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FACE MASK FAQS

MASK POLICY

Masks are required for all individuals in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status from December 15, 2021 through February 15, 2022 (surgical masks or higher-level respirators are recommended).

For a full list of mask requirements and the most recent updates click here.

Masks and Proof of Vaccination or negative test results Required in Contra Costa County

Effective 12/29/21, masks are now required in our Contra Costa County clubs at all times per county mandate, even if you are fully vaccinated. All members ages 12+ must also show proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results (within 3 days) to enter our Antioch, Brentwood and Concord locations. Please allow extra time for check-in.

FAQS

WHY ARE WE WEARING MASKS/FACE COVERINGS?

Cloth masks/face coverings are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth mask/face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source control. This CDC recommendation, California state mandate, and In-Shape Health Club requirement is based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, paired with emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that shows cloth masks/face coverings reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth. COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), so the use of cloth masks/face coverings is particularly important in settings where people are close to each other or where social distancing is difficult to maintain.

WHAT TYPE OF MASK/FACE COVERING IS ACCEPTABLE AT IN-SHAPE?

Any solid cloth, preferably with three layers of cloth, that achieves the following:

  • The mouth and nose are fully covered
  • The covering fits snugly against the sides of the face so there are no gaps
  • You do not have any difficulty breathing while wearing the cloth mask/face covering
  • The cloth mask/face covering can be tied or otherwise secured to prevent slipping

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FACE COVERINGS, HOW TO WEAR THEM, CLEAN THEM, ETC.?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization