How Businesses Are Adapting to Covid-19 to Keep Customers & Staff Safe

At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of local businesses have reopened, but chances are, things look different from the last time you visited. In addition to the masked faces we’re all getting used to seeing, there are a number of things that are happening out in the open and behind the scenes to keep customers and staff as safe as possible. We talked to a variety of local businesses to get the inside scoop on what they’ve been doing to safely reopen while still providing the quality of product and service that their guests expect.

Zanya Spa Salon

287 South Main Street, Lambertville

Zanya Spa Salon has put together new guidelines, protocols and safety measures for you to feel safe and comfortable as you recharge, relax and feel beautiful.

When you arrive, you will text your name to check in virtually. Then, they’ll let you know when you may enter the buidling. (Bring only your essentials into the salon with you.) You will then be asked to use hand sanitizer and fill out a COVID health questionnaire.

Employees and guests will have a temperature check, wear a mask or protective face covering, and observe social distancing whenever possible.

Every stylist will have one side of the station to themselves; there will never be another client getting their hair done right next to you. Colorists are only using opposite ends of the coloring table to ensure social distancing.

The entire salon has been sanitized, with antimicrobial and hospital grade disinfectants prohibiting the spread of bacteria and viruses. Surfaces will be cleaned before and after every service. And all tools, capes, robes, slippers and products will be continuously disinfected.

Hand sanitizing and hand washing stations are located throughout the business. They have installed barriers between each shampoo bowl, and at the front desk. Credit card terminals are sanitized between clients with UV sanitizer.

You can also order products for curbside pickup.

As for the spa, all measures for arriving are the same as the salon.

Spa technicians will wear required PPE as mandated by NJ State Board for the duration of your service.

An additional 15-30 minutes has been added between each service to ensure enough time to properly sanitize between each client. Bed linens are removed, washed and sanitized after each client. Rooms contain True HEPA Filter Air Purifiers with UV Light Sanitizer which eliminates germs and filters dust and odors.

Basil Bandwagon

Clinton- 38 Old Hwy 22 | 908-735-3822
Flemington- 276 US Hwy 202/31 | 908-788-5737
Lambertville- 239 N. Union St | 609-460-4500 NEW LOCATION NOW OPEN!

In addition to offering in-store shopping (with masks, of course), Basil Bandwagon is also offering online shopping. Choose your favorite products via their website and then pick up your order in-store, curbside or have it delivered to your doorstep. They currently have two delivery windows available daily, Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm. There is a $35 order minimum for home delivery orders. There is a $10 fee for delivery. This is in addition to the $5 shopping charge that applies to all online orders (except Café-only orders). Delivery is currently managed from their Flemington location, so if your home store is set to another store, make sure you switch to Flemington before placing your order.

Known for their selection of locally produced goods, the highest quality supplements and huge selection of gluten-free, organic and raw food products, Basil Bandwagon has everything you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They offer a large frozen and refrigerated sections representing the best product selection in the natural foods industry as well as organic produce, meat, sustainably harvested seafood, and local and international cheeses.

Beauty Releaf 

At Beauty Releaf, it has always been their mission to develop clean, safe beauty products that are multi-purpose and multi-beneficial.  It is beauty simplified. The health and safety of their team and customers is their number one priority. Their labs and Fulfillment Center are practicing social distancing, wearing PPE and following all government health and safety guidelines. They want their customers to feel safe and comfortable. They understand how important of a decision it is when choosing beauty products and one they do not take lightly. 

In early fall, Beauty Releaf will be implementing a sampling program for their online purchases.  A hygienically sealed sample of another product will be included with each purchase as testers are no longer permitted in retail locations. Since the recent mask wearing requirements, there has been a surge in new skin issues. Wearing a face mask for longer periods of time can cause irritation from rubbing repeatedly on certain areas of the face and can lead to sore irritated skin. Rosacea flare-ups can occur from trapping hot, humid air against the skin. Skin breakouts AKA (Maskne) can also occur from trapping oil and bacteria in the pores.  This is affecting women and men of all ages. 

 Now more than ever it is vital to make an educated decision when choosing a face mask and skincare products. All Beauty Releaf products focus on protecting, preventing and reducing inflammation of the skin. In addition to their anti-aging benefits many of the anti-inflammatory ingredients will help reduce redness, irritation, production of oil, skin breakouts and guard against harmful bacteria because of their strong anti-bacterial properties. 

Skin will feel softer, smoother, brighter, more hydrated and overall healthier. 

The Dance Academy

1476 Buck Road, Holland

This year The Dance Academy will begin its 34th season. Classes begin for the 2020/2021 season on Thursday, September 10th. TDA will provide both in-person and virtual classes and instruction, and they offer a variety of classes for all dancers. Their mission has always been to offer professional dance training with a personal touch. They also want to do everything they can to keep dancers and their families safe and healthy. To do so, they have some new protocols in place.

