Opening Up America Again

President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.

 

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CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again

This document briefly summarizes CDC’s initiatives, activities, and tools in support of the Whole-of-Government response to COVID-19.

 

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NASFAA has published a timeline of the guidance available to institutions relating to the use of HEERF funds.

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Reopening Toolkit

 

American Industrial Hygiene Association
Small and medium (especially non-chain) hair and nail salons have been very challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic as they are viewed as non-essential” by state governments. Many have been forced to lay off or furlough key staff members, which may complicate re-opening as states start to relax shelter-in-place and stay-at-home restrictions.

Reopen: Guidance for Hair and Nail Salons

Associated Skin Care Professionals
Read the special COVID-19 issue of ASCP Skin Deep magazine. Some of our favorite esties and industry experts dove into writing about the effect of the devastating virus on our profession – from the closure mandates, to the latest research, to a look forward on how we’ll rebuild.
http://www.ascpskindeepdigital.com/i/1235208-covid-2020/0?

For those who are seriously contemplating returning to work, we encourage you to review this Back-to-Practice guide with ideas and precautions to consider for yourself, your practice, and your clients. The reality is that, while these may be ways to make your practice safer, there is no known way to eliminate the risk of transmission and infection. There simply is no risk-free environment in which to conduct business today. This guide provides a very thorough look at the issues and challenges you will face when you resume your practice and we hope you find this insightful.
• For estheticians: https://www.ascpskincare.com/back-to-practice
• For hair stylists: https://www.associatedhairprofessionals.com/back-to-practice
• For massage therapists: https://www.abmp.com/back-to-practice

BARBICIDE
Completing this free course takes less than an hour earning you a portfolio-ready certificate showing your dedication to infection control in salons, spas, and barbershops.

After you pass the course, you will have the option to instantly print your portfolio-ready certificate with your name on it. Good luck!

Take The Course
International Spa Association
The items are customizable allowing spas of different types, sizes and locations to create a plan that follows the guidelines set by their respective governing bodies.

Spa Reopening Toolkit
Milady LogoMilady
Milady has launched a complimentary two-hour Infection Control Certification program for any current or future professional. This course is completely neutral when it comes to manufacturers/brands and has a sole purpose of refreshing professionals’ knowledge on how to best protect the health and safety of the public. Also available is a comprehensive PDF with general guidelines for reopening salons/spas/barbershops.

Please visit https://www.miladytraining.com/ for more information on this complimentary course and certification.
Professional Beauty Association
This Back-to-Work guidance was developed in partnership with Leslie Roste, RN,
BSN and leading industry infection control specialist. It is designed to help make everyone
more comfortable and safe once services resume in the salon and spa environments.

Back To Work Guidelines

Your State’s Re-Opening Policy

Below is a running list of each state’s cosmetology board and its response to distance re-opening.

Please note that the information listed is from the AACS State Relations Committee, working closely with the Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools, and/or our review of state board websites. Accordingly, developments may be occurring faster than our ability to capture/report on them. Please contact your state regulator(s) for the most current information.

StateCosmetology Regulatory BodyWebsite School Guidance:
AlabamaAlabama Board of Cosmetology and Barberinghttp://www.aboc.alabama.gov

https://alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/assets/cov-sah-close-contact.pdf
An AACS member reported that schools were allowed to open on June 1st. Temporary Distance Education ends on July 3, 2020.

In addition to the Safer at Home Order’s mandates and the Guidelines for Safeguarding All Businesses, the following practices are strongly recommended for all close-contact service providers:
These recommendations have been developed by industry infection control experts in conjunction with the recommendations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Guidelines for Disinfecting Your Facility. Close contact personal service establishments and providers should refer to these guidelines prior to reopening as well as any guidance provided by their respective state licensing boards:
• Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering: Checklist for Shops and Salons Prior to Reopening and Alabama Administrative Code, Chapter 250-X-3-.02, Products Sanitation and Care
• Alabama Board of Massage Therapy: Administrative Code, Chapter 532-X-1 – 532-X-8
• Alabama Department of Public Health: Body Art Practice and Facilities Administrative Code, Chapter 420-3-23
In addition to the sanitation requirements established by state licensing boards and the Alabama Department of Public Health, which should be strictly followed, it is recommended that these minimum standards be incorporated:
Hand Hygiene:
• Hand washing is the preferred method of hand hygiene and should be done as frequently as possible, but always after eating, smoking and using the restroom, before and after providing services to clients, and after removing any type of personal protective equipment.
• Hand sanitizer should be made available for all clients. Clients should be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer prior to a nail service.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
• Smocks. Service providers should wear a clean smock for each client. Smocks should be laundered on a daily basis following the fabric recommendations. Smocks should be changed before leaving the shop or salon each day. Service providers may consider using disposable gowns and dispose of the gown, after use, in a closed container.
• Capes. Each client should be draped with a clean cape for hair or barber services. Service providers must use clean, protective neck strips around the neck of each client. Capes should be laundered following the fabric recommendations between each client, or service providers may consider using disposable capes and dispose of the cape after it is used.
• Drape materials. Clean or disposable draping materials should be used for each client. Drapes should be laundered following the fabric recommendations between each client or service providers may consider using disposable drapes and dispose of the drape after it is used.
Customer Interactions: The following recommendations reduce the number of individuals in a business at a single time and limit interactions that could be of risk:
• Appointments. All services should be scheduled and scheduled with adequate time in between appointments to properly clean and disinfect. Employers should allow employees to have enough time to allow for proper disinfection. Clients should be asked to wait outside or in their cars until they are called for their appointment. Appointments should be staggered to avoid multiple people in the waiting areas.
• Cashless payment systems are preferred. If Point of Sale (POS) equipment is used and a patron must sign or enter a PIN, the equipment must be disinfected after each use. If the exchange of cash is unavoidable, service providers must wash hands after each transaction.
• Thermometers. The use of thermometers for temperature scanning is recommended for service providers and clients. Any service provider or client with a temperature at or above 100.4° should be sent home or services rescheduled. Employers should consider implementing flexible leave policies and supportive policies for employees. Employers should consider the needs of employees older than 65 years or other vulnerable or at-risk populations.
• Signage. Signage should be posted that says services will not be offered to or given by anyone who is sick or exhibiting signs of illness.
• Ask. Clients should be asked prior to a service if they have been sick or exposed to someone who is sick. If so, services should be deferred for 10-14 days.
Social Distancing: The following social-distancing measures
should be instituted to reduce risk:
• Service chairs and tables should be spaced to allow 6 feet between clients or persons accompanying a client and a person from another household.
• Break rooms should be temporarily closed for congregating.
Disinfection: Administrative rules and regulations promulgated by the state licensing boards of close personal services providers require the cleaning and disinfection of non-porous implements prior to use and the disposal of porous implements after a single use. These practices should be vigorously adhered to and the following procedures should be added:
• Frequent disinfection should be performed of often-touched areas such as:
o Door handles on the main entrance and restrooms
o Items in restrooms, including lavatory handles
o Reception desk and Point of Sale equipment
o Stations (including foot/nail drying stations)
o Displays
• Operators should consider barrier methods on client chairs and tables, such as disposable paper drapes or towels that can be laundered after each client. Items to be Temporarily Disallowed: Some once commonplace items should be removed or moved:
• Coffee or water stations should be removed or moved to an area where hands can be washed before and after use.
• Magazines/books/newspapers or other publications should be discarded.
• Candy dishes should be removed.
• Product testers/samples should be removed.
• Online scheduling of appointments should be considered to
replace the use of appointment cards.
AlaskaAlaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressershttps://www.commerce.alaska.gov/

