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Keeping Safe: My Post-Covid Sick Policy

Updated: May 25

It's been a few years since Covid-19 blew into town and knocked us on our asses. Life has mostly returned to normal, but the Rona changed how seriously I take sick days.

Not everyone has a healthy immune system, PTO, or health insurance. So a minor cold for one person could turn into pneumonia for another or an eviction notice for someone else.

Because of this, precautions against the spread of germs are necessary, and I take them seriously. In this post, I'll share my sick policy, standard procedures, and other frequently asked questions related to Covid-19.

Are you vaccinated against Covid-19?

Yes, I am vaccinated against Covid, though I don't require my clients to be. I received my most recent booster on March 18th, 2022.

Do you wear a mask?

No, I don't wear a mask in my office. I'm fully vaccinated, and my office is low-risk. However, if you are immunocompromised and prefer I wear a mask for your appointment, I will gladly do so.

What's your sick policy?

If you experience fever, nausea, chills, vomiting, or diarrhea within 24 hours of your appointment, contact me ASAP to reschedule. If you arrive with these symptoms, I'll politely refuse service and enforce the cancellation policy. Likewise, if I'm sick on the day of your appointment, I'll message you to reschedule.

If I have a minor cold but still feel capable of giving a great massage, I'll give you the option to keep or reschedule your appointment. If you have a mild cold and still want to come, please provide me with the same courtesy. Communication is imperative when planning for high-risk individuals, important obligations, or special occasions.

How do you prevent the spread of germs?

I wash my hands before setting up for the day, before and after every massage, after resetting the treatment room and doing laundry, and after using the restroom, sneezing, or blowing my nose.

The massage table, padding, table warmer, and face cradle are all covered with a heavy-duty table protector to make sanitation easier.

Fresh, clean linens are used for every client, washed with detergent in hot water, and dried on high heat.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer, tissues, and no-touch trash cans are easily accessible in the treatment room and bathroom.

All surfaces are disinfected regularly, an air purifier remains in use, and the air filters are changed on schedule.

Until Next Time

Did you know you can boost your immune system with a few essential healthy habits? I created a free downloadable PDF with 5 Easy Steps to Better Health, and those same steps can help you fight sickness, too! So grab your copy, book your next massage, and start becoming a healthier version of yourself today.

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