COVID-19 Response

July 6, 2020 Update

We wanted to provide some clarification and maybe answer questions regarding our response to the recent mask mandate issued by Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas.

Here is the link to the executive order.

There are three exemptions that directly apply to students, parents, and customers of KOMA.

1. "Persons age five years or under - children age two years and under in particular should not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation;" (Page 3, Line 3, Item A, Executive Order No. 20-52)

2. "Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering-this includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance;" (Page 3, Line 3, Item B, Executive Order No. 20-52)

3. "Athletes who are engaged in an organized sports activity that allows athletes to maintain a 6-foot distance from others with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity;” (Page 4, Line 3, Item G, Executive Order No. 20-52)

All people entering a KOMA facility is expected to wear a mask except those who are exempt according to executive order 20-52.

All KOMA employees will wear a mask during open hours.

Following guidance from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Ko Martial Arts has adopted the following precautions to keep our students, parents, and staff members safe.

  • Check temperature of all employee(s) every day as they report to work
  • Check temperature of all students in the entryway, every day when they report for class
  • All staff members will be required to wear masks while classes are in progress
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between each person with no physical contact
  • Limit number observers (parents sitting in lobby area) to decrease the number of people in the facility and comply with government regulations for number allowed to gather
  • Clean/disinfect all high-traffic areas and surfaces daily (minimum)
  • Encourage frequent hand washing, 20 seconds with soap and water, or use at least 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Hand sanitizer in the entryway to be used upon entering and leaving facility
  • Hand sanitizer on entering and leaving mats
  • Minimize contamination of cubbies and other surfaces by limiting the amount of belongings in the facility, and cleaning all surfaces between uses
  • No changing of clothes while in the facility
  • Limited use of paddles and other props with strict disinfectant procedures between uses

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