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SF Vaccination and Mask Mandate Update | Booster Welcome + Medical Exemptions 2/1/2022

Proof of Vaccination Required for Entry, Mask Optional for Up-to-Date Vaccinated Individuals, Medical Exepemtions, and Updated Policies


Hello Community,

Masking requirements are being lessened as of February 1st for individuals Up-to-Date with their vaccinations in stable cohorts. That means masks are optional at Rae Studios for those that are:

(a) two weeks past completing the full initial course of vaccines—either two doses of Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine


(b) one week past receiving a booster when eligible. This update still requires proof of vaccination to enter our studio.

The proof of vaccination does not apply to individuals ineligible for vaccinations, including children under 5 years old. Unvaccinated individuals with proof of medical exemptions will be allowed to enter with either a negative rapid antigen test taken within the day before entry or a negative PCR laboratory test taken within 2 days before entry. Tests taken before that time period will NOT be accepted. A photo taken of a self-administered rapid antigen test (such as an at-home test) is NOT acceptable proof of a negative test. Verification of the test result from a third party will be needed. A printed or electronic document from the test provider or laboratory may be used. Masks must be properly worn at all times. Those who fail to comply will be barred from entering.

All in-studio and outdoor classes will continue to operate without any physical distancing. Due to the highly transmissible nature of the virus and the continued surge in cases, we recommend everyone to continue wearing their mask when possible. For us, the health and safety of our staff, students, and community is our top priority. Our mission at Rae Studios has, and will always be for the well-being of our community while providing a healthy, progressive environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all. We understand the severity of the pandemic, as we have taken every precaution to make sure that all guidelines, with the addition of our own measures, comply with all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to social gathering and business directives, to proactively do our part to stop the spread of the virus. We are extremely proud to have been operating without any outbreaks due to our safety measures in place. We are closely monitoring and following official CDC and SFDPH recommendations and mandates. As things continue to change, we will adjust our safety measures and guidelines in alignment with the above agencies to ensure the well-being of our staff and community.

Getting a vaccination is quick, easy, safe, AND it's free regardless of immigration or insurance status. Vaccinations are available at your local hospital, CVS, Walgreen, Safeway, and more. Both walk-ins and appointments are available. Visit for more info.

Rae Studios has shifted some of our in-studio classes to a Hybrid format. These class updates are live on our website, MindBody, Classpass, and Gympass.

We've already brought back our Hybrid model for some classes, which allows our students to take classes in-person or from the safety of their homes. This will help keep reservations as high as possible and, most importantly, keep Rae Studios in business. This is a necessary step to ensure everyone's health and safety. This means that hybrid classes will have a virtual station set-up in Studio 1 & Studio 2. Please note, this action plan will be our temporary solution until cases decrease and masks mandates are fully lifted.

While we continue to make changes to our operations and schedule, we ask that you check the MindBody app to see the latest updates. All In-studio classes must be purchased through our website or through the MindBody app,


Steps Moving Forward:

  • Update class schedule with In-Studio, Livestream, and Hybrid class options. Click Here

  • Masks optional for folks "up-to-date" with their vaccination effective 2/1/2022

  • Proof of vaccination is required at entry

  • Medically exempt folks may attend in-studio classes with appropriate proof of negative tests

  • Increase airflow with open windows + medical-grade HEPA filtration air purifiers

  • Continue to provide sanitation stations located throughout the studio

  • Register in advance for contactless check-in

  • Returning to full class capacity

  • Safety signage posted throughout the studio

  • Kitchen Area closed - Bring your own water bottle

  • Update Safety Guidelines on website + FAQ page (click here)

Important Notes:

  • Please understand that the "Hybrid Model" is only temporary. Our goal will be to return back to holding in-studio classes and livestream separately, unless requested by the teacher.

  • See our MindBody schedule for the most up-to-date version of the schedule.

  • Flexibility with canceled classes. While we've been doing our part to stay safe, illnesses and family emergencies can arise due to the ongoing pandemic.

Transfers & Credits:

  • All pricing options remain the same. Monthly Unlimited Membership will remain available for all general in-studio and livestream classes. Single rates available for in-studio classes. Single and package options are available for livestream classes.

  • If you would like to convert your in-studio passes as credits for virtual classes, please contact

  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Visit our FAQ page for more info.


*See the most updated Events Page here

  • Sat 2/12 - Face Yoga & Skin fitness with Jenny McAteer rsvp: here

  • Sat 2/12 - The Art of Turfing with Scorpion rsvp: here

  • Sat 2/26 - Back 2 Basics Dancehall with Aimee rsvp: here

  • Sun 2/27 - Face Yoga & Skin fitness with Jenny McAteer rsvp: here

  • March 2022 - Launch of Q2 Performance Workshop Series (more coming soon)

Keep an eye out on MindBody for all upcoming special events and class updates


New to our virtual class experience? How's how it works:

  1. Create a Zoom account ( You can either download the Zoom app on your computer or on your mobile device.

  2. Make sure you are connected through WiFi for clear video streaming. Plug in ethernet cable for best results.

  3. Set up your device so that you can see and hear your teacher clearly.

  4. MUTE your mic when the class starts so that it doesn't interfere with the class instructions.

  5. Zoom links are sent out 10 minutes prior to class. Make sure to check your email that's associated to your MindBody account. Reminder to check your Spam folder.

  6. Please prepare your room for your dance or workout class. These classes are between 30-75 minutes. Please defer to MindBody class description for regarding props and additional notes.


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