COVID-19 SAFETY POLICIES & PROTOCOL

I’m taking the following safety precautions in my in-person practice:

All clients are required to self-screen by answering the Health Safety Questionnaire below before each appointment. I also screen clients for any visible symptoms and may reject anyone for services, on that occasion, if there seems to be probable risk of exposure.

If I, Carly Rainé, experience any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19, my practice may be closed for quarantine, testing, and further assessment of safety.

The 24-hour cancellation policy is waived if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19.

A portable air filter (HEPA filter) is used in the treatment area.

I do not require masks to be worn during the session. However, if you prefer to wear a mask or that we both wear masks, I’m happy to do what helps you feel most comfortable.

Hand washing is required of all clients before the session begins. Hand Sanitizer is also available in the office. I wash my hands before each session and sanitize my hands occasionally during the session.

Touch surfaces are disinfected before and between each session. The treatment table is disinfected before and between each client. Only clean linens are used for each client, as always.

Appointments are scheduled with 15-minute intervals to allow proper sanitation and to limit exposure between clients. Please do not arrive early for your appointment.

if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Carly Rainé carlyraine@calmpondpolarity.com

HEALTH SAFETY QUESTIONNAIRE

Part 1 – Please answer the following questions before entering my location for in-person services.

1. In the last 10 days, have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19?

2. In the past 10 days, have you had “close contact”* with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who had a positive test while they were “contagious”?** (See below for definitions of “close contact” & “contagious”)

3. Have you had one or more of these symptoms today or within the past 24 hours which is new or not explained by another condition?

  • Runny or congested nose

  • Sore throat

  • Cough

  • Fever (100.4oF/38.0C or greater), chills, repeated shaking/shivering

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing

  • Feeling unusually weak or fatigued

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea or vomiting

If you answer “YES” to ANY of these 3 questions, do not enter the location and review the steps listed in Part 2 below.

Part 2 – The following are recommendations based on information from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

If you answered YES to Question 1 (diagnosed with COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19):

Follow the steps laid out by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services at https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt/index

If you answered YES to Question 2 (had “close contact”* with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who had a positive test while they were “contagious”**):

Follow the steps laid out by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services: https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt/index

If you answered YES to Question 3:

It’s possible you have COVID-19 and best practice (according to the CDC) is to isolate at home for at least 5 days (if you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 or test positive) and then continue isolating until you feel better and you haven’t had a fever for at least 24 hours; it’s recommended to wear a well-fitted mask when around others for the full 10 days from the time your symptoms started or you got a positive test result.

More information and guidelines for isolating are available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

More information about COVID-19 testing in Lincoln County is available here: https://lincolnmtcovid.com/covid-19-testing/

*“Close Contact”: a close contact is someone you have been within 6 feet of for more than 15 minutes, either while they were sick or in the two days before their symptoms started.

**“Contagiousness”: people with COVID-19 are considered contagious starting 48 hours before their symptoms began until 1) they haven’t had a fever for at least 24 hours, 2) their symptoms have improved, AND 3) at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms began. If the person with COVID-19 never had symptoms, then they are considered contagious starting 48 hours before their test that confirmed they have COVID-19 until 10 days after the date of that test.

Carly Rainé promotes authentic presence and integrative wellness through polarity therapy and expressive arts workshops and classes in Eureka, Montana and online.

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