coronavirus covid 19 protocol and tattoo shop etiquette New-Safety First - COVID 19 Protocols (State Of The Art Industrial Ultra Violet Germicidal Irradiation Filters Developed By NASA!) We have added AiroCide UV germ-killing air purifiers to our shop's air conditioning process to help clean the air and kill germs circulating through the units. These-(State Of The Art Industrial Ultra Violet Germicidal Irradiation Filters Developed By N.A.S.A.!) U.V. filters kill all airborne microbes, mold, fungus, and viruses such as Coronavirus passing through the filter. This filtration system is a state of the art technology developed by N.A.S.A. to kill airborne viruses. We've brought it to Studio City Tattoo and Lake Arrowhead Tattoo for your Safety! The technology is based on revolutionary research from N.A.S.A., University of Wisconsin (U.W.), and Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics (W.C.S.A.R.), developed originally for the N.A.S.A. space program. The AiroCide commercial air purification systems use patented technology to kill more than 99.99% of the airborne pathogens that pass through its processor. Airocide is the only air treatment system that after killing the microorganisms it comes in contact with completely mineralizes (destroys) them, converting them to carbon dioxide and water vapor. The air purifying technology in Airocide was proven to kill 99.999987% of Bacillus thuringiensis, a close cousin to the anthrax bacteria, in a single pass through its reactor. So Coronavirus is also dead! Among other bacteria, fungi, and viruses, photocatalytic oxidation technology kills airborne Lactobacillus, which can be a problem in wine, beer, and other beverage and food processing facilities. For a 10% discount and more info please click on the link and tell them Studio City Tattoo sent you! https://www.airpurifiersandcleaners.com/kes-science-airopro-xl-commercial-air-sanitizer https://vimeo.com/212583684 Our New Safety First C.O.V.I.D.- 19 Protocol What To Expect When Entering The Shoppe In order to provide the safest possible tattoo experience for both our clients and artists, we have implemented several new procedures. 1. We will be strictly appointment only and have 1 person per practitioner with plenty of distance between stations. Unfortunately, this means you may not bring anyone with you to your appointment. We may still be able to accommodate same-day appointments depending on our schedule. Please just give us a call first. 2. We will require everyone to wear a mask at all times while in the studio. We encourage everyone to consider purchasing a reusable/washable mask. As for piercing clientele, this means we will not be piercing the nose or the mouth area. You will need to keep your mask on. If you do not have a mouth cover, we will provide you one for free. 3. Immediately upon entering, you must use the provided hand sanitizer. Also, we ask that you sanitize your phone or other items you will frequently be touching during your visit. Please leave any nonessential items at home or in your car. We will then take your temperature with our touchless thermometer upon entering the shop. 4. We have gone digital with our waivers. Now you will fill out your consent and disclosure forms on an iPad that will be thoroughly disinfected after each use or your own iPhone if you have one. 5. We have increased our already stringent cleaning protocols. We continue to use hospital-grade disinfectants and cleaners and disinfect common area surfaces and door handles several times an hour. 6. We also recently installed an expensive N.A.S.A. approved AiroCide-Air Purification Technology System in our shop that kills airborne viruses. We care for your safety. See how it works! 7. By now, this should go without saying but, if you're feeling even the slightest bit unwell, please call us to reschedule. We will be happy to accommodate you. We ask the same of all the artists and staff at Studio City Tattoo, and your patience is appreciated. Thank you for your support and understanding. We look forward to making beautiful tattoos with you! Staff at Studio City Tattoo We are doing everything we can to make sure you are safe while here at Studio City Tattoo Los Angeles Body Piercing & Lake Arrowhead Tattoo Here at Lake ArrowheadTattoo, we keep very high standards of cleanliness. Your safety is our priority in tattooing and piercing you.. Our artists are trained in bloodborne pathogen handling yearly. We are Cal O.S.H.A. certified and licensed by the San Bernardino & Los Angeles Health Department. Here are the sanitation protocols that tattoo Los Angeles tattoo parlors are required to follow. FOR CUSTOMERS All waiting areas are to remain closed. Customers must wait in their vehicles until their appointment time and they are called for screening before entering. Customers must sanitize their hands when entering and exiting. All customers must be screened upon entry.= Questions on health and taking of temperature. Customers must wear a face covering, such as a cloth mask, while inside at all times, this includes during the tattoo procedure. FOR EMPLOYEES: All employees will be screened daily at the beginning of their shifts, including asking whether they have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days and have had a fever in the last 48 hours. All employees must be provided training on how to limit the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings must be provided to all employees who come in direct contact with customers. Employees are encouraged to wear face shields while tattooing a customer. Employees must also wear disposable gloves and change them between customers, as well as wash their hands between every customer. FOR BUSINESSES: The tattoo parlor must be deep-cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized top to bottom. After opening, tattoo parlors must be deep-cleaned daily. Parlors are expected to take every step necessary to implement the regulations, orders, and guidance from the CALIFORNIA State Department of Health and C.D.C. to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Services are allowed only by appointment—no walk-in customers at this time. Minimizing person-to-person contact through technology, like mobile or online reservations and contactless payment, is encouraged. Parlors must post signage at each entrance stating no customer with a fever, or COVID-19 symptoms are allowed in. Only one customer per employee is allowed in the tattoo parlor at any given time. Tattooing and piercing around the mouth and nose are prohibited. Chairs are to be rearranged to ensure at least 6 feet between each customer. Chair and workstations must be sanitized after each use by a customer. All high-touch areas must be sanitized at least once every two hours. Hand sanitizers must be placed at entrances. S.C.T. Crew We Are Planning to Be Open As Soon As Los Angeles and San Bernardino Lifts The Quarantine Reopening Protocol for Personal Care Establishments: Los Angeles County Appendix R Effective as of June 19, 2020 The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to allow certain businesses to reopen safely. The requirements below are specific to personal care services that require touching a client's face or body. In addition to the conditions imposed by the State Public Health Officer, businesses and practitioners must also comply with all applicable laws, including the requirements laid out in this Protocol. Personal care services include esthetician, skincare, and cosmetology services; electrology; nail salons; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, microblading, and permanent make-up; and piercing shops, and massage therapy (in non-healthcare settings). Hair salons and barbershops are required to adhere to the Protocol for hair salons and barbershops. Please note: This document may be updated as additional information and resources become available so be sure to check the L.A. County website http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ regularly for any updates to this document and related guidance. This checklist covers: (1) Workplace policies and practices to protect employee health (2) Measures to ensure physical distancing (3) Measures to ensure infection control (4) Communication with employees and the public (5) Measures to ensure equitable access to critical services These five key areas must be addressed as your facility develops any reopening protocols. All businesses covered by this Protocol must implement all applicable measures listed below and be prepared to explain why any action that is not implemented is not relevant to the company. Business name: Facility Address: COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER APPENDIX R: Reopening Protocol for Personal Care Establishments Page 2 of 8 Revised 6/18/2020 A. WORKPLACE POLICIES AND PRACTICES TO PROTECT EMPLOYEE HEALTH (C.H.E.C. K ALL THAT APPLY TO THE FACILITY) Everyone who can carry out their work duties from home has been directed to do so. This does not apply to services that are required by law to be conducted in a permitted location. Vulnerable workers (those above age 65, those who are pregnant, those with chronic health conditions) are assigned work that can be done from home, whenever possible, and should discuss any concerns with their healthcare provider or occupational health services to make appropriate decisions on returning to the workplace. ❑ All workers have been told not to come to work if sick, or if they are exposed to a person who has COVID-19. Workers understand to follow D.P.H. guidance for self-isolation and quarantine, if applicable. Workplace leave policies have been reviewed and modified to ensure that workers are not penalized when they stay home due to illness. ❑ Upon being informed that one or more worker/practitioner, independent contractors and temporary workers test positive for, or has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (case), the employer has a plan in place to have the case(s) isolate themselves at home and require the immediate self-quarantine of all workers that had workplace exposure to the case(s). The employer's plan should consider a protocol for all quarantined workers to have access to or be tested for COVID-19 in order to determine whether there have been additional workplace exposures, which may require additional COVID-19 control measures. See public health guidance on responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. ❑ If the owner, manager, or operator knows of three (3) or more cases of COVID-19 within the workplace, within a span of 14 days, the employer must report this cluster to the Department of Public Health at (888) 397-3993 or (213) 240-7821. ❑ Alternate, staggered or shift schedules have been instituted to maximize physical distancing. ❑ Workers are provided information on the employer or government-sponsored leave benefits that the the worker may be entitled to receive, which would make it financially more comfortable to stay at home, including employee's sick leave rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. ❑ All workers have been told to seek medical attention if their symptoms become severe, including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. ❑ Symptom checks are conducted before workers may enter the workspace. Checks must include a check-in concerning cough, shortness of breath or fever, and any other symptoms the worker may be experiencing. These checks can be done remotely or in-person upon workers' arrival. Temperature checks should also be done at the worksite, if feasible. All workers who have contact with the public or other workers during their shift(s) are offered, at no cost, a cloth face covering. The covering must cover the nose and mouth and is always to be worn by the worker during the workday when in contact or likely to come in contact with others. Workers do not need to wear a cloth face covering when the worker is alone in a private office or a walled cubicle. Face shields are provided and worn by workers when servicing customers that require the removal of the client's face covering to provide the personal service. The face shield is to be worn in addition to the cloth face covering. Cloth face coverings protect others from the wearer's droplets; face shields help protect the wearer from other's droplets. Face shields are to be used, cleaned, and disinfected per the manufacturer's directions. Workers wash or sanitize hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings. Workers avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Workers are instructed to wash their face coverings daily. Independent contractors and temporary workers are properly trained on these protocols and have necessary cloth face coverings and personal protective equipment. Business owners are to discuss these protocols with the organization supplying the independent contractors and/or temporary COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER APPENDIX R: Reopening Protocol for Personal Care Establishments Page 3 of 8 Revised 6/18/2020 workers, prior to their return to work. All workstations are separated by at least six feet. Workers are allowed frequent breaks to wash their hands with soap and water, and workers should scrub their hands with soap for 20 seconds. Break rooms, restrooms, and other common areas are disinfected frequently, on the following schedule: o Break rooms _____________________________________________________ o Restrooms ______________________________________________________ o Other ______________________________________________________ Breaks are staggered to ensure that six (6) feet between workers can be maintained in break rooms at all times. Workers are prohibited from sharing food and beverages. Workers are prohibited from eating or drinking anywhere inside the workplace other than designated break rooms or outdoor eating areas to assure that masks are worn consistently and correctly. Workers using cleaners or disinfectants wear gloves and other protective equipment as required by the product instructions. Disinfectant and related supplies are available to workers at the following location(s): _________________________________________________________________________________ Hand sanitizer effective against COVID-19 is available to all workers at the following location(s): _________________________________________________________________________________ Each worker is assigned their own tools, equipment, work supplies, and defined workspace. Sharing held items is minimized or eliminated. To the extent feasible, this Protocol and other COVID-19 related materials downloaded from the D.P.H. Coronavirus websites are provided in the languages of all workers. Workers are enlisted and supported as peer educators, reinforcing instructions around physical distancing and infection control. All policies described in this checklist other than those related to terms of employment are applied to the staff of delivery and any other companies who may come onto the premises as third parties. A copy of this Protocol has been distributed to each worker. Optional—Describe other measures: _________________________________________________________________________________ B. MEASURES TO ENSURE PHYSICAL DISTANCING Measures are in place to ensure physical distancing of at least six feet between and among workers and customers, except while providing services that require close contact. These measures include use of physical partitions or visual cues (e.g., floor markings, colored tape, or signs to indicate where workers/customers should stand). Barriers (such as plexiglass) are used at reception desks or other areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained in order to minimize exposure between workers and clients. Appointments are staggered to reduce reception congestion and to ensure adequate time for proper cleaning and sanitation between each customer visit. No walk-in appointments are available. