For about two months, functions at Bend Yoga felt typical. 

The yoga and meditation studio positioned inside the Hibberd Developing on Western Avenue in downtown South Bend opened Feb. 28 in 2020, just two months ahead of getting shut down because of to the coronavirus pandemic. When reopening last summer season, operator Caitlin Hubbard stored lessons little and demanded individuals use masks. In May well, the CDC calm its mask advice for vaccinated folks and, weeks later on, Hubbard comfortable her protocols and increased class sizes.

But matters adjusted as area hospitalization charges greater in mild of the new delta variant.

“Just wearing masks, we did that when it was the very best possibility,” Hubbard reported. “And now we have a safer solution and that is to make guaranteed everybody is vaccinated.”