If you’re thinking about reopening soon, you likely have a ton of questions about what to do to ensure you’re keeping your center as clean, disinfected, and sterilized as possible. Kim’s center is already open, while Drew’s center is open to members only, and Gloria is about to reopen, so they each share a bit about what they’re doing and the new tools they’ve implemented. This episode is all about the magical UV fairy, errrrr robots who have wands to make the virus go away. We dive into how to use UV in your routine turnover processes and whether or not to ask your guests to wear masks. It’s a mixed bag, and you might be surprised as to why.
Here we are, two months after “the big closings”, and some float centers are reopening and some are still waiting patiently (or impatiently, as the case may be). Given the complexities, added stipulations, and overall confusion with the PPP and EIDL, the crew chats about the funding they each received or didn’t receive. As we share our personal experiences, we urge you to remember that these are just that – our personal experiences, not legal or accounting advice.
Depending on where you are in the country, your float center might be looking at opening up soon. In fact, Indiana is starting to reopen, so Kim and Gloria are gearing up, and Drew isn’t far behind. The crew checks in on the emotional roller coaster of it all, including the 4 locations + a full-time corporate gig life for Glo-Mo. (Who’s a control freak? No one on this podcast….)
So, the world is in waiting, and some of us are ready to “live free or die”. With many centers, including ours approaching 6 or so weeks since closing, it’s time to check in to see what’s happening in the minds of each co-host in regards to the financial assistance they’ve received, and their plans for reopening each center.
You’ll hear a little venting, a little conspiracy theory, a little morality, and definitely some practicality as Dylan, Kim, and Drew share their views about reopening and updating procedures to make that happen. Because we believe in presenting multiple perspectives, you’ll get to pick which team you’re on: Team Open ASAP, Team Wait it Out, or Team Not Really Sure.
In our last episode, we invited the float industry to join us as we talked to a small business attorney in a live recording. After his departure, we stayed on for this bonus episode as we check in to see how everyone is doing during this time. You’ll hear from Beth Jones, the current FTA president and a fellow float center owner, about how her center bounced back after a devastating hurricane hit her area a couple of years ago. Others share what they’re doing during “downtime”, how their mental health has been impacted, how they’re still striving to serve the community.