COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES
WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS (UPDATED 3/4/21)
The purpose of this plan is to communicate the requirements for Yoga Samadhi instructors and patrons in support of in-person classes at Yoga Samadhi Columbia Gorge in White Salmon, WA. For additional information, contact the studio owner, Pamela Stone Chambers.
In-studio yoga classes will be held by trained instructors. To attend an in-studio class, patrons must register and pay for the specific class online, through Wellness Living. Patrons may register by going to or through the Wellness Living Achieve App. Yoga Samadhi’s website: www.columbiagorgeyoga.com, under Schedule, Online Classes, also has a link to Sign-in to Wellness Living. Online registration & payment will minimize person-to-person contact and monetary exchange during check-in. For Phase 3, "the occupancy of the facility may not exceed 50 percent of the fire code occupancy rating, or 200 people max, whichever is less." For Yoga Samadhi = 20 participants. When you register for a class, it’s important that you are in good health and can answer “no” to the following questions. You will be asked to verify this upon entering the studio. If you are feeling ill, do not come to the studio.
Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
Have you had a loss of taste or smell?
Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
Studio Entrance and Check-In
Washington State requires that patrons arrive at the studio wearing a face covering and keep the face covering on while inside the studio. Access to the studio is through the front door. Signage has been placed at the entrance and throughout the facility to instruct and remind patrons of the enhanced social distancing requirements. When you enter the studio, check-in at the front desk. If there are more than two patrons waiting in the front entrance to check-in, please wait outside until the area clears. You will be asked to sanitize your hands and confirm your negative answers to the questions above. In addition, you will be asked to confirm that you have read the Safety Guidelines and are committed to upholding our safety protocol while in the studio. Please ensure your contact information on file with the studio is up to date in your Wellness Living account. The studio will keep a log of every participant in each in-studio yoga session in the event that contact tracing is required at a later time.
Washington State Safety and Health Requirements All Phases:
Please stay home when sick or if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19. Any person with symptoms of COVID-19, or who has been in close contact with a person who is confirmed positive for COVID-19, may not enter the studio space or participate in studio classes. Please attend our Online Classes to stay safe until you have fully healed and self-quarantined for 10-14 days.
Masks: Masks are required in the studio for staff and participants at all times.
Physical Distance: A minimum of 6 feet of physical distance must be maintained between staff and clients at all times, where possible. Six feet of distance must also be maintained between participants at all times. The studio floor has been marked to ensure at least ten feet between each mat. When entering the studio, choose an empty spot and place the top of your mat at the mark.
Hygiene: All patrons and staff are required to wash their hands or use the facility-provided hand sanitizer upon entrance to the facility and prior to entering the studio. Soap and water are in the bathroom; hand sanitizer that contains the required 60-90% alcohol content is located at the front entrance, front desk and in the back of the studio.
Cleaning: Shared equipment is disinfected before and after each use. High-use areas and restrooms are cleaned and disinfected regularly. CDC guidelines for cleaning & disinfection are followed at all times.
Ventilation: Ventilation is important to have good indoor air quality. All ventilation systems operate properly; ceiling fans are always on, and a medical-grade air filter is always running. When possible, air circulation & ventilation is increased by opening windows and doors. Please keep in mind that the studio may be cooler than usual.
Props: Please bring all props and your yoga mat from home. If you do not have a bolster, you may borrow one of our bolsters provided you cover it with a towel or blanket from home. Sanitizer and cloth rags are available to you to wipe down your mats before and/or after your yoga session. Please feel free to use them and place used cloths in the bin provided. Patrons are required to bring their own water bottles. Water bottles may be filled using the water dispenser located outside of the restroom. Please sanitize your hands before touching the dispenser.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we begin again to offer in-person classes while following all Safety Guidelines.
We are thankful for you, our community, every day.