Before You Schedule

Protecting yourself begins before you schedule. Infection rates are on the rise again in New York and Covid variants are actively spreading at this time.

 Extra diligence remains critical to ensure your safety.

It is important for you to determine if your need for massage therapy at this time outweighs the risk in receiving it. This necessarily includes possible points of exposure while traveling to and from your session. 

If you're immunocompromised by way of age, illness, or treatment for any condition that increases your exposure risk, you will need to consult with your doctor before scheduling.

If you do not wear a mask, practice social distancing, or do not follow NYS mandates or CDC guidelines for personal prevention during the COVID-19 Pandemic, I respectfully decline to accept your appointment on behalf of my health and that of my clients.

 

Vaccinated Clients

We know that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.

We’re still learning how effective the vaccines are against variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. 

 

Early data show the vaccines may work against some variants but could be less effective against others.

Though not in any way conclusive, early data also show that the vaccines may help keep people from spreading COVID-19, but we are learning more as more people get vaccinated.    

Until more data becomes available, the mask requirement at Carnegie Hill Massage remains in effect until further notice.

Symptoms and Positive Tests

 

If you are sick with a fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, dry cough, cold/flu-like symptoms, loss of sense of taste/smell, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea - Do Not Schedule. Get Tested and isolate until you know your results

If you have viral tested positive for Covid-19, you must quarantine for 14 days from the date of the positive test.  

If you have been in contact with anyone, including family members, who have any of the symptoms listed above or has tested positive, you must quarantine for 14 days. 

negative PCR test does not release you from quarantine. 

   

Gatherings 

The CDC continues to recommend that large gatherings be avoided, particularly those in which social distancing cannot be maintained between people who live in different households. Masked, socially distanced gatherings outdoors are safest. However, you are still far more likely to contract and spread Covid-19 by attending events and gatherings. Staying home protects you and others. We're not out of the woods yet. 

 

Carnegie Hill Massage, out of an abundance of caution, will continue to ask clients who have attended large gatherings to quarantine before scheduling. 

Travel

On April 1, 2021 New York State will no longer require domestic travelers to quarantine after entering New York State from another U.S. State or U.S. Territory. However, quarantine after domestic travel is still advised as an added precaution.

Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for all international travelers.

Carnegie Hill Massage, out of an abundance of caution, will continue to adhere to prior guidance by requiring clients to quarantine with the option of PCR testing out after day 4 of your return.    

For the complete CDC Covid-19 guidance, click here:

https://www.cdc.gov

For complete New York State Guidance, click here:

https://www.ny.gov

Once we determine it is safe for you to schedule an appointment, we'll need to complete/update both your Health Intake and Informed Consent forms. Revised forms are available for download, completion, and return on the CHM Services Page .