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/5/pub/BAH_COVIDLetter03_2020.pdf

I. Applicability: This section applies to personal care services including, but not
limited to, the following business types:
i. Hair salons and hairdressers;
ii. Day spas, permanent cosmetic colorists, estheticians, and esthetics locations;
iii. Nail salons and manicurists;
iv. Barber shops and barbers;
v. Tattoo shops and tattoo artists;
vi. Body piercing locations and body artists;
vii. Tanning facilities;
viii. Rolfing;
ix. Reiki;
x. Lactation consultants;
xi. Acupressure.
xii. Personal Care Services can resume if they meet all of the following requirements:
II. Personal Care Services can resume if they meet all of the follwing requirements:
a. Compliance with Licensing and Board Direction: Nothing in this mandate or any
attachment shall be construed to waive any existing statutory, regulatory, or
licensing requirements applicable to providers or businesses operating under this
attachment. Service providers should consult their licensing board for additional
direction on standards for providing services.
b. Business owners and licensees of state boards may opt to require more stringent
safety and sanitation measures when reopening.
c. Social Distancing:
i. Reservations only. Walk-ins prohibited.
ii. No person is allowed to stay in waiting areas. Waiting areas should not have
any magazines, portfolios, or catalogues. No beverage service can be provided.
To reduce potential viral transmission, service providers should advise
customers to limit the number of items they bring into the shop. Service
providers may require items to be left in a designated location near the entry.
iii. Only the customer receiving the service may enter the shop, except for a parent
or guardian accompanying a minor, a guardian ad litem, or someone with legal power of attorney accompanying an individual with disabilities. Drivers,
friends, and relatives cannot enter the business.
iv. There is generally a limit of one customer per staff person performing personal
care services (customer-employee pair). Providers are allowed to have more
than one customer if they are at separate work stations, services are provided
during discrete blocks of time, and all mandated separation and sanitation is
maintained. (Example: a stylist has Client A for a color, Client A sits by
themselves for 30 to 45 minutes, the stylist can move to another workstation
and perform personal care services on Client B.
v. No more than ten clients, or 25 percent maximum business occupancy as
required by law, are permitted at any one time, whichever is smaller. All social
distancing rules apply at all times.
vi. Social distancing of at least six feet between customer-employee pairs is
required.
vii. Workstations must be greater than six feet apart to ensure minimum social
distancing is maintained.
viii. Customers must receive pre-visit telephonic consultation to screen for
symptoms consistent with COVID-19, recent travel, and exposure to people
with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Stand questions include:
1. Have you been confirmed positive for COVID-19?
2. Are you currently experiencing or recently experienced any acute
respiratory illness symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of
breath?
3. Have you knowingly been in close contact with any persons who
have been confirmed positive for COVID-19?
4. Have you knowingly been in close contact with any persons who
have traveled and are also exhibiting acute respiratory illness
symptoms?
ix. Workstations must be greater than six feet apart to ensure minimum social
distancing is maintained.
x. If a client is exhibiting symptoms, has been in contact with a COVID-19
patient, has traveled outside Alaska in the last 14 days, or presents high-risk
factors for contracting COVID-19, a provider may refuse service at that time
and reschedule in the future.
d. Hygiene Protocols:
i. Licensees of the Board of Barbers and Hairdressers are required to follow all
safety and sanitation statutes and regulations. The links below provide every
day and COVID-19 compliance information.
1. https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/BandHStatutes
.pdf
2. https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/bah_18AAC.23.pdf
3. https://dec.alaska.gov/media/1054/18-aac-90.pdf
ii. Any sanitation protocols required in state licensing statutes or regulations that
are more stringent than those listed in this mandate must be followed.
iii. Establish a COVID-19 Mitigation Plan that lists the steps the location/provider
is taking to protect staff and the public. This plan should include the steps
listed in this document.
iv. Entryway signage notifying the public of the business’s COVID-19 Mitigation
Plan and stating clearly that any person with symptoms consistent with
COVID-19 may not enter the premises.
v. The COVID-19 Mitigation Plan must include the following steps, at a
minimum:
1. Handwashing capability or sanitizer must be provided.
2. Service providers/licensees must wear cloth face coverings, at a
minimum. Face coverings must be worn before, during, and after
service delivery.
3. Customers must wear cloth face coverings and wash or sanitize
hands upon arrival. Face coverings worn by customers may be
removed for no more than five minutes at a time when necessary to
perform services, but must be worn at all other times, including
when entering and exiting the shop.
4. Employees must wash their hands frequently and thoroughly,
including before and after each client, using an adequate supply of
hot water with soap.
5. Owners/employees must clean and disinfect frequently touched
surfaces periodically through the day, at least every four hours. This
includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles,
desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
6. Workstations, chairs, tools, shampoo bowls, and anything within six
feet of client seat must be cleaned and disinfected after each patron.
7. Visibly dirty surfaces must be cleaned immediately.
8. Customer capes are single-use only or need to be cleaned and
disinfected before re-using.
9. All tools must be kept in closed containers and labeled properly.
e. Staffing/Operations:
i. The shop owner is responsible for supplying personal protective equipment
and sanitation supplies to its employees.
ii. Contractors, such as booth renters, are responsible for providing their own
equipment and for maintaining all shop safety and sanitation requirements
during the hours they are working.
iii. It is highly recommended that licensed shop owners and independent
contractors leasing space in the shop enter into a written agreement regarding PPE and sanitation supplies. The shop owner should ensure that this
agreement is posted in the shop’s COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.
iv. If a provider cannot obtain supplies necessary to reopen under normal
conditions, plus the provisions of this mandate, a delayed opening is required.
v. Provide training for employees regarding these requirements and the COVID19 Mitigation Plan.
vi. Conduct pre-shift screening and maintain staff screening log. The client prescreening questions are adequate, and providers are not required to take
employee temperatures.
1. No employee displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will provide
services to customers. Symptomatic or ill employees may not report to
work;
2. No employee may report to the work site within 72 hours of exhibiting
a fever.
vii. Employer must establish a plan for employees getting ill and a return-to-work
plan following CDC guidance, which can be found online at:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-businessresponse.html
viii. Licensed schools may reopen if they can meet the requirements of Mandate
016, Attachments D, G, or H, depending on their operational configuration. If
a school owner is unsure after reviewing existing mandate guidance for
general businesses and personal care services, contact the Alaska Board of
Barbers and Hairdressers.
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofBarber
sHairdressers.aspx
ix. No employee displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will provide services to
customers. Symptomatic or ill employees may not report to work;
x. No employee may report to the work site within 72 hours of exhibiting a fever.
xi. Employer must establish a plan for employees getting ill and a return-to-work
plan following CDC guidance, which can be found online at:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-businessresponse.html
f. Cleaning and Disinfecting:
i. Cleaning and disinfecting must be conducted in compliance with CDC
protocols weekly or, in lieu of performing the CDC cleaning and disinfecting,
the business may shut down for a period of at least 72 consecutive hours per
week to allow for natural deactivation of the virus, followed by site personnel
performing a comprehensive disinfection of all common surfaces.
ii. When an active employee is identified as being COVID-19 positive by testing,
CDC cleaning and disinfecting must be performed as soon after the
confirmation of a positive test as practical. In lieu of performing CDC cleaning
and disinfecting, businesses may shut down for a period of at least 72 consecutive hours to allow for natural deactivation of the virus, followed by
site personnel performing a comprehensive disinfection of all common
surfaces.
iii. CDC protocols can be found online at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html and
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-buildingfacility.html.
III. Personal Care businesses are encouraged to follow additional best practices:
a. Cashless and receiptless transactions.
b. Customers enter and exit through different entries using one-way traffic, where
possible.
c. Reserved hours for operation limited to high-risk populations.
d. A manager or shop owner should be on site during business hours at all times.
ArizonaArizona State Board of Cosmetologyhttps://boc.az.gov/

https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/guidance_for_barbers_and_cosmetologists-2.pdf
GUIDANCE FOR BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS
**Note that guidance continues to be updated and those complying with the guidance are encouraged to visit the
websites provided frequently to ensure they are complying with the most up-to-date guidance.
• Stay at least 6 feet away from other patrons.
• If you are at higher risk for severe illness, you should avoid visiting barbers and cosmetologists. People at higher risk for severe illness include adults 65 or older and
people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions.
• Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
• If possible, use touchless payment (pay without touching money, a card, or a keypad). If you must handle money, a card, or use a keypad, use hand sanitizer immediately
after.
• After leaving your appointment, use hand sanitizer. When you get home, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
FOR BUSINESSES - The Department of Health Services recommends the following additional steps be taken by barbers and cosmetologists:
• Maintain physical distancing, to the extent possible.
• Provide and require employees to wear masks when possible.
• For salon treatments that require touching someone’s face, provide and require employees to wear gloves when possible.
• Provide access to soap and water for handwashing or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer at stations around the store, salon or spa for use by employees and clients. Require employees to wash hands immediately before and after providing client service.
• For treatments/appointments that don’t require touching the client’s face, clients should be encouraged to wear masks for their protection.
• Operate with reduced occupancy and capacity based on the size of the business location with special attention to limiting areas where customers and employees can congregate.
• Wipe any pens, counters, or hard surfaces between use or customer.
• Implement comprehensive sanitation protocols.
• Implement symptom screening for employees prior to the start of their shift.
• Consider offering cloth face coverings to employees and visitors to wear.
• Consider operating by appointment-only to manage occupancy levels.
• Arrange waiting areas, service areas, and break rooms to provide for appropriate physical distancing and sanitize areas regularly between use.
• Consider posting signs advising customers and employees of expectations and guidance.
• Consider not charging late/cancellation fees if someone cannot make their appointment due to illness.
• Train all employees in the above safety actions.

ArkansasArkansas Department of Health - Cosmetology Sectionhttps://www.healthy.arkansas.gov

Directive for Barber Shops, Body Art Establishments, Cosmetology Establishments, Massage Therapy
Clinics/Spas, and Medical Spas
The Secretary of Health, in consultation with the Governor, has sole authority over all instances of quarantine, isolation, and restrictions on commerce and travel throughout Arkansas, as necessary and appropriate to control disease in the state of Arkansas as authorized by Ark. Code Ann. §20-7-109--110. Based on available scientific evidence, it is necessary and appropriate to take further action to ensure that COVID-19 remains
controlled and that residents and visitors in Arkansas remain safe.
On March 23, 2020, the Secretary of Health, in conjunction with the Governor, issued a directive that Barber Shops, Body Art Establishments, Body Art Schools, Cosmetology Establishments, Massage Therapy Clinics/Spas, and Medical Spas should close for in-person operations. This document updates the directive to outline the conditions required to safely reopen these entities during Phase 1.
 Providers may resume services, however those services shall be scheduled by appointment with adequate time in between appointments to properly clean and disinfect. Walk-in appointments are prohibited during Phase 1.
 Vulnerable populations (i.e. those persons over the age of 65 or with chronic medical conditions) should consider remaining home during Phase 1.
 Clients shall be pre-screened for potential COVID-related symptoms prior to arrival for the appointment using the following questions:
o Have you had a fever of 100.4 F or greater in the last 2 days?
o Do you have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat or loss of taste or smell?
o Have you had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
Those answering “yes” to any of the above shall have their services postponed for 14 days.
 Employees/licensees shall be pre-screened with both the standardized questionnaire and a daily temperature check. Any employee with a temperature of 100.4 F or greater will not be allowed to work.
 Services shall not be performed on clients who show any sign of illness such as fever, cough, or runny nose. Signage shall be posted informing clients about this policy.
 All persons in the salon/shop/clinic are required to maintain physical distancing of at least 6 ft while services are not being rendered. For most entities, occupancy will be limited to no more than 10 persons, including all support staff.
 In smaller facilities, the 6 ft physical distancing condition may require that fewer than 10 persons are present at any given time.
 Larger facilities (able to accommodate more than 10 persons while maintaining appropriate physical distancing) shall operate no more than 30% of their stations during Phase 1.
 Barbers, stylists, employees shall wear a face covering at all times. A cloth face covering is acceptable for this purpose.
 Clients shall wear masks as services permit. A cloth face covering is acceptable for this purpose. Signage shall be posted informing clients about this policy.
 Waiting area chairs shall be positioned to ensure 6 ft of social distancing. When possible, clients should wait outside of the shop/salon/clinic until called by their stylist/therapist.
 All existing infection control rules remain in effect and will be enforced. Non-porous surfaces shall be cleaned and disinfected prior to use. Porous items shall be discarded after a single use.
 Gloves shall be worn for all services as required by Rule. Licensees are encouraged to wear gloves for all other services when able.
 Handwashing shall be performed before and after each service.
 The Department of Health COVID Infection Control Education module should be viewed prior to reopening.
 Practitioners shall maintain a record of the name, date, and contact information, for each client serviced for a period of one month. This may be accomplished using a sign-in sheet.
CaliforniaCalifornia Board of Barbering and Cosmetologyhttp://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-hair-salons.pdf
ColoradoColorado Department of Regulatory Agencies - Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure https://www.colorado.gov

