We understand the concern that can arise around attending classes during times of high illness transmission. Our top priority is the health and safety of our community’s moms, babies, teachers, and visiting experts. Below you will find New Mom School’s increased health and safety protocols, a physician opinion from Gigi Kroll, OB/GYN about the risk of attending our classes during these times, as well as information about our class environment so that you can feel confident while attending our program!
Studio Safety Measures:
- Medical-grade air filters have been added to each room in the studio
- The studio is professionally cleaned nightly and high-touch surfaces such as door handles and sink faucets are sanitized.
- Hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks are available to anyone who would like them
- Masking is optional. Please refer to the California Department of Health website for additional information on masking guidance.
A note from Dr. Gigi Kroll of Newport Center Women’s Health
“As we enter the winter months, there has been much awareness made about RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus), Influenza, and Covid-19. As mothers, it is important to take steps to protect ourselves and our children, but it is also necessary to understand the risks and allow ourselves to partake in activities that improve our overall well-being. I counsel my patients to get a flu and covid vaccine. I instruct them to avoid leaving the house if they have signs or symptoms of illness. I reassure them, that most young adults have already been exposed to RSV and have lasting immunity. Given the above, there is very little concern about participating in New Mom School. As the babies and moms are not touching each other, exposure risk among asymptomatic individuals is extremely minimal, and the benefit to new moms is huge! As always, wash your hands frequently and continue to engage in healthy habits throughout the winter season.”
Our Studio Environment
We do find that our setting is low risk for exposure due to the fact that most new moms are limiting their outings during their babies’ first few weeks and months of life. In addition, babies are kept close to their mothers, being held, worn, or left in their carriers while attending class.
If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been exposed to someone who is ill please remain home for the safety of our community. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
We look forward to welcoming you to class!
* If New Mom School must cease holding in-person classes for reasons outside of our control, we will continue our classes virtually, when reasonable. In this event, our refund policy will apply and we will be unable to issue any refunds or credits to any series in session at that time.