COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
Energy Works Myofascial Release is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers and customers. To ensure that, we have developed a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Managers and workers are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces and communities, and that requires full cooperation among our workers, management and customers. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our workplaces.
What to Expect When You Arrive
COVID-19 Screening Questions with the following questions:
- In the past 14 days, have you or any household member traveled to international area or anywhere else of a high COVID 19 concern?
If so, please note the location _______________________
- In the past 14 days, have you or any household member had any contact with a known COVID-19 diagnosis or coronavirus-type symptoms?
- Have you had any history of fever in the last 14 days?
- Have you had any respiratory or flu like symptoms such as cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath in the last 14 days?
If you answer YES to any of the above, we consider yourself "at-risk" for transmitting COVID-19 and we recommend you delay scheduling an appointment or reschedule your existing appointment until:
- You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (3 full days) without the use of fever reducing medicine
- Other symptoms have improved
- At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
Screening and policies for employees exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19
Workers have been informed of and encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess workers’ health status prior to entering the workplace and for workers to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms.
Employees must answer the COVID-19 screening questions above, before, or upon reporting to work to determine exposure and know health status at time of arrival. If answering yes to the COVID-19 screening questions, the employee will be asked to stay/return home and seek COVID-19 testing as appropriate.
If employees start to experience symptoms, they are asked to notify management. The employee will be asked to return home and seek COVID Testing as appropriate.
Energy Works Myofascial Release has also implemented a policy for informing workers if they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 at their workplace and requiring them to quarantine for the required amount of time of 14 days post exposure. In addition, a policy has been implemented to protect the privacy of workers’ health status and health information. If an employee of Energy Works Myofascial Release has tested positive for COVID-19, clients whom have visited our establishment within the past 14 days will be notified of a possible exposure risk within our office and recommend self-quarantine or COVID testing as appropriate. The workplace will be disinfected and each room UV-C treated, including back office, bathroom, hallways, stretching rooms, treatment rooms, laundry room, lobby and front desk.
Basic infection prevention measures are being implemented at our workplaces at all times. Workers are instructed to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day, but especially at the beginning and end of their shift, in between client appointments, prior to any mealtimes and after using the toilet. All visitors to the facility will be required to wash their hands prior to or immediately upon entering the facility or use the Vikre 70% alcohol hand sanitizer provided upon entry.
With the more recent COVID-19 transmission data demonstrating less of a risk for “contact” spread (as of mid-July 2020), and more of an airborne and droplet spread, Employees are encouraged, but not required, to wear gloves during patient contact interactions such as therapy or touching client materials such as clothing, bedding, credit card, pens, or while sanitizing post interaction. Regardless of discretion to wear gloves or not wear gloves based on the service provided (Massage vs. MFR), diligent hand washing of hands and arms is expected in between all clients and frequently when in the office.
A Poster will be displayed in the washroom for 20 second hand washing etiquette/requirement.