Safer at Home: Personal Services

Workspaces
Employ strict hygiene guidelines and frequent sanitization procedures for all contact surfaces and tools

Ensure a minimum of 6 feet of separation between clients/customers when not directly performing service

No more than 10 people in a facility at one time, at a maximum of 50% occupancy

Post signage for employees and customers outlining good hygiene and safety measures being taken

Sanitize all financial transaction equipment after each use (Additional Guidance)

Minimize in-home services by using remote alternatives (i.e. drive-through, virtual meetings, etc.)

Sanitize all service equipment (tanning beds, salon chairs, etc) after each use

Ensure a minimum of 6 feet of separation between work stations in pet-grooming facilities

Minimize contact and maintain physical distancing requirements with customers for mobile pet grooming services. Avoid entering homes when possible.

Employees
Conduct symptom and temperature checks and refer symptomatic employees or families to the CDPHE Symptom Tracker (Additional Guidance)

Wear mask or face covering at all times (Additional Guidance)

Wear gloves (meticulous and frequent hand-washing if gloves not feasible or appropriate)

Wash hands and change gloves between customers

To protect customers
Provide service by appointment only (no walk-ins or waiting lines)

Require customers to wear cloth face coverings or masks, and only perform services that can be done without a customer removing their mask.

Conduct symptom checks for customers seeking or receiving high-contact services (Additional Guidance)

Provide contactless payment options (whenever possible)

Communal gathering spaces, such as locker rooms or waiting rooms, are strictly prohibited
ConnecticutExamining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticianshttp://www.ct.govReopen Connecticut
DelawareDelaware Board of Cosmetology and Barberinghttps://dpr.delaware.gov

These guidelines ONLY permit hair care services to take place for workers of essential businesses (find full list at delbiz.com/coronavirus)
https://dprfiles.delaware.gov/cosmetology/FAQ_on_15th_Modification_DSB_for_Cosmetology.pdf
FAQ for the 15th Modification to State of Emergency for cosmetologists
Q: What are the new guidelines around hair care services?
A: The new guidelines permit hair care services to take place for workers of essential businesses (find full list at delbiz.com/coronavirus, it includes those in the manufacturing field, in construction, healthcare, financial services, and other industries). These hair care services include only hair cutting, coloring, and certain styling. Hair care service providers can reopen by appointment only, no more than two appointments at any one time, and with at least fifteen minutes between appointments to allow the service provider to properly clean. This is accompanied by other specific safety guidelines.
Q: What are the additional safety guidelines for hair care services?
A: Safe social distancing must be maintained whenever possible. Additionally, staff and customers must wear cloth face masks. A customer’s cloth face covering may be removed as necessary to complete the service, but customers should attempt to maintain covering (such as by holding the covering to their face) whenever possible. Furthermore, staff is encouraged to make attempts to obtain and wear surgical face masks and face shields while performing services if possible (and staff that is over the age of 65 or who have certain underlying health conditions must wear a surgical mask while performing services). All equipment must be properly sanitized between uses, and staff needs to wash hands with warm water and soap. Any other material a customer touches that cannot be sanitized (such as a magazine) must leave the store with the customer. Customers must also cancel an appointment if they have any reason to believe they may be ill or may have been exposed to COVID-19. All staff must report their temperatures daily and must be sent home if their temperature is above 99.5 degrees. Finally, notice must be posted on the outside door that walk-ins are not permitted.
Q: How are providers supposed to check if a customer is an employee of an essential business?
A: The providers responsibility is to ask the customer if they qualify for services. Customers are responsible for being honest, and unless the provider has prior knowledge of the person’s employment that would cause them to doubt the customer’s honesty, they can act on that customers response.

District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia Board of Barber and Cosmetologyhttps://www.dcopla.com/bbc/

