NO masks required!
NO vaccinations required!
Truly? Yes, the CDC has cleared our area, along with 98% of the USA, based on current transmission and hospitalization rates. See their online report for Chester County, PA. We are in a low risk area. Their only recommendations are:
Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.
If you decide wear a mask when at the Ashram or Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, we will support you in your decision.
We’ve all been waiting for this, so long in coming. Yet, now that it is upon us, it feels a little strange. That simply means you’ve gotten used to distancing and hiding.
“I hope you get over it soon! A yogi adapts to change like a bird riding the wind — quickly, easily and gracefully.”
The reality is that we don’t know how long this will last. Predictions change weekly, meaning that nobody knows what’s going to happen. But that has always been a fact of life, change is the constant. We’ve been through many changes in various waves of this pandemic, including being locked down for months, then living under stringent restrictions for a long time. All this was to preserve our health as well as our health care system, overwhelmed by the number of serious cases.
With the improvements in medical response to this virus, along with the high vaccination rate in the USA and the viral mutations, the hospitalization rate has dropped. It’s such a significant change that the CDC changed how they measure the risk. In a low risk area like ours, only 1 in 10,000 people has been diagnosed recently, which is 0.01% of the population.
Regardless of where you landed personally on the vaccine question, it’s no longer a factor. In low risk areas like ours, you are welcome to participate in indoor group activities with others, including yoga and meditation. Come on in!
We do continue to follow CDC recommendations and ask for your open-hearted cooperation:
- If you have been exposed, quarantine for 5-20 days and get tested.
- If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested.
- Indoors, maintain improved ventilation (which our HEPA-quality air filtration provides).
- Have testing readily available (which our COVID-partner Urgent Care provides).
We hope you’re ready to come to our On-Site programs, while you still have a wealth of online programs and freebies to enjoy.