As many of you know, I am mainly taking current students, with limited openings for new students, in Studio. I also offer online video lessons, and am willing to teach you outdoors at a park, and have done so already, weather and time permitting.
For now, the new "normal" continues to be that I cannot and will not have direct contact with any student. Not only does it continue to be a mandate by the State, as well as Deschutes County, but ethically, I do not want to be responsible for anyone else contracting COVID by being a potential conduit, nor do I want to contract it myself.
For all of you who have been understanding and supportive and continue to be, and who continue to try to be healthy and considerate, and support my doing so as well, I appreciate you. Thank you all.
As per OHA and Governor Kate Brown (updated Sept 8, 2020) the following remains in effect at DWT, applicable excerpts shown, link to full guidelines follows posted excerpts;
Phase One and Phase Two Reopening Guidance – Fitness-related Organizations Authority: Executive Order No. 20-27, ORS 443.441, ORS 433.443, ORS 431A.010
This guidance applies to fitness-related organizations including but not limited to gyms, fitness centers, personal training, dance studios, and martial arts centers in Phase One and Phase Two counties.
To the extent this guidance requires compliance with certain provisions, it is enforceable as specified in Executive Order 20-27, paragraph 26.
For purposes of this guidance, the following definitions apply:
• “Full-contact sports” means sports that involve a requirement or substantial likelihood of routine, sustained close proximity or physical contact between participants, and includes but is not limited to football, rugby, wrestling, cheerleading, basketball, hockey, dance, water polo, men’s lacrosse.
Distancing and Occupancy: Fitness-related organizations are required to:
• Limit fitness class size to maximum occupancy of the room (as long as it ensures six (6) feet of separation).
• Consider holding fitness activities or classes outdoors if it can be done safely, when it does not violate any local ordinances, and when participants and instructors can maintain six feet of physical distance.
• Prohibit full contact sports
• For one-to-one personal training, maintain six (6) feet of physical distance between trainer and client. Trainer and client should thoroughly wash hands with soap and warm water or use hand sanitizer (60-95% alcohol content) immediately before and after appointment.