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Cosmetology and Barber Professionals
During Phase 1, the public and businesses will be required to adopt new behaviors and rigorous
safeguards to reduce risk for all. In Phase 1, barbershops and hair salons may allow
services by appointment only with strong safeguards and physical distancing. If providing
services, the following measures should be implemented to help reduce the risk of
COVID-19 transmission amongst employees, customers, and the community. For
additional information, visit coronavirus.dc.gov/phaseone.
Please note that any individual experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or was recently exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, should not work in or visit a salon due to the risk of exposing others. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include: fever (subjective or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit), chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or otherwise feeling unwell.
Employees and Customers Should Practice Everyday Prevention Measures
• Stay at home if you are sick or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
• Stay at least 6 feet from other people when possible and allow no more than 1 client per stylist/barber in the hair salon.
• Employees and customers should wear a cloth face covering at all times.
• Gloves should be worn as indicated per routine job responsibilities.
• Perform frequent hand hygiene (with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub).
o Key times to perform hand hygiene include
▪ Before and after using the toilet,
▪ Before and after putting on, touching, or removing cloth face coverings,
▪ Before and after work shifts and work breaks,
▪ Before and after services to each client,
▪ After handling customer belongings, and
▪ After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Employer considerations to encourage employee and customer safety
o Provide supplies to allow for frequent hand hygiene (e.g. soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol) at each workstation and in customer areas (e.g. check out spaces and waiting areas).
o Provide staff with appropriate personal protective equipment (e.g. masks, gloves) and cloth face coverings.
o Implement leave policies that are flexible and non-punitive, and allow sick employees to stay home.
o Educate employees about COVID-19. Refer to https://coronavirus.dc.gov/ for more information.
Avoid Close Contact and Reduce Touchpoints
• Arrange workstations, common areas, break rooms, and other areas of the business to ensure at least 6 feet between customers and employees. Consider closing off or limiting access to areas where physical distancing cannot be practiced.
• Use visual cues to help prevent congregating in waiting areas or checkout areas.
• Move retail inventory to “no-touch” areas (i.e., behind a counter).
• Implement payment via digital platforms, as much as possible.
• Remove high touch items that are not able to be cleaned or disinfected from the service areas of the business (e.g., magazines, newspapers).

Screening and Monitoring for Symptoms
• Perform screening (e.g., symptom questionnaires) of employees and customers daily, prior to entering the facility. Place a sign at entrances informing customers of any screening procedures.
• Maintain a daily record of individuals in the business for at least 30 days.
Clean and Disinfect
• Business should have a comprehensive plan for cleaning and disinfecting high traffic and high touch surface areas (e.g., counters, payment kiosks, restroom, etc.) routinely throughout the day, and in between customer use.
• Scheduling should allow for adequate time to clean and disinfect between customers.
• For more information about disinfectants that are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19, see the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html.
• If the building has been closed for an extended period of time, remember to check HVAC systems to ensure all water systems are safe to use after a prolonged facility shutdown.
Establish a Plan for COVID-19 Exposure
• If a staff member or patron diagnosed with COVID-19 reports having visited your establishment during their infectious period (starting 48 hours before symptom onset), please be prepared to close your business for at least 24-48 hours to perform appropriate cleaning and disinfection, and for DC Health to perform an initial investigation and provide recommendations. The establishment can reopen based on guidance from DC Health.
• Please note, anyone who is exposed to COVID-19 will be required to quarantine for 14-days from the date of their exposure. If the exposed person undergoes testing and the test result is negative, they will still be required to complete the 14-day quarantine to ensure symptoms do not develop during the remainder of the incubation period. If the test result is positive, they should follow up with their healthcare provider and will be required to isolate until cleared by DC Health.

The guidelines above will continue to be updated as the outbreak evolves. Please visit
https://coronavirus.dc.gov/ regularly for the most current information

FloridaFlorida Commission For Independent Educationhttp://www.fldoe.org

Information for Barbers, Cosmetology Salons, and Cosmetology Specialty Salons
INFORMATION FOR BARBERSHOPS, COSMETOLOGY SALONS, AND COSMETOLOGY SPECIALTY SALONS
PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-120 OF GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS AS ISSUED MAY 9, 2020
Effective May 11, 2020, the following restrictions are mandatory for barbershops,
cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons:
 All customers will be by appointment only.
 Allow at least 15 minutes between the conclusion of an appointment and the beginning of the next appointment for proper disinfecting practices.
 No group appointments are permitted.
 Masks must be worn by all employees while performing personal services.
Barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons are encouraged to adhere to the following guidance:
 Thoroughly clean and disinfect prior to reopening. Make sure to disinfect all surfaces, tools and linens, even if they were cleaned before you originally closed. This type of
cleaning should continue between each day of operation.
 Consider providing unworn masks to clients for use during their appointment.
 Remove all unnecessary, frequently touched items like magazines, newspapers, service menus and any other unnecessary paper products and décor from customer service
areas.
GeorgiaGeorgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbershttp://sos.ga.gov

Safety Guidelines for reopening Barber and Cosmetology Salons
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia State Board of Cosmetologists and Barbers
recommends reopening barber and cosmetology salons and shops with the following strict guidelines in
order to protect the safety of clients and employees. The recommendations should be used in
conjunction with the board rules for safety and sanitation that are currently in place. Keep in mind that
these guidelines will be in effect during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic and may be adjusted as
necessary, and they will be reduced when safe to do so. Upon inspection, if any salon or shop is found in
violation of these guidelines, they may be closed immediately by public health officials or the board.
Salon/shop owners and managers should use the OSHA “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for
COVID-19” as a guide for reopening.
• Temperature checks -Salons should consider use of a touchless infrared thermometer to check
the temperature of employee each day and of each client who enters the salon/shop. Any
employee or client who has a temperature above 99°F should be sent home immediately and
not allowed to return to the salon/shop until they have no fever and no evidence of COVID-19
symptoms.
• Ask each client entering the shop the following questions:
 Have you had a cough?
 Have you had a fever,
 Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
 Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
• Limit people in the shop/salon – Salons/shops should consider seeing clients by appointment only. Salons/shops should consider telephonic or online scheduling. Limit the number of persons waiting area in the salon/shop. It is recommended that clients wait outside the salon/shop in their vehicle until the cosmetologist or barber is ready to serve them. It is recommended that persons not being serviced in the salon/shop wait outside the salon/shop.
Salons/shops are not be used for social gathering places!
• Maintain social distancing at all times! Spacing between persons in the salon should be at least six feet, except when staff are servicing clients. Salons/shops should consider additional spacing between booths, divider shields, and/or alternate work schedules to accomplish this.
• Personal Protective Gear-
 Wearing masks – Salon/shop employees will be required to wear masks at all times. Salons may want to consider providing masks to clients. Clients should wear face masks to the extent possible while receiving services.
 Face Shields – If available, it is recommended that employees wear face shields when servicing clients.
 Gloves – It is recommended that employees wear disposable gloves when servicing clients and change gloves between each client to the greatest extent possible.
 Capes - Each client should be draped with a clean cape. Capes should be laundered following the fabric recommendations between each client, or salons/shops may consider using disposable capes and dispose of the cape after it is used.
 Smocks -Employees should wear a clean smock between each client. Smocks should be laundered following the fabric recommendations between each client, or salons/shops may consider using disposable smocks and dispose of the smock after use on a client.

