Public Health is More Important Than Your Dreadlocks!
In light of the global pandemic that is sweeping across the planet and New England being on the cusp of outbreak with cases reported in Rhode Island, Western Mass, and Southwest CT, it is more important than ever to be cautious when it comes to appointments and illness.
As most, if not all of you know, my studio is now home-based and I have FOUR children including a baby at home that I need to guard against illness as much as possible both through their exposure and mine. Naturally, any extra measures taken benefit not only them but you, my clients, as well.
As such, I will be implementing some additional disinfection practices such as using disposable plastic headrest covers on my chair for each client and regularly wiping down the chair in between each client. I will also be disinfecting doorknobs with Lysol disinfecting wipes regularly throughout the day. And, of course, I will as always be observing proper infection control with my tools and instruments by using Barbicide to disinfect them between each client.
Know When to Stay Home
I hope you’re taking this serious public health threat and will take the following precautions in regards to your scheduled dreadlock appointments:
Please cancel & reschedule your appointment if:
- You have traveled outside the country in the past 2 weeks. (Or have been directly exposed to someone else who has.)
- You are or reside with a healthcare professional who has been in contact with an infected individual in the past 2 weeks.
- You are experiencing any of the following symptoms: shortness of breath OR fever.
- You have tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
How You Can Prevent Infection…
Some other important things you can do to be as proactive as possible in preventing infection when you are coming to an appointment include:
- Please use a public restroom prior to your arrival, if at all possible. This has two benefits: there is no chance of contagions entering the house where the children are AND you are washing your hands. The more you wash with soap and water, the better we’ll all be!
- Regularly washing your hands in your day-to-day life. Washing your hands is one of the best things you can do to prevent the spread of viral illness.
Did you know that washing your hands often and regularly for at least 20 seconds each time is one of the single most effective things you can do to prevent the spread of viral illness?
Check out this Handwashing Article that explains the science!