Precautions & Prevention
We are aware of the concerns of COVID-19. We want to inform our Metropolitan Family that just as we ask our staff, we want to again ask you to please stay home and recover if you are sick. While here at Metropolitan please wash hands regularly and ask your children to avoid sharing food and/or drinks.
We also encourage everyone to follow World Health Organization and Seattle and/or King County guidelines for prevention of spreading disease.
Vaccination and Mask Recommendation
At Metropolitan Gymnastics we highly recommend that you and your family get vaccinated against Covid-19. This is the best available protection against becoming seriously sick and contracting Covid-19.
Effective Monday, August 23rd, we have reinstated our required mask policy (in compliance with the Governor’s orders) in order to protect our non-vaccinated gymnasts and to prevent an increase in cases due to the rise of the Delta variant. We respect the decision of our county school system and would like to lead the way by setting the same standards. By putting this policy into effect, we hope to be able to maintain a safe and healthy facility in which your athlete can continue to train.
Please continue to wear your mask while inside the gym regardless of vaccination status.
King County has good guidance on mask wearing, and we recommend their suggestions:
To protect yourself, wear face coverings properly.
- Your mask should cover your nose and mouth at all times.
- Always wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before you put on a face covering and after removing it.
- Change your face covering when it gets moist.
- Wash your face covering after each use.
Snug-fitting masks provide excellent protection.
- Make sure masks fit snugly against your face. Gaps can let air with respiratory droplets leak in and around the edges of the mask.
- Use a cloth mask with multiple layers of fabric, or wear a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask.
- Choose masks with a nose wire or mask fitter
- For visuals of these tips, visit the CDC’s guidance for improved mask use.
Some people do not need to wear masks, including:
- Babies and toddlers under age 2 should never wear cloth face coverings. Children ages 2-4 are encouraged to wear a face covering with adult supervision.
- Anyone with a disability that makes it hard for them to wear or remove a face covering.
- Anyone who is deaf and moves their face and mouth to communicate.
- Anyone who has been advised by a medical professional to not wear a face covering because of personal health issues.
- Anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, or unable to remove the face covering without help.