With the shifting landscape of healthcare mandates and guidance coming from the CDC, DOH, and all manner of other public agencies and officials, I have had many patients inquire whether masks are still required for vaccinated patients.
Yes, you will still be required to wear a mask for your appointment, and your massage therapist will still be wearing a mask and taking all other established safety precautions. Massage is conducted in a small space with prolonged exposure, so it is still prudent to continue doing as much as we can to reduce the chances of virus transmission while rates of infection in the community are still high.
Also, if you are not yet vaccinated, I strongly urge you to do so. ALL Americans who are at least 12 years of age are eligible to receive the vaccine, and no matter what your financial situation or whether/what kind of insurance you have, the vaccine will be provided at no cost to you.
If you have any doubts or questions about vaccination, please consult with your physician as soon as possible to find out more. If you do not have a physician, I would be happy to refer you to one who can help answer any questions you have about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Jesse Jones, LMT
Owner and therapist at Warrior Massage