I am sure by now you have seen the news that the CDC has adjusted their guidance on mask wearing. The new policy states that if you are vaccinated you no longer have to wear a mask in most public settings; yet masks are still required for unvaccinated folks.
However, LA County will not be updating their guidelines regarding masks and businesses until after May 20th.
As someone who has been a health educator for 15 years and is committed to maintaining health equity of all our members, and especially since we have so many new members now, I want to make my stance on our health measures very clear, so here goes:
The majority of our staff are fully vaccinated, a few of us are waiting on our 2nd shot or for the full 2 weeks to pass after our final shot. We believe the vaccine is safe and effective for healthy individuals who have no underlying health conditions such as autoimmune disorders or severe allergies. That being said, we understand that vaccination is a personal choice and we are not here to call-out or shame others who are not yet vaccinated. In an effort to maintain health equality and respect your private health history information - we will NOT be asking you your vaccination status or differentiating between policies for vaccinated or unvaccinated students.
Our policies for all students are updated as follows:
- OUTDOOR CLASSES: We still advise all members to wear a mask, however if you choose not to wear one outside - we will not ask why or ask you to do otherwise. We will still be masking in our youth programs. All classes will remain at limited capacity and socially distanced.
- INDOOR PRIVATE LESSONS: mask wearing is up to your instructor‘s discretion. Please wear a mask unless your instructor says it is okay to do otherwise. Even if YOU are fully vaccinated, your instructor may not be yet.
*Be aware that even our fully vaccinated instructors may continue to opt for mask wearing out of an abundance of caution due to the fact that we are in close contact with many people all day!
- INDOOR GROUP CLASSES: MASKS STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS!
If you have questions or concerns about these policies - please bring them up to ME. If you want more information about vaccine safety and how to make an appointment to get the vaccine - also talk to ME. You can call/text me at 909-742-9453, message me here on the app using the chat feature, or send me an email at email@example.com
Thank you all for helping us have such a successful re-opening. I am happy to have such a positive and supportive community here at The Stage. 🙏🏽 I appreciate your respect and patience as we have navigated so many unknown situations and changing policies throughout this pandemic ~ you are a truly resilient group of humans!! 💕 I am looking forward to our safe return to live shows and performances....until then, let’s train our bodies to be strong, flexibility, and READY to perform when the time comes!!!