Dear Cary Leeds Center Families,
As you know, New York City health officials and the Center for Disease Control are closely monitoring the rapid emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and have advised strict measures to avoid spread of the disease. We are rigorously following all of these measures for sanitation and disinfection of the Cary Leeds Center and will continue to provide private and semi-private lessons, as well as rental of court time, for the time being.
However, all group programs, including our Intensive Training Program, our Tournament Team and our Community Tennis Program, and classes will be suspended for the next 30 days and transportation will not be available to the Center. We will closely monitor the communication and advice from the CDC and NYC public health officials with further plans to follow.
We also request that all of our players and their families help us keep the Cary Leeds Center free of coronavirus by refraining from participation in our programs if any member of your family, or anyone with whom you have had contact has been diagnosed with coronavirus, is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or has been directed to self-quarantine for 14 days and until you have tested negative for it.
We have also directed all NYJTL and Cary Leeds staff to remain at home if they experience respiratory symptoms, aches, chills or sign of fever. Anyone reporting sick to the Cary Leeds Center will be sent home immediately in accordance with these guidelines.
More specifically, as advised by the Center for Disease Control, we have asked all our employees and our guests to:
- Stay at home if they are sick and contact their doctor with their symptoms
- Wash their hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds
- Cover their mouth with tissues whenever they sneeze
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Regularly sanitize frequently touched surfaces
- Do not greet others with a handshake
NYJTL and the Cary Leeds Center will continue to closely monitor developments in the further spread of the coronavirus, announcements from all public health authorities, and will respond accordingly. The health and safety of all the participants in our programs is most important to us.
Thanks very much for your cooperation and support.
Liezel Huber, Executive Director of Tennis
George Guimaraes, President & CEO