 Neck strips – Employees should use protective neck strips around the neck of each hair-cut client.
 Hand-washing with soapy, warm water, for a minimum of 20 seconds will be required by employees between every client service.
 Employee clothing – Employees should arrive at the salon/shop showered and wearing clean clothing. Employees should change clothes before entering their homes when they return from work.
 PPG, such as gloves, gowns, drapes, linens and eye coverings should be changed between each client. These used items should be cleaned and disinfected or discarded in a closed container.
• Disinfection –
 All salons/shops should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to reopening. Disinfect all surfaces, tools, and linens, even if they were cleaned before the salon/shop was closed.
 Use disinfectants that are EPA –registered and labeled as bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal. No product will be labeled for COVID-19 yet, but many will have human coronavirus efficacy either on the label or available on their website. The EPA has approved any product that has tested as effective against human coronavirus. If in doubt of the effectiveness, check the EPA website.
 Disinfectant for immersion of tools, must be mixed daily and replaced sooner if it becomes contaminated throughout the work day. Disinfectant only works on a clean surface so clean all surfaces and tools with hot soapy water, Ship-shape or cleaning wipes (if using wipes, be sure to cover surface thoroughly) before disinfecting.
 Contact time on label must be observed for disinfectant to work. Contact time refers to how long the disinfectant is visibly wet on the surface allowing it to thoroughly destroy all of the pathogens. Typical contact time for immersion/sprays is 10 minutes, for disinfectant wipes is 2-4 minutes.
 Disinfectants used for immersion must be changed daily or sooner if it becomes contaminated (ex: hair/debris floating in solution or cloudy solution.)
 Disinfection is for hard non-porous surfaces, glass metal and plastic.
 Porous/soft surfaces can not be disinfected and must only be used once and then discarded (tools such as cardboard files, buffers, drill bits etc.)
 Launder all linens, towels drapes, and smocks in hot soapy water and dry completely at the warmest temperature allowed and store in an airtight cabinet. Store all used/dirty linens in an airtight container.
 The use of mask is mandatory. Place a clean towel, placed over the face of your client while at the sink in a good way to protect their mouth, nose and eyes. Minimize to the greatest
degree possible, up-close, direct face-to-face contact with clients.
• Reception area -
 Remove all unnecessary items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus, any other unnecessary paper products and decor. Wipe down all seats and tables; cloth chairs cannot
be properly cleaned and disinfected, using a plastic cover should be considered.
 Wipe reception desk with disinfectant. Consider discontinuing use of paper appointment books or cards, and replace with electronic options.
 Employees should frequently wash their hands after the using the phones, computer, cash register and/or credit card machine. Wipe these surfaces between each use.
 Avoiding the exchange of cash can help greatly in preventing spread of virus, but if this is
unavoidable, be sure to wash and sanitize hands well after each transaction. The use of credit/debit transactions is preferred, using touch/swipe/no signature technology.
 Clean and disinfect all retail areas, daily, including products. Try to avoid client touching products that they don’t plan to purchase.
 Clean and wipe all door handles and other surfaces that are regularly touched by clients and staff with disinfectant wipes.
 Provide hand sanitizer and tissues for employees and clients.
 Consider floor stickers and signage that provide guidance for social distance
 Placement of visible and appropriate signage to communicate to the customer that
thorough sanitation procedures are in place.
 Consider placement of sneeze shields.
• Restrooms -
 Clean and disinfect ALL restroom surfaces including floors, sinks and toilet bowls. Store
paper products in a closed cabinet and provide antibacterial hand soap. Place trashcan by door. Remove anything that does not have to be in the restrooms.
• Shampoo Bowls-
 Clean and disinfect all bowls, hoses, spray nozzles, foist handles, shampoo chairs and armrests. Wipe down all back-bar products and shelves. Discard and replace any products that
have not been stored in a closed container.
 If available, wrap shampoo bowls in plastic and discarded between each client.
 Consider asking clients to wash their own hair before entering the salon/shop.
 Limit as much as possible face-to-face contact with clients, and consider using face-shields
by those employees providing shampoo services.
• Work stations-
 Clean and disinfect all work area surfaces. Clean and disinfect chairs, head rest, arm rests
(the use of harsh disinfectants can damage leather chair, and cloth chairs cannot be disinfected, so please use a plastic covering). Clean and disinfect all reusable tools and store
in an airtight closed container. Clean and disinfect all appliances, sheers, clippers, clipper guards, clippies, rollers, combs, brushes, rolling carts and any other items used in connection with servicing clients.
 Check to make sure all products such as lotions, creams, waxes and scrubs have always been in a closed container, if not you must discard and replace.
 Remove and discard all single use tools such as paper files, drill bits and buffers, that have already been used.
 Clean and disinfect all linen hampers and trash container and only use such container that can be closed and use with liners that can be removed and discarded.
 Provide hand sanitizer at all work locations for employees and clients.
 Consider station barriers between work stations.
• Pedicure Bowls-
 Remove all parts that can removed.
 Clean all removed parts with soap and water, rinse in clear water and then immerse into
properly diluted disinfectant for full recommended contact time.
 Scrub bowl with soap and water and replace removed parts to bowl.
 Rinse with bowl with clean water.
 Fill bowl with again with clean water and proper amount of disinfectant and let stand for
proper time (at least 10 minutes).
 If your bowl has jets, allow the jets run for a full 10 minutes with disinfectant.
• Treatment rooms-
 Clean and disinfect all surfaces such as, chairs, tables, electrical appliances (don’t forget the
cords).
 Clean and disinfect all linens and store in a closed container/cabinet.
 Clean and disinfect all hampers that hold soiled linens and be sure to use one that can be
lined and closed.
 Remove and discard any products that could have been contaminated by improper
unsanitary use. Replace with new product.
 Empty all wax pots and disinfect before refilling them with new wax. Purchase new single
use applicators that can be deposed of in an airtight trash bin. The airtight trash bin should
have a lid and should be lined with a disposable plastic bag.
• Administrative Controls-
 Employees who are sick will be expected to stay home.
 Salon/shop owner/managers should provide training, educational materials, and
reinforcement on proper sanitation, hand-washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, using PPE,
and other protective behaviors.
 Ensure break-rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and not used for congregating by
employees.
 Ensure that all sinks in the workplace have antibacterial soap available and paper towels.
 Post handwashing signs in the restrooms.
 Provide alcohol wipes for use at phone stations.
 Be flexible with work schedules/salon hours to reduce the numbers of people (employees
and clients) in salons/shops at all times in order to maintain social distancing.
 Provide Barbicide® or EPA disinfectant wipes, liquid disinfectant containers, and Barbicide®
concentrate/or EPA approved disinfectant for disinfecting technical implements and work
areas.
 Consider discontinuing hand relief treatments as well as scalp, neck, and shoulder massages
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HawaiiHawaii Barbering and Cosmetology Board http://cca.hawaii.gov

