COVID-19 UPDATES & INFO
As we adjust to our new normal with the coronavirus pandemic here to stay, here are the Santa Clara County updates and things we are doing to ensure that you're able to come back safely to Checkmate Boxing.
July 15 - New SCC Mandate
July 15th Santa Clara County Risk Reduction Directive
As of July 13th, Governor Newsom has closed down indoor activities in 30 counties in California that are on a watchlist. Though Santa Clara County was removed from this watchlist July 2nd, it was placed back on the list as of July 12. Effective Wednesday, July 15th, all indoor fitness center activities will be closed again.
Stay safe out there,
Amy & Anthony
July 13 - SCC Risk Reduction Directive
Checkmate Boxing's Position on the
July 13th Santa Clara County Risk Reduction Directive
Santa Clara county has allowed Gyms and Fitness Studios to re-open with several restrictions. These restrictions include general rules that apply to all businesses in the County and directives that are specific for gyms and fitness studios.
Important/relevant rules from the new directive include:
Face Coverings must be worn at all times while indoors, even while exercising.
Clients are limited to 1 person per 150 square feet of indoor space.
A reservation system must be implemented. All clients must be verbally screened upon entry.
Indoor cardio/aerobic exercise is prohibited. Any activities or equipment that induce heavy breathing and elevated heartrate are allowed to occur outdoors only.
Instructors must maximize verbal cueing/instructions/corrections and only touch participants when absolutely necessary for safety purposes.
Group classes must be staggered at least 15 minutes to allow for adequate cleaning.
We are currently trying our best to comply with Santa Clara County guidelines while also offering you our signature Checkmate Boxing workout in a way that will keep you safe and reduces risks. We realize that everyone wants to get back to the way things were, but we also don't condone the rapid re-opening of businesses with disregard of County restrictions for financial reasons. We also recognize that we are not experts in epidemiology and that these restrictions have been placed on us in order to reduce the risk of infections.
Our goal is to offer our services in a way that can minimize transmission without sacrificing the quality that we pride ourselves on. As such, we are working on altering our class format & gym layout in a way that will abide by these new restrictions and hope that you guys can be patient and understanding of these changes. Our current tentative re-open date is Friday, July 17th.
We will be continuing to update this page to reflect the changes in our policies and any other updates that happen between now and then.
Miss you all & can't wait to be back!
Amy & Anthony