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Face Masks/Coverings

MASK UPDATE: Per the CDC and California Department of Public Health, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. Please consider bringing one with you and wearing it while in the club. It is not required unless you are not vaccinated or are in counties where it is mandated. Masks are required for our Team Members at all times, any member not vaccinated, and everyone inside the Kid Zone at all times.


Masks are required indoors at all times for the following clubs: 

  • Antioch
  • Brentwood
  • Capitola
  • Cathedral City
  • Concord
  • Modesto McHenry North
  • Modesto Floyd
  • Modesto Prescott
  • Napa
  • Palmdale East
  • Palmdale West
  • Santa Maria
  • Turlock Monte Vista
  • Vallejo Lincoln Rd.
  • Woodland



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

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