Three months prior to 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 went to the workplace for a massage and saw just one out of more than 6 employees using a mask, according to Heim's problem.
At that time, the department chose “technical assistance” and education instead of an investigation or discipline for Bridge Chiropractic, which, according to its website, is part of Chiro One Wellness Centers, a company based in Illinois– Bridge and Chiro One agents have not reacted to requests for comment.
Two more problems followed in July, which triggered an investigation by Washington's Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission. Another complaint was submitted in late August, the 4th and last problem before Clark County Public Health announced that a Bridge worker infected with coronavirus had actually exposed 300 patients and 14 coworkers to the infection over the course of four days recently (Sept. 8 to 11).
In a Wednesday press briefing, Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick stated mask-wearing was “inconsistent” by clients and staff during the exposure period. Public health authorities have actually repeatedly suggested people wear masks when in distance to people outside their family to prevent disease transmission.