EGC Health Concerns

Update 3/15/20

EGC Family,

We will continue to update our policies as the situation unfolds, and will email all current families and also update this page.

EGC Classes & Make ups

EGC will remain open for classes as long as we are able to. We understand that children need the physical outlet as well as the sense of some normalcy as much as possible right now. We have policy changes to help limit the risks, and we will continue to update them as needed.

*If we need to close we will email all EGC families, post on Facebook and WETM.

*If your child will miss class please let us know and make up tokens will be generated for each absence. All EGC tokens will now have no expiration date as long as your child is registered. If your child will miss class please let us know by calling 607-733-0145 or reporting the absence on the parent portal. You may report several weeks of absence or add more time later if needed. We appreciate families letting us know their child’s absence dates so that we can plan accordingly.

NEW!

*Families that are able to, please drop your child off for class instead of staying in the building. We understand that especially with our youngest gymnasts this is not always possible, but any reduction to the number of people in the building at one time helps.

*Please limit one spectator per family whenever possible.

*Drinking fountains will be closed. Please send your child with a labeled water bottle.

EGC Camps

With schools closing we want to help EGC families in any way that we can, while also keeping the health & safety of our EGC families as a top priority.

EGC will be offering some daytime camps. If you are able to stay home with your kids, please do so to leave options for parents who cannot.

Half day options are available. Please only use camps that you need.

Camp numbers will be limited in size, and only current EGC families are allowed.

We will continue cleaning throughout the day and all illness policies below will remain in effect.

We will open one week of camps at a time. Every Thursday camps for the following week will be added if we are able to continue to offer this service.

Registration is open here CLICK HERE

 

EGC Family,

We would like to take a moment to address the public concern for the Corona Virus aka COVID-19. We do not want to buy into the fear, but will gladly address any concerns that you might have. We do take very seriously any threat to our children including the cold & flu season that is still in our area.

What are we doing?

*Throughout the year and especially during cold & flu season all EGC equipment, carpets & mats are fogged with a hospital grade disinfectant. We have increased the frequency of the fogging and disinfecting all surfaces.

*Students and coaches use hand sanitizer before and after every class. We also have hand sanitizer available in the lobby and viewing area for your convenience. Bathrooms are stocked with antibacterial soap. Please alert the desk staff if a hand sanitizer or soap dispenser is empty.

*Children exhibiting signs of illness will be sent home to rest and recover and a make up token will be given.

*Effective today all new make up tokens will have no expiration date as long as your child is currently registered. If you do decide to withdraw from the program, the tokens will expire on the withdrawal date.

*Our illness policy is still in effect. Please remember that your child must be free from symptoms without the use of medicine for at least 24 hours before returning to class. 


*All coaches have been instructed to stay home if they are not feeling well or have any signs of illness. Our coaches have done an incredible job of stepping up to cover when needed.

What can you do? 

*If your child has been sick or doesn’t feel well in any way, please keep them home to rest. Report the absence on the Parent Portal, phone app or by calling 607-733-0145. Remember, you can always make up the class.

*Please keep all sick family members out of the building including siblings and adults who may come to watch.

*Please make sure your child is regularly washing their hands. The simple act of washing hands with soap & water could drastically reduce the transmission of cold, flu and other viruses. Lather up and sing Happy Birthday twice before you rinse. In case you haven’t already seen the recommendations a million times, the CDC hand washing instructions can be found online here:  CLICK HERE

*Encourage your children to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their elbow when they cough or sneeze (and then throw away the tissue).

*Remind all family members to avoid touching their face, eyes, nose & mouth.

*Make sure all family members are getting plenty of sleep and eating healthy to help support a healthy immune system.
 
We adore your children and will do everything in our power to keep them safe, happy and healthy while they are training at EGC. If you have any questions please let us know.
 
I’ll see you at the gym!
 
Sincerely,
Laura Monichetti
Elmira Gymnastics Club Owner/Director