(Video is of the GermGuardian AC4825 Air Purifier with HEPA & UVC)
What I'm doing in my business for Covid-19.
The COVID-19 Health & Informed Consent Form must be filled out for every appointment. Save interaction time, download and print it now or download and use the fillable options of the form and email it back to me. Fill it out no more than 48 hours before the session. Not any earlier, please. If you don't or forget to bring it, I'll have a paper copy for you.
Limited service menu—I'll add additional services in the future.
I've staggered my appointments and am limiting my amount of bookings. That way, I can minimize contact between each client, and allow for cleaning.
I'm thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing all high-touch areas before and after each appointment.
Masks are required to enter the building and for the entire massage session. I'll be in full PPE compliance. (image down below) If you forget a mask, I've got one for you.*Adjustments can be made to make you more comfortable wearing a mask face down.
When you arrive, please text or call me. Maybe you forgot your phone. Then just come in at your scheduled time. I'll be waiting for you.
The waiting room is temporarily closed. Additional guests will not be permitted to wait inside.
I'll have you wash your hands upon entering. 20 seconds minimum.
I'll use a contactless electronic thermometer to take your temperature and record for my notes. I'll be pointing it at your wrist.
I'll ask you a couple of questions before we proceed: 1) Have you had a fever in the last 24 hours of 100°F or above? 2) Do you now, or have you recently had, any respiratory or flu symptoms, sore throat, or shortness of breath? 3) Do you now, or have you recently had, any chills, muscle aches, new loss of taste or smell, or new rashes or lesions? 4) Have you been in contact with anyone in the last 14 days who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has coronavirus-type symptoms? *If you answer yes to any of these, we have to cancel the appointment without penalty and reschedule. Keep these questions in mind before your appointment that day and then we can cancel and reschedule way before your appointment time. That way you won't be bummed out that we had to cancel when you were right there in the office. That would be terrible. Are these not the same questions that are on the form I downloaded and filled out? Yes, yes it is.
Before the session, you will have to sign a consent form for potential contact tracing.
I do ask that we remain in minimal necessary in-session conversation mode through the duration of the session.
Two Air Purifiers with HEPA & UVC light are used while in session. An additional stand alone UVC device is always on in my room.
On your way out of the building, I'll have you wash your hands again before you leave or use the hand sanitizer.
The last thing I do is open a window for fresh air and turn on an 80w UV Disinfection Lamp which is equipped with 7 real UVC chips and 158 UVA chips. It has a 99.99% Sterilization Rate.
The other therapists in the building are also as thorough and diligent as I. A cleaning log is kept of shared spaces.
The protocols I have are a combo of rules and regulations from the state of Massachusetts, my insurance company which is ABMP, and a professional organization called the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.
My PPE consists of safety glasses, masks, face shields (not pictured), and smocks. Masks and smocks are changed for each client. Safety glasses are sanitized. Face shield is used when near the arms and face, while the client is face up. The face shield is sanitized. My smocks are chef coats. I always thought they looked super cool.