We will reopen on Monday, June 15 for private and semi-private sessions. And we will start group classes on Monday, June 22.
Group classes will be limited to 4 people and we will have a reduced schedule to start.
Here is our reopening plan:
We are excited to reopen and provide high quality Pilates and fitness again!
There are some changes to our policies and procedures to comply with standards set by the State of California and the Sacramento County Department of Health Services and to suit our own concerns. We are working hard to minimize risk for everyone’s safety and wellbeing.
- Everyone will be required to sign a new liability waiver and a waiver related to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
- The carpets will be cleaned and the studio disinfected before we reopen.
- All benches, chairs, magazines, cubbies, water dispenser, etc. that are generally used by multiple people will be removed or unavailable for use.
- Anyone who is sick or not feeling well should stay home and will not be penalized. Late cancellation policy does not apply in this case.
- Everyone (employees included) must complete a self-screening before they arrive (including temperature check), and will be asked the following questions before being allowed to enter the studio.
- Have you been in close contact with anyone suspected to have, or diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days? (close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes)
- Have you traveled to any places designated as a “hot spot” in the past 14 days?
- Is your temperature over 100 degrees fahrenheit?
- Have you experienced any of the following in the past 48 hours: non-allergy related runny nose, frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, headache, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea?
- Do you feel at all sick today?
- Entrance will be denied to anyone if there is any concern they have COVID-19 or another communicable disease. In that case, we request that they not return until they have a medical evaluation or their symptoms are entirely gone. If someone has been in close contact with someone suspected to have, or diagnosed with COVID-19 or they have traveled to a designated “hot spot”, we request they wait a full 14 symptom-free days before returning to the studio. (Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes.)
- Studio entrance is the back door so that fewer people are walking through the class/session space and those entering are closer to the bathroom for access to handwashing.
- Hand sanitizer and disposable masks will be available near the back door.
- Weather permitting, doors will be propped open, so no need to touch door handles, but clients are asked to wait outside until 5 minutes before their scheduled class/session. If it is too hot, cold, or rainy, the doors won’t be propped open, and clients are allowed to wait in the back of the studio.
- Shoes must be left in the designated place at the back of the studio.
- Clients may chose to wear socks and/or gloves. They may also bring their own loops/handles and/or reformer towel.
- CDC information and guidelines for COVID-19 (including spread, prevention, symptom checks, etc.), California State gym reopening guidelines, and this document will be posted in public areas along with signage reminders of physical distancing, mask/face covering usage, and hand hygiene.
- Everyone, including employees, must maintain 6 feet of separation between them and others when at all possible and physical contact is to be avoided, even when greeting people.
- Until restrictions are more relaxed, employees are not allowed to give manual cues, manual stretches, or clean equipment for clients unless the client and employee agree to break the social distancing guidelines – at which time manual cueing is allowed for periods of less than 15 minutes and both people must be wearing masks.
- Masks must be worn at all times due to change in policy from the State.
Masks or face coverings are required in the studio except when actively engaged in exercise at least 6 feet from anyone else, at which time they are optional, but still recommended. Along with the State “strongly recommending” masks/face coverings in the vicinity of others, particularly if physical distancing cannot be maintained, we recommend wearing a mask/face covering during exercise, but because exercising with a mask on can induce hypoxia and/or trigger some health issues, we are not requiring them during exercise as long as people are physically distanced from other people. Even single layer fabric masks reduce the amount of droplets spread beyond personal space thereby increasing the amount of time people can be less physically distanced before they are at risk of sufficient exposure to COVID-19 and certain other communicable diseases. These masks/face coverings are not PPE and do not prevent spread.
- Masks must cover nose and mouth.
- Masks must be washed or discarded after each use.
- Do not share masks or other face coverings.
- Teachers will maintain a no-touch style of teaching except in the previously mentioned situation.
- Clients are asked to bring their own mask/face covering, towel, and water bottle. Disposable masks will be available for those who forget a mask.
- Clients are asked to keep their belongings with them. The cubbies will not be available for use.
- Non-participating guests are not allowed.
- In accordance with State recommendations, practicing good hand hygiene is required – wash your hands when you enter the studio, after your session, after using the restroom, and after coughing/sneezing. Using hand sanitizer is acceptable, but hand washing is preferred. We also recommend that you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching your face or adjusting your face covering.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow and face away from other people if possible.
- Proper hand washing is at least 20 seconds of scrubbing, and it includes all parts of the hands and wrists.
- Hand sanitizer used should be at least 60% alcohol.
- Employees must wash their hands upon arrival at the studio, after restroom use, after cleaning, after each session, and at the end of their shift. They are encouraged to wash their hands, but may use hand sanitizer, after sneezing, coughing, or touching their mask.
- All surfaces of every piece of equipment used during a class/session will be cleaned by the client to reduce exposure for employees and other people.
- For reformers, this includes carriage, headrest, shoulder blocks, footbars, loops/handles, safety straps, knobs, levers, springs, and boxes.
- Each reformer will have its own spray bottle with soap and water in it and a roll of paper towels.
- Employees will use disinfectant on the relevant equipment at the beginning of their shift, between sessions/classes whenever possible (this is not always possible due to the wait time) and at the end of their shift. The disinfectant will be sprayed on and left wet according to the manufacturer’s suggestion, which will be communicated to each employee and written on the bottle. If at all possible (and required if a client will be using the equipment right away), wipe down the equipment with water after the prescribed disinfecting time.
- We will also have disinfectant/sanitizer wipes or spray available to clients if they want to use them.
- Equipment may not be shared with other people without cleaning in between.
- Employees will participate in cleaning and disinfecting the studio regularly according to the posted checklist.
- Employees will wear disposable gloves and a mask while cleaning and will keep areas they are cleaning as well-ventilated as possible.
- Wipe or spray all high-touch surfaces at least 3 times each day with disinfectant (unless there are no classes or sessions during part of the day).
- This includes door handles (front door, back door, and bathroom), reformer spray bottles, hand sanitizer pumps/bottles, light switch in bathroom, bathroom faucet, soap bottle/pump, drawer handles, and toilet handle/seat/lid/bowl.
- Empty the trash cans and take the trash to the dumpster at the end of the day. If it is dark or the employee feels unsafe going to the dumpster, the trash cans should still be emptied into a bigger bag, and that bag should be tied closed tightly and left in the back office for the first person in the studio in the morning to take to the dumpster.
- Bathroom will be thoroughly cleaned/disinfected regularly.
- Clients are asked to exit the studio promptly after their class/session and avoid congregating indoors.
- Clients are asked to be respectful of others’ time when they are using the bathroom since we only have one.
Clients are required to report a positive COVID-19 test to Hilary Rogers. Hilary will call the Sacramento County Department of Health Services (916-875-2400) and follow their instructions, including any mandatory reporting. She will keep the infected person’s name confidential except when required by governmental agency, but will inform those who were in the studio with that person that they were in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
In the case of someone having been in the studio with suspected or diagnosed COVID-19, we will disinfect the studio in accordance with the CDC guidelines.
We reserve the right to change any of these policies and procedures at any time.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Anyone unwilling to comply with our policies and procedures will be denied service.