Tazewell, Virginia – Friday, May 29, 2020, is the day that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced, residents would be required to wear a cotton face mask or face covering when entering a place of business or government building in Virginia.
Gov. Ralph Northam made this announcement on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
All of our students, tournament competitors, staff, black belts, trainers, spectators, and instructors will wear masks to comply with the rule in our dojo, tournament or anywhere we train and congregate.
While exemptions exist that include exercising we will exercise the exemption only when it is safe and makes sense.
To comply with the Governor’s orders, we now supply official cotton face masks that compliment our school uniforms in adult and child sizes. Our school colors are red, black, white but we have solid colors like yellow to match belt colors and our students personalities even!
Our students will notice that we have two styles of masks: elastic and strip ties. While most people gravitate towards cotton face masks that fasten around your ears for short term use, we have found that there are some really great reasons to wear strip tie masks and we’ve compiled 15 Benefits of Face Masks with Ties.
Our masks are made of 100% premium cotton and are breathable and comfortable. Best of all, they are washable for reuse! The can be worn over and over again and in other public places.
According to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Governor Northam stated, “As more businesses open to the public the people who work there are put in a vulnerable position and need protection.”
While facial masks are required by order, the Virginia Department of Health is tasked with investigations should any violations occur. We expect all those associated with our school to voluntarily comply. We know that our health is of utmost importance to maintain optimal body condition. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the Governor’s mandate as it pertains to masks and the safety of everyone. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.