The best laid plans of cats and women…..
At the end of September, the percent positive rate for North Carolina finally made it to a 7-day average of 5%. We hovered there for several days, and I got excited. I finalized all the Pandemic Protocols, had the carpets professionally cleaned, and began scheduling clients in hopes to reopen at the first of October.
And then, the numbers increased. Of course, because I am concerned about the possibility of unkowingly being a vector, I chose to not re-open. Massage therapy is considered a moderately high risk profession when it comes to contracting the virus…we are in an enclosed room for long periods of time in direct contact with many people. Even following strict protocol,with treatment rooms that has windows that won’t open, the risk feels too great. Did you know that a recent study showed that the Coronavirus can live on skin for nine hours?!?!??
When people start doing what is necessary…wearing masks EVERY TIME they are around others who do not live in their home, not gathering with others in large groups, practicing social distancing, and being conscientious of others, the spread of the virus will lessen. With the relase of vaccines, hopefully, we will be able to get back to a more normal way of life.