Update 9/17/2021

 

Dear TNT Friends & Families,

TNT always prioritizes the safety of our staff, clients, and children.  We are at a point where, safety recommendations — will need to change due to the increase in exposures which is causing class closures and quarantine per CDC procedures.    

 

We will continue to monitor each week and our hope is the “spike-up” in exposures we are experiencing will be short-lived.  For now, TNT will be adjusting their COVID-19 procedures to eliminate any additional risk of exposure.

 

We have not had an exposure from classes.  However, parents are informing us their child has been exposed and has been at class.  Please note, there are delays when families are learning their child has been exposed so they have brought their child not knowing until after they have participated in class.  Once TNT has been informed, we communicate to the families affected.  TNT’s goals are to keep clients and children healthy and active, support job stability for our team of professionals, and not have an interruption or break in services.  Therefore, the following will be implemented:

 

  • In order to accomplish all the above, effective 9am Friday, September 17, all visitors and participants 3 years and older will be required to wear a mask at all times in class and in the building. (We understand 3-5 year olds may have challenges wearing a mask. We want to work with you and provide additional information.  Please refer to the link below for more information:

 

Why require mask wearing now? Here is how we CANNOT have exposures impact programming, cancel a class, or impact other families:

  • Mask to mask exposure: exemption to quarantine

  • Fully vaccinated contacts: if no symptoms, no quarantine but should monitor for symptoms.

 

What happens if we do not mask? We have to cancel classes for a minimum of 7 days.

  • If one or both individuals are unmasked: 14-day quarantine.  Contacts may release from quarantine after day 10 if no symptoms or after day 7 with a negative test collected on day 5 or later.

 

We are thankful to each family for your patience as we navigate this uncharted territory once again.  Each decision over the last 1.5 years has been made thoughtfully, and while not everyone may agree with every decision, it was made in the best interest of those we serve.  Our team is thankful for the grace each family has provided us over the 1.5 years of learning to live, work, and stay active with COVID-19.

 

 

TNT staff will continue these safety precautions:

  • TNT will be implementing a rotational equipment sanitation schedule each hour.

  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be readily available at the customer service desk.

  • If any child is in a program for more than 1 hour, each rotation the equipment will be sanitized and the children will hand wash between each sanitation rotation.

  • SOAR program will have a sanitation schedule and additional hand washing as they transition between spaces at TNT.

  • TNT staff members will stay home if they are ill and be required to get tested if they have symptoms, even if vaccinated. They will have a mandatory waiting period and COVID test required to come back to work.

 

We look forward to serving you in the safest protocols possible and continue to have the ability to adjust them when needed. We will keep you updated  through email, Facebook, and on our website www.tntkidsfitness.org

 

 

Thank you.

 

Kim Pladson, Executive Director

Update 9/3/2021

 

Dear TNT Friends & Families,

 

Just a friendly reminder that we continue to evaluate and prioritize the safety of the children and clients we serve and our team of professionals.  TNT is once again addressing COVID safety protocols. We will keep you updated through email, Facebook, and on our website www.tntkidsfitness.org.

 

 

Things to remember:

 

  • Mask wearing will be optional

 

  • To help reduce large numbers in our building at any one time. Once your child is in class, please leave the building until their class is completed.

 

  • We ask for parents to drop off their children and not wait in the waiting area. 

 

  • We realize small-aged children need to be assisted in to the building and possibly wait for their child.  We will distance the lobby area to reflect this type of seating or you may elect to wait in your car.  

 

 

Have a great and safe Labor Day Weekend!

 

 

 

Update 8/31/2021

Dear TNT Families,

Together, as we continue to voyage through these uncharted territories of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we want you to know that we care about you, our athletes, our families, and our community.

 

TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics COVID-19 post-exposure guidelines 

 

We hope that addressing COVID-19 protocols early will help reduce stress, not increase it. Below is a very brief overview of common questions and answers.

What happens if my child is exposed?

A child 11 and under that is exposed, staying home due to illness, and/or has symptoms?

  • 14-day quarantine.  Your child may release from quarantine after day 10 if no symptoms. 

OR

  • After day 7 with a negative test that was collected on day 5 or after

 

What happens for 12 & older is exposed, staying home due to illness, and/or has symptoms?

  • Mask to mask exposure:

    • Exemption to quarantine

  • Fully vaccinated contacts:

    • If no symptoms, no quarantine but should monitor for symptoms.

    • 14-day quarantine.  Contacts may release from quarantine after day 10 if no symptoms

OR

  • After day 7 with a negative test collected on day 5 or later.

Please follow the link below for more in-depth questions and answers from the North Dakota Department of Health about COVID-19 and K-12 schools

K-12_School_Q_A.pdf (nd.gov) – COVID-19 and K-12 schools Questions and Answers 

 

Please check our website: www.tntkidsfitness.org for more updates on COVID-19

 

If we learned anything over the course of last year, it’s that decisions related to pandemic response need to be fluid and responsive. We are prepared to adjust our pandemic response when needed to ensure families and staff can remain in classes and in safe environment. 

Update 8/25/2021

Dear TNT Friends & Families,

We continue to evaluate and prioritize the safety of the children and clients we serve and our team of professionals.  TNT is once again addressing COVID safety protocols.  You can count on us to keep up-to-date with the latest recommendations and respond accordingly.  We will keep you updated  through email, Facebook, and on our website www.tntkidsfitness.org

 

As we transition in to fall, mask wearing will be optional.  This decision has not been made lightly and can change if the need significantly arises.  TNT stays in communication with Fargo Cass Public Health and we are monitoring community transmission and occurrence of outbreaks.  However, a level of layered prevention strategies will be implemented.

 

What to expect Monday, August 30:

  • Reduce large numbers in our building at any one time. We realize August 30 is the first week of the fall session and you may want to accompany your child in to TNT.  Once your child is in class, please leave the building until their class is completed.

  • We ask for parents to drop off their children and not wait in the waiting area. 

  • We realize small-aged children need to be assisted in to the building and possibly wait for their child.  We will distance the lobby area to reflect this type of seating or you may elect to wait in your car.  

What additional safety precautions is TNT making?

  • TNT will be implementing a rotational equipment sanitation schedule each hour.

  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be readily available at the customer service desk.

  • If any child is in a program for more than 1 hour, each rotation the equipment will be sanitized and the children will hand wash between each sanitation rotation.

  • SOAR program will have a sanitation schedule and additional hand washing as they transition between spaces at TNT.

  • TNT staff members will stay home if they are ill and be required to get tested if they have symptoms, even if vaccinated. They will have a mandatory waiting period and COVID test required to come back to work.

 

We are grateful for you and your ongoing support. We are looking forward to serving your family in the safest protocols possible and to have the ability to adjust them when needed.

 

Thank you.

 

Kim Pladson, Executive Director