SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY
Update: We are excited to announce that Pet Sitting 4 Comfort is immunized against COVID-19 and look forward to caring for our client's lovable pets again. At the same time, continue to enact our enhanced safety protocol used during the pandemic.
We are primarily accepting new clients in the Arlington, VA, area.
Pet Sitting 4 Comfort (PS4C) takes the safety and wellbeing of humans and pets very seriously. We've been closely monitoring the developing situation in the D.M.V. area, staying current with recommended safety practices, and have pursued training to enhance its services. This includes achieving two COVID-19-specific certificates:
Pet Sitters International’s COVID-19 Certification for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers
FetchFind’s COVID-19 Reopening and Safety Guidelines Course, which is endorsed by the National Association for Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA).
Clients who decide to engage the services of Pet Sitting 4 Comfort do so with full knowledge of the risks linked to in-home pet care, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, which is currently improving with Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson vaccines available to the public for free.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR PET SITTING 4 COMFORT AND ITS CLIENTS:
Virtual meetings are now offered via Google Meets for new client registration and consultations. The services agreement will be available to the Client for an electronic signature before commencing pet care services.
Pet Sitting 4 Comfort will wear a face mask while inside the Client’s home. When the Client is interfacing with us indoors, both parties will wear masks.
Physical distance of at least 6 feet between Pet Sitting 4 Comfort and other parties must be observed at all times.
We will put on new gloves, wash hands, or use hand sanitizer immediately before entering the Client’s home, immediately after entering the home, and as needed during the visit to follow reasonable hand hygiene recommendations. The Client is responsible for providing necessary hand hygiene supplies to be used at our discretion, which may include hand sanitizer, hand soap, running water, and paper towels.
For visits, the Client is responsible for providing necessary supplies to clean hard surfaces that PS4C comes into contact with, including dish soap, running water, cleansing or disinfecting sprays, paper towels, and disinfecting wipes.
Before agreeing to provide services, clients must notify Pet Sitting 4 Comfort when any housekeepers or other parties will be present and to schedule such services so that both parties can avoid being inside the home at the same time.
Clients will notify Pet Sitting 4 Comfort if their pets have had recent contact with anyone who has had symptoms related to COVID-19, if the pet is exhibiting COVID-19-related symptoms, or have had recent access to the outdoors.
Both Pet Sitting 4 Comfort and the Client will notify each other immediately if they or if anyone they have been in contact with:
have any symptoms related to COVID-19 or other infectious illnesses, or
has been tested for COVID-19, or
has exhibited the following symptoms within 14 days before the start of services, including:
Sudden loss of smell or taste
In the case of any of the above, the scheduled services will cease immediately. Services will not resume until the client or pet sitter has been medically cleared to do so.
Clients must provide emergency contacts for home emergency issues (such as flooding, lock malfunction) and emergency pet care and custody. The same emergency contact can fulfill the two functions. If Pet Sitting 4 Comfort is unable to continue to provide services or is unable to extend reserved services should the Client become delayed or ill, we will contact the Client’s emergency contact to take over care of the pets and home. If the Client has not provided an emergency contact, or if Pet Sitting 4 Comfort is unable to make contact with the emergency contact or if the emergency contact is unavailable, PS4C will use their best judgment for providing care for pets. This might include boarding at a veterinarian or facility or subcontracting with another pet sitter. The Client will be responsible for all related charges.
As you know, businesses and schools are increasingly taking necessary precautions to protect the public from COVID-19. Some schools have started re-opening, and many companies have asked their staff to work from home, so we want to let everyone know we are taking all the necessary precautions to keep our team, your pet, and you safe!
We understand that many of you will be working from home in the coming weeks, and your pet care needs may change, so please remember to keep us posted. We will still be offering services and will continue to keep you aware if anything changes.
Here are the precautions we have implemented for our team and shared with our clients:
If you become unwell following any travel, seek medical attention as soon as possible, especially if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing. If you do not have a tissue, cough, or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow. Avoid sharing food, drinks, utensils, cups, vapes/JUULs, etc.
Avoid touching your nose and mouth when possible.
Wash your hands often, with soap, for at least 20 seconds each time you wash.
Stay home if you are sick to avoid the spreading of germs. If you are not feeling better after 24 hours, seek medical attention.
Exposure to Coronavirus
According to the CDC, if you may have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus, please follow these guidelines:
People who are not displaying symptoms but who may have been in an indoor environment, with someone who had a diagnosed case of coronavirus, are advised to self-observe until 14 days after their last potential exposure. They should check their temperature before going to work.
People, who are not displaying symptoms, but had prolonged contact with a person with a confirmed coronavirus infection, should limit public activities. Additionally, it’s recommended that they self-quarantine for 14 days.
We want everyone to be safe, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to accommodate your service needs during this time.
Thank you so much. Please stay safe and stay educated.