Level Red

 

​Due to the increase in COVID cases, Boulder County has increased moved us to Level Red. The good news is, we will not have to close. We will continue to enforce the use of masks and hand washing/sanitizing. YOU MUST WEAR YOUR MASK OVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE THE ENTIRE TIME YOU ARE HERE. We will continue to limit the number of people in the community room. (We were already limiting to 25% max occupancy). Read about our other safety measures here.

If you feel sick, DON'T COME IN!  We will not charge you for cancelling your appointment. If you have been in the clinic in the past 14 days, PLEASE call or email to let us know if you test positive for the COVID-19 virus.

 

If you don’t feel safe, don’t come in. If you would like to be seen in a separate room, we will do all we can to accommodate you. 

 

If EJ or I contract COVID, I will obviously have to close and quarantine for at least 14 days. If I feel it is not safe for me to remain open, I will close regardless of Boulder County or Colorado mandates.

 

*If* Boulder County moves to Level Purple, you will be required to get a note from your doctor saying that you require acupuncture for your condition. I will only be able to see two patients an hour. 

 

Preventing COVID

 

There is scientific evidence that the following measures will help to prevent you from getting COVID or lessen the load if you do contract COVID:

 

  1. Wear a mask over your mouth and nose when you are around anyone not in your household

  2. Socially distance yourself from anyone who is not in your household

  3. Get a flu shot

  4. Supplement with Vitamin D 

  5. Wash your hands

  6. Stop touching your face

  7. Clean your phone and other high-touch items in your household daily

 

 

Can't Hurt

 

Measures which lack sufficient scientific evidence, but probably wouldn’t hurt:

  1. Supplement with Quercetin, Vitamin C, and a daily multivitamin that contains Zinc

  2. Get sufficient hydration: are you drinking your 8 glasses of water a day?

  3. Get good sleep

  4. Limit sugar intake

  5. Reduce stress (I know easier said than done!)

  6. Use elderberry, ImmuneDx, or Wish Garden’s Kick Ass Daily Immune on a regular basis

  7. Get an air purifier with a HEPA filter if you have asthma, are immunocompromised, or are susceptible to lung ailments

  8. Get proper exercise

  9. Get some sunshine each day

High Risk Groups

Am I in a high risk group? Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are: 

  • People aged 65 years and older 

  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility 

  • People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including: 

    • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma 

    • People who have serious heart conditions 

    • People who are immunocompromised - Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications. •

  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher) 

  • People with diabetes 

  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis 

  • People with liver disease

If you have any of these risk factors, you are still safest at home. Use your own best judgement. If you don't feel safe coming out, don't do it. Just because some folks are venturing out, that doesn't mean your should feel pressure to do so. I am only opening back up because the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies has authorized me to do so with all these extra safeguards in place. You're going to be one heck of a lot safer in my clinic than at the grocery store or hardware store!

 

 

Wear Your Mask

Socially Distance

Keep Calm

Carry On

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