March 13, 2020
Dear Wellfit Girls Community,
Wellfit Girls continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Collier and Lee County. The health and safety of our participants, staff, volunteers and the entire Wellfit Girls community is our top priority. As a result of the current situation, all in-person programming and events are canceled as of March 13, 2020 until further notice.
Our plan is to offer our leadership and fitness training via zoom during our regular scheduled group times on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will work with each girl to get set up with zoom so they can fully participate. We will also offer our annual 5K on April 11 as a Virtual 5K. In addition, we are checking-in with all participants and alumni to offer one-on-one coaching for anyone needing additional support during this challenging time.
This is a rapidly developing situation and Wellfit Girls will continue to monitor information from the Florida Department of Health in Collier and Lee County, Collier County Public Schools (CCPS), The School District of Lee County (SDLC) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Our decision to resume in-person programming will parallel the school’s decision to resume classes.
As a travel program, we are aware that domestic travel may increase the risk of infection and at this time it is not safe to do so. We also know the benefits of being in nature and the therapeutic effects of outdoor adventure opportunities. Wellfit Girls and Montana Wilderness School remain committed to our expedition in June as long as it is safe for us to get there. We are seeking alternative ways to travel that are safe for our participants and are also prepared to cancel the expedition if traveling in June is not advisable.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly if you have questions, whether they are regarding our response, the community’s response or concerns specifically related to your family.
Again, we ask that you continue to follow CDC guidelines for physical distancing and let the Department of Health know about any flu-like illnesses in your household. We also encourage everyone to use common-sense precautions: wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, avoid shaking hands and most importantly, stay home if you are sick.