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Covid-19 Spa Policies

Updated Spa Covid-19 Policies

In order to accommodate the safety & concern of the community as well as our clients, we have instituted the following:

  1. We will not be able to see clients who recently have developed a fever or cough in the past 2 weeks or possible exposure to an infected person.
  2. We ask to limit guests to one other person.
  3. We have a screener at the door for
    • Temperature checks
    • Hand sanitizer dispensing
    • Limiting the number of patients in the waiting room
  4. Staff will be exhibiting extended universal precautions including:
    • Wipe downs
    • 6-foot social distancing
    • Hand & surface sanitization
    • No handshakes (except a fist bump or a smile!)
  5. If the waiting room is “full,” we will ask clients to wait in their car and we will text/phone them when ready.

Feb 16 Update: COVID’s Here in Houston

Dear Friends & Clients, our spa will continue to serve you and help navigate your health needs & concerns. We understand this month is particularly troubling as this is the height of the allergy season and symptoms may be confused with COVID-19. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we strive for the highest precautions to avoid further transmission of this virus. We have included a table below that will help you differentiate various upper respiratory symptoms. We will be adjusting our policies daily since new developments are occurring very quickly with this new virus. Any and all changes will be implemented in the interest of protecting our clients, and staff.


New Office Policies

Shea Essence Day Spa will immediately implement the following:

  • Not be able to see clients who are at risk of being infected by COVID-19. These include clients or staff with any of the following:
    • Have a fever >100.4oF, a recent cough, or recent experience with shortness of breath
    • Known or suspected exposure to a COVID-19 individual within the past 2 weeks (exposure = within 6 feet for 3+ minutes)
    • History of travel within 2 weeks of China, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Iran, South America, and South Africa
  • Advising clients to please contact the nearest ER directly if you have these symptoms or feel that you have a life-threatening condition
    • If you are uncertain, please feel free to contact our office for further recommendations
    • If you have these symptoms but do not feel significantly ill, please stay home and contact your primary care physician
  • Extending universal precautions in our clinic which will include:
    • No handshakes (except a fist bump or a smile!)
    • Frequent hand washing or hand sanitizer in between patient contact
  • Limiting the number of clients in the waiting room and—during certain times—will have a screener at the door that will survey, take temperatures, and disperse hand sanitizer to all patients. This may add to wait times.

COVID-19 vs. Other Illnesses

We have adapted the following table from various sources to differentiate the various upper respiratory symptoms as a general guideline and does not substitute an exam by your healthcare professional.

Symptom COVID-19 Influenza Common Cold Allergies Sinus Infection
Fever >100.4oF Common Common Rare Rare Rare
Cough Common Common Sometimes Sometimes Rare
Shortness of Breath Common Mild No Wheezing No
Sore Throat Sometimes Common Common No Rare
Sneezing/Itchiness No No Common Yes Rare
Body Aches Sometimes Common Common No No
Facial Pain/Headache Sometimes Common Rare No Yes
Runny Nose Rare Sometimes Yes Yes Yes
Fatigue Sometimes Common Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes
Diarrhea Rare Sometimes No No No