Healing Through the Layers
New on COVID Page: Updated info after the April 3 lifting of mask mandates in medical facilities.
Updated for April 3, 2023
When the Mask Mandate Lifts:
After April 3, I will continue to recommend but not require mask use unless the risk is higher. If in doubt, choose masking. Most effective is a NIOSH certified N95 or similar.
I will require diligent health screening before each appointment. Below you can find the checklist for you to examine. It can also be found in the body of your reminder email sent 2 days before your appointment. Please text me either that all is ok or that something needs conversation.
CONTACT ME IF ANY OF THESE APPLY TO YOU
OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD:
Fever of 100F or higher
Sore or scratchy throat
Shortness of Breath
Chills with or without body aches
Vomiting or diarrhea
Loss of smell or taste
Sores or rash on hands or feet or any body sores like chicken pox or exposure to someone with these symptoms
Cold-like symptoms (even if you suspect allergy)
Actively ill and/or positive test for Covid, Flu, RSV, Monkey Pox or some other contagious pathogen.
CONTINUED SAFETY MEASURES
Masks: still have many N95 masks and plan to use them.
Please note though, that I work in a building shared with many providers who will be unmasked most of the time. And most providers will only require masking of people who are symptomatic.
Cleaning/Sanitizing: I will continue sanitizing higher risk surfaces with EPA-registered, hospital-grade hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner.
Ventilation: I continue to use a true HEPA air filter and have a high power (but quiet) exhaust fan.
Vaccination: I am fully vaccinated including Bivalent booster and encourage others to do the same with any vaccine available to you.
If you still have more questions after reading this, please ask.
I look forward to working with you and many well wishes!