Class Routine
• Classes will be limited to 10 dancers in studio A, and B to allow them plenty of room to spread out in class.
• Classes must be preregistered, and prepaid on signup genius to limit the number of dancers to 10 in the Studio.
• Studio C will only be used for privet lessons only.
• The dance floor will be marked to help dancers distance from each other.
• They have updated the schedule to allow for staggered class start and end times. This will limitthe number of students coming in and out of the studio at a given time.
• If a Student is in the waiting room waiting for the next class, they must wear a mask.
• Teachers remain committed to creating a positive, constructive, healthyenvironment. Verbal instruction will be given throughout class, but they will not be giving hands-on corrections.

Arrival and Dismissal
• They are checking the temperature of anyone who enters the building with a (no-touch) temporalscanner. Anyone with a temperature higher than 99.9 will be asked to return home.
• Any dancer who is sick is asked to remain at home.
• Hand sanitizers will be provided in all rooms for entering and exiting the studio. (Dancers may also use their own hand sanitizer if they desire. Hand washing will remain available as well.)
• To limit the number of people in the lobby, parents must drop off their child outside and remain in their cars or outside at pick up time. (One parent per dancer age 4 and under may remain in the lobby if a face mask is worn.)
• Dancers will be required to bring their own, pre-filled, water bottles. Students may not bring food into the studio.
• Students can wear a mask if they so choose.
• Teachers will wear a mask when in close contact of students.

• Dance floors and high touch areas will be cleaned between classes. They will also be cleaned at the end of each day with an atomized disinfectant.
• Bathroom will be disinfected frequently throughout the day.
• Air Purifiers with HEPA filtration and UV light has been installed in both studios to provide one complete air change every ½ hour.
• Touchless faucets, touchless paper towel dispensers, and soap dispensers has been installed in the bathroom.

ROG Orthodontics

900 Heritage Drive, Pottstown

ROG Orthodontics has always been committed to the safety and well-being of their patients and team. To ensure that theyare taking extra special care of all smiles that walk through their doors, they have implemented additional safety measures in all of their offices.

ROG has always used extensive hygiene protocols. Here are just some of the existing protocols:

  • They use hospital grade sterilization that exceeds industry standards and requirements.
  • Heat sterilization of all instruments using steam-under-pressure FDA cleared equipment.
  • Surface sterilization with disinfectants.
  • All equipment is either one use disposable or sterilized after each use.
  • All doctors and team members wear LEVEL 3 or higher masks and gloves when treating patients.
  • All patients wear protective eyewear while being treated.
  • Air scrubbers are used on all HVAC systems.

NEW added protocols include:

  • All patients complete a COVID-19 survery prior to their visit.
  • Daily employee temperature check.
  • All employees and patients wear masks.
  • Everyone must use hand sanitizer when entering the facility.
  • All patients must rinse with a prophylactic mouth rinse for 1 minute prior to initial procedure.
  • They have removed chairs from the main operatory and added private treatment rooms.
  • They have reduced the number of people working in the building.
  • Only the patient is allowed in the office for the appointment. (Some exceptions may be made.)
  • Implementation of high-volume evacuators.
  • Implementation of regular coil disinfectant treatment on their HVAC system.
  • Daily electrostatic spraying on non-toxic EPA-endorsed disinfectant.

Steam Pub

606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton.

Steam Pub is currently offering limited indoor and outdoor seating. The safety and comfort of their guests and staff is of the upmost importance. They’re strictly adhering to the Board of Health’s social distancing guidelines, meaning tables are spaced at least 6 feet apart, there is a maximum of 4 people per group for bar seating and 10 people for table seating, and masks are to be worn by staff (and guests when not seated.) Guests will enter at the front of the building and exit at the back. There are scannable QR codes at every table for the menu (or disposable menus by request), and seating is temporarily on a first come-first serve basis. As always, they are following thorough cleaning procedures. If you prefer takeout, you can make use of their zero contact curbside pickup with sanitized hot boxes. Place your order online or over the phone, pay by credit card, and then your food will be waiting safe and warm with your name on it. Hot boxes are sanitized between pickups. You can also opt for delivery. Steam Pub can be found on DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub.

La Chelé Medical Aesthetics

430 Union Square Drive, New Hope

2911 South Eagle Road, Newtown (NEW Location!)

La Chelé Medical Aesthetics is following the guidance to healthcare providers released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health while doing everything they can to keep both patients and staff healthy, safe and comfortable.

