procedures + protocols
Owner and LMT Emily Harding is fully vaccinated, having received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine in January and February of 2021.
All clients who receive in-home sessions must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.
Masks are required for ALL clients regardless of vaccination status for both in-home and in-office sessions. No exceptions. This includes while clients are face down on the table. Emily is currently working in kn95 masks to enhance those protections. Please note: cloth masks are no longer adequate while receiving massage therapy with HH. A clean, paper mask is required. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you.
Screening upon arrival + during booking. When booking online, you will be prompted to fill out our virtual intake form. If you book your appointments online you already know about the prompts regarding known covid exposures, signs or symptoms or preventing the spread of any potentially contagious illness. If you are sick or suspect you are sick in any way, you are unable to receive bodywork. This limits the risk of transmission of any potentially contagious illness even further.
Routine Covid Testing. Due to the rapid increase in cases in Westchester County (as well as nationwide) Emily is covid tested every other day, and has been tested this frequently since mid July.
Sanitization All equipment and high touch surfaces are sanitized with disinfectant solution, Clorox wipes and hospital grade Sani-Cloths (which require the use of gloves - these wipes are heavy duty!). Linens are washed (and dried) on the hottest available settings for the longest duration with color safe bleach.
Social Distancing Spacing clients out. If you’ve been to our White Plains studio, you know that you will never come in contact with the client before or after you. Clients have been spaced out to ensure there is both time to cleanse the space adequately, as well as prevent those face to face interactions. This is also why the waiting area directly outside my office is closed and will remain closed indefinitely.
Illness If clients are sick or suspect they are sick in any way they must cancel their appointments and cannot receive bodywork. If clients are knowingly exposed to covid they may not receive bodywork. If they have been exposed and in our office or received bodywork around that time, the clients must notify HH promptly to assess risk of exposure to themselves and other clients.
If you have further questions about our COVID-19 protocols please reach out to us by email with the subject line “covid procedures”.
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