WEEKLY UPDATES | HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

November 19, 2020

Minnesota Governor Walz announced last night a series of COVID-19 restrictions because the increase in cases has hospital capacity and staffing at a breaking point as he explained. The Marsh collaborates closely with state government officials and health partners and our support is critical to help our community. We have proven with your help to safely operate and we have not contributed to the virus’ spread.

 

The Marsh will close effective Friday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. for the next four weeks as Minnesota takes a pause, with the following exceptions:

 

The Marsh has expanded its virtual offerings including live fitness and mindfulness classes, personal training, and other specialty programs to address your health and wellness needs during this time of closure. We would also like to offer the online resources of the Y-at-Home, which is always available 24/7 to help you stay active. There are many new programs and fun activities available and we hope you check them out.

 

During this temporary four week fitness closure per the Governor’s executive order, we appreciate you staying with The Marsh as we are pivoting from in-person memberships to a virtual membership. Together we are stronger and we can help each other be safe and healthy.

 

We will make an announcement when you are able to come back inside The Marsh for in-person classes and programs once the restrictions are lifted. We encourage you to continue to check our website for updates.

 

Once again, we thank you for your commitment during this health crisis. Please contact The Marsh with any questions at communications@themarsh.com.

 

The Marsh Leadership Team

 

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS – November 21, 2020

We are committed to supporting your safety and wellbeing. Here are our current guidelines.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED/NOT AVAILABLE

OPEN NOW – Please see certain restrictions by area

FACE COVERINGS

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, state health and government orders, and support of community public health, a face covering is required indoors at all locations in Minnesota, including The Marsh. Masks are worn in the Spa until directed by your therapist/esthetician to remove them for certain services.

Marsh employees are also required to wear face coverings with exceptions made for instructors who are conducting vigorous classes.

People with breathing issues that could be exacerbated by wearing a face covering or people who are “unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance” should also not wear a mask according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have questions, please contact Evan Strewler, Marsh Director of Healthy Living at estrewler@themarsh.com.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

THE SPA

Please expect these necessary adjustments:

THE RESTAURANT IS OPEN FOR TAKEOUT

AIR HANDLING SYSTEM

We are proud that, from the inception of The Marsh, uncompromising consideration was given to the design and installation of state-of-the-art air-exchanges. The Marsh is currently one of the only buildings in Minnesota outside of ICUs, with such sophisticated fresh air ventilation and circulation.

We have also upgraded filtration to HEPA-rated filters and are changing them more often since the pandemic started.

We will also never completely close the outside air intakes which, in general, is common practice on hot, humid days. This will allow for fresh-filtered air to be constantly circulating throughout our facility.

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