For the safety and consideration of your fellow students and the comfort of your child, please do not bring attend when ill or bring sick children to class or camp.
Please stay home or keep your child(ren) out of class if they have been experiencing any of the following in the previous 24 hours:
- an unexplained rash,
- mouth sores (especially in oral-staged children),
- persistent and frequent cough that interferes with your child’s class involvement or poses a risk to others,
- extremely runny nose, or
- any other contagious illness.
Please note that older children too sick to attend school should not be tagging along to yoga class.
Breathing Space is taking the following steps to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (and other infectious diseases):
- We strongly encourage all participants to stay current with COVID-19 and other vaccines. Beginning with classes/camps with a start date after April 1, we will no longer be requiring or verifying vaccination. This policy is subject to change if conditions warrant or public health regulations change;
- As of Mar 1, 2023, community spread remains low, so masks are optional in all classes. If transmission rates change, we may reinstitute a mask requirement;
- The studio is well-ventilated, with more than the recommended HVAC air-exchange rate, and runs two large air purifiers during classes;
- Students agree to follow DC DOH recommendations for quarantine after COVID-19 exposure or travel.
See our full COVID Health & Safety Policies.
Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children and some people with weakened immune systems may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. (Source: CDC)
In the case of a flu diagnosis, or suspected, please keep your child home for a full week from becoming symptomatic.
You’re generally contagious with a cold 1-2 days before your symptoms start, and you could be contagious as long as your symptoms are present—in rare cases, up to 2 weeks. (Source: Ceder-Sinai.org)
While you are most contagious in the first 2-4 days of symptoms, resuming daily activities without exposing others depends on both your immune system and your ability to follow hygiene protocols. Most small children have trouble with the later. If your child has a frequent cough, and is not yet reliable about coughing into their sleeve, or a very runny nose, they are likely to expose others to the lingering virus. Please stay home until the symptoms subside.
As long as COVID-19 community spread rates remain low, masks are optional in all classes. However, a properly fitted face mask can also reduce transmission of other respiratory diseases, including colds.
If a participant ages 2+ is recovering from an illness that is not COVID, and is occasionally coughing or sniffling, a mask should be worn. Participants too young to wear a mask or reliably cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing should stay home while they are showing symptoms.
We have a very liberal make-up policy so please take advantage of that if your child (or you) is ill.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to do a makeup from camp. See our camp policies for more details.