I created this infographic about 10 days ago and posted on social media. It is my best attempt to summarize key concerns about re-opening early.
References are below. No doubt more have been added since.
Although any of the references could be/have been updated, the essential message is clear: At this writing, not one US state has implemented all three measures–contact tracing, widespread testing, and isolation–to full effect. This lapse puts us all at risk, with unique concerns for close-contact work.
Please explore the tree for the important considerations along the way to–at least for the present time–the inevitable.
(A note about comments: Response to this has been overwhelming. If you disagree, I respectfully ask you to take your comments elsewhere. I won’t approve them here because I can’t keep up with them, debate further, or re-litigate. Instead, I refer you to prevailing messages we are getting from well-respected, credentialed experts in public health.)
LINKS from infographic:
(Video) Hayden, M., Werner, R., Thompson, D. A discussion on the potential changes coming due to Covid 19 to the massage/bodywork professions (April 20, 2020).
Cates, C. “Your governor is not a massage therapist.” April 21 blog post at Healwell,
Koplen, M. Massage therapy and coronavirus: 4 reasons why masks and clean surfaces aren’t enough. Massage (April, 2020)
MT & COVID FB group:
US Dept of Labor, OSHA. Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.
(Course) Healwell. Back to practice guidelines (in practice).