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Elevate Yoga + Wellness is committed to providing a safe workspace for our team and members. With that in mind, we’ve built this Studio Safety Protocol due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As our business reopens to the public, we want to ensure not only the safety of our members but the safety of the greater community that every person entering our studio will come into contact with. Every member and team member is expected to take part in implementing and complying with these measures.  

 

Our members are the core of our business and we’re incredibly serious about protecting the health of each and every one of them. We have built our Studio Safety Protocol with experts including a variety of concerns that have been brought before us so that everyone feels completely comfortable practicing in our studio.  

 

Our Studio Safety Protocol follows the CDC, state, and local health guidelines and HIPAA in relation to COVID-19 and includes:

  • Health Protocol

  • Hygiene Protocol 

  • Sanitation Protocol

  • Social Distancing Protocol

  • Waiver

With love,

Brandi + Amber

 

Practicing Safely Together

Reduced capacity will be in effect for all classes to ensure proper distancing can be enforced at all times

Limited time in studio will be allowed before and after classes and doors will be locked in between classes to prevent congregating

Ensure distance of at least 6 feet between you and others at all times 

We will be appointment based and will no longer accept walk ins

Bring your own mat and props as we will no longer be renting items out

Single use protocol will be in place for all aerial hammocks, towels and blankets

Only verbal cuing and demonstrations by teachers will be used and hands on assistance or adjustments will no longer be provided during classes

Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the studio for use by all

EPA grade disinfectants and cleaning supplies will be used at all times

All high-touch items, spaces, bathrooms, and areas will be sanitized after each use and between classes

If you aren't feeling well, have a fever, or have recently been ill, stay home for your own wellbeing and the health of your teachers and fellow yogis

Face coverings required when not participating in class

Before returning to the studio, please review the Studio Safety Protocol below.

Studio Safety Protocol

Before entering the studio for your first class or session, students will be required to review the below Studio Safety Protocol Plan below and acknowledge adherence to the plan in Wellness Living.

Health Protocol


The following procedures are being implemented to ensure that only healthy students and team members are entering the studio and so that students and team members may report when they are ill or experiencing symptoms. SELF-MONITORING This is required for all students and team members. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, immediately contact the studio at (602) 456-2762. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) Everyone must adhere to Maricopa County's recommendation of wearing a face covering when outside the home. Additionally, we recomend the use of gloves and / or socks.
TEMPERATURE CHECKS Everyone is required to check their temperature prior to entering the studio. If you have a temperature less than 100.4 degrees (per CDC recommendation) you are safe to enter the studio. If your temperature is above this set standard temperature we will cancel your session with no penalties. See below for standards of when you may return to the studio. SYMPTOMATIC / POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS If a student or team member shows any symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending the studio, they should immediately contact the studio at (602) 456-2762. We will review whom the individual has had contact with at the studio in the prior 14 days leading up to going into isolation from the studio. This will include all students and team members that the individual has had close contact with (close contact being within 6 feet for at least 5 minutes) as well as what areas of the studio and equipment the individual had touched or been in. If you have been in close contact (per the above definition) with an affected individual who tests positive for COVID-19 within their isolation period, you will be notified via email and phone call. Per the CDC guidelines, remain in isolation for 14 days and self-monitor for symptoms. Seek medical attention should you develop any symptoms. PRIVACY We are implementing policies to protect all team members’ and student’s health details and conditions. When notifying people who have had close contact with an affected individual, the identity and condition of the client will not be shared. RE-ENTERING STUDIO All students and team members who show symptoms may not re-enter the studio until at least 72 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and improvement in respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough, and at least 7 days have passed since symptoms began. SPATIAL DISTANCING All students and team members should practice social distancing by deliberately increasing the physical space between themselves and other people to at least six feet wherever possible.




Hygeine Protocol


Everyone must implement good hygiene and infection control practices at all times. These include: • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water at the beginning of their session and after using the restroom. • Use hand sanitizer when washing your hands isn't available. The studio will provide hand sanitizer stations throughout to further assist in this. • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a sleeve or tissue. • Wash your hands following coughing and sneezing and dispose of tissues in the trash. • Avoid touching your face when coughing and sneezing. This etiquette will be demonstrated on signage and supported by making tissues and touch-free trash receptacles available to everyone. • Avoid touching your face at all times. • Do not handle other individuals' belongings including phones and personal equipment.




