Friday, March 13, 2020
After the Governor’s press conference today and under the advisement of the Minnesota Department of Health, the National Sports Center will remain open for existing users and scheduled activities on campus. We will be limiting the number of attendees allowed at events on campus to comply with the advised guidelines given by the Minnesota Department of Health. We will continue to monitor the situation daily and make any updates/changes as necessary. Your safety is our number one priority, and we are working diligently to keep our campus healthy and safe. We have a response team that is following developments closely and remains in constant contact with local and state health officials to make sure we are acting on the latest guidance.
Ways we are creating a safe environment:
We have intensified our existing rigorous cleaning and sanitizing efforts, which include, but are not limited to, increasing the frequency and intensity of our cleaning efforts of all commonly touched surfaces including seating, doors, handrails, elevators, water fountains and community areas.
We want our guests to feel safe when they visit our campus and to remember that they play a role in our defense against the spread of COVID-19 by following the practical guidance of health officials:
Reports indicate that the virus is spread from human-to-human contact: an infected person coughing, sneezing without shielding or covering, or by touching a surface with the virus on it and then touching the mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands. Here are some ways to protect ourselves as best as we can:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Use alcohol-based sanitizers in addition to frequent hand-washing
- Keep hydrated and drink enough to keep mucous membranes moist
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Sanitize high-traffic areas of your training space and personal belongings
- Use common sense with high-traffic areas such as door handles, elevator buttons, etc.
- Please stay home if you are sick
We recommend consulting the following links as reliable sources to keep abreast of the spread of COVID-19:
Minnesota Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention