If you are feeling unwell (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) on the day of your acupuncture appointment, please call, text or e-mail to cancel without penalty.
I will be screening myself and every patient with a non-contact thermometer to be on the lookout for any possible signs of fever. Furthermore, in addition to my normal practice of disinfecting the treatment bed between patients, I will also be disinfecting other surfaces in the treatment room (doorknobs, chairs, etc). I will also be wearing a face mask to reduce the likelihood of virus transmission.
In accordance with the mask order recently issued by Harris County Judge Lina Hildalgo, all patients are required to wear a mask when coming to the clinic. The order does include a safety exemption which would be applicable, e.g., if the patient is unable to breathe during face-down treatment.
The pandemic situation has been changing at a dizzying, and often distressing pace. Should any concerns arise considering the legality or safety of continuing to operate this acupuncture clinic, I will of course err on the side of caution.
Be careful if you do have to go out, not just for your own sake or that of your loved ones, but for everyone else’s loved ones, too. We can still beat this thing if we all do our part to reduce the spread of the virus as much as possible as soon as possible.