I got a flu shot at my first opportunity. I wash my hands or use hand sanitizer and wipe down the equipment after every client. I try always to cough or sneeze into my sleeve, and if I forget and sneeze into my hands, I immediately wash them. In addition to my regular cleaning routine, I disinfect the studio door handles each morning.
I have explained these measures to my clients and asked them to do their part by either washing their hands or using hand sanitizer when they arrive for their sessions. Although I was initially nervous about making this request, everyone has responded favorably. As with most prevention tactics, I’ll never know if these steps actually avert any serious illness. But I’ve already succeeded in building goodwill among my clients, and if I avoid catching just one cold, it’s more than worth the modest efforts.