.
Additional information about operating hours or other local guidelines that may apply can be found on our website.
Do you have hand sanitizer for member use?
Yes, we do! You will find increased sanitization stations throughout the facility, fully stocked with disinfected spray and hand sanitizer. We want to keep our JSK community strong and healthy!
How will I know if Jim Smith Karate has capacity restrictions or modified hours?
Check out our Schedule to find out if your training time has a change in hours or capacity limitations.
What can members do to stay safe?
Here’s how you can be considerate and do your part to help keep our JSK community healthy:
The CDC recommends you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water before training
Remember to disinfect equipment before and after use
Maintain physical distance between members and team members
What are you doing to keep team members safe?
We couldn’t do it without our awesome JSK team members, and their health and safety is our priority. We are providing all team members with PPE such as masks and gloves. They have conducted extensive training on our enhanced cleanliness and sanitization policies and procedures upon returning to work. Additionally, all team members will have their temperatures taken when they arrive for work each day.