There’s no question that Covid-19 has had a massive impact on our society. Every day we hear report after report on the news, Facebook, or in conversation with friends. Everyone has been forced to make some heavy decisions. I’m no exception. After navigating this craziness for the last 18 months, I thought it would be good to express my thoughts and plans regarding Covid-19 and how it affects my business. Please understand that I don’t claim to be an expert on any of this, but like everyone else, I’ve had to take in all the information and make the best decisions I can. To that end here are some of my thoughts regarding Covid-19…
Masks: While I don’t wear a mask in my daily life unless required by law or by a business establishment, I’m happy to wear one for your session. I want everyone to be at ease and relaxed and if wearing a mask helps with that then I’m glad to do so. Just let me know during your planning call.
Vaccination: My family and I contracted Covid before a vaccination was available. I believe that we have some natural immunity as a result. When I was a kid in the 1970’s my dad had a horrible reaction to the swine flu shot. He contracted Guillan-Barré, a terrible illness that kept him bed ridden more than a year. It had terrible affects on my family. I’ve seen enough instances of bad reactions to this vaccine for me to believe that it isn’t worth the risk, especially when taking into consideration my natural immunity. And now we’re seeing evidence that even the vaccinated can transmit the disease. Taking all of that into account, I’ve decided not to take the vaccine. I don’t plan to get it at any point.
Testing: While testing isn’t 100% accurate, I believe it can be a useful tool. I’m happy to take a Covid-19 test no more than 3 days prior to a session at my client’s request. If I test positive, I will re-schedule the session at no cost to the client. Just let me know your request in plenty of time to take the test. Please know that if you request that I take the test, I fully expect you to do the same for everyone who will be attending the session. If anyone in your group receives a positive I will happily re-schedule for another date, but you will be required to cover any costs incurred as a result, for example studio and equipment rentals. I believe this to be a fair and reasonable policy.
Finally, if there’s anything I’m missing, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m glad to discuss these issues at any time.