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5.35.240 Standards of safety and sanitation.
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Every manager, massage practitioner, massage owner and any employee or agent of such an establishment shall comply at a minimum with the following health and sanitary requirements:

A. Each room or enclosure where massage services are performed on patrons shall be provided with adequate lighting in accordance with the building code, and in addition, at least one artificial light of not less than 40 watts shall be provided in each room or enclosure where services are performed and shall be in operation when such services are performed.

B. The premises shall have equipment for disinfecting and cleaning nondisposable instruments and materials used in administering massage services. Such materials and instruments shall be cleaned after each use.

C. Hot and cold running water shall be provided at all times.

D. Each massage patron shall be furnished with an individual clean towel. Towels shall not be reused until they have been washed and sanitized. There shall be adequate storage facilities for towel and mat storage.

E. All massage tables, bathtubs, shower stalls, sauna baths, steam or bath areas shall have surfaces which may be readily cleaned. They shall be covered with single-service towels when in use.

F. Oils, creams, lotions or other preparations used in administering massages shall be kept in clean containers or cabinets.

G. Dressing, locker and toilet facilities shall be provided upon request for all patrons served at any given time. Upon the request of a patron, the licensee shall provide the patron with facilities to lock or secure personal property. Male and female patrons shall not simultaneously use common shower and/or bathtub, dressing, toilet and massage room facilities.

H. All walls, ceilings, floors, pools, showers, bathtubs, steam rooms and all other physical facilities shall be in good repair and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Wet and dry heat rooms, steam or vapor rooms, or steam or vapor cabinets, shower compartments, and toilet rooms shall be thoroughly cleaned each day the business is in operation. Bathtubs and showers shall be thoroughly cleaned after each use.

I. Each massage practitioner shall wash his or her hands in hot running water using soap or disinfectant before and after administering a massage.

J. No person shall consume food or alcoholic beverages in massage work areas.

K. A person suffering from infectious or contagious disease(s) transmittable by touch shall not be treated by any licensed massage business or massage practitioner. A massage practitioner who is suffering from infectious or contagious disease(s) shall not administer massage services.

L. All massage establishments shall continuously comply with all applicable building, fire and health ordinances and regulations.

M. All plumbing shall be installed according to the City’s plumbing code and shall be free of potential cross-connections. All toilet facilities shall be available as required in the City’s plumbing code, applicable to places of assembly.

N. All exercise equipment and appliances shall be routinely checked for possible structural weaknesses and shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary manner at all times.

O. Any facilities using ultraviolet exposure rooms in their establishment shall post maximum exposure time. [Ord. 302 § 6, 2003; Ord. 300 § 16, 2003; Ord. 80 § 1, 1996.]

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