FACE MASK FAQS
The State of California has issued an update on the mask requirement:
Starting Tuesday, March 1st the CDPH is no longer requiring masks indoors for members.
If you are unvaccinated, it is recommended that you consider wearing a mask indoors. All team members and any individuals in the kid zone must wear a mask until further notice.
For a full list of mask requirements and the most recent updates click here.
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