https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/files/2020/05/Eighth-Sup-Proc-Rules.pdf§1 Purpose and authority
§2 Social distancing
§3 Definitions
§4 Barber shops and beauty shops; sanitation
§5 COVID-19 infection mitigation and social distancing;
preopening and ongoing safety protocol
§6 Closures
§1 Purpose and authority. These rules are adopted pursuant to sections 127A-12, 13, 25, 29, and 31, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to respond to the COVID-19 emergency declared by the Governor, specifically to enable Hawaii licensed barbers and beauty operators to perform services while complying with social distancing guidelines. These rules have the force and effect of law.
§2 Social distancing. The barber or beauty operator shall take every reasonable precaution to operate in compliance with all orders and social distancing guidelines relating to the COVID-19 emergency.
§3 Definitions.
"Department" means Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
"Disinfection" means the process that eliminates many or all pathogenic organisms, except bacterial spores, on inanimate objects.
"Operator" means barber as defined in section 438-1,
Hawaii Revised Statutes and beauty operator as defined in section 439-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
"Sanitation" means the treatment of a clean surface for the destruction of micro-organisms including pathogens.
"Shop" means all barber shops as defined in section
438-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes and beauty shops as defined in section 439-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
"State" means the State of Hawaii.
"Sterilization" means a process that destroys or eliminates all forms of microbial life by physical or chemical methods. "Ventilation" means the production and maintenance by natural or mechanical means of atmospheric conditions
§4 Barber shops and beauty shops; sanitation. (a) General sanitation requirements.
(1) No person shall operate a shop in connection with any other business or dwelling unless there is a partition from the floor to the ceiling, separating the shop from such other business or dwelling. Nothing here shall prohibit the sale of tobacco, newspapers, or shoe shining in shops.
(2) No shop shall be used as a living, cooking, or sleeping facility, nor shall any such facility
adjoining a shop have a direct opening into such shop.
(3) Articles of food and beverages, except water, shall not be sold, kept for sale, or stored in any shop, and shops shall be separated by a tight partition or separate entry from any place where articles of food and beverages are sold, kept for sale, or stored.
(4) The walls, floors, ceilings, furniture and fixtures, and all other parts and surfaces of every shop shall be kept clean at all times.
(5) Every shop shall be kept in good repair, and shall be properly and adequately lighted and ventilated.
(6) Every shop shall be provided with adequate sanitary facilities, including toilets, hot and cold running water, and sinks or wash basins. Plumbing shall comply with the applicable county plumbing code. Toilets shall be located in suitably and properly ventilated toilet rooms with self-closing doors.
(b) Sanitary practice requirements.
(1) No operator shall use in any shop any astringent in lump or styptic pencil form, sponge, lump alum, powder puff, neck duster, shaving brush, or shaving mug on a customer.
(2) No operator shall stop the flow of blood by using alum or other material unless applied in liquid form or in powdered form applied with a clean towel.
(3) No operator shall use razors, shears, scissors, clippers, tweezers, finger bowls, or combs, or any like article on any customer unless the item has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected since last used. All such instruments shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected by a method recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and/or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. After disinfecting, instruments shall be stored in a manner to prevent contamination, or be disinfected again immediately before re-use. All disinfectants shall be approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.
(4) No operator shall remove or attempt to remove any wart, mole, pimple, ingrown hair, or undertake any like treatment unless properly trained in medical science. Cleaning of ears is prohibited.
(5) Every operator shall wash his or her hands thoroughly with soap and hot water and dry his or her hands with sanitary towels or hand drying devices immediately before attending any person, and shall wear at all times a clean uniform or outer coat or apron.
(6) Towels or other fabrics that come in contact with the skin or hair of a customer shall not be used on more than one customer without being laundered in an acceptable manner or subjected to a sterilizing process approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention before again being used on a customer.
(7) Prior to serving any customer, the headrest of any chair to be used by said customer shall be properly disinfected and covered with a clean towel or a clean sheet of paper.
(8) All towels and other linens used in any shop shall be kept in a closed cabinet at all times when not in use.
(9) All creams, tonics, cosmetics, and other applications used for customers shall be kept in clean closed containers.
(10) A clean strip of cotton, towel, or paper band shall be placed around the neck of each customer served, so that at no time will hair, cloth, or cape come in contact with the neck or skin on the customer.
(11) No person shall commit any insanitary practice or act in a shop sink or wash basin, such as brushing teeth, expectorating, or gargling.
§5 COVID-19 infection mitigation and social distancing; preopening and ongoing safety protocol.
(a) Preopening safety protocols.
(1) Thoroughly clean and disinfect all fixtures, furnishings, equipment, doorways, work stations, and restrooms. Check and replace various filters such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and hair dryers. Disinfectants shall be EPA-registered and labeled as bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal.
(2) Evaluate the layout and arrange seats at least six feet apart. Consider adding spacing between booths, shampoo sinks, divider shields, sneeze shields, and/or alternative work schedules to accomplish this. Consider using the front and rear doorways to establish oneway traffic through the shop. Remove items such as candy dishes, self-serve coffee, product samples, magazines, and paper reading products from the common area.
(3) Have hand sanitizer available for all employees and clients.
(4) Take inventory of personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning products, and EPA-registered disinfecting products, and order supplies, if necessary.
(5) Establish new policies requiring employees to wear a face covering as described and recommended by the CDC at all times when in the shop, except while eating or drinking in a break room. Salons may consider providing face coverings to clients. Clients should wear a face covering as described and recommended by the CDC to the extent possible while receiving services.
(6) Establish new schedules of employees and appointment policies to minimize the risk of overcrowding inside the shop. There should be no more than ten people in the shop at any time including staff, provided the six-feet social distancing requirements are met. These policies shall be in writing and shall be posted to advise the public of the new policies.
(7) Shop owners shall provide training, educational materials, and reinforcement on proper sanitation, hand-washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and shall ensure that breakrooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and not used for congregating by employees.
(b) Ongoing Safety Considerations After Opening
(1) Consider seeing clients by appointment only. Limit the number of persons in the waiting area of the shop. It is recommended that clients wait outside the shop until the operator is ready to serve them.
(2) The use of a face covering as described and recommended by the CDC is mandatory for all employees at all times while in the shop. Placing a clean towel over the face of the client while at the sink is a good way to protect their mouth, nose and eyes. Minimize to the greatest degree possible, up-close, direct face-to-face contact with clients.
(3) Before and after each client, require staff to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; properly clean and disinfect all workstations, shampoo, manicure and pedicure bowls, implements, and tools; ensure single use and porous items, such as disposable capes or cardboard nail files, are new; and follow manufacturer’s requirements for product use, formulations, and/or disposal. Consider placing paper drapes or laundered towels on chairs.
(4) Employees should frequently wash their hands after using the phones, computer, cash register or credit card machine. Wipe all surfaces between each use.
(5) Advise employees and clients to stay at home if they are not feeling well. Consider prescreening clients and ask if they have traveled outside the county or experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days. Decline services for any client that answers yes.
(6) Discontinue the practice of physical social greetings, such as hugs or handshakes.
(c) Any Operator who contracts COVID-19 or any other contagious or infectious disease in a communicable form shall not attend any person in any shop, nor shall any person afflicted with such disease in communicable form receive any treatment in any such establishment. Any operator afflicted with any such disease shall return to work in a shop only upon a written statement from a physician that it is safe
for him or her to return to work.
§6 Closures. Upon inspection, if any shop is found in violation of these rules, it may be closed immediately by public health officials or by the Department.
IdahoIdaho Barber and Cosmetology Services Licensing Boardhttps://ibol.idaho.gov

