AUGUST 8TH, 2021

COVID-19 Guidelines

Client groupGeneral public, including the vulnerable group.
Number of clients treated per dayNO Maximum number of treatments
Length of TreatmentsNO Maximum length of treatments
Time Between ClientsNO minimum time between treatments
Cleaning/ DisinfectingCleaning according to Standards of Practice and disinfecting of all high touch surfaces
LinensCleaned and soiled linens kept in in sealed containerAll linens/flannels/top blanket changed after every client
PPE requirementsMasks for Therapist: 3-ply to 2-ply medical masks (Not N-95)May use one mask per day as long as not removedRequired to change if removed at all, if nose or mouth is exposed or if it becomes contaminated. 
Masks for Clients: Strongly recommended to wear minimum 2 layer, well fitted homemade mask, non-medical mask, or a mask provided by therapist.   * Clients may need to adjust mask for comfort while in prone position
Face Shield/Goggles: No longer required (at therapist discretion)
Gowns/Clinic Coat/Coverings: No longer required (at therapist discretion)
Gloves: No longer required (at therapist discretion)
Intra-oral treatmentFull PPE (mask, gown, shield, gloves) is required, and must all be changed following treatmentClient mask is only removed during intra oral portion of treatmentInformed consent must include that there is an increased risk to client with intra oral treatmentsTherapists may refuse clients requests for intra oral treatments
VaccinesClients may be asked if they are vaccinated for the sole purpose to update their personal health information, however, a client does not need to disclose this informationTherapist does not need to disclose to clients if they are vaccinated or notTreatment cannot be denied or postponed based on vaccination statusPPE requirements for clients (masks) and therapist remain the same regardless of vaccination status