Covid 19 and Oleander Piercing Client Guidance
These guidelines are in effect until otherwise stated. We cannot make any exceptions.
Last update MARCH 1, 2021 to NOSE AND MOUTH PIERCING.
Oleander Piercing and the public need to abide by a set of guidelines in place through Massachusetts with suggestions from the CDC. This is not only for your protection, but also our own. Because of this, we have a new set of studio guidelines for clientele, and we ask that you read through all of this information before coming into the studio.
We are dedicated to keeping the studio clean and safe. All clients are screened at the door with a brief questionnaire and temperatures are taken, face masks are mandatory (even if you have received a vaccine), and we have minimized the amount of people in the studio at a time. No services under the mask are performed to prevent any potential exposure of Covid to the staff and clientele.
Between each client all surfaces are disinfected including door handles, counter tops, coat hooks, tables, and credit card machine in addition to our regular cleaning. Book your appointment with confidence!
Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in non-entry to the studio.
To abide by social distancing guidelines, we will be by appointment only until further notice and will not be accepting walk-ins at this time. This is for all services, including jewelry purchases. You can schedule an appointment here through our website.
When you arrive for you appointment, please call so we can let you in.
We will have new temporary hours when we re-open.
You will be screened with a simple questionnaire and your temperature will be taken to ensure you are free of any Covid-19 related symptoms.
You will be asked to use hand sanitizer.
If applicable, we may ask that you disinfect your ID and credit card. Please have these pulled out and ready.
~FACE MASK REQUIRED
A face mask is required to enter the studio. The mask must be an ear loop style mask that completely covers your mouth and nose (no bandanas or scarves please). Do not touch or remove your mask in the studio. We will provide hand sanitizer if you happen to touch your face, mask or piercing. Please do not wear gloves in our establishment.
Even if you have the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, you will still need to wear a mask in the studio.
~NO NOSE OR MOUTH PIERCING (temporarily) **UPDATED 3-1-2021**
Due to mandated mask requirements in our state, we cannot offer services under a mask. This means no nostril, septum or oral piercings until further notice. This includes jewelry changes in the nose or mouth as well. We can still sell you jewelry and teach you how to change it. Please become familiar with your sizing and jewelry requirements because we will not be able to check for you in person. We can do a virtual meeting to try and determine your jewelry sizing if necessary, just message us!
We are no longer offering nose or septum piercing with a negative Covid test. Cases are too high at this time, and the health risk is too great. Removing your mask in the studio puts our staff and other clients at risk, even if you are vaccinated.
**Please keep in mind that nostril piercings could potentially have issues healing due to face mask wear and is not recommended. These complications are from the mask rubbing on, pushing down on, or getting caught underneath the piercing. This is one of the reasons why we are not offering services under the mask at this time.**
We understand that many people are receiving the vaccine. The vaccine is not 100% in preventing Covid. Because of this, it is still unsafe to remove the mask in the studio at this time. We are following all CDC and state guidelines as closely as possible. We are not sure when we will be able to offer services under the face mask, but it will likely be when a large portion of the population is vaccinated.
~GROUPS *updated 9-7-2020*
To reduce our risk of exposure, we will not be allowing more than two people in the studio at a time. If you bring more than one person with you they will be asked to wait outside. If you are a minor, you can bring one parent/guardian.
~PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING
We ask that you continue to practice social distancing in the studio, so please keep six feet from all staff and clients unless otherwise noted. Please stay at least six feet from any client who may be waiting outside. There will be social distance guidance posted in the studio.
For the time being, we are not accepting cash. This is to help minimize our exposure risk. We accept credit/debit card payments and touch free payments like Apple Pay.
We ask that you do not touch your face, face mask or piercing in the studio. We will offer hand sanitizer if you accidentally touch your mask, face or piercing.
Bring only what you need, like your ID and credit card. Leave everything else in your car if possible.
Do not touch or use your cell phone in the studio.
No food or drink is allowed. We have water available upon request.
~TRAVEL ADVISORY & MANDATE *updated 10-17-2020*
Effective October 17, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders, including self quarantine for 14 days. States exempt from the quarantine order include Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, DC, New York, New Jersey, Washington and Hawaii.
If you are traveling from any other state, please reschedule your appointment and quarantine for 14 days unless you can produce negative Covid-19 results. The Covid test must be administered up to 72 hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts. This is a requirement of the Massachusetts Coronavirus Travel Order, which you can read more about here.
~DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO IS SICK.
If you are visiting from out of state or have traveled in the last two weeks leading up to your appointment, Massachusetts requires a 14 day quarantine. Please come in another time. (unless you are traveling from a state exempt from the travel order)
If you are/were sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick, please do not come in for at least two weeks.
We are monitoring temperatures at the door. If it reads over 100.4 F (38 C) degrees, we cannot allow entry.
If you cannot abide by these guidelines, please do not come into the studio until you can or we will ask you to leave. We are taking every precaution necessary to keep our studio clean and to keep us and our clients healthy.
We appreciate your understanding and patience while we get through this. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
Cale DiFrancesco, Owner