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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Updated information and resources from IDEA

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Guidelines for opening fitness facilities during COVID-19

Reopening Guidelines from California Fitness Alliance (Updated 7/1/2020)

June 11, 2020

Most clubs and studios in North America have either already reopened or are getting ready to do so. If you are planning your return-to-work path either as an owner, manager, independent contractor or employee, you know it’s both exciting to get back to the work you love and daunting with so many unknowns.

The California Fitness Alliance has worked tirelessly to create a comprehensive document “COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Fitness Facilities” that was recently approved by the California Governor’s office, the California Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA to provide guidance for fitness facilities to support a safe, clean environment for workers.

Payment Protection Plan

Update on PPP: The Rules Have Changed—For the Better

June 11, 2020

First there was the proverbial “pivot” to virtual, then the scramble and stress of applying for relief funding from the Small Business Administration’s Payment Protection Program (rounds 1 and 2). If you were among the fortunate who received funding, the next leap was wrapping your head around the details for proper use and tracking of the money.

Facility cleanliness during COVID-19 and coronavirus

Fitness and “White House Guidelines for Opening up America Again”

April 20, 2020

Last week President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force unveiled their “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again,” a three-phased approach that Whitehouse.gov says “will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work and continuing to protect American lives.” Significantly, gyms were included to reopen in Phase One, provided “they adhere to strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols.” It was not clear from the announcement or Whitehouse.gov what those protocols entailed.

Coronavirus and illness prevention

The Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Guide for IDEA Members and All Fitness Professionals

March 10, 2020

The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes the coronavirus infectious disease COVID-19, as named by the World Health Organization, is disrupting life as usual and is exacting a visible human and economic toll. IDEA members and fitness professionals across the globe can continue promoting health and minimize business disruption with common-sense precautions and attention to public health developments. This advisory contains information on what we currently know about the virus, suggested preventive measures and resource links to stay updated.

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Membership updates

IDEA Insurance for virtual training & online video instruction

The Coronavirus crisis is demanding that most professions work and communicate virtually for our own health and safety. Did you know that IDEA Liability Insurance (which you may already have) covers both virtual training and online video instruction for fitness pros? Virtual training in fitness is here to stay and likely will be an added…

Liability Insurance

No matter how long you have been in business or how many certificates you hold, chances are that someday you will be faced with a lawsuit. Liability insurance is a means of protecting yourself in that event. There are two types of liability insurance: general liability and professional liability. Both types are designed to protect you from financial losses due to negligence.

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