Three months before Bridge Chiropractic in Salmon Creek exposed more than 300 individuals to coronavirus, complaints began to trickle in to the state Department of Health.
The first grievance began June 19 from Vancouver resident Maya Heim, who was worried when she checked out the office for a massage and saw only one out of more than 6 workers using a mask, according to Heim's grievance.
At that time, the department chose “technical assistance” and education rather of an investigation or discipline for Bridge Chiropractic, which, according to its site, becomes part of Chiro One Wellness Centers, a company based in Illinois– Bridge and Chiro One agents have actually not responded to requests for remark.
Two more complaints followed in July, which prompted an investigation by Washington's Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission. Another complaint was filed in late August, the 4th and last problem before Clark County Public Health announced that a Bridge staff member contaminated with coronavirus had actually exposed 300 clients and 14 associates to the infection throughout 4 days last week (Sept. 8 to 11).
In a Wednesday press rundown, Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick said mask-wearing was “irregular” by clients and staff throughout the exposure period. Public health authorities have repeatedly suggested people wear masks when in proximity to people outside their home to prevent disease transmission.