Dear Fellow AAAMS Members,
As a valued member of The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery (AAAMS), I appreciate the trust you place in us.
In the current environment, it’s important for all of us to act smarter and more consciously. That’s why I want to personally update you on the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the steps we are taking to ensure your health and safety.
To ensure you always have access to the latest information and guidance, I encourage you to refer to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website on the COVID-19 situation that is continually being updated with cleaning policies and actions we’re implementing to keep you safe, ways you can stay healthy while living your day to day tasks.
Simple personal hygiene including frequent hand washing and not touching your eyes, nose or mouth is essential to minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 and other viruses. While we know our members are following this guidance, The AAAMS is putting hand sanitizers on all counters.
Transparency is one of our core values, and we are committed to keeping you fully informed as the situation evolves.
Following guidance from public health officials, every person has a role to play. So much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
- Washing hands with soap and water.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
While efforts to contain COVID-19 continue to evolve, the AAAMS has taken proactive and voluntary steps to help members attending our courses have a healthy educational experience.
Here are some ways the AAAMS is working to ensure a healthy educational experience by providing our training courses attendees:
Cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning
Disinfecting surfaces is one key way to minimize the spread of viruses, according to the CDC and WHO. EPA- and OSHA-approved virus-killing products hand sanitizers are used.
Screening, screening, and more screening
Will be screening our models prior to each course. Going over their health status, their travel history, recent contact with people who are sick, any new respiratory or other suggestive symptoms that they might have experienced recently.
Thank you for your continued trust in The AAAMS. I look forward to seeing you in our upcoming hands-on courses throughout this year.
Dr. Sam Assassa
President of The AAAMS