COVID-19 Response

Updated October 22, 2020

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.

  • All guests wear a mask while in the facility.
  • Designated mask on/mask optional class schedule for students.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between each person.
  • Maintain a strict no physical contact policy.
  • Encourage frequent handwashing, 20 seconds with soap and water, or use at least 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Consider providing plastic grocery-type bags for shoes/jackets to be placed in and then disposed of after class, to minimize contamination of cubbies and other surfaces. 
  • Consider wearing socks on the mats to minimize bare skin contact with contaminated surfaces.
  • Clean/disinfect all high-traffic areas and surfaces at least daily.
  • Consider having no changing of clothes while in the facility.
  • Open all doors open to increase fresh air ventilation in between classes for at least 20 seconds (unless weather conditions do not allow it).
  • Observers (parents sitting in the lobby area) must wear masks.
  • Decrease the number of people in the facility, limited.
  • Hand sanitizer in the entryway, to be used on entering and leaving the facility.
  • Hand sanitizer on entering and leaving mats.
  • Consider limiting use of paddles and other props, with strict disinfectant procedure between uses.
  • Check temperature of employee(s) in the entryway, or outside facility, every day as they report to work.
  • Checking temperature of all students in the entryway, or outside facility, every day when they report for class.
  • Encourage parents to check temperature at home
  • Instructors will remind students to wear masks properly.
  • Instructors will be reminded to wear masks properly.
  • Staff will provide friendly reminders to non-students to wear masks properly.

Max Capacity Limits

South OP:

  • Main Training Floor: 36 students, 6 instructors, 6 leadership (48 total)
  • Lobby: 26 spectators max
  • Classroom: 8 students, 1 instructor, 1 leadership (10 total)

North Olathe:

  • Main Training Floor: 24 students, 4 instructors, 4 leadership (32 total)
  • Lobby: 14 spectators max
  • Classroom: 8 students, 1 instructor, 1 leadership (10 total)

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