Thankfully, my Silverdale, Washington practice re-opened in June under the guidelines of Proclamation 20-24.1 which allow non-urgent health care services to resume statewide if certain requirements are met. Here’s how we’ve been cooperating to successfully navigate the protocols to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
Both practitioner and client are screened for symptoms or exposure prior to appointment.
Clients have the option to wait in their car until their appointment time.
Hand sanitizer is provided in the reception area and treatment room.
Masks are worn throughout the appointment.
I wear a covering over my clothes which is changed between clients.
All items, massage tools, linens, and surfaces are laundered, cleaned, and disinfected between clients.
I use disinfectants that are effective and have minimal impact on the health of people and the planet. All meet the EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 with proper use. You can do further research on the EPA’s website - https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
I have taken the extra step to be certified in Infection Prevention and mostly use Rejuvenate disinfectants. The CDC has rated it 1-minute contact time in killing SARS-CoV-2. It carries the EPA’s highest safety rating, is non-toxic, non-irritating, and odor-free, and it poses no hormonal or fertility risks as is found in many other disinfectants.
I also added an air cleaner to the room with HEPA activated carbon filter, plus a UV light and negative ion generator.
It has always been my mission to provide you with clean facilities and proper procedures for your safety, so truly, most of the protocols required for COVID-19 prevention were already in place, and no matter the circumstances, I will maintain the same healing and nurturing environment to which you are accustomed.
If you have any questions about these guidelines, please reach out, and let’s talk about it.
Be well and powerful, Brandi