Covid-19 Updates

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OUR COMMUNITY RESPONSE

Friends, we hope you’re all doing well. After a long 3 months, we’ve made some big strides!

BUSINESS IN PHASE 2

As we have now entered Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start plan, we’re slowly beginning to reopen parts of Edgeworks in very limited ways including retail, guiding, private fitness, private instruction + limited climbing for members only.

Click here for more details!

CLIMBING IN PHASE 3

Ultimately though, we know that the biggest question still remains, “when will we fully re-open for climbing + fitness” ? All indoor fitness/gym facilities with greater than a 5:1 specialized instruction ratio must wait until Phase 3.

When will that be? The answer is highly dependent on our ability to maintain a reduced number of COVID cases in Pierce County. For us, this means that our reopening date is still unknown but we’re all feeling more optimistic . 

Please stay tuned for an official announcement of our Phase 3 reopening date + details.

EDGEWORKS COMMUNITY

We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received from you, the Edgeworks community! Your kind words and ongoing financial support have been crucial in helping us get through one of the toughest times we have ever gone through. We couldn’t do this without you. Thank you! #WeGotThisTacoma

OUR STAFF

Our staff have remained our #1 priority and we know they’ve also been a priority to our sustaining members.

Keeping employees paid, staying current on our rent and continuing to pay the bills has been possible, albeit difficult. The collective support of our community, cash reserves, federal PPP COVID funding, and now state/federal unemployment funding have all helped us get where we are today – preparing to rebuild and re-open stronger than before.

As of May 24, we transitioned to state and federal unemployment benefits for many of our staff – including 23 furloughs, 3 lay-offs and other reductions in pay. This decision was not easy or taken lightly. However, we know that our staff are in a better position today to benefit from government safety nets that were not as reliable or available 10-12 weeks ago. We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to help bridge that gap for our employees. 

YOUR MEMBERSHIPS

Until then, your membership dollars will continue to support payroll for our remaining staff and aid in our reopening as we work to prepare the gym with an all new set of community health guidelines. We continue to be extremely grateful to each and every one of the 880 members who have stuck with us throughout this time. Your support makes our reopening plan possible.

MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

For more information about membership options, updates and free freezes, please head over to our new Member Resources page.

UPDATES + MESSAGES

June 17 | Phase 2 vs Phase 3 + Our Staff
May 11 | Still on Hold; Ready to Press Play
April 17 | Your Membership Dollars + Reopening Info
March 25 | Update For Our Members
March 16 | Gym Closure Update #2
March 13 | Temporarily Suspending Operations
March 9 | Community Health Information

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT + PATIENCE

Please take care of yourselves and your families, stay safe, be kind to one another + continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organization:

– Wash your hands frequently
– Maintain physical distancing
– Wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings
– Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
– Practice respiratory hygiene
– If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

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