Q&A: COVID-19

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

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Per the State of Oregon’s requirements for healthcare settings, all entrants to the clinic must wear a facial covering over their nose and mouth
  • Screening
    • We ask that everyone who comes in for treatment has not in the past two weeks had any known 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?

We follow the State of Oregon’s requirements for facial coverings in healthcare settings. The other protocols will remain in place indefinitely.