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Covid-19 and our studio...

 We take Covid-19 very seriously. We sanitize after each class and follow all mandates set forth by the Washington State Governor. There is a station set up for your use with hand sanitizer. We ask that you please stay home if you feel ill in any way and wash your hands regularly. 

Some information from the American Disability Act

If a person with a disability is unable to wear a face mask, do I still have to allow them in my business or government agency?

The number of states with mask mandates changes in response to current outbreak conditions. The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico also have mask mandates in place.

These mandates vary by state but generally call for face masks to be worn inside public spaces, public transportation, and any situation that where six feet of social separation cannot occur. These mandates also include exemptions for children, people with disabilities or medical conditions, and situations where masks interfere with effective communication.[26] These state mandates do not override the consideration of reasonable modifications required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many private businesses have also developed policies requiring the use of face masks. The ADA does not have any rules that address the required use of face masks by state and local governments or private business owners.

If a person with a disability is not able to wear a face mask, state and local government agencies and private businesses must consider reasonable modifications to a face mask policy so that the person with the disability can participate in, or benefit from, the programs offered or goods and services that are provided. A reasonable modification means changing policies, practices, and procedures, if needed, to provide goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations to an individual with a disability.[10] It is important to focus on how to provide goods or services to a customer with a disability in an equal manner. This can be done by reasonably modifying your policies, practices, or procedures.

The requirement to modify a policy, practice, or procedure does not include individuals without disabilities, as they are not protected under the ADA.

References:

American with Disabilities Act

https://www.adasoutheast.org/ada/publications/legal/ada-and-face-mask-policies.php#t4

FACT from the World Health Organization: People should NOT wear masks while exercising 

People should NOT wear masks when exercising, as masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably.

Sweat can make the mask become wet more quickly which makes it difficult to breathe and promotes the growth of microorganisms. 

The important preventive measure during exercise is to maintain physical distance of at least one meter from others.

References:

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters#exercising

https://www.who.int/images/default-source/health-topics/coronavirus/myth-busters/mythbuster---masks-and-exercise.png

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