We are posting today to provide an update on how we at Lincoln Park CrossFit are responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The safety, health, and overall wellness of our members is always our #1 priority. We are monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control, the State Department, and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The situation is evolving quickly; however, from the information that is current at this time, the overall risk for community transmission of COVID-19 in Illinois is low. We will continue to follow the guidance of our local and national health experts as we make decisions our Lincon Park CrossFit community.
With that said to minimize any risk as much as possible, we do ask that if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath) and/or a temperature above 100.4 F to please monitor your symptoms at home and consult your physician if your condition worsens. We recommend that you avoid coming back to the gym until you are completely symptom-free.
As a courtesy to everyone, please remember to:
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects after each use.
All gym equipment, as well as the floor space, should be wiped down after every use with the cleaning solution provided in the gym. Coaches and staff have been asked to pay extra close attention to ensuring that all equipment is properly cleaned after each use.
Additionally, we ask that if you are returning from (or in close contact with anyone returning from) international travel from areas of the world experiencing significant outbreaks of COVID-19 that you monitor yourself closely for any symptoms, consider taking time off from the gym until you are certain you are symptom-free, and act according to the guidelines provided by the government health officials.
Again, this is a quickly evolving situation, and we are trying to be proactive about keeping our community healthy. We will continue to provide regular updates as we have more information to share. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that all LPCF members have a safe place to workout.
The Lincoln Park CrossFit Team