In light of the recently confirmed cases of Coronavirus in NM and the inquiries we have received from some members, we wanted to take a moment to let you know what the TCA is doing to be prudent given this complex situation. First and foremost, we are diligently making an effort to clean our premises thoroughly on a daily basis with disinfectants. We will continue to make our facility as sterile as possible. Additionally the pro staff is taking measures as well such as using ball hoppers in lieu of hands to corral balls. If any staff member is ill, they will not be present at the club. With respect to the gym, it is the responsibility of the patrons to clean equipment with the dispenser filled wellness wipes before and after use. We ask members and parents of children that use the club to adhere to the CDC’s best practices guidelines that are listed below. Please be considerate and do not use the club if you feel ill or have compromised health. Members need to be personally accountable when using the club that their footprint can make an impact be it positive or negative-so to echo Ben Friendly’s comments regarding USTA play, use elbow bumps instead of shaking hands, etc. We will continue to stay informed about any new recommendations the CDC and/or the New Mexico Department of Health may implement and will update you all as needed.
Best Practices for Health: There is currently no vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Everyday preventive actions should be taken:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including Coronavirus.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.
- 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 soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Additionally, there are a number of different resources and communications from the CDC regarding the Coronavirus including the below link. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html
Thank you for your diligence and cooperation,
TCA Board of Directors and Management