We hope (pending mandatory closures) to re-open April 6th.
Since everybody with allergy and other symptoms has to stay home, we’re simply running out of staff, so we decided to completely send all staff home for two weeks.
Covid19 does not spread via skin contact. Contacting hands is to be avoided because people often touch their eyes and noses unconsciously, and then have germs and viruses on the hand–but they don’t travel through skin, they have to reach an orifice like eyes, nose, mouth.
Six feet distance are important when directly facing and speaking to someone, because passionate speech may contain droplets–but mostly it’s about coughing or sneezing.
So we haven’t been putting clients and coworkers at risk by staying open until now. We’ve been one of the safest places to visit.
Our therapists are always washing their hands thoroughly (soap is actually more effective than hand sanitizer, but we’re also wiping down surfaces and door handles several times each day, after every client leaves, with alcohol), and they’re certainly not at work when they’re coughing or sneezing, whether it’s allergies or any other reason.
How easily the virus spreads
How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas.
To learn more, please visit the official CDC website link https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/transmission.html