Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

18 March 2020

We are closed indefinitely for the coronavirus. There are no classes.

With today’s executive order by Gov. Mills, all gatherings over ten people are prohibited in Maine. We will be reopening the dojo once the order has been lifted. Until then, we hope to be posting videos on our Facebook page for you to use to practice and work out at home.

17 March 2020

For Wednesday (03.18) and Thursday (03.19) we will be holding one kids class only at 5:30. Adult class and fitness (kickboxing and yoga) will be as normal. Thus the schedule for both days is:

Kids & Little Ninjas –– 5:30
Adult karate –– 6:30
kickboxing (Wed) or yoga (Thu) –– 7:30

15 March 2020

This past week has seen momentous change in the circumstances of our community. In the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we at Pelletier’s Karate understand that we all have many questions regarding it all and its impact on each of our lives. So much is not known currently and what is known is constantly changing. The CDC as well as federal and local governments are monitoring the situation and are making recommendations for the general public and updating their guidelines almost daily. So we recognize we are going to need to be flexible and adjust as circumstances shift. We ask your patience and flexibility through this all.

The primary measures that are being urged on all during this pandemic are social distancing, hand washing, and responsible self-quarantining. These, then, form the basis of our response to the coronavirus.

Here is where we stand at this point in time:

  • We will continue to hold our regular classes.
  • We will not be conducting partner drills, including all self-defense, to avoid unnecessary contact.
  • We encourage all students to wash their hands with soap and water on arrival at the dojo and when they return home after class.
  • If you have any symptoms of the cold or flu (especially cough, fever, or shortness of breath), stay home! We will miss you, but ask you not to come until you are feeling better. Anyone in the dojo who exhibits such symptoms will be asked to excuse themselves from class out of concern for everyone else in this time.
  • The Self-Protection seminar scheduled for Saturdays in April is postponed. We will reevaluate for May as things progress and circumstances develop.