So as not to bury the lede, let’s start here: Float is going on hiatus from Thanksgiving, November 26th, through January 15th.
What’s driving this decision? Mainly, Covid numbers in our area are critical, and not showing any signs of leveling off. We saw that Canada experienced a big spike after their Thanksgiving in early October, and there’s every reason to believe we’ll follow suit. But above all else, with case numbers rising out of control, Colin and I can no longer in good conscience expect our staff to continue to leave their houses every day and come to work under these circumstances.
If you regret missing the virtual Float Conference last month, specially priced Recap Tickets are now available. Beyond Dan Price and float research rock star Dr. Justin Feinstein, here’s a rundown of some sessions we think would be of particular interest to float enthusiasts.
With Massachusetts announcing Phase Two reopening today (Monday, June 8th), we understandably have been fielding a lot of this question. The short answer is: no, not yet. Somerville is moving more cautiously than the rest of the state, which makes sense given we are one of the most densely populated areas in the country. But as a personal service, we belong in Phase Two (unless I learn otherwise), and Somerville doesn’t yet have a date set.
In the meantime, we’re working on getting ready for floating in the time of COVID-19. There are extensive checklists and “self-certifications” that must be met before we can open. Some items that we require in order to keep everything safe and sanitary are still hard to find, although it’s getting better (I found a great big bottle of hand sanitizer the other day!!). I’m also researching new equipment like UV sanitation lights. Keep in mind that while a particular business reopening may theoretically be possible, in reality it might be pretty hard.
If you’ve been with us a while, you may recall that we usually close for about a week in the summer to work on big noisy maintenance projects? We’ve moved up the timeline on those. We’re going to try to get them done now, before our eventual opening day arrives.
I’m really heartened by what people have been telling us. They say that they miss us (we miss you too). They say that floating has done more for their mental health than anything else they’ve tried. They’re wishing they could float to relieve that one sore spot in their back that nothing else touches. I’m glad to hear this – not that you’re suffering, of course, but that you love floating, love our space, and can’t wait to come back. We’ll be here.