COVID-19 HIPPA issues & facts regarding our drive school & Doing business with our clients.
You Must respond back via Text or Email 'I Agree' to HIPPA policy blog' after reading the following:
Sorry to sound harsh and this is NOT political (as one parent tried to accuse).....but:
1) Per Federal HIPPA laws, It is up to our instructors if they wish to be vaccinated and/or wear masks so please do not demand our instructors wear masks or prove their vaccination status! This would be a violation of their Federal HIPPA Privacy regarding their medical records and thus none of our business and none of anybody else's business.
Therefore, please do not violate our instructors HIPPA privacy. This is NON-NEGOTIABLE as we are not going to be in violation of Federal HIPPA laws and don't want our clients to be in violation as well.
2) Likewise, per Federal HIPPA privacy laws, we do not require our students to be vaccinated or wear masks as that is totally up to each student (and parents). We respect True Facts and True Science at our driving school, not Media falsehoods and Faux Science (see Facts and Studies at bottom) and we also respect our State and US Constitution and each person's rights under those Constitutions. This too is NON-NEGOTIABLE....so if you purchase our services you agree (by replying back 'I Agree to HIPPA policy' to this particular blog for each persons privacy to make up their own minds on these issues!
If you disagree, we would hate to lose your business, but would ask that you explore other driving schools!! To date, we've only had one parent out of hundreds who chose to take their business elsewhere and that's ok with us as we want to address this issue up front before we get to your drives and then it becomes an issue!
*Even before this whole Covid-19 virus became an issue, we sanitized our cars interiors with Lysol disinfectant after each drive! (Especially if the student appeared to have a cold or sniffles)
*We ALWAYS have hand sanitizer in the cars available to both student and staff!
*If the student chooses to wear a mask, we respectfully ask that it be freshly laundered or if disposable to be brand new for each of our drives. We keep brand new masks in the glove compartments just in case. Please advise your student accordingly so this is not an issue! Old dirty masks DO harbor dangerous bacteria.
**We realize that all of us have varied opinions on Covid-19 as well as vaccines, etc. but let us set the record straight regarding the 'mask' issue with some actual facts as this is an issue of confusion to many:
Scientific FACTS (not our opinion) & NOT Politics:
1) No person (regardless of whether they have a PHD or MD behind their name or not) can cite just one Scientific 'Peer-Reviewed' study that proves that masks stop the transmission of virus's! In fact, there are studies (Peer-Reviewed) that proved just the opposite:
a) Study done by American Association of Physicians and Surgeons ( https://aapsonline.org/ ) Average virus size is 0.08 – 0.12 μm where the average microscopic hole size of masks is 100μm !!! You don't have to have a PHD or MD behind your name to understand basic Science 101. That kind of size difference is obvious that virus's go freely through the masks.
b) Danish Study on mask safety (https://fee.org/articles/new-danish-study-finds-masks-don-t-protect-wearers-from-covid-infection/)
c) 16,000 Physicians and Scientists Agree Kids Shouldn’t Get Covid “Vaccine” https://truthbasedmedia.com/2021/12/15/16000-physicians-and-scientists-agree-kids-shouldnt-get-covid-vaccine/
d) 47 studies confirm ineffectiveness of masks for COVID and 32 more confirm their negative health effects: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/47-studies-confirm-inefectiveness-of-masks-for-covid-and-32-more-confirm-their-negative-health-effects/