Sanitation Protocol


Our studio will provide daily sanitation and housekeeping as normal, with additional cleanings and disinfection measures in between all classes. • We will no longer provide mats, blocks or bolsters to rent or borrow. Students may bring their own mat, but may not leave this mat at the studio. • We will have a strict 24-hour hold policy in place for items left behind. We will no longer have a lost and found. Items not claimed in 24-hours will be discarded. • Aerial hammocks and blankets will be a single-use protocol. • If a team member is diagnosed with COVID-19, the studio will be shut down for a minimum of 36 hours and a complete deep clean of the entire space will be performed. • Common areas are temporarily closed until further notice. • Restrooms will be wiped down following each use. Loitering in the hallway will be restricted. To use the restroom, students are asked to check in at the front desk first. • In between each class, all equipment used will be disinfected. • Each client will have 5 minutes following the end of the session to disinfect their mat, props and personal space. • The studio will be closed for 30 minutes between sessions for thorough additional disinfecting. • We have chosen cleaning products based on recommendations from the CDC and EPA. Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 based on data for harder to kill viruses.




Social Distancing Protocol


We will observe strict social distancing protocol to ensure close contact (contact of less than 6’) is limited. • Only students who have pre-scheduled appointments or classes will be allowed to enter the studio. No walk-ins will be permitted. • Everyone will enter through a single entrance, one at a time and maintain 6’ distance between people at all times. • Students will proceed to place personal belongings in cubbies upon entry. Students are asked to maintain 6' distance while they wait for cubbies. • After placing items in cubbies, students will proceed to the front desk for contactless check-in. • After checking in, students will proceed to the studio room one at a time, set up for class and remain in their designated personal space until class starts and during class.
• If props are needed, students are asked to bring them to their personal space prior to class beginning. If a blanket is needed, the instructor will provide prior to class begins. • Props used / provided by the student will be disinfected by the student and taken with them upon exiting. • Aerial hammocks and blankets used will be collected and disinfected by a team member following class. • No hands-on will be used during classes. All cues will be verbal or visual. The instructor, teacher or trainer will maintain a 6’ or greater distance from students at all times, unless assistance is required for safety purposes. • When the session ends, a team member will distribute cleaning supplies. Cleaning supplies will not be shared. The student will clean their equipment and leave one at a time from the studio. • All students and team members should practice social distancing by deliberately increasing the space between one another to greater than 6’ at all times.




Attendance & Membership Policy Updates


In light of COVID-19 we are updating our late cancellation, hold, cancellation, payment and refund policies. LATE CANCELATIONS: Late cancellations fees for illness or exposure to COVID-19 will be waived. If more than one late cancellation occurs, we may request emailed documentation to confirm the reason for late cancellation. NOTE: If you show any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please review the Health Protocol for when you can schedule your next session. HOLDS: All packages, sessions and memberships may be placed on hold for up to 14 days if a client is ill, diagnosed or has been exposed to COVID-19 or up until at least 72 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and improvement in respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough, and at least 7 days have passed since symptoms began. There is no fee for this type of hold. CANCELATIONS: Standard cancellation policies apply. REFUNDS: No refunds will be provided for memberships, packages or classes. If a student is ill, diagnosed or has been exposed to COVID-19, the studio will extend the expiration date of a class package up to 14 days. This may be extended based on the individual student’s situation.




Updated Waiver


As of this time all of our waivers of liability have been updated to include infectious disease within them. All students will be required to sign an updated copy in Wellness Living prior to reentering the studio.




Communication & Acknowledgement


This plan is being communicated to students and team members through our Studio Safety Protocol Plans, interior studio signage, and our Studio Safety Protocol Manual. Additional communication and training may be updated over email, phone calls, or updates to our manual. All team members are required to sign a current copy of this document upon their return to the studio. All students will acknowledge they have received a copy of the COVID-19 Studio Safety Protocol Plan and follow all policies and procedures contained within the plan via Wellness Living.





 

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Contact

text or call (602) 456-2762

Address

1001 N 3rd Ave | Ste 2

Downtown Phoenix, AZ

Studio Hours

Studio is open by appointment

Doors open 10 minutes before class

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