Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 3/22/2020
Town Administrator Frank Lynam, in conjunction with the Whitman Board of Health, announces that an emergency order has been issued for all non-essential businesses in the town to close on Monday, March 23rd at 5 p.m., and remain closed until the order is lifted.
Non-essential businesses include, but are not limited to:
Massage and body work establishments
Tattoo, piercing and body art establishments
Gyms and fitness centers
The order does not include businesses such as supermarkets and pharmacies, gas stations, and restaurants open for take-out and delivery.
With guidance from the Town’s public health officials, along with information received from state, federal and global public health agencies, the Town has been assessing activities, businesses and service sectors that pose the greatest risk of spreading the novel coronavirus during this health crisis. Community members and business owners should anticipate further measures in the near future in addition to those announced today.
The Town of Whitman has implemented a new COVID-19 news blog where residents can find up-to-date information on the Town's response to the public health crisis. Please visit https://www.whitmancovid19.com/ or click on the Health Alert banner on the Town Web site.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 3/16/2020
At this time, I have made the decision to remain open.
As always, A Taylored Massage will continue to practice the highest sanitary standards.
As a solo practice that operates out of a private residence, I can attest there will not be more then 10 people in a full 24 hour day that pass through the space and typically is only about 1/2 that.
Our 1 hour sessions are 1 hour on the table and we do more 90 minute and 2hr sessions than 1 hour. Appointment times are not stacked to rush clients out the door.
In accordance with CDC guidance, I have decided to discontinue Pregnancy massage until further notice. Also, because age alone is considered a risk factor, I recommend that my older clients consult with their primary care provider before booking an appointment.
Appendix A: Underlying medical conditions that may increase the risk of serious COVID-19 for individuals of any age.
• Blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell disease or on blood thinners)
• Chronic kidney disease as defined by your doctor. Patient has been told to avoid or reduce the dose of medications because kidney disease, or is under treatment for kidney disease, including receiving dialysis
• Chronic liver disease as defined by your doctor. (e.g., cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis) Patient has been told to avoid or reduce the dose of medications because liver disease or is under treatment for liver disease.
• Compromised immune system (immunosuppression) (e.g., seeing a doctor for cancer and treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation, received an organ or bone marrow transplant, taking high doses of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressant medications, HIV or AIDS)
• Current or recent pregnancy in the last two weeks
• Endocrine disorders (e.g., diabetes mellitus)
• Metabolic disorders (such as inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders)
• Heart disease (such as congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease)
• Lung disease including asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis or emphysema) or other chronic conditions associated with impaired lung function or that require home oxygen 5
• Neurological and neurologic and neurodevelopment conditions [including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability, moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, or spinal cord injury].