By Leslie Cooper, Director of FireLake Wellness Center

Hi everyone,

We hope everyone is staying safe and active during this wild and crazy time. Even though FireLake Wellness Center closed on March 17 due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are still here working diligently to clean the facility from top to bottom. My staff and I take pride in keeping our wellness center clean for our patients and members, but this pandemic has made us re-evaluate and refocus on our efforts. We are sanitizing and deep cleaning every inch of the Wellness Center — from bathrooms to offices to ceiling vents to equipment. You name it; we are cleaning it.

FireLake Wellness Center staff deep clean all equipment and surfaces.

Brandon, Coby, Jessie, and I have been working at the wellness center just cleaning away, and Sarah has been working down at FireLake Discount Foods as one of the personal online shoppers. We have also been making at-home/office workout videos with the Public Information Department and Cultural Heritage Center video productions for everyone to enjoy and use during their time off. Go to the CPN Facebook page and check out our videos. I want to give a big shout out to Jessica McQueen and Garett Fisbeck. Jessica and Garett have been taking their time to come down and shoot the videos and take pictures for us. They are both a pleasure to work, and they do a great job!

We miss you! We miss those smiling faces, so please take care of yourselves! It is crucial to be diligent in taking the proper precautions during this time. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Our job is to keep you and our staff safe; therefore, we have been working hard to make sure the wellness center is ready to go when we get to open those doors and welcome you back “home.” Stay active and stay safe. Remember: motion is lotion, so get moving.

I want to personally say “thank you” to my staff for their dedication and hard work. They are the best group of people to work with. Without them, the wellness center wouldn’t be what it is today. It is going to take all of us to get through this awkward time, and we will make it together.

Keep smiling!