COVID-19 Update – March 18, 2020

Dear Members,

CRMTA has been closely following the COV19 pandemic and all the government suggestions. At this time, we want our members to understand the severity of this health emergency and the importance of everyone working to flatten the curve of this pandemic.

With the developments of the Coronavirus pandemic, CRMTA feels the personal safety of therapists, clients and the public must be prioritized.

At this time, the CRMTA is recommending all our therapists temporarily suspend their massage therapy services until at least April 1, 2020.

We understand this is a very difficult decision for all practitioners and clinics. But on recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, and the recommendations of Alberta Health Services and now with the Alberta government declaring a state of public emergency, we truly feel this is necessary.

The CRMTA acknowledges that the decision to shut down your practice is incredibly difficult. We understand this can cause financial hardships, and our recommendation does not come lightly. We have been monitoring the situation as it develops and feel at this time it is the only possible recommendation we can make.

Please know as your association we are here to offer our support, and although our offices will be closed at this time, your CRMTA team will be working from home to continue to serve you. Please feel free to contact us during this closure, and we will do our best to assist our members.

CRMTA will continue to watch and speak with our government partners to keep our members updated during this time.

Please continue to monitor this pandemic and take care of yourselves and your families at this time.

Michelle Bullock
CRMTA Registrar