We’ve written the following announcement from our Core Values of Integrity, Dependability, Community, Quality, Respect, and Profitability.
We are so excited to inform you that our Grand Re-Opening is Saturday June 13th, 2020. Thank you for being so patient and waiting for us to be ready. Your loyalty and support over this period of uncertainty and closure has been reassuring.
Please be aware that we are diligently following state guidelines and putting our trust in all clients to be honest about their exposure. We do not have backup employees or incomes. If we are exposed to Covid-19 and are required to quarantine for 14 days, we do not have a financial cushion to cover the loss in income. We also do not want to create a health crisis or financial burden for any of our treasured clients.
As you may have noticed, we’ve temporarily turned off online booking in order to help accommodate existing clients first and manage our time well. Beginning June 8th, we will be reaching out individually to reschedule each one of you. No need to rush to reschedule, we will be adjusting hours to accommodate you! Please email us with questions/concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will free up the phone for contacting you.
dulcederm is required to contact each client prior to making an appointment and ask:
▪ Have you had a cough?
▪ Have you had a fever?
▪ Have you had shortness of breath?
▪ Have you been in close contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
Please do not commit to an appointment time if your honest answer is “yes” to any of the questions above. It is imperative that you do not make an appointment with dulcederm until your symptoms (cough, fever and shortness of breath) have been resolved, and fever has been resolved without medication for at least 72 hours, or at least 14 days after contact with any person sick with cough, fever, or diagnosed COVID-19.
A couple of reasons for this. We do not want to have to share client information with contact tracers. Help us maintain client privacy. We also don’t want to be quarantined or required to close again.
Trisha and Tamara will work slightly overlapping shifts as service providers. Haylei will be working extra hours at the front desk to ensure our team is well supported. Tamara and Trisha will take turns working the front desk when Haylei is not available.
ARRIVING AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
We are asking you to wait in your car*. Please CALL 503-482-9465 when you arrive in order to answer specific questions we are mandated to ask and record. Be honest. You will not be penalized for having to reschedule due to illness. As always, no show/no call appointments will be charged for the time. (*Alternate transportation – please call before you leave your house to answer questions and give us an ETA and be sure to call when you arrive before you come into the spa.)
We will meet you outside when the lobby is empty to take your temperature. Please be wearing your mask. If you don’t have one let us know. We will provide one. If your temperature is over 99 degrees Fahrenheit, you will be asked to leave and reschedule for a period at a minimum of 14 days from your originally scheduled date.
If your temperature is acceptable and you have not knowingly been exposed to Covid-19, we will ask you to come in. We request that you bring only essential personal items into the spa. You will attend your appointment alone. Other adults must wait in the car or outside the spa. Please be advised that children are not permitted in the spa until further notice.
A staff member will hold the door for you as you enter. Do not remove your mask at any time while in the spa. You will put your shoes and belongings into a clean tote when you enter the spa. You can retrieve them as you leave.
If you need to use the restroom, you will do so. We will wait in the hall for you. We will require you to wash your hands prior to your service. We will do the same.
After washing your hands, you will be ushered to a thoroughly disinfected treatment room to prepare for your service.
Your service provider will wash her hands and don a clean smock before entering the treatment room, and the front desk staff will wipe down the lobby to ensure that anything you may have touched is disinfected.
At checkout, you will meet your service provider at the front. We ask that you maintain a distance of 6 feet from anyone in our lobby. She will recommend products and a date for your return appointment, at which point she will leave to clean the room, dispose of her smock and wash her hands. You will be directed to make payment using the terminal placed away from the front desk.
When you leave, we will thoroughly disinfect surfaces and equipment before allowing another client to enter the spa following the same protocol.
Before and after closing, our staff will be thoroughly disinfecting every inch of the spa. Our entire focus is on keeping you and our staff safe. Although we have always operated with care and expertise, we ask for your patience, understanding, honesty, and hygiene.
Prepare for your appointment:
I think that most of you have gotten the opportunity to meet Haylei. She is in charge of the front desk and helping to elevate the client experience through a fast and thorough check in & check out! Haylei graciously accepted our job offer at the beginning of 2020. Her presence has been absolutely wonderful to have at the spa. She provides us with the ‘tea’ at every staff meeting, keeping us older and less social media savvy folks up to date with all the current events. Probably one of my favorite things about her is that she always has something hilarious to show me or tell me every day. She also says that she loves working here, so hopefully she’ll be with us for quite a while!
Haylei is a busy lady; recently graduating from high school with an honors cord from the National Arts Honor Society. She is currently pursuing a college transfer degree. One of the other things keeping her so busy is her 2 cats and 3 dogs. Almost all of which are rescues. :) I absolutely love hearing about all of the hilarious things her pets and/or her siblings are up to. In our virtual (for now) staff meetings her pets, much like mine & Tamara’s, are making their presence known and lodging complaints about either the lack of treats, working conditions, new dress codes, ‘coworkers’ falling asleep on the job and how upset they are when it's time for those life saving meds.
Haylei is constantly cracking Tamara and I up! Want to know why humor is a core value at dulcederm, Haylei’s why. She has taken on such an important role in how we continue to build our business and strive to create a workplace that we all want to be at. Constantly contributing with new ideas on advertising, simplifying systems and all things front desk, she is simply a delightful addition to our growing business. And I personally cannot wait for every single one of you to get to know Haylei as she brings lots of belly laughs to all!
So back in mid-march this thing happened (COVID-19), and I was so sure that we would really just be home for 3-5 weeks, then right back at it...boy, was I wrong! Ha! Here it is mid-May and I still don’t know when I get to go back to one of my favorite things, work!