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HEALTH & SAFETY STANDARDS & PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

 

To Our VERDE Community,

 

Supporting the health and well being of our community has always been the core mission of our business. At VERDE safety and health always come first. We are making sure that our team is empowered with the knowledge and training to continue providing quality services while meeting our enhanced health and safety protocols. Whereas most of our meticulous cleaning and sanitizing practices are much the same as before, here is what you can expect in additional measures at the studio as we re-open:

 

VERDE FACILITY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES

Beginning Saturday, March 12, 2022, masks will be optional in our studio while visiting and participating in services. We are excited that COVID transmission rates in our area are on the decline and that masks are no longer recommended by the CDC or required by our local/state government, starting on March 11, 2022 at 11:59pm.

 

As we have throughout the pandemic, we will continue to follow the CDC and local/state government guidance. Effective March 12 2022, we are updating our mask guidance as follows:

 

  • Masks are optional for all clients and visitors to our studio, reception area and during all services.

  • Masks are optional for our team while working, unless required by local/state ordinance. 

  • Masks are optional for all clients while participating in our yoga classes.

  • We will continue do conduct client health screenings prior to participation in all services, in addition to daily staff health screenings.

  • Our Massage Therapists will have masks on hand, and are happy to wear a mask during your massage session if that is your preference. You can notify the front desk at your check-in what your preference is, or simply request directly to your therapist, and they will adjust accordingly.

  • Our Personal Trainers will have masks on hand, and are happy to wear a mask during your personal training session if that is your preference. You can notify the front desk at your check-in what your preference is, or simply request directly to your personal trainer, and they will adjust accordingly

  • Clients who arrive and are showing signs of illness or have a temperature of 100.4 or higher upon arrival will be asked to return home and not receive services until health is clear, being symptom free for 48 hours in addition to a negative COVID test. 

  • We are requesting that clients monitor their health at home. If any client is feeling unwell with any symptoms of illness, and/or has a temperature 100.4 or higher, has symptoms of COVID-19, or has been around anyone who is sick, we are requiring  that they do not come into the studio for any services until they have been symptom free for 48 hours in addition to a negative COVID test. Our team with work on getting clients rescheduled, and will accommodate extending package expirations and will waive any late cancellation fees associated with illness related appointment cancellations. 

  • We are requiring all  staff members and clients who are receiving services to complete an updated health and safety waiver, which includes a VERDE health pledge to practice health and safety measures outside of the studio to safeguard the health of our entire community. 

  • We are requiring all clients to sanitize hands upon entry at time of temperature check and health screening.

  • We are requiring all clients to meet our health and safety standards (in-person and written questionnaire) upon entry to participate in any services. Any clients who arrive and do not clear our health and safety questionnaire will not be permitted to participate in services at the present time, and will be subject to forfeit their prepaid session without guarantee of refund. 

  • We are requiring all clients to answer "no" to the following health screening questions, to be cleared for participation approval in all of our services: 

    • In the past 2 weeks:

      • Have you had a cough?

      • Have you had a fever?

      • Have you travelled outside of your local community or on a plane, if you are not fully vaccinated?

      • Have you been around anyone who has been sick or has been diagnoses with COVID-19?

 

ENHANCED SANITIZATION & CLEANING PROCEDURES

  • In addition to our regular daily cleaning procedures, we are adding frequent cleanings of high-touch surface areas.

  • We’ve placed EPA registered medical grade disinfecting wipes through the studio, for quick disinfecting access for both staff and client use.  

  • We’ve placed hand sanitizer in each room throughout the studio, for quick hand sanitization access for both staff and client use. 

 

MASSAGE/SPA SAFETY STANDARDS

  • We are UV sterilizing each treatment room in between sessions with a high-powered medical grade UV sterilization lamp.  

  • We are requiring all massage clients to have an ear-loop mask or cloth face mask during their massage, and require clients and staff to wear their face masks for the duration of the massage session.

  • As always, our therapists practice meticulous hand washing in between each client.

  • We are following all WA DOH, OSHA and WA State safety, cleaning and sanitization guidelines for massage therapy within our spa.  

 

STAFF HEALTH & SAFETY STANDARDS​

  • In addition to being fully vaccinated, our team is testing weekly for COVID-19, to keep our community as safe as possible.

  • Any staff member or client who becomes ill is required to have a negative COVID test, and be symptom free (adherent to current CDC and Local & WA State Guidelines) to return to the studio.

  • We are following current CDC and Local/State Guidelines for COVID Contract Tracing, COVID Exposure, "Close Contact" Notifications, COVID Quarantine and Isolation Periods for staff and clients.

  • We’ve provided temperature check devices at the front desk and throughout the studio, and are requiring staff to check their temperature at the beginning and periodically throughout their shift. If any staff members that begins to display symptoms of illness or fever of 100.4 or higher, they will be required to go home. 

  • Our staff is conducting at-home monitoring for COVID symptoms or symptoms of illness. In the event of staff illness, and require them to be symptom free in addition to a negative COVID test to return to work. 

 

We will continue to closely monitor guidance from national, state and local authorities to ensure we are operating safely and within compliance. As our team continues our commitment to your wellness, we thank you and truly appreciate your participation in safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our entire community.

 

THE VERDE TEAM