What precautionary measures does Even Out take to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus?

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Per the State of Oregon COVID-19 safety guidelines for healthcare settings, all entrants to the clinic must wear a face covering (cloth/homemade okay) over their nose and mouth
  • Screening
    • The Terms and Conditions of scheduling an appointment with us (see the bottom of the Appointments page) specify that fulfillment of the appointment rests on the assertion of the person making the appointment that, on the day of the appointment, the person for whom the appointment is intended has not in the past two weeks had contact with someone presumed or confirmed to have the novel coronavirus and does not have any of the following new or worsening symptoms: fever (suspected or confirmed), cough, sore throat, nausea, shortness of breath, or loss of smell
  • Disinfecting
    • Using a disinfectant approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we continue to wipe down the treatment table after the last use of the day
    • Hand sanitizer is available at the reception desk
  • Laundry
    • We continue to change treatment table sheets after each treatment and recliner chair sheets after the last use of the day (as a soft surface, the fabric of the recliner chairs carries a low risk of transmitting the novel coronavirus according to the senior director of infection prevention at Johns Hopkins University)
  • Ventilation
    • We keep a fan running at all times during our community acupuncture hours to promote airflow

How long will Even Out follow these precautionary measures?

As long as we need to! Once the State of Oregon no longer requires face coverings in healthcare settings, we will assume it is also safe to end our screening protocol. Disinfecting and laundry protocols will remain in place indefinitely.