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER APPENDIX R: Reopening Protocol for Personal Care Establishments Page 4 of 8 Revised 6/18/2020 Virtual check-in technology is used whenever possible to notify workers when a customer arrives. Customers are asked to wait outside or in their cars instead of waiting in the reception areas. Reception areas should be modified to support adequate physical distancing, including removing chairs and sofas or spacing them further apart. Persons waiting outside should maintain a six (6) foot distance from each other. Workers do not see multiple customers at once. Services for one customer are completed before a new customer is seen by the same worker. Workers have been instructed to avoid handshakes, hugs, or similar greetings that break physical distancing. Workers are discouraged from congregating in high traffic areas, such as bathrooms, hallways, or credit card terminals. Occupancy in worker restrooms, break rooms, and other common areas is limited to permit physical distancing. Reconfiguration of these sites (removal of chairs from break rooms, etc.) is implemented to practice physical distancing. Workflow is reviewed and changes made to permit physical distancing during pickups and deliveries. Shelving, bins, bulletin boards or other transfer-aiding materials are installed to avoid the need for person-to-person hand-offs of purchases. Staff meetings are held in a room that accommodates physical distancing or are held over the phone or via webinar. C. MEASURES FOR INFECTION CONTROL The HVAC system is in good, working order; to the maximum extent possible, ventilation has been increased in common spaces and guest rooms. o Consider installing portable high-efficiency air cleaners, upgrading the building's air filters to the highest efficiency possible, and making other modifications to increase the quantity of outside air and ventilation in all offices, guest rooms and other spaces. ❑ For facilities that have not been operating, flush each of the hot and cold-water fixtures for five minutes prior to reopening to replace stale water in the facility's plumbing with a fresh and safe water supply. ❑ Clients are contacted before the visit to confirm the appointment and to advise/ask the following: o Bring and use a face covering (preferably with ear loops) during the visit. o Do not bring friends, guests, viewers, or others to the appointment. o Whether they or someone in their household is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. If the client answers in the affirmative, reschedule the appointment. ❑ Maintain a log of all clients with contact information (name, date/time of visit, address, phone, and email) if possible, this can be done at the time of registration. ❑ Clients are verbally screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. If the customer is exhibiting any signs of having been sick, or has been exposed to someone who has been ill, the appointment is rescheduled at least 14 days in the future. o Both screeners and customers should wear face-covering for the screening. ❑ Disposable gloves are worn for services that require them. Wearing gloves is to be done in conjunction with regular hand washing and is not a substitute for regular hand washing. ❑ Amenities, including magazines, books, coffee, water, self-service stations, and other items for customers, have been removed from reception areas. ❑ Hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, tissues and trash cans are available to customers in the reception area and workstations. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER APPENDIX R: Reopening Protocol for Personal Care Establishments Page 5 of 8 Revised 6/18/2020 ❑ Workers are using all required protective equipment, including eye protection and gloves when required for service. o Workers are required to wear face coverings at all times. A face shield is also to be worn when providing services that do not enable the client to wear a face covering. o Disposable gloves are to be worn during the procedures and while performing cleaning and disinfection of all implements and surfaces after each client session. ❑ Clients are required to wear face coverings at all times while in the facility, except when the face covering must be removed for the performance of services involving that part of the face. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unable to remove the mask or cloth face-covering without assistance. ❑ Clean face coverings are available for workers to ensure that, if soiled, these can be changed during the shift. Where possible, clean face coverings are offered to customers, should their face covering become soiled. Workers are provided with clean, launderable, or disposable smocks that are replaced after each customer. A cleaning and disinfection plan has been developed to address the following: o High traffic areas, such as reception areas, areas of ingress and egress, including stairways, stairwells, and handrails; o Common areas and frequently touched objects (e.g., tables, doorknobs or handles, light switches, phones) which should be disinfected on an hourly basis during business hours using E.P.A. approved disinfectants; o All handles, hoses, spray nozzles, and other equipment before and after use on a customer; o All payment portals, credit card readers, pens, and styluses after each use. Hospital-grade Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.)-approved products are used to clean and disinfect anything the client came in contact with, including treatment tables, face cradles, stools, etc. Follow the product manufacturer's recommendations for contact time. An employee per shift is designated to oversee and enforce additional sanitization and disinfection procedures, as needed. Workers are provided time to implement cleaning practices during their shift. Cleaning assignments are assigned for the hours of operation and are part of the worker's job duties. Hard-surfaced, non-porous chair or large hard-surfaced or plastic baskets for clients to put their clothes on or in are available. All appliances at workstations and in treatment rooms are properly disinfected between each customer. o Non-porous implements, such as tweezers or scissors, are cleaned with hot, soapy water to remove any physical debris, rinsed, and dried completely. Followed by immersing the implement in an E.P.A. registered disinfectant for the full contact time as stated by the manufacturer's directions. Items are removed at the end of contact time, rinsed, and dried with a clean paper towel. o For electrical implements such as magnifying L.E.D. lamps, hot towel warmers, and esthetic devices, clean the tool with a spray wipe to remove any physical debris. Followed with an EPA-registered disinfectant spray or wipe for the full contact time, as noted by the manufacturer's directions. Use caution when using a spray and be sure your device is unplugged and do not spray into the motor. o For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and A.T.M. machines, remove visible contamination if present. