According to a contact tracing course from John Hopkins University, the incubation period of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is 2-14 days, generally averaging 5 days. The contagious period (or viral shedding) typically begins 2 days prior to symptoms. Asymptomatic cases are generally considered contagious for 10 days after a positive test, and require two consecutive negative tests to be considered no longer contagious.
The effects of COVID-19 on the body are still being studied, and it is unknown how massage impacts those effects or the recipient. Until more is known regarding contraindications and necessary modifications, for your safety I will not be working with clients that have, or have recovered from COVID-19.
I expect you to reschedule for any of the following presenting within 72 hours prior to your session:
- Fever of 100*F or higher (must be broken for over 72hrs without fever-reducers)
- Shortness of breath
- Excessive dry cough
- Sore throat
- Respiratory or flu-like symptoms
- Loss of taste or smell
- Vomiting or diarrhea
I expect you to reschedule if you have had any rashes or unfamiliar skin discoloration within 14 days prior to your session.
I expect you to reschedule if within the 14 days prior to your session you have traveled internationally to a country affected by COVID-19, or traveled domestically to an area that is experiencing an increase in COVID cases or a COVID hotspot.
I expect you to reschedule if within the 14 days prior to your session you participated in any large or mass-gatherings.
I expect you to reschedule your session if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, knowingly been in close contact within 14 days prior to your session with someone who has been diagnosed or who has any symptoms associated with COVID.