Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu

The academy has passed DOH Inspection and transformed to adhere to health authority and CDC guidelines to prevent any spreading of COVID-19. We have reopened for in-person training sessions starting October 14th. Sessions are available to MGJJ students with active memberships.

Steps for Students

1. Sign our new waivers before arriving.

2. Book Session

3. Self-Screen online before every class.

4. Wear a clean face mask at all times and follow social distancing.

5. Buzz entrance and take the stairs up.

6. sanitize hands at entrance and follow out COVID-19 Prevention & Practices guidelines.

7. Go to the front desk to take your temperature and scan your membership card.

8. Follow arrows to your mat space or locker room to change for class. For training, wear comfortable athletic clothes without zippers or buttons.

9. After class, change in the locker room if needed, and exit following social distancing.

COVID-19 Prevention & Practices

Submit an online Daily Self-Screening questionnaire to answer mandatory CDC and DOH questions.

Wear an acceptable, clean face mask at all times and while training. Properly sanitize and wash your face mask after every training session. Do not share masks.

Social distancing of 6 Feet.

Hand Sanitizer / Alcohol gel (70%) is available throughout the academy to use.

Wash your hands, forearms, and face with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after every training session. After washing, use alcohol gel (70%) available throughout the academy. To dry your hands, use disposable paper towels or our non-touch automatic hand dryers.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Do not share personal items or training equipment. Use your own personal water bottle. Academy water fountains will be off to avoid contamination.

Only one person at a time in bathrooms. Showers will be closed until further notice.

When inside or outside, use a face mask and avoid being in groups.

If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms, been exposed to COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or traveled within 14 days - do not enter the academy, notify us, and follow health authority guidelines and CDC recommended precautions.

COVID-19 Symptoms:
Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea

Who is at risk?
Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

When to seek emergency medical attention:
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: Trouble breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, New confusion, Inability to wake or stay awake, Bluish lips or face, *This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

What to Do If You Are Sick
Stay home except to get medical care, Separate yourself from other people, Monitor your symptoms, Call ahead before visiting your doctor, Wear a mask over your nose and mouth, Cover your coughs and sneezes, Clean your hands often, Avoid sharing personal household items, Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday, If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately.

If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or inside of the elbow when coughing or sneezing and not your hands. Immediately throw the tissue in the trash, then wash hands. Sleep well, and eat a healthy diet. If you feel unwell with flu-like symptoms, stay at home for 14 days and follow the isolation guidelines of your state health organization.

NY Health Department -
World Health Organization -
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -
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