COVID-19 RE-OPENING POLICIES
PLEASE NOTE: Due to rising Covid rates and the Delta variant surge, I have made the decision to see ONLY clients who are FULLY VACCINATED, AND past their 2-week waiting period. This will remain in effect until there is a significant drop in the Delta infection rate.
Proof of vaccination will be required for all appointments.
While the virus is active in the community, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), people with any of the following underlying conditions are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 – People 65 and older, Asthma (moderate to severe), Diabetes (type 1 & 2), Severe Obesity, Compromised Immunity, Chronic Kidney, Heart, Lung, or Liver Disease, Cancer Diagnosis, Blood Disorders.)
Anyone with one or more pre-existing health conditions should discuss their specific vulnerability with their doctor BEFORE scheduling an appointment.
Also, anyone who has had COVID-19 may be at higher risk for blood clots. Current massage guidelines dictate light pressure ONLY under these circumstances.
Once we schedule your appointment, I will email a health intake and an informed consent form with COVID-19 related information and precautions for you to sign. Please print out a copy, fill them out and sign them, and bring them with you to your appointment. If you do not have email or a printer, I’ll have extra copies here for you.
The day before your appointment, I will call, email or text you to check in about your health. If you’re experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, we will reschedule your session.
If you feel ill on the day of your appointment, please stay home. There is no penalty for canceling your appointment.
When you arrive for your session, please call or text me from your car, and I’ll let you know when I’m ready for you to come into the office (413-250-0033). We’ll review your health intake information BEFORE you come in order to keep talking (and aerosol production) in the treatment room to a minimum.
If you bring a water bottle, please leave it and any bags, purses, hats, etc., anything non-essential to your session, in the car.
You MUST wear your mask to enter the building and at ALL TIMES during your session, even if you are fully vaccinated. This is for the safety of others coming in AFTER you. Valve type masks, bandanas, or scarves do not count as masks. I have appropriate surgical masks available if you need one. Both NOSE AND MOUTH MUST be covered at ALL times.
When you enter the building, please wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer. I will do the same before your session. When you leave the office, you must again use hand sanitizer.
Two air purifiers with HEPA filters will be running in the room throughout your session. When possible, the window will be open for increased ventilation. I am still in Suite 4, but I have MOVED across the hall for the window/fresh air to help keep us safe.
Between client appointments, I will be using hospital grade disinfectant, and allowing extra time between clients to change the air. Then the table will be made up with clean linens and a clean blanket.
For safety’s sake, in order to minimize aerosols and the possibility of spreading the virus, talking before, during, and after sessions must be limited. I apologize in advance.
Please notify me if you become ill within 14 days after your session so that my family and I can be tested, traced, and quarantined to prevent further spread of the virus.
I know this is a LOT of information. I trust you to help keep us all safe, and I hope you trust me to do the same. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about any of the new requirements.
Thank you so much for your patience and your loyalty. I look forward to seeing you and working together.