I know that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many issues emotionally, financially, and on personal levels. I hope that all of you and your families have stayed safe during these times.
Classes will be different for a little while as we work through this pandemic. My hope with this plan is to build confidence that we are training as safely as possible, reduce the chance of spread, and continue to keep Dragon E’s operating. I believe as long we follow these protocols and work through this situation we can eventually get back to running classes on a more normal basis.
My highest concern for everyone, Student, Parent and Staff, is safety.
Our re-opening plan is as follows:
Everyone that comes into the building will have their temperature checked.
No one can enter the building if they are sick (cold, cough, sneezing, etc.)
Everyone will be required to wear a mask.
There will not be contact between the student and the Instructor.
There will be at least two Instructors in the building each night.
We will be holding 30-minute classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 pm.
There are zones of training with a min of a 6-foot distance between them. Students will need to stay in this area during their training time.
There will be some equipment in each zone for the student to train on. Equipment and floor will be wiped and disinfected between class sessions.
There will be a maximum amount of Students training at one time. The exception would be a pair of family members that can train together within their restricted space.
Each student can have only one parent/guardian with them in the building during their session. This will help maintain social distancing. Only a few chairs remain in the waiting area.
No siblings/non-students in the waiting area and no lingering after class – the toys have been removed, cleaned and are put away.
We are Setmore online scheduling to assist us with this. (Everyone will need to schedule their time – link will be on our website and Facebook page).
We will continually evaluate our class structure and provide updates on changes/additions as the state of Ohio restrictions change.
I know this is very different then we are accustomed to, but we train as Martial Artists to be able to adapt and survive! I am counting on all of you to help us get through this difficult time.
Senior Chief Master Mitch Ellis
and Instructor Staff
Dragon E's & Master Ellis in the News
Master Ellis preparing for the Asian Festival
- The Columbus Dispatch
Master Ellis being interviewed by Jarid Smalley for the the "Austism Speaks" special on NBC4i
Master Ellis and Instructor Mary McNitt at 10TV for the "I Dare Dom" live broadcast
Master Ellis at the Asian Festival
ABC-6/FOX-28 Sports Director Clay Hall reports.