Currently, many local studios are closed, upcoming events/festivals have been postponed or canceled, and we’ve been directed to distance ourselves from social settings or, in some cases, shelter in place.
During this difficult time, when social distancing has become required or recommended, IKYTA advises that all in-person yoga instruction be suspended until the need for physical distancing has passed.
We continue to stress the importance of preventing the spread of infection and share the following information being circulated by healthcare officials:
- Avoid getting closer than six feet to anyone;
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that has 60-95% alcohol. This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash, and then wash your hands;
- Stay home if you are sick;
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly;
- Monitor the WHO and CDC websites for travel advisories and follow their recommendations.
Questions or personal concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) should be directed to your local healthcare provider.
There is an overwhelming amount of information circulating online, in the news, and on social media regarding the novel coronavirus, the disease it causes (COVID-19), and overarching health and safety precautions. It can be difficult to weed through various sources of information. Thus, IKYTA highly recommends the websites below for the most up-to-date guidance: