How have I prepared for seeing clients in the current pandemic? (Updated 8/11/20)

Emily here, as my Wisconsin and Illinois offices are now open, I am practicing the following guidelines in all 3 locations where I practice. Due to Wisconsin's inconsistent guidance around COVID-19, I have adopted the strict specific precautions outlined by Illinois/ CDC in my IL and WI offices. 

* Face masks: I wear a face mask that covers my nose and mouth for the duration of our time together, for all sessions.  Between sessions, I change into a clean face mask for the next session. 

I require that all clients (and parents/ guardians) bring and wear a face mask (without a valve) for the duration of our appointment, at all office locations.  I am aware that some clients have special circumstances that make mask-wearing difficult or impossible, particularly those with trauma histories and special needs. Please discuss this with me to see whether or not I am able to accommodate your needs. 

If you only have a valved face mask, I will give you a disposable face mask to wear for our session.  

* During mouthwork techniques, performed when my client's face mask is temporarily removed, I will wear a face-shield in addition to my face mask.  Please note that the brief time performing mouth-work techniques is the only time that a client is permitted to remove their face mask during the session. This is in accordance with IL guidelines and is being implemented at all locations.  

 

* Enhanced cleaning protocols between every session, including treating doorknobs, light switches, end tables, and other high-traffic surfaces with disinfectant wipes and rubbing alcohol.  

* Increased focus on hand washing for myself and clients.  More than before! Hand sanitizer will also be available. 

* I provide clean sheets for each craniosacral therapy session. Sheets are washed in hot water with detergent and dried in high heat after each single use. 

* If you would like a blanket (normal or weighted) to use during your session, please bring one. I provide clean sheets and a table warmer for warmth. 

* On the day before our appointment, I will contact you with a pre-session phone call or text to ask you about any symptoms of illness you may have or had recently (not including allergies). You will also have a short written questionnaire to complete and initial upon arrival to each appointment. This form will be stored in your file. You are welcome to bring a pen to fill out your form. 

* On the day of our appointment, if you suddenly develop ANY symptoms of illness (not to be confused with allergies), please cancel or reschedule. Presently, there is no fee for short-notice cancellation/ reschedule.  

* Please plan to arrive AT your scheduled session time (bathrooms remain available before and throughout appointments).

* I will check your temperature via a contactless thermometer when you arrive for your appointment. If you arrive with a temperature of 100.0+ or 1.5 degrees over your normal temp, or exhibit any other symptoms of illness during our session, your appointment will be immediately canceled that day.  

* For those clients who prefer to remain Safe at Home, I can offer distance energy sessions

 

* In my personal life, I self-quarantine when I'm not at work, go out only when necessary, wear a face mask (over my nose and mouth) when out, and practice social distancing as much as is possible. I have been wearing a face mask in public and in client sessions since March 16th, 2020. 

If you read this far, you know I take public safety seriously. Please do let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, or updated information.  I am always looking for ways to improve client safety and wellness.

 

Thank you. 

Yours in healing,

 

Emily Klik, LMT, CST

414-688-6522