**MARCH 21, 2020*****
As is the case for many folks right now and being a small business with tight margins, the temporary closure of the clinic is a major financial set back and we look forward to getting back to serving the community as soon as possible. If you have found value in the services we provide and would like to support us through this time we have a few ways in which you can do this! The financial cushion this gives us helps immensely with getting through this bumpy patch. If you have any questions, please give drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 520-276-9555. As always, thank you so much for your continued support! We appreciate the trust you have put in to our hands!
- We have gift cards for sale for $30. This is a great way to introduce someone new to the clinic and also just makes a nice gift any time! You can purchase e-gift cards through our Square account by clicking HERE We also have venmo- @josh-whiteley-1 or email@example.com as purchasing options. We can accept checks by mail also.
- We are also bringing back our punch card sale! Prepay for 8 treatments on a sliding scale of $144-306 and get your treatments for as low as $18 each! Please email or call to purchase one.
- Lastly, Common Roots Acupuncture is a non-profit organization in the state of Arizona. You can also make a tax deductible donation directly to us!!! We can provide you a receipt for your taxes. It’s easy!
*****Updated March 16, 2020*****
Common Roots Acupuncture statement on COVID-19
“I imagine all the closures and cancellations give people a sense of ominousness. But it’s really an amazing act of social solidarity: We’re sacrificing so we can give nurses, doctors and hospitals a fighting chance. Start from there and hopefully we can figure out the rest.” @mattdpearce, LA Times
After talking with colleagues, consulting health departments, and much research, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the clinic for two weeks in order to help the community prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 in Tucson. We will not be open beginning today through March 31st, 2020. We will follow up with an update at that time, but the plan is reopen our doors on April 1st, 2020.
As difficult as this decision is for us, we want to help alleviate any anxiety or concerns in the community by taking a proactive approach and implementing these protective measures. As many clinics around the country have begun doing, and as local schools and businesses have followed suite as well, our priority is keeping our patients and staff safe. In line with this, we are following the lead of the CDC and national public health experts by taking precautionary measures to prevent or at a minimum help slow the spread of the virus. Recommendations have been given to avoid outings to big events and staying at home when possible to stay healthy and avoid the spread of the virus. Schools, businesses, libraries, community centers, workplaces, and many other institutions are also proactively helping by instituting a two-week closure.
As of today a COVID-19 outbreak has not occurred in Tucson, and we are unaware of any infected staff or patients. However, we want to err on the side of extreme caution in order to protect our patients, many of whom have serious health conditions and/or are members of vulnerable populations. Many others have a relation to someone who is in an at-risk population.
We are closing today and are cancelling all upcoming appointments for the next two weeks. Our plan is to follow the recommendations by the experts and re-open after this two-week closure if the conditions warrant.
At the end of the day, we are in this together, and we wanted to take a leadership role in helping to prevent further spread of the virus in our community. In countries that have taken proactive measures by encouraging people to stay home, the rate of transmission has slowed and health care systems were not overwhelmed. The opposite has been true in countries that didn’t take the situation seriously until after it became apparent that there had been widespread transmission.
Even though it may seem extreme right now, we think that this is the right thing to do, although it will create hardship for all of us and many of you.
Thank you for your understanding and patience while the clinic is closed. Our thoughts are with all of you. Please do all you can to stay healthy and safe. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-276-9555
Take care and see you again soon,
Josh Whiteley and Common Roots Acupuncture Board of Directors