q. How is the equipment sanitized?
A.Lysol spray is provided for schools so they can spray the equipment between classes. Fortunately, our in-house procedures did not need to change as we were already very stringent with our processes. We use a hospital strength germicide virus grade disinfectant cleaner on which the label reads:
EPA-registered; demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Hospital-grade, advanced disinfectant, cleaner and deodorizer effective against wide variety of
Kills TB, HIV-1, HBV, influenza A, SARS-CoV-2 and more.
(This product must be signature signed for use so we cannot provide it in schools due to the warnings.)
q. How Concerned should I be about re-using equipment from a previous class with the next class in the gym?
A. During the pandemic, we will be providing essentially 2 sets of safety gear for your students. Once one set is used with a class it will need to be sprayed with Lysol concentrating on the wrist-guards. We suggest allowing a full class cycle before using it again. Meanwhile, the following class will use the 2nd set of safety gear while the 1st set is allowing the disinfectant to evaporate/dry from the gear.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says the coronavirus “does
not spread easily” through touching surfaces or objects.
Its guidelines now include a section on ways the virus doesn’t easily spread --including from touching surfaces or objects.
“It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.”
“This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.”
q. OUr student numbers are LOWER this semester. Will you still be able to bring the program to our school?
A. Yes, but we are requiring a minimum of 80 total skating students and also that all elementary schools must participate in the $2 ImagiSkate program for K-2. This way we are able to cover our costs to bring the program to your school.
q. WHat if i need more than the normal 10 days in order to have our students participate at least 4 times?
A. We understand that your typical PE rotations will most likely be very different due to social distancing. We will be able to leave the equipment for longer than 10 days if needed to allow students a minimum of 4 days of skating. The positive to having smaller numbers of students in the gym is they will need less time to get and store the equipment and most likely will have a quicker learning experience with less students.
q. Do you have a program we can implement with our students learning from home?
A. At home students can use paper plates on their indoor surfaces and participate in the lessons provided for K-2