Dear Gymboree Play & Music Thousand Oaks Families,
As we monitor the ongoing news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want to reassure you that the health and safety of our members, families, and staff are our first priority. You may have seen a message go out recently from Gymboree Corporate, but we want to address directly what’s being done at our local store. We continue to closely monitor official information from the CDC and the World Health Organization. We’re following the lead of the local school districts and we are monitoring the situation and making decisions every day about what’s best for our members, staff, and local community. We would like to reassure families that they can still come in and play. We are taking extra precautions and preventative measures for your family. We are being overly cautious in every preventative measure that we take.
News like this can create feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. This is completely understandable. Consistency in uncertain times is good for little ones. We’d love for you and your children to be able to confidently continue to attend classes knowing that we are making your health and safety a HUGE priority. This way your family can stay healthy and your routine isn’t interrupted. Children at this age are learning at a rapid rate every single day. During times like this, it’s important to maintain consistency where you can and where it’s safe to. We are working to ensure that our location is a safe place. This allows you to continue to come to classes so your children won’t fall behind in their progress. They learn every day and we want them to continue on that path.
Luckily, our class sizes are small and controllable. This means that the policies we are instituting to keep our facility clean and protect all of our customers are manageable.
We’ve upgraded our already stringent cleaning procedures. Gymboree Play & Music is already known for being the cleanest place in town. We have temporarily minimized floor props. We have temporarily discontinued the sharing of any props. We have made sure that hand sanitizer and wipes are provided throughout the play area for your convenience. In addition to our normal daily sanitizing of surfaces and equipment, we are disinfecting these surfaces and equipment inside the gym in between each class.
Earlier this month, the EPA (the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) released a list of products approved to kill COVID-19, our cleaner is on this list! We use Clorox Commercial Peroxide Cleaner, attached here is the full list for those interested. List of EPA Products That Kill Coronavirus
We are having all members and children sanitize their hands as they enter our location. We are actively reminding members to cover their coughs and sneezes (into elbows), and sanitize after, as well as to avoid touching their faces as much as possible.
All members who are unwell are asked to remain home. Staff are instructed to remain home if unwell. We are taking our sick policy very seriously. Members and staff who have a fever or aren’t feeling well are instructed to stay home until they are healthy. We will be asking members who appear unwell to leave and rejoin us when they are feeling well. We do this because we want all of our members to be confident that they are entering a healthy environment for themselves and their children.
As always, our memberships are unlimited classes. If you miss a class, you can come in at any time when you are well to take a class that fits in your schedule and join back into the fun.
For over 43 years, we have been providing world-class programs for children ages 0 -5. Please be assured that continuing your trust in us is our top priority! Please feel free to check back on this page www.Gymboree.TO/Coronavirus for ongoing updates on the topic. Thank you!