Massage Therapists

Providers may resume services with fewer requirements on number of clients permitted. Effective Date – Monday, June 15, 2020

Phase II Guidelines

  • Providers may now resume attending walk-in clients as well as those scheduled by appointment. Adequate time in between appointments must be maintained to properly clean and disinfect.
  • Vulnerable populations (i.e. those persons over the age of 65 or with chronic medical conditions) should consider remaining home during Phase 2.
  • Clients shall be pre-screened for potential COVID-related symptoms prior to arrival for the appointment using the following questions:
    • Have you had a fever of 100.4 F or greater in the last 2 days?
    • Do you have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat or loss of taste or smell?
    • Have you had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days?

Those answering “yes” to any of the above shall have their services postponed for 14 days.

  • Walk-in clients shall undergo the same screening at the door upon arrival.
  • Employees/licensees shall be pre-screened with both the standardized questionnaire and a daily temperature check. Any employee with a temperature of 100.4 F or greater will not be allowed to work.
  • Services shall not be performed on clients who show any sign of illness such as fever, cough, or runny nose. Signage shall be posted informing clients about this policy.
  • All persons in the salon/shop/clinic are required to maintain physical distancing of at least 6 ft while services are not being rendered. Occupancy will no longer be limited to 10 persons, but the number of people present should be limited in order to maintain the 6 ft of physical distancing, including all support staff.
  • In smaller facilities, the 6 ft physical distancing condition may require that fewer than 10 persons are present at any given time.
  • Larger facilities (able to accommodate more than 10 persons while maintaining appropriate physical distancing) shall operate no more than 66% of their stations during Phase 2.
  • Barbers, stylists, employees shall wear a face covering at all times. A cloth face covering is acceptable for this purpose.
  • Clients shall wear masks as services permit. A cloth face covering is acceptable for this purpose. Signage shall be posted informing clients about this policy.
  • Waiting area chairs shall be positioned to ensure 6 ft of social distancing. When possible, clients should wait outside of the shop/salon/clinic until called by their stylist/therapist.
  • All existing infection control rules remain in effect and will be enforced. Non-porous surfaces shall be cleaned and disinfected prior to use. Porous items shall be discarded after a single use.
  • Gloves shall be worn for all services as required by Rule. Licensees are encouraged to wear gloves for all other services when able.
  • Handwashing shall be performed before and after each service.
  • Practitioners shall maintain a record of the name, date, and contact information, for each client serviced for a period of one month. This may be accomplished using a sign-in sheet.