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Message Therapy Without Borders

As many states in the U.S. and provinces in Canada roll out their re-opening plans, massage therapists are wondering when, how, and if it is safe to return to work. This week, Cal and Cathy sit down to talk about the question of re-opening, and the divisions that have been highlighted during the pandemic. Is there such a thing as a safe return to work? How do we interpret shifting recommendations and emerging science? And are we willing to be wrong?

Atul Gawande’s article
https://www.newyorker.com/science/medical-dispatch/amid-the-coronavirus-crisis-a-regimen-for-reentry

Great article “Know The Risks”
https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them

The article Cal referenced about hot spots in the US being linked to Republican strongholds
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/13/new-us-coronavirus-hotspots-republican-heartland-area

BC’s restart plan
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/bc-restart-plan

CPTBC – Infection Prevention & Control (pg. 14/table 1 – protective measures) https://cptbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CPTBC-IPAC-Resource_April29_Interactive.pdf

CMTBC – RMT’s return to practice interim guidelines
https://cmtbc.ca/registrants/interim-guidelines-for-return-to-practice/