URGENT: COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION!
MODO YOGA NEWMARKET
URGENT!
COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION

Dear Modo Yoga Newmarket Community,

This has been a challenging time for many of us, and our current climate is constantly changing as we do our very best to be mindful of guidelines set out by our health & government officials.

It's been wonderful to have the support of those of you who have been with us throughout this pandemic- in studio/virtually/via email.  We are so grateful that we have managed to continue operating and providing the services that so many have found to be invaluable to their mental, physical and emotional health and well being.

As many of you know, there is a real concern that that the modified Stage 2 rollback that has occurred in Toronto, Ottawa, and Peel regions; may also be placed in York Region.  Unfortunately, yoga studios have also been categorized with big box gyms.  Our facility operates much differently than a big box gym.

WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW MORE THAN EVER AS WE FIGHT TO STAY OPEN!

We have created a template in hopes that, as a member and supporter of this community, you will take the time to use this template and email it to:

Mayor John Taylor: jtaylor@newmarket.ca
And copy York Region's Chief Medical Officer:
Karim Kurji: Dr.Karim.Kurji@york.ca

EMAIL TEMPLATE
Dear Mayor Taylor,

I am writing to you to express my concerns that the Government of Ontario will apply the modified Stage 2 to York Region; and that yoga studios are classified as gyms.  

I attend the Modo Yoga Newmarket studio which is located in York Region and where there is a growing concern that the Public Health Measure currently in place, that has closed yoga studios in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel, will be applied across the board in York Region.    

The yoga studio I attend is a small individually-owned yoga studio, not a "Big-Box" corporate gym.  The owners have implemented many Public Heath measures and health and safety protocols in the studio in order to keep the members and communities safe, and the studio free from COVID-19. 

They are operating at less than 50% of their capacity, masks are mandatory, temperature checks are taken, and Covid Screening questions are asked.  Each class is a separate pod; with extensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols are applied before, during and after every class.  A Fresh air exchanger (HRV) is used before, during and after classes; along with a Medical Grade H13 Jaspr HEPA Air Purifier.

I feel safe attending this studio because the owners are dedicated and committed to following all the necessary guidelines and protocols.

Yoga is a major part of my health and well being; as its supports my mental, physical and emotional health. 

I ask that the government consider a targeted approach and not a cookie cutting approach to keeping businesses open.

Do not penalize or shut down businesses and/or municipalities with low or no outbreaks.  And most importantly, please consider not classifying yoga studios as gyms.

The impact for small businesses to close for another 28 days will result in an economic downturn and additional permanent closures.  In addition, it will affect the financial, mental and physical well-being of many citizens in the Province of Ontario.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

If you have any questions please reach out to us at: info@modoyoganewmarket.com

Thank you so much for your continued support,
Modo Yoga Newmarket Family

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