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products. Consider the use of wipeable covers for electronics. If no manufacturer's guidance is available, consider the use of alcohol-based wipes containing at least 60% alcohol to disinfect touch screens. Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid the pooling of liquids. Treatment tables must be covered with either a treatment table paper, a clean towel, or a clean sheet after each use. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER APPENDIX R: Reopening Protocol for Personal Care Establishments Page 6 of 8 Revised 6/18/2020 ❑ Linens are removed (even if the customer did not get under them) and the bed or table is properly disinfected between customers. ❑ Workers wear disposable gloves when removing used linens, towels, and other draping, including blankets, and client draping for each treatment. ❑ All dirty linens, including towels, and smocks are placed in a closed container and not used again until properly laundered either by a commercial laundering service or a laundering process which includes immersion in water of at least 160° F for at least 25 minutes. Do not shake dirty laundry. ❑ Store all clean linens in a clean covered place. Ensure workers who handle dirty linens or laundry wear gloves. ❑ Doors are left open, where possible, if they do not open and close automatically. Exception: Body art facilities must maintain doors closed. ❑ The entire facility, including product display areas, are cleaned and disinfected at least daily. ❑ Floors are vacuumed when possible, instead of sweeping or other methods to prevent dispersing of pathogens into the air. ❑ All "test" products have been removed and discarded. ❑ Restrooms and handwashing facilities are kept stocked with soap, paper towels, and toilet paper and sanitized regularly using E.P.A. approved disinfectants. ❑ Restrooms are free of any additional products such as candles or other supplies. ❑ Hands-free equipment is installed wherever feasible (including restrooms) to reduce the risk of contamination. ❑ Cashless transactions are strongly encouraged. If reasonable, customers are enabled to swipe their own credit/debit cards and card readers are sanitized between each guest's use. If electronic or card payment is not possible, customers pay with exact cash payment or check. ❑ Optional - Describe other measures to promote infection control: _________________________________________________________________________________ ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR BODY ART FACILITIES ❑ Clients are instructed that they must wear cloth face coverings during the entirety of the service. ❑ Workers are required to wear face coverings at all times. A face shield is also to be worn when providing treatment on facial or neck areas that do not enable the client to wear a face covering. ❑ Disposable gloves are required throughout the tattooing or piercing service and while performing cleaning and disinfection of all implements and surfaces after each client session. ❑ Piercing and tattooing services for the mouth/nose area have been suspended. ❑ The Infection Prevention Control Plan has been updated to include additional cleaning, disinfection and other measures, as needed. The additional steps include: o Increased cleaning and disinfection of body art procedure areas and equipment o Maintaining accurate documentation logs D. MEASURES THAT COMMUNICATE TO THE PUBLIC ❑ A copy of this Protocol is posted at all public entrances to the facility. ❑ A sign notifying customers that they will be screened for symptoms upon arrival asked to use hand sanitizer, and to wear a face-covering is posted at all entrances. ❑ Signage is posted that reminds customers to maintain social distancing of six (6) feet, wash hands or use sanitizer upon entry, stay home if they are ill or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and communicate changes to service offerings. Signage should be posted in clearly visible locations, including at entrances, including pictograms, and be made available digitally (e.g., through email). ❑ Signage is posted in display areas to let customers know it is cleaned and disinfected daily. ❑ Online outlets of the establishment (website, social media, etc.) provide clear information about facility hours, required use of cloth face coverings, policies regarding making appointments, waiting outside or in their car for their appointment, preordering, prepayment, pickup and other relevant issues. E. MEASURES THAT ENSURE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO CRITICAL SERVICES ❑ Services that are critical to the customers/clients have been prioritized. ❑ Transactions or services that can be offered remotely have been moved online. ❑ Measures are instituted to assure access to goods and services for customers who have mobility. Limitations and/or are at high risk in public spaces.