COVID 19 Response

ECK's In-Person Class Safety Procedures & Guidelines

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all face these unprecedented times.   In light of COVID-19, we sincerely hope that we are able to come together for our in-person classes starting on July 1st. 

 

We will base our decisions about if and how we will run our in-person classes according to national, state, and local recommendations and regulations.  If we need to make changes to that plan, we will be in communication with our students.

 

You can find our safety guidelines & protocols above that we’ll be using for our in-person classes.  This list will likely expand and be modified as we gain more information.  Please read these carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  Please bear with us if plans change as we all face these uncertain times.

Please monitor your child(ren)’s health before you come to the dojo and stay home if your child(ren) is not feeling well or has recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19.

Drop-off and pick up will occur outside of the dojo. In order to minimize the number of people in the dojo, it would be better for parents to wait in their cars or outside the building.  We will however have chairs available for spectators spaced 6 feet apart.
 
Notes:  During arrivals and pickups, if multiple students arrive at once, families will be instructed to form a line outside, maintaining the recommended 6-foot distancing.  Masks worn outside are also encouraged.

1.  Health check and no-contact temperature check

  • No-contact temperature check
    • Any student with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be admitted to class.
  • COVID 19 exposure
    • Students and parents will verbally attest to having no known exposure to any persons exhibiting symptoms of illness within the past 14 days.
  • Symptoms check
    • With the parent present, verbal confirmation will be given each day by students at the time of entry that they have not had a fever, cough, or shortness of breath in the past 2-days.
Notes:  Without exception, any child exhibiting symptoms or complaining of not feeling well, will not be allowed entry to the class. 
 
2.  Hand sanitizing before entering 
After all the health check is complete and the no-contact temperature has been recorded, students & parents are asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the dojo using the hand-sanitizer provided by ECK staff. 
 
3.  Camper health log

Students’ temperature readings and parent/student attestation to non-exposure to illness will be recorded in the student’s health log maintained by our team each day.

There will be several hand-sanitizing stations for our staff & students to use throughout the dojo.  We’ll supervise student’s hand-sanitizing and hand-washing to make sure it is safe and effective before and after every class and whenever is additionally appropriate.

In order to follow the Phase 2 & Phase 3 guidelines, we are required to have no more than 5 students per class.  With new changes for Fitness & Sports business on August 10th, 2020, there will be at least 17 feet apart between each student.  

On top of our daily cleaning of the dojo, our studio’s high-traffic areas (including bathrooms, surfaces, doorknobs, tables, supplies, cubbies, etc.) will be cleaned and sanitized.  Any equipment that we use during the class will be disinfected after each use.  We will also be providing our students with their own equipment to use whenever possible.
ECK staff will be trained and educated to keep our eyes open for possible health changes in our students and to be diligent with our health checks.  ECK camp staff will be wearing face masks during the class and sanitizing our hands regularly throughout the day.

ECK's Summer Camp/School Year Camp Safety Procedures & Guidelines

Drop-off and pick up will occur outside of the dojo.  To limit the number of people accessing the dojo, only ECK staff and campers will be allowed to come inside.
 
Staggered Windows for Arrivals and pickups:  
We’ll have a bigger time window for drop-off and pick-up times so the entrance of the dojo won’t get crowded.  This means that you won’t need to arrive at the moment camp opens its doors.
 
Notes:  During staggered arrivals and pickups, if multiple campers arrive at once, families will be instructed to form a line outside, maintaining the recommended 6-foot distancing.  Masks worn outside are also encouraged.

1.  Health check and no-contact temperature check

  • No-contact temperature check – performed multiple times per day
    • Any campers with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be admitted to camp.
  • COVID 19 exposure
    • Students and parents will verbally attest to having no known exposure to any persons exhibiting symptoms of illness within the past 14 days.
  • Symptoms check
    • With the parent present, verbal confirmation will be given each day by students at the time of entry that they have not had a fever, cough, or shortness of breath in the past 2-days.
Notes:  Without exception, any child exhibiting symptoms or complaining of not feeling well, will not be allowed entry to the camp. 
If at any point in the day a child complains of or exhibits symptoms listed in our student health check, they will be isolated from the camp, and parents will be notified to pick-up up their child as soon as is possible.
 
