5 Resources--Practicing Massage in COVID-19 pandemic

Posted by: Michelle Burns
Date Posted: July 2, 2020

Here is some of the information I recently shared in a July newsletter. This newsletter is focused on licensing information, especially for those in Texas.  If you would be interested in receiving my newsletters, please head over to my contact page and sign up.

Guidelines and Resources

1. Governor Abbott lifted the restriction on providing massage on May 22. At that time, he issued a document called OpenTexas which included a checklist of actions to take to open safely. To determine what actions you might need to take, this document will answer many of them.

2. The CDC has created information titled Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure to COVID-19 which is updated regularly. This document includes precautions for those who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and what actions to take if you have been.

3. OSHA created a chart to explain what work environment is considered high risk of exposure, medium risk of exposure, and low risk of exposure. Massage is considered Medium Risk of exposure. The chart is part of the Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.

4. The Healing Cocoon and Massage Therapy Radio brought together  3 leaders in the field of massage--Ruth Werner, Diana Thompson, and Melanie Hayden to discuss the implication of COVID-19 on massage practices. The discussion is about 90 minutes in length and includes very researched, up-to-date, and valid information. The video, A discussion on the potential changes coming due to COVID 19 to the massage/bodywork professions can be found on youtube.

5. Erin Bromage wrote a wonderful, easy to understand explanation of COVID-19, The Risks-Know-Them-Avoid Them,  that made national news. You can find the article on her blogpage.

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