RECHARGE Face Mask and Face Covering Policy
In the midst of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, RECHARGE wants to assure you of its continued commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy environment and that we are taking additional measures to protect you and our employees from the spread of COVID-19. As part of those efforts, we are implementing a Face Mask and Face Covering Policy.
The Need for Face Masks and Face Coverings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that face masks and other cloth face coverings can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially when social or physical distancing cannot be accomplished and in areas of significant community spread. In addition, the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department (KCHD) requires face masks be worn indoors when interacting with customers or other members of the public where social distancing cannot be accomplished or maintained.
This Face Mask and Face Covering Policy is a key part of our overall strategy and commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although knowledge about the virus and how it spreads continues to evolve, based on the information we have now, we believe these measures will help limit its spread because, among other things:
- COVID-19 is highly contagious.
- The virus generally spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and respiratory droplets from their mouth or nose enter the nose or mouth of people nearby.
- A person with the virus may not have any symptoms but may still spread it.
We appreciate your full cooperation and compliance with this and other health and safety workplace policies to make them effective.
When Face Masks Are Required
Following the CDC’s guidance and KCHD’s requirements, RECHARGE requires that you wear a face mask indoors when:
- Using RECHARGE equipment
- Interacting with employees when a minimum of six-foot social distancing cannot be achieved.
RECHARGE recommends that you wear a face mask at all other times (except when eating or drinking) while on RECHARGE premises.
RECHARGE also requires all customers/clients/contractors/workplace visitors to wear a face mask at all times/under the same conditions as employees when on RECHARGE’s premises.
Acceptable Face Masks
RECHARGE will provide reusable face masks to all guests when visiting the studio.
Alternatively, you may use your own reusable cloth face covering if it complies with the CDC recommendations. Based on current guidance, any cloth face covering must:
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.
- Be secured with ties or ear loops.
- Include multiple layers of fabric.
- Allow for breathing without restriction.
- Be capable of being laundered and machine dried without damage or change to its shape.
If you require an accommodation regarding this policy for reasons based on religion, disability, or other grounds protected by federal, state, or local laws, please let RECHARGE know when checking in for your service.
RECHARGE will engage in an interactive dialogue with you to determine the precise limitations of your ability to comply with this face mask policy and explore potential reasonable accommodations that could overcome those limitations. RECHARGE is not required to make the specific accommodation requested and may provide an alternative effective accommodation, to the extent any reasonable accommodation can be made without imposing an undue hardship on RECHARGE.
Government and public health guidelines and restrictions and business and industry best practices regarding COVID-19 are changing rapidly as new information becomes available and further research is conducted. RECHARGE reserves the right to modify this policy at any time in its sole discretion to adapt to changing circumstances and business needs, consistent with its commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.
RECHARGE appreciates your consideration and cooperation during this dynamic time.