Mid-day & Before Pick up Health check
On top of the drop-off health check, ECK staff will conduct a health check and no contact temperature check again at mid-day and before pickup.
 
2.  Hand sanitizing before entering 
After all the health check is complete and no-contact temperature has been recorded, campers are asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the dojo using the hand-sanitizer provided by ECK staff. 
 
3.  Camper health log

Students’ temperature readings and parent/student attestation to non-exposure to illness will be recorded in the student’s health log maintained by our team each day.

On top of our daily cleaning of the dojo, our studio’s high-traffic areas (including bathrooms, surfaces, doorknobs, tables, supplies, cubbies, etc.) will be cleaned and sanitized.
Any equipment that we use during the camp will be disinfected after each use.  We will also be providing campers with their own equipment to use whenever possible.
There will be several hand-sanitizing stations for our staff & campers to use throughout the dojo.  
We’ll supervise camper’s hand-sanitizing and hand-washing to make sure it is safe and effective.

Whenever possible we will keep proper social distancing intervals between our campers during games and activities.

During snack and lunch breaks we will divide up our campers into smaller groups so fewer people are eating together in one area.

Our original field trip plans were to go to the Regal cinema in Northgate, the family fun center in Redmond, Round 1 in South center mall, and the Wild waves water park but we do not yet know if they will be open.
 
Since we’re not sure whether those places will be open, we’re currently making plans to visit neighboring parks and have a movie time in the dojo using proper safety guidelines & protocols.

When outdoors, we will be utilizing wide open spaces offering fresh air and space for us to move freely, play group games, and have fun together. In order to minimize exposure, we will not be playing on the playground equipment until State officials reopen these spaces for public use. Once it has been determined it is safe to utilize playground equipment, we will allow camp students to use playground equipment, with diligent hand sanitizing before and after play and before and after snacks or meals.

 
Since we don’t know if our planned field trip locations will be operating, we are looking into new ideas for activities and outings including buying our own laser tag sets, frisbee golf, visiting local parks, purchasing a bouncy house, etc.  During all trips, hand sanitizer will be used regularly.
 
ECK staff will be trained and educated to keep our eyes open for possible health changes in our campers and to be diligent with our health checks.ECK camp staff will be wearing face masks or shields during the camp and sanitizing our hands regularly throughout the day.

Please monitor your child(ren)’s health every morning and stay home if your camper is not feeling well or has recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all face these unprecedented times. 
In light of COVID-19, we sincerely hope that we are able to come together for our Summer Camp series for 2020 starting on July 6th. 
We will base our decisions about if and how we will run our camps according to national, state, and local recommendations and regulations.  We are still moving forward assuming that camps will happen as planned.  If we need to make changes to that plan, we will be in communication with registered campers.
 
You can find our safety guidelines & protocols above that we’ll be using for our summer camps 2020.  This list will likely expand and be modified as we gain more information.  Please read these carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Please bear with us if plans change as we all face these uncertain times.  In the case, that a camp is canceled we will offer refunds to those who request it.

ECK's Distance Learning Program Safety Procedures & Guidelines

Please monitor your child(ren)’s health every morning and stay home if your child(ren) is not feeling well or has recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19.

Drop-off and pick up will occur outside of the dojo.  To limit the number of people accessing the dojo, only ECK staff and students will be allowed to come inside.
Staggered Windows for Arrivals and pickups:
We’ll have a bigger time window for drop-off and pick-up times so the entrance of the dojo won’t get crowded.  This means that you won’t need to arrive at the moment camp opens its doors.
Notes:  During staggered arrivals and pickups, if multiple students arrive at once, families will be instructed to form a line outside, maintaining the recommended 6-foot distancing.  Masks worn outside are also encouraged.

1.  Health check and no-contact temperature check

  • No-contact temperature check – performed multiple times per day
    • Any students with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be admitted to program .
  • COVID 19 exposure
    • Students and parents will verbally attest to having no known exposure to any persons exhibiting symptoms of illness within the past 14 days.
  • Symptoms check
    • With the parent present, verbal confirmation will be given each day by students at the time of entry that they have not had a fever, cough, or shortness of breath in the past 2-days.
Notes:  Without exception, any child exhibiting symptoms or complaining of not feeling well, will not be allowed entry to the program.
If at any point in the day a child complains of or exhibits symptoms listed in our student health check, they will be isolated from the program, and parents will be notified to pick-up up their child as soon as is possible.
Mid-day & Before Pick up Health check
On top of the drop-off health check, ECK staff will conduct a health check and no contact temperature check again at mid-day and before pickup.
2.  Hand sanitizing before entering 
After all the health check is complete and no-contact temperature has been recorded, students are asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the dojo using the hand-sanitizer provided by ECK staff.
3.  Student’s health log

Students’ temperature readings and parent/student attestation to non-exposure to illness will be recorded in the student’s health log maintained by our team each day.

On top of our daily cleaning of the dojo, our studio’s high-traffic areas (including bathrooms, surfaces, doorknobs, tables, supplies, cubbies, etc.) will be cleaned and sanitized.
Any equipment that we use during the camp will be disinfected after each use.  We will also be providing campers with their own equipment to use whenever possible.
There will be several hand-sanitizing stations for our staff & students to use throughout the dojo.
We’ll supervise student’s hand-sanitizing and hand-washing to make sure it is safe and effective.

Whenever possible we will keep proper social distancing intervals between our students during karate classes, games and activities.

During snack and lunch breaks we will divide up our students into smaller groups so fewer people are eating together in one area.

ECK staff will be trained and educated to keep our eyes open for possible health changes in our students and to be diligent with our health checks.  ECK staff will be wearing face masks during the program and sanitizing our hands regularly throughout the day.
Testimonials

“I first started training under Sensei Tobey in 2008. When I first started my training I was a pack a day smoker. I had tried to quit smoking many times but had failed. I promised Sensei I’d quit before my black belt test. I no longer smoke, and I bearticleeve that my training in Shudokan Karate under Sensei Tobey gave me the mental disciparticlene that I needed to quit.”

-Thom E – Adult Karate Program

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“My 7-year old son and I have been going to Emerald City Karate for several years now. We have had a great time and always look forward to our family/youth class. As well as teaching about karate and Japanese culture and language, Sensei Tobey provides great lessons on how to work hard and patiently to succeed in anything. It’s also a great way to get mid-week exercise!”

Alan H – Youth & Family Program

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“Sensei Tobey is my son’s Karate teacher (we’re in the 4 to 6 year old class). As a teacher of small children, I find him to be a wonderful combination of patience, disciparticlene, and fun. He is very passionate about teaching Karate and it shows. He relates to the kids very well and can teach boys and girls equally, not only the physical skills of Karate but mental focus and articlefe skills as well. It’s been a great experience for my son and I highly recommend Sensei Tobey and Emerald City Karate to anyone looking to enroll their child in a martial arts class. “

Yvette H (Karate Mom)

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Before joining Emerald City Karate I had no experience playing sports or participating in exercise programs because I didn’t like physical activities. So I didn’t expect I would be able to keep training for more than a month or so. But I found it to be fun immediately. The karate class has a variety of different subjects that keep students from being bored. Also, Sensei Tobey knows how to encourage students and allows them to have fun while feeling good about themselves. He likes telling jokes and making students laugh but his passion for teaching karate is always distinctive and serious. Because of his encouragement, I have kept training for a long time and even now I am training in Japan! Karate has taught me the joy of exercise and improved my concentration and it continues to teach many students to practice better manners and etiquette.

It is my pleasure to recommend Emerald City Karate for your exercise and experience of the martial arts.

-Kaoru M: Adult Karate Program

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“I cannot say enough good things about the programs offered at Emerald City Karate. If you have children, this dojo (school) is a wonderful environment for them to learn traditional Japanese martial arts, self-discipline, and to have a great time!”

-Samantha: Karate mom

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