COVID-19 Policies: The Warrior Factory Syracuse

The Warrior Factory Syracuse COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
This document is updated along with the evolution of the pandemic, check back frequently. Last Update: 6/17/2021

Per New York State's latest guidelines all COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

"State's COVID-19 Restrictions and New York Forward Industry Guidance Lifted Across Commercial Settings, including Retail, Food Services, Offices, Gyms and Fitness Centers, Amusement and Family Entertainment, Hair Salons, Barber Shops, Personal Care Services, Among Others

Unvaccinated Individuals Responsible for Continuing to Wear a Mask, Per Federal CDC Guidance"

Congratulations on all the hard work it has taken us to get to this point! Let's keep it up and keep this downward trend going!

How is The Warrior Factory Syracuse keeping us safe?

  • Masks Required for unvaccinated individuals per CDC guidance. 
  • All Obstacles & Touch Points cleaned with hospital grade cleaner between each session.
  • Sessions spread out with time between each on-floor session to allow for cleaning 
  • New commercial HVAC tech installed, proven to filter out pathogens (including the virus that causes COVID-19) in the breathing zone and on non-porous surfaces. 
  • Strict adherence to capacity guidelines to ensure all patrons feel safe and secure while participating.
  • Liberal hand sanitizer bottles placed throughout facility and frequent use is encouraged. Multiple sinks available per participant for hand washing.

COVID POLICIES SNAPSHOT: The Warrior Factory Syracuse 

ONONDAGA COUNTY/NYS DESIGNATION: Lower-Risk Sports Recreation Facility (this is NOT a gym & has different rules/guidelines than a gym)


Update: 5/25/2021

The Warrior Factory Syracuse remains committed to the safety of our community. Because our business caters primarily to youth, many of whom are under 12 and not yet eligible to be vaccinated, we will still ask participants and spectators entering the facility to wear a face-covering for all Curriculum/Drop-in Classes, Open Play Sessions & Ninja Nights.

For Adult Only programs, any persons fully vaccinated* may be in the facility without a face-covering. We will rely on NYS Excelsior Pass for verification.

Policies for Private Parties & Events will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

We encourage the continued use of social distancing & disinfectant as additional preventative measures. Furthermore, we understand that fully vaccinated participants may not be ready to return mask-less yet and encourage everyone to stay within their comfort zone. 

The Warrior Factory family thanks you for your understanding and patience as we navigate these transitions in policy.

*Fully vaccinated is defined as at least 14 days after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


Update: 11/6/2020

The Warrior Factory Syracuse Mask Policy Update

At The Warrior Factory Syracuse our defining goal is to keep our patrons, staff and students as healthy and safe as possible while learning the sport of ninja.

In light of the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Onondaga County we will require masks be worn at ALL times, including while participating on the obstacles, for the bulk of our programming until further notice. This policy will allow us to have the best chance to continue to teach the sport of ninja into the winter months and beyond. We appreciate your understanding and compliance with this policy. 

Please feel free to email or call with comments or concerns.  

Thank you and we look forward to furthering the sport of ninja here in CNY for years to come!


Update: 10/9/2020

iWave-C Air Purifier installed to help kill viruses on surfaces and in air:


Update: 8/14/2020

Officially designated as 
Lower-Risk Sports Recreation Facility by Onondaga County Executive Chief of Staff based on detailed evaluation of our business. We will follow all state and county guidelines that apply to this designation and not that of a gym or fitness facility.

Update: 7/6/2020

Dear Warrior Factory Family,
Over the past few months, we’ve missed seeing your faces and interacting with you. We are so excited to share the news that with approval from New York State and the adoption of many new health and safety procedures, we are planning to reopen for business after the 4th of July weekend on July 6th.  (This is dependent on phase 4 opening on schedule.)
As you know, the health and safety of our ninja community has always been our top priority. Following the guidelines of the CDC, as well as, state and local health authorities we’ve made multiple changes and adopted new practices to provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. While these new measures will be an adjustment, our commitment to providing you with the highest quality Warrior Factory experience has remained the same. Based on the latest guidance and subject to change as new data emerges; here is what you can expect as we prepare to reopen:

  • Increased cleaning to sanitize all high-frequency touchpoints after each session
  • Requiring customers (when not participating in programming)/staff to wear masks
  • Ensuring all hand sanitizing/washing stations are frequently filled
  • Abiding by the latest social distancing rules
  • Temperature checks and/or symptom screening for customers (in some cases) and employees
  • Increased hand washing before and after each session for staff and participants
  • Encouraging participant drop off and/or limiting non-participants (one per household if possible) to reduce the amount of people in the facility.

  • Smaller class sizes (all classes will be capped to meet all applicable guidelines)
  • Increased “Members Only” programming and reduced capacity programming across the board
  • All programming will require preregistration and all participants must have waivers filled out online prior to entering the facility.
  • Scheduling programming with gaps in between to allow customers to enter and leave at safe distances and for the implementation of increased cleaning practices
  • The water fountain drinking spouts will be closed. Ninjas are encouraged to bring their own water bottle which can still be filled with our water fountain water bottle fill station as needed.
We can’t wait to get back to building strong ninjas here in CNY. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns. We are here to work together and create the best (and safest) experience we can for our community! We can’t wait to see you in July!
The Warrior Factory Syracuse Coaches & Staff
*NOTE: We are constantly monitoring for new developments and will continue to evolve with changing guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our local public health officials. Should our reopen plans change, we will be sure to communicate via email and social media.
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