To Our Clients:

The safety and well-being of our clients and team is our highest priority. We want you to know that we are closely following official government recommendations and the advice of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Dubuque County Health Department, and the City of Dubuque.

What is COVID-19?

Our upper and lower levels are re-opened for our normal business hours, and we have resumed all services.  Please help us protect your health and the health of our other clients and staff by respecting the following CDC guidelines:


How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

How we connect with our clients may evolve as government regulations continue to change, but please know we continue to be here to support your health and wellness mind, body, and spirit.  If you are still interested in TeleHealth or other virtual support and learning opportunities, please visit


Very limited studies have been done, and each of these have been questioned and criticized by other experts in the field.  The strongest statements you will find is that wearing a mask “may help prevent the spread of the virus,” but always with the caveat that the mask be “properly made and worn correctly, along with social distancing and proper hand washing."  I have included what a “properly made mask” is and how to wear it correctly below.  We are currently following the City of Dubuque guideline mandating masks in public settings, although this is not the current recommendations of the CDC or the state of Iowa.  We only require a mask in the building if you are not able to maintain social distancing.


Warm regards, 


Your Statera Team


What kind of mask may be effective: 

“Our studies show that, if constructed properly with high-quality materials, a homemade cloth mask can function as well as or better than a surgical mask.  Based on our studies, the WHO now recommends a cloth mask of at least three layers of different materials.  The outermost layer should be made of a fabric that is at least somewhat water resistant.  That can be a fabric that is a combination of cotton and polyester, nylon or rayon.  The middle layer should either be a polypropylene — a spun bond material used in some reusable grocery bags, mattress covers and craft projects —or three-ply disposable facial tissues like Kleenex.  Finally, the innermost layer should be a wicking material to draw moisture away from the face.  One hundred percent soft cotton works well here.” —


How to wear a cloth face mask:

The CDC recommends that you wear a cloth face mask when you're around people who don't live with you and in public settings when social distancing is difficult.

Here are a few pointers for putting on and taking off a cloth mask:

  • Wash or sanitize your hands before and after putting on and taking off your mask.

  • Place your mask over your mouth and nose.

  • Tie it behind your head or use ear loops and make sure it's snug.

  • Don't touch your mask while wearing it.

  • If you accidentally touch your mask, wash or sanitize your hands.

  • If your mask becomes wet or dirty, switch to a clean one. Put the used mask in a sealable bag until you can wash it.

  • Remove the mask by untying it or lifting off the ear loops without touching the front of the mask or your face.

  • Wash your hands immediately after removing your mask.

  • Regularly wash your mask with soap and water by hand or in the washing machine. It's fine to launder it with other clothes.