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Do you know approximately 500 people work out at The Wellness Center every day? We clean the equipment regularly, but preventing the spread of germs requires everyone’s participation – we need your help!

Germs are spread:

  • Directly by skin to skin contact, such as a handshake.
  • Indirectly through the air or by living on objects such as exercise equipment.

Guidelines for infection control at The Wellness Center:

  • Stay home if you are sick, if you have a fever, if you have a cough or runny nose, if you have a rash or open areas on your skin.
  • Wash your hands as frequently as possible. Use the antibiotic hand washing solution found throughout the Wellness Center frequently.
  • Wipe your sweat off machines, dumbbells, weights and exercise mats when you are finished using them.
  • When you sneeze or cough cover your mouth with a tissue or by sneezing or coughing into the bend of your elbow, not your bare hand.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or lips.
  • Place a towel between the equipment and your bare skin. Wear gloves made for working out when lifting weights.
  • Wear flip flops or water shoes when showering in the locker room.
  • Place your towel in the hamper; if it drops to the floor pick it up; if it drapes over the side of the hamper pick it up and place it fully in the hamper.

Thank you!

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DeKalb Medical Wellness Center
2665 North Decatur Road
Ground Floor
Decatur, GA 30033


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