A Note From the Fleet Feet CEO About COVID-19
I want you to know that nurturing the health and well-being of our Fleet Feet community is, and always will be, our highest priority. In that spirit, I want to address concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to the day-to-day operations of our locally owned and operated stores, training programs, and community events.
We have always taken pride in our clean and well-run stores, and we know that cleanliness is more important than ever right now. We’re taking guidance from the CDC, which recommends regular cleaning as one of the most important preventive measures we can take.
We are cleaning our stores on a continuous basis throughout each day, focusing especially on high-touch and highly trafficked surfaces like door handles, checkout counters, fit benches, bathroom surfaces, product displays, apparel hangers, 3D foot scanners, keyboards, and all touchscreens. We will also continue to stock disposable wipes and alcohol-based hand sanitizers for use by employees and customers throughout the day.
OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
At the national level, we are looking into how best to move forward with our training group runs and other scheduled group events, with the promise that we will monitor situations at both the national and local level, communicate with local officials and event planners, and stay on top of CDC recommendations for events and social activities. Look for direct communication from your local store’s training program managers and marketing teams regarding the status of your local events over the coming days. In the meantime, out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily stopped serving unpackaged food and beverages in our stores and at these kinds of events. We will continue to keep open communication with you as events and situations evolve.
At the center of our company’s core values is to put people first, and it’s something we take to heart at all times. From the beginning, we’ve provided our franchisees and employees with the most current information, guidance, and support we have so they can keep themselves and their families safe. We’re encouraging sick team members to stay home, reiterating guidelines from the CDC regarding hand hygiene, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and keeping the lines of communication open.
FOUR WAYS TO HELP
1. Like us, please stay up to date with all local, state and federal advisories.
2. Follow CDC and health professional guidelines of maintaining good hygiene, including frequent washing of your hands, and avoid touching your face, mouth and eyes.
3. Talk to your doctor before coming to training programs or group events if you're feeling ill or have any concerns about joining us. If you're sick or more susceptible to complications, please stay home, rest and recover.
4. Keep running. Running and other fitness regimes are a great way to support your health year-round. Follow CDC and other medical advice on proper diet and other nutrients and supplements to build your immune system.
We’re doing everything in our power to make sure you feel safe and comfortable in our stores and at our events. You can rest assured that we will continue to put the health and well-being of our customers, franchisees, employees and all community members above all other considerations as we continue to monitor events and make decisions going forward.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping keep all Fleet Feet customers and teams healthy and happy.
President & CEO
FLEET FEET RUNNING CLUB AND FLEET FEET RACING TEAM
Fleet Feet believes in and respects the health of our community. Due to the recent news regarding the COVID – 19 in accordance with CDC’s recommendations we are suspending the Fleet Feet Running Club, Fleet Feet Racing Team activities, and any group runs through the end of March. We will continue to monitor the situation and send out updated communication as news becomes available.
If you have any questions please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fleet Feet stores will remain open to serve your running needs. We appreciate your patience with this fluid situation and uncertainty. Stay well.
FLEET FEET BOSTON BOUND
Fleet Feet believes and respects the health of our community. Due to the recent news regarding COVID – 19 we are suspending the Fleet Feet Boston Bound and Boston Qualify training program group runs. We will communicate an updated plan when official information is available from the Boston Athletic Association.
Our Boston hospitality will be updated when more information becomes available. We are working with our hospitality partners and the B.A.A. on our Boston experience.
Regarding hotels - we are awaiting information from our block provider Marathon Tours. Fleet Feet is unable to manage your hotel reservation for you. Marathon Tours is working closely with the BAA and the hotel partners to determine the best course of action. We will communicate all information as it becomes available.
If you have questions regarding training reach out to coach Lionel (lmontenegro @fleetfeetoakpark.com) and for other information contact Lisa Zimmer (email@example.com). Please be patient as they do their best to respond.
CHICAGO ENDURANCE SPORTS
Chicago Endurance Sports believes in and respects the health of our community. Due to the recent news regarding COVID – 19 all CES group runs/classes will be suspended through the end of March. You will receive separate communications regarding your individual programs.
CHICAGO ENDURANCE SPORTS SHAMROCK SHUFFLE TRAINING
Chicago Endurance Sports believes in and respects the health of our community. Due to the recent news regarding COVID – 19 and the cancellation of the 2020 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle the final training run previously scheduled for Sunday, March 15 is cancelled. We hope to inform you of another goal race in the future.
CHICAGO ENDURANCE SPORTS SPRING TRAINING
Chicago Endurance Sports believes in and respects the health of our community. Due to the recent news regarding COVID – 19 the group runs for Spring Training will not meet the first week (March 21-22). You can expect to receive your training program via Training Peaks as well as updates on when group training runs will resume.