Important Update from FlowMotion Symposium on COVID-19
At this me FlowMo on Symposium will occur as scheduled Friday March 13th through Sunday March 15th. We feel that due to the size of our event (around 200 people or less) that we are safe to proceed at this time.
At FlowMotion, our No. 1 concern is our fellow flowmies’ health and well-being. Like everyone around the world, we’ve been carefully monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus known as COVID-19. Indiana now has six presumptive cases*, with no known cases in Bloomington or the surrounding area. The virus is not known to have spread widely within Indiana and all cases have self quarantined.
Right now, health officials say the average American is far more likely to contract the flu than COVID-19. The best way to prevent both is by following best practices such as:
- If you are ill, please stay home.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or tissue. Immediately throw away tissues.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If washing your hands isn’t possible, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Please wipe down all shared props and equipment after use.
- Before and after acro classes or classes with shared apparatus, we encourage and recommend washing your hands.
- Avoid shaking hands.
- Don’t share food or drinks.
We share people’s concerns but want to approach this with reason and rationality, not panic, fear or suspicion. We found comfort in these words from infectious disease specialist Dr. Abdu Sharkawy and hope you will, too: “Temper fear with reason, panic with patience and uncertainty with education. We have an opportunity to learn a great deal about health hygiene and limiting the spread of innumerable transmissible diseases in our society. Let’s meet this challenge together in the best spirit of compassion for others, patience, and above all, an unfailing effort to seek truth, facts and knowledge as opposed to conjecture, speculation and catastrophizing.”
We will take every precaution possible, but we need everyone’s cooperation. We will continue to monitor the situation and will immediately notify all attendees if anything changes with our event due to the virus.
*This information is accurate as of March 10, 2020