Dear Stars Families,
It is only after great consideration, and a difficult decision, that effective Monday March 16, 2020, Stars Gymnastics will be closed for 14 days, due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) recommendations issued by Governor Polis, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
As you are aware, El Paso County Public Schools announced Friday that they are closing for at least two weeks, starting, Monday, March 16, 2020. In addition Governor Polis announced a ban on public gatherings of 250 people or more, and, along with other government agencies, is encouraging the practice of “social distancing.”
Friday, we let you know that we were trying to navigate these uncharted waters as best we could, and that we were planning to stay open. However, we have now concluded, after very careful consideration following these announcements, to close Stars Gymnastics effective immediately, through March 28th. We will re-evaluate at that time, and hopefully open for business on Monday, March 30th.
This is a decision that we do not take lightly, and although it will greatly affect our small family business, we feel we must be diligent and follow suit with the recommendations of the professionals around us. We want to do our part to “flatten the curve,” and keep our community as safe as possible.
The truth is, there was no decision we could make that would satisfy every person that attends Stars. We know that we are a respite for many of our gymnasts and families, and we have heard from many of you that you were thankful we remained open. We are saddened to take a two-week break from the sport we are so passionate about, and more importantly, from the students that are like family to us.
In order to accommodate these 2 weeks of missed classes, we will be allowing make-ups to flow into the following 2 sessions. We will also be adding additional classes to provide more options. We thank you for your patience and your loyal support.
Michele, Susie, and the Stars Gymnastics Staff