COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation and Recovery Plan
In the days leading up to your appointment, please monitor your health. If you have a cough, fever or a temp of 100 or more, shortness of breath, loss of smell/taste, severe headaches, diarrhea or a general sense of not feeling well, please contact me to reschedule. Even if you think it might just be allergies, I cannot see you. While unwanted hair is frustrating and upsetting, it is not worth spreading illness to myself, my family or my other clients. I do have a 48 hours cancellation policy but, as always, I will not charge you for illness and will thank you for not bringing it into my office.
Also, if you have traveled by air or to any place that is not at Phase 2 or higher, I ask that you wait two weeks before coming to see me.
When you arrive, if I am not waiting for you outside, text me at 206.552.0215 and wait in your car or away from the door. Please make sure that you are wearing a clean mask. It cannot have a respirator valve on it as that defeats the purpose. Please note that your mask may get soiled during treatments with witch hazel or other antimicrobial creams. I will take your temperature with an Infrared No-Touch forehead thermometer and ask you a few questions. If your temperature is below 100 and you have not had any known symptoms or exposures (including recent travel to counties that are not in Phase 2 or higher), I will bring you inside to wash your hands. I will be installing a motion sensor water faucet and I already have a motion sensor soap dispenser light and fan in the bathroom.
Please wear socks to your appointment as I will require shoes to be taken off at the front door. Please leave all of your possessions other than what you absolutely need in your car. If you have a purse with you, it will be put in a paper bag.
I love talking with my clients during treatments, however, talking will need to be done at a very low voice and kept to a minimum to avoid possible spread of Covid-19. As always, there will be music to listen to!
Masks will need to cover your mouth and nose during the entire time you are in my office. As there is no way to do upper lip work and wear a mask effectively, I will not be working on upper lips until things are much safer. I will be doing some facial work such as chin, neck and brows. Sideburns and cheek hairs not covered by the mask are also possible. If I will be working on your chin or cheeks, please wear a mask that is flexible enough to allow me to get to those areas while still keeping your mouth and nose covered. I will also continue to do body work during this time.
I apologize to my clients that were close to finishing treatment and were down to quick 5 or 10 minute appointments. I will not be able to offer those at this time but hope to get back to that when things are safer. You may want to consider coming for 15 minutes less frequently. The difficulty of procuring PPE and the price gouging makes it economically unfeasible for me to offer these appointments. The minimum appointment will now be $50 for 15 minutes. The maximum appointment will be one hour for $90. In addition, there will be a $5 PPE added to all appointments.
My schedule will for July and August will be Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays and some Sundays. I will not be working early mornings or evenings and you may find that you'll have to be more flexible with your schedule to get in to see me.
I have purchased a Clover register and will no longer need to use my phone to process credit cards. I have the ability to tap, chip or swipe cards. My preference would be to take credit cards exclusively but I will accept checks and cash. Cash must be exact as I will no longer provide change.
As always, I will have a half an hour scheduled between clients to give myself time to thoroughly clean and air out my office. Only myself and one client will be allowed in my treatment room at a time. I will not allow people to wait in my living room/waiting area anymore. If two family members come for appointments, one will need to wait in the car while the other gets treatments. The second person can not come in until I have cleaned the room.
If you, or someone you spend a lot of time with, tests positive and you have been to my office during a time you may have been infectious, I need to know as soon as possible. I will be seeing roughly 20 people a week and will need to inform my other clients. We will all be wearing masks which greatly reduces the risk, but we have to stay vigilant.
All of this is a work in progress. Wearing a mask, face shield, scrubs and hair covering as well as having a paper barrier between myself and my clients, will not be particularly comfortable. I have also not worked in over 3 months and I expect that all of this will affect my speed. Things will be different and I appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you!