Covid-19 Safety 

I take Covid-19 and your safety very seriously, and I am implementing a number of measures to reduce transmission risk. Please note that while we can reduce risk, we cannot eliminate it. It is ultimately up to you to determine your risk tolerance. It is not recommended to come in for an appointment at this time if you are in a population with higher risk for severe illness from Covid-19. The CDC lists higher risk as including: 

  • People 65 years and older

  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility

  • People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:

  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma

  • People who have serious heart conditions

  • People who are immunocompromised

    • Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications

  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)

  • People with diabetes

  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis

  • People with liver disease

 Preparing for your appointment

Please reschedule your massage if you have the following symptoms. You will not be charged a late cancellation fee. I appreciate as much advanced notice as possible. As always, missing your appointment without contacting me will result in charging the full fee of the session. You will also be charged if I notice you expressing symptoms mid-session and have to end your appointment early. Thank you for your understanding.  

 

Reschedule with: 

  • Temperature at 100F or above

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion, sneezing, or runny nose that is not alleviated from removal of an allergen or allergy meds or supplements

  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

  • Muscle soreness with no clear explanation

  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain

  • If you feel unwell at all

     

Please wait to reschedule your appointment until you have been symptom-free for at least 3 days  without medication.

 

High risk activities- please wait 14 days to schedule if you have:

  • Been around someone with Covid-19 or symptoms mimicking Covid-19

  • Participated in air travel or long-distance bus or train travel

  • Traveled to an area with a high Covid-19 rate

  • Spent 10 minutes or more less than 6ft from someone outside your usual circle of contacts without wearing a mask. 

When you arrive

Bring your own water to your appointment. We will not have our usual glass cups and water available for use. 

Please wait outside. Text me to let me know you have arrived. It may take me a few minutes to respond. I will meet you outside the building at the bottom of the stairs, on Broadway St, and will lead you to an area to the side of the building where I will take your temperature with a touchless thermometer, and ask screening questions. Any temp of 100F or above will result in needing to reschedule your appointment. 

 

A properly fitted mask is required upon entry to the building and during your massage.

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Additional protocols I am implementing include: 

       Eliminating 90min appointments for now, and limiting number of daily and weekly clients. 

  • 45 minutes between clients for adequate sanitation. 

  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces with an EPA-approved non-toxic disinfectant.  

  • I will wear a mask throughout your appointment, and a face shield for face up head/neck/shoulder work. 

  • HEPA filter running throughout your appointment.

  • Leave window open during your appointment, weather-permitting, for better air circulation. 

  • Wear a new apron for each client. 

  • As always, maintain proper hand washing hygiene between clients

  • As always, I will reschedule your appointment if I am unwell. 

Feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, or comments. 

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