procedures + protocols
Owner and LMT Emily Harding is fully vaccinated, having received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine in January and February, a booster dose in September 2021, and another in May 2022. She is currently working in KN95 masks with a surgical grade mask over it for clients safety and protection.
All clients must be fully vaccinated and boosted and must provide proof of vaccination at time of booking.
Masks are required for all clients at every appointment. This includes while clients are face down on the table. Please note: cloth masks are no longer adequate while receiving massage therapy. HH requires a minimum of a surgical grade mask to be worn for the entire duration of your treatment.
Screening upon arrival with the covid-19 intake form + during booking. When booking online, you will be prompted to fill out our virtual intake form which includes 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, or if you have knowingly or have potentially been exposed, you will be unable to receive bodywork.
Routine Covid Testing While covid cases are currently on a slow yet steady incline (4/5/22) Emily is doing her part to minimize exposure to her clients by receiving a minimum of twice weekly covid testing.
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. At the White Plains studio, you will never come in contact with the client before or after you. Clients have been spaced out by a minimum of 15 minutes to ensure there is both time to cleanse the space adequately, as well as prevent overlap which could result in potential exposure.
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 received bodywork around that time, the clients must notify HH promptly to assess risk of exposure to themselves and other clients. Clients may not receive bodywork if they have been exposed or believe they may have potentially been exposed to a positive covid case.
Vaccination All clients of Harding Hatchling's Birthwork & Bodywork must be fully vaccinated and boosted for Covid-19, and must provide proof of vaxx at time of booking.
If you have further questions about the COVID-19 protocols please reach out to by email with the subject line “covid procedures”.
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