Human 2.0 COVID Policy

COVID POLICY for Human 2.0. 

Fitness members will be required to provide proof of double vaccination status or have a legitimate medical physician’s letter by Sept 22, 2021. Members will be required to sign a declaration confirming their vaccination status or their vaccination exemption. We will keep this information on file privately and securely. Under the present mandate, members will not be able to attend our classes if they have not complied with this requirement.

Everyone who enters the facility (members and employees) must wear a mask or face shield at all times. This includes when you are: 

  1. moving about the gym
  2. treating patients

Those who are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons are required to wear a face shield at all times, other than indicated above.

Coaches are required to wear a mask at all times except when they are teaching a class AND you can maintain social distancing from the members. 

Fitness participants may remove their mask or face shield temporarily during exercise as directed by coaches. 

All other employees are required to wear a mask or face shield at all times. Employees may remove their mask or face shield temporarily, when inside the office alone, or when eating or drinking. When you are finished eating, your mask or face shield must be put back on. 

All employees must comply with one of the following:

  1. Provide proof of double vaccination status.
  2. Provide a doctors letter explaining what medical grounds preclude your vaccination.
  3. Provide a letter from senior clergy explaining what religious grounds preclude your vaccination

Should you decide to  defer vaccination, or cannot be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons, you must be tested biweekly (Monday and Thursday) with a rapid antigen test that will be provided in the workplace as a courtesy. Due to the logistics and the expense associated with testing, we will not be testing members who are unvaccinated. Unvaccinated members will not be allowed to attend our classes.

The requirement for vaccine passports in higher-risk settings is acceptable during a pandemic, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has found,

“While receiving a COVID-19 vaccine remains voluntary, the OHRC takes the position that mandating and requiring proof of vaccination to protect people at work or when receiving services is generally permissible under the Human Rights Code (Code) as long as protections are put in place to make sure people who are unable to be vaccinated for Code-related reasons are reasonably accommodated,” it said in a statement Wednesday. “This applies to all organizations.” 
 

Employers have an obligation to accommodate people who have not been vaccinated due to a Code-protected ground such as disability or a medical exemption such as a severe allergy to the vaccines.

People with a medical exemption must obtain proof of this is writing from a physician (MP), registered nurse extended class (RNEC) or a nurse practitioner (NP), the OHRC says.

“Proof of vaccine and vaccine mandate policies, or any COVID testing alternatives that result in people being denied equal access to employment or services on CODE grounds, should only be used for the shortest possible length of time,” the OHRC warned. “Such policies might only be justifiable during a pandemic. They should regularly be reviewed and updated to match the most current pandemic conditions, and to reflect up-to-date evidence and public health guidance.”

We have posted this policy in its entirely in our staff and members groups. We will be transparent with our members and the public about the steps we are taking to make Human 2.0 a safe place to be. We look forward to a time when this policy is no longer required.

Chris and Mandy Raynor