PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY
June 22, 2021 POLICY & PROCEDURE UPDATE:
The MDHHS announced on June 22, 2021, that all statewide COVID-19 mandates are now lifted. This includes mask regulation, gathering restrictions, etc. The department concluded that although the pandemic continues to constitute an epidemic in Michigan, the introduction of highly effective and safe COVID-19 vaccines and the warmer weather has greatly reduced the spread of COVID-19 across the United States. Therefore, they deemed it safe to rescind previously implemented emergency orders.
We have learned during this time of pandemic that COVID-19 is spread primarily by air, and that duration and proximity are key factors in spread and transmission. The WHO continues to urge fully vaccinated people to wear masks and practice other Covid-19 pandemic safety measures as the highly contagious delta variant spreads rapidly across the globe. These recommendations bring a mix of emotion, concerns, and layers of information to process and distill.
Gentle Earth Sound Therapy regularly reviews the guidance of local and state leadership, as well as industry standards and best practices in addition to the recommendations of the CDC and MIOSHA. We recognize that the vaccine alone won’t stop community transmission, people need to continue to use masks consistently, be in well-ventilated spaces, practice good hand hygiene, and avoid overcrowding. Our top priority is always to provide you with the safest possible environment to practice deep self-care.
To that effort, we will continue wearing masks throughout our private sessions and community events and require all non-vaccinated guests to do the same. We will also keep registrations for group offerings capped at 50%. Gentle Earth Sound Therapy encourages all clients, vaccinated or not, to wear face-coverings, especially if it adds to your personal comfort level, and to continue to use hand sanitizer upon arrival and departure for each appointment and event. Our ongoing air purification, cleaning, and sanitizing procedures will remain intact without any changes.
At Gentle Earth Sound Therapy we will always go through the extended necessary steps to provide the safest environment possible to ensure the well-being of our clients and guests. We are a fully vaccinated practice and will continue to inform and implement policies and procedures that safeguard public health and wellness.
As always, we ask our clients and guests to be open and honest if they have an appointment or are registered for an event and start to feel ill.
Thank you for your understanding, support, and patience as we navigate this next phase of the pandemic.