Sanford POWER, academies reopen for limited business May 11

Paul Heinert
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., May 1, 2020 — Sanford POWER and Sanford POWER academies will all be reopened for limited business by appointment as of Monday, May 11. There are enhanced guidelines in place to ensure the well-being of our athletes and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upon entering the facility, members will have their temperature taken and will be asked COVID-19 screening questions.

Sanford Sports president Steve Young said athletes should expect some changes and follow the new guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Members must provide 24-hour notice for all cancellations. Sanford POWER members must schedule their training sessions by calling ahead.

There will be no visitors allowed inside the Sanford POWER facility and all equipment will continue to be sanitized before and after each workout by Sanford POWER employees.

Sanford POWER followed state and federal guidelines and consulted Sanford’s own health experts to develop safety practices for these facilities:

These practices will be adjusted as needed to align with public health recommendations.

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As you make plans to resume training, remember we have a collective responsibility to keep each other safe and healthy. If you feel sick, stay home. If you have a condition that puts you at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications, be thoughtful about your decision to resume training.

Sanford POWER is also pursuing multiple options for summer programming.

About Sanford POWER

At Sanford POWER, we offer sports and activity-specific training that incorporates the latest in strength development, speed, agility, plyometrics and explosive power. Safety and efficiency are top priorities so we teach techniques based on scientific principles supported by the NSCA, the ACSM and USA Weightlifting.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition.

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