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Rowan's Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed our world and has proven to be one of the toughest times throughout my nursing career, there is however, light at the end of the tunnel. As we continue to flatten the curve, cities and towns are slowly reopening; the Rowan community being one of them. Depending on state by state regulation, Rowan will slowly make the transition back towards normal operations, offering in-home concierge piercings. As always, our motto is safety first, style always and this rings true now more than ever. 

Rowan has always put safety first. Our Rowan Nurse team is also unique in that we are already trained on the cleanliness requirements that medical procedures require and understand the utmost importance of maintaining a clean workspace. We will be following direction given by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and cleaning items such as tables and/or hard surfaces along with our Rowan tools like the mirror and piercing equipment with either a household disinfectant (e.g. Clorox or Lysol wipes) or EPA registered disinfectant (CDC, 2020). 

We’ve also made core operational changes that would minimize interaction with guests. Waiver and payments are now done completely online before the booking as is your selection of earring choice. That way, when your nurse shows up - there isn’t an exchange of paperwork - you can both just focus on the piercing! 

Finally, like many other teams across the country, our Rowan Nurse team is taking on new processes to ensure our reopening will be successful.  Numerous measures will be put into place to help secure the health and safety of both our medical professionals and clients. For example, nurses are asked to to adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • Utilize proper PPE, which includes: a face mask, eye protection (either prescription or non-prescription glasses, goggles, or  face shield), and gloves
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent  alcohol 
  • Pierce in an area of the house that has open air flow, or even outside if space is available 
  • Encourage guests to wear a face covering 
  • Limit the amount of guests to two at a time 

  • On the community front, we’re asking all Rowan customers to refrain from bookings for two weeks (either centrally or self-booked) if they are:

  • Feeling unwell
  • Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including, but not limited to, cough, fever, runny nose, or sore throat 
  • Have been in contact with or near anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 
  • Have recently visited a country or location with a known outbreak 

  • Here at Rowan, we wish you and your family happier and healthier times ahead! Happy piercing! 

    This content has been written by Rowan Nurse, Melissa. Melissa is a full-time pediatric nurse at a private practice in Connecticut, as well as Rowan's Clinical Nurse Coordinator. She holds a BSN from Columbia University.

    Citations:

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Cleaning and disinfection for households. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html

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