The health of our bodies and microbiomes may depend on society's return to lifestyles that expose us to bacteria, despite the risks.
This is one of those things you should consult with a lawyer about. Different states have different laws which affect the handling of private information, and you fall under the laws for your state. And, you are responsible for obeying the laws even if you don't know them. I hate paying the attorneys too, but sometimes you need to.
You might try sending an email beforehand saying that you would greatly appreciate it if those who haven't been vaccinated would wear a mask around you. Those who don't wear the mask you'll assume are vaccinated and won't ask about, so you'd appreciate their honesty. People generally do well with the honor system because they like being treated like adults.Personally, I do what the county requires (which is how California works currently). I don't ask clients to do anything as they either do it on their own or have a good reason not to (already been vaccinated, has difficulty breathing, etc.), and they usually let me know within the first minute of my visit.Whatever you choose to do, keep in mind that you're an invited guest in their home. They don't have to listen to you, and you don't have to work for them. I like David's suggestions of referrals for those clients you don't want to work with. Sometimes it's better that way anyway.
I am vaccinated as are many of my customers (though not all). I still mask and still ask customers to mask even if vaccinated. The variants remain a concern. It might be noted that California currently has very low infection rates which can be attributed to increasing vaccinations and general compliance with strict masking requirements.
My covid protocols are posted on my website and customers who book appointments are directed there to read and acknowledge.
Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols
(In accordance with the Illinois Department of Health)
I am now fully vaccinated, however I will continue to wear a mask and latex gloves for your protection.
A mask is required for any unvaccinated person coming into the room within my proximity for my protection.
Please keep a minimum 6 foot distance from each other, children and pets.
I will disinfect the keys before the tuning.
You can help by providing access to the washroom and paper towels for hand washing.
If anyone in your home is not feeling well or if you would prefer to postpone the appointment for a later date, please let me know so we can reschedule.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by telephone or email.