Dear valued patient,
The concern of the COVID-19 spread increases, and my Beauty by Design staff and I are aware of the situation and taking proper precautions. The health and safety of our clients and staff will always be our top priority.
We remain diligent in our efforts to exceed compliance standards, BHRC is regularly monitoring AMSPA, OSHA, CDC and related government agencies for any updates that should be implemented. Additionally, we’re vigilant to mitigate the exposure to respiratory pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
In light of that, we kindly ask you to take steps to protect yourself and others. We recommend calling your primary care physician if you have returned from ANY international travel or a cruise within the last 14 days, or if you have experienced the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Body aches
As recommended by the CDC, the following are steps to prevent illness:
Take steps to protect yourself
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Beauty by Design will continue to monitor this situation closely and will share any updates with you. We look forward to maintaining the highest quality of care and thank you for your time.
Dr. Robert J. Troell