Clinic Precautionary Measures due to COVID-19
We’d like to share with you precautionary measures we are undertaking to ensure the health and well-being of our patients, staff and ultimately the vulnerable people in our region. In addition, we offer links to helpful public health information.
Thank you for your participation alongside our whole staff.
Most importantly, if you have symptoms of a cold, flu or diarrhea, please stay home and rest. If you've had a fever within the last 48 hours, please stay home and rest. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Call your primary care physician if you’re in need of medical attention for these concerns. If you need to cancel your appointment due to illness, there will never be a charge here at MAS.
However, many of our patients present with common non-contagious/non-serious upper respiratory symptoms such as allergies, asthma or a lingering cough following a cold, and we will continue to offer treatment for these conditions as they do not pose a risk to others.
Please use hand sanitizer when you check in at the front desk and we ask for you to wash your hands on your way out of the clinic after treatment. When washing your hands, please wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water, as recommended by the Center for Disease Control.
In general, please do your best to avoid touching your mouth, nose, eyes and face with unwashed/non-sanitized hands in order to protect yourself.
Sources vary on the amount of space between people in which COVID-19 is likely transmittable: the World Health Organization says 3 feet, the Centers for Disease Control says 6 feet. Our recliners are all at least 3 to 5 feet apart. We have also created more space between recliners in Manchester & Nashua. Given this space provided, we consider our treatment spaces to be safe.
We continue to monitor notifications from the NH Dept. of Health & Human Services, Harvard Medical School and the CDC.
HERE ARE THE MEASURES WE ARE TAKING AT MAS TO ENSURE EVERYONE’S SAFETY.
At the beginning, end and throughout each day, we sanitize surfaces throughout the clinic that are frequently touched such as door knobs, doors and faucets.
We are now laundering blankets after each use. If you are able to bring in your own clean sheet or blanket to place on a chair, we'd appreciate the hand lessening the laundry load.
If you are coughing for any reason, we will provide a mask for you to wear in the treatment room. We understand the cough may be from allergies, asthma, or even heartburn, but it will likely help alleviate concerns from others sharing the space. Thanks for understanding.
Our mission has always been to offer acupuncture treatments to anyone who desires it, while keeping fees low. With your participation we can continue to serve the people who need us and keep our clinics a healthy and safe place for all. Thank you.
In closing, what can you do to limit the wide spread of this virus - or any cold or flu?
Wash your hands often.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
Avoid touching your face.
If you have symptoms of a cold or flu, please stay home and rest.
For more information, we offer the following trusted resources:
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