Safety procedures you can expect when you arrive at La Chelé:

  • Outdoor front entrance concierge: When you arrive, please check-in with the medical professional concierge at the kiosk located outside the front door. The concierge will coordinate patient intakes, as patients are not allowed to enter until screened and a procedure room is available.
  • Medical Intake: Temperature checks and symptom screening questionnaire will be performed at the front entrance.
  • No waiting rooms: You will be directed immediately to your own private treatment room.
  • Everyone Masked: Patients are required to wear masks to enter the building. Please bring your masks and wear them in.
  • Sterile exam tables: All exam tables are covered in plastic with disposable bed covers that will be changed between patients.
  • Sterile exam rooms: Rooms will be thoroughly sterilized in between patients.
  • Hand washing & Hand Sanitizers: is important to staff and patients and they have three restrooms and multiple hand sanitizers stations available throughout the office.
  • Protective gear: All of their staff will be wearing protective masks varying between N95, KN95, copper and surgical, along with eye shields.
  • Staff medical evaluations: All staff will be medical evaluated before shifts and sent home if any symptoms.
  • Social distance: Staff will follow social distancing protocols (no handshakes, contact only for exam and procedures).
  • Multiple check-out locations: There will be more checkout locations with social distancing established in the office to reduce congestion and wait times.
  • Non tolerance illness policy: For the safety of our patients and staff, any patient/person experiencing symptoms will not be permitted into the building.
  • UVC and Microsure Protect: The facility has a UVC sterilization device and is fumigated and sterilized with a proprietary technology that ensures additional sterility.

Here is what they ask prior to your visit:

  • Bring and wear a mask upon arriving for your visit.
  • PLEASE come with no makeup and with a clean face.
  • Leave your purse, jackets and any personal bags in your car other than necessities.
  • Do not bring children or guests to your appointment.
  • Try to call prior to your visit and have your credit card saved to your file. This will save you time at check out.
  • Create a skin care shopping list prior to your visit. One of their patient care coordinators will collect your products and have them ready at checkout.
  • Reschedule your appointment if you are ill or experiencing any symptoms.
  • You can continue to purchase skincare and supplements through their website or call  to purchase directly with Drive-By Beauty for contactless pick-up at the office.

Newtown Athletic Club

Guidelines to protect the well-being of our community 🔹

Guidelines to protect the well-being of our community 🔹 Help keep each other well by: wearing a mask while entering, walking throughout the club & in common areas, wiping down equipment before and after use, and practicing physical distancing.While exercising, masks may be worn at member discretion. We have additional team members throughout the fitness center, cleaning at all times. Thank you for doing your part, while we do ours.

Posted by Newtown Athletic Club – NAC on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

120 Pheasant Run, Newtown

While distancing may be a part of our new normal, staying active and connected remain more important than ever. The Newtown Athletic Club believes that it is vital to our health to have a safe place to boost our immune systems as well as our mental and physical health through exercise.

That’s why they are enhancing their spaces and services to protect the well-being of the NAC community– ensuring their members and employees can continue to exercise and practice a healthy lifestyle together. They have aligned their standard with guidance from the CDC, WHO and local government. And they have been reviewed by their wellness partner, Capital Health and the U.S. Surgeon General.

They’ve dedicated an entire section of their website to the guidelines they have in place including the requirement of masks to enter, increased sanitation, prioritizing personal space, behavioral signage & enforcement, studio fitness class reservations, and more.

Radiance Spa

2600 York Road, Jamison

Radiance Spa is requiring all clients and staff to be wearing masks upon entering the Bucks Club, contactless temperatures are taken upon entrance (for staff and clients) and a brief health release form is asked to be filled out. They are operating at 50% occupancy per state guidelines and therefore are staggering appointments to ensure proper distancing. Their staff is given extra time between appointments to thoroughly clean and disinfect treatments rooms and common areas. A plexi-glass shield has been installed at the reception counter for the safety of the client and receptionist. In addition, all staff will wear masks, and therapists will wear gloves during treatments. In addition, all of their staff have taken a class and become certified on Infection Control. 

Safely relax and restore your inner balance at Radiance Spa.

La Belle Mariée Bridal

14 Summit Square Shopping Center, Langhorne

La Belle Mariée Bridal is currently allowing three guests per bride to limit the amount of total people in the store. They will be providing Brides (and their guests) with hand sanitizer upon entering the store. All brides and their guests must be wearing a face mask upon entering our store. If you forget your mask, they will provide you with a disposable mask. Their staff will be wearing face masks throughout the duration of your appointment. They will be cleaning gowns, store surfaces, and fitting rooms before and after every appointment. And the LBM team will happily assist with taking photos, videos, and FaceTime calls!

If you’d like to get started on your dress shopping from home, take a look at La Belle Mariée’s new app – Gownzie! Gownzie allows you to upload photos of yourself and virtually try on dresses. Find out more HERE.

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