How does COVID-19 spread?
Per the CDC, the virus is thought to spread primarily via direct person to person contact and, less commonly, via contaminated surfaces.
How long can the virus live on surfaces?
Precise times are unknown; however, studies on other coronaviruses, including SARS and MERS, found they can survive on metal, glass, and plastic for several days, unless they are properly disinfected.
Can clients or staff spread the virus even if they are not showing symptoms?
While the CDC reports that the vast majority of cases have been transmitted by individuals displaying symptoms, there is some evidence that the virus can be spread by asymptomatic individuals. The CDC recommends strict adherence to sterilization protocols even if clients or staff do not visibly display symptoms.
What resources can I trust when learning more about the virus?
The World Health Organization
The Centers for Disease Control
Johns Hopkins University
The Cleveland Clinic
Global Wellness Institute: PositivelyWell
The Esthetics Council COVID-19 Guidelines for Spa Safety