Protocols For Close Contact Services
Close contact services and facilities cover a wide range of activities including, but not limited to; waxing salons, body art and tattoo facilities, massage therapy facilities, barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, and cosmetic services. The delivery of these services requires direct or close physical contact with customers.
Close contact services should develop a plan for reopening. Although plans do not need to be submitted for review or approval, they must be in compliance with existing and applicable licensing requirements and should be made available upon request.
CLOSE CONTACT SERVICES SHOULD USE THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS AS GUIDANCE FOR THEIR PLANS TO OPEN IN STAGE 2.
Waxing Salons, Body Art and Tattoo Facilities, and Massage Therapy Facilities Maintain physical distancing of six feet between employees and workstations
• If services are not conducted in separate individual rooms, workstations must be kept six feet apart from one another
• Limit the number of employees and/or workstations to accommodate the six feet physical distancing
Suggested measures to protect employees
• Use disposable materials and supplies when feasible; if reusable supplies are utilized, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for cleaning and disinfection
• Provide services by appointment only; no walk-in customers
• Post signs on the front door or window that states that any customer, who has a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms, must reschedule their appointment
• Ask clients about fever and symptoms before every client visit
• Limit the number of clients inside the business
o Clients remain outside of the business in their cars until their service provider is ready
o Waiting room or area is limited in seating tovmaintain six feet physical distancing
• Make sure employees wear face coverings andvgloves (excluding massage in which case staff should sanitize and wash hands appropriately before and after each client) which will be changed and disposed of after every client.
o Protective eyewear may also be appropriate
o Employees should wash hands with soap and water for twenty seconds every time gloves are changed
• Monitor employee health by screening employees for fever and symptoms before every shift
o Check temperature with non-contact thermometer; if fever (temperature greater than 100.4°) or symptoms are present, employee should not work; if no fever, or symptoms are present, require workers to self-monitor and report onset of symptoms during their shift
• Establish a sick policy and train staff when they should stay home or when they should leave work due to illness
• Make sure a procedure is in place for contacting your local public health district if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19 ***Dates are estimated targets
Suggested measures to protect clients
• Prohibit clients from sitting in waiting area or arrange seating six feet apart and remove all reading material and other items that would be considered high contact
• Limit each service provider to only one client at a time
• Limit each service room to only one client at any time
• Make sure employees wear face coverings and gloves
• Disinfect all equipment, chairs, and tables used by an employee or client
• Launder all towels, bedding and other non-disposable items after each client
Barber Shops, Hair Salons, Nail Salons and Cosmetic
Services
Maintain physical distancing of six feet between
employees and workstations
• If services are not conducted in individual rooms, workstations must be kept six feet apart from one another
• Limit the number of stations to accommodate the six feet physical distancing
Suggested measures to protect employees
• Use disposable materials and supplies when feasible; if reusable supplies are utilized (e.g. scissors, combs, etc.), follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for cleaning and
disinfection
• Provide services by appointment only; no walk-in customers
• Post signs on the front door or window that states that any customer, who has a fever or other COVD-19 symptoms, must reschedule their appointment
• Ask clients about fever and symptoms before every client visit
• Limit the number of clients inside the business
o Clients remain outside of the business in their cars until their service provider is ready
• Limit the types of services (e.g. haircuts and neck shaves only for men, no eyelash extensions and other close facial contacts if no physical barrier is feasible, etc.)
• Make sure employees wear face coverings and gloves which will be changed and disposed after each client (excluding when stylists are cutting or washing hair, in which case staff sanitize and wash hands appropriately before and after each client)
o Protective eyewear may also be appropriate
o Employees should wash hands with soap and water for twenty seconds every time gloves are changed
• Monitor employee health by screening employees for fever and symptoms before every shift
o Check temperature with non-contact thermometer; if fever (temperature greater than 100.4°) or symptoms are present, employee should not work; if no fever, or symptoms are present, require workers to self-monitor and report onset of symptoms during their shift
• Establish a sick policy and train staff when they should stay home or when they should leave work due to illness
• Make sure a procedure is in place for contacting your local public health district if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19
CLOSE CONTACT SERVICES SHOULD USE THE
FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS AS GUIDANCE FOR
THEIR PLANS TO OPEN IN STAGE 2.
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STAGE 2: PROTOCOLS FOR
CLOSE CONTACT SERVICES
If no significant increase in cases and criteria remain met
May 16 – May 29***
***Dates are estimated targets
CLOSE CONTACT SERVICES SHOULD USE THE
FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS AS GUIDANCE FOR
THEIR PLANS TO OPEN IN STAGE 2.
Suggested measures to protect clients
• Limit each service provider to only one client at a time
• Prohibit clients from siting in waiting area or arrange seating six feet apart and remove all reading material and other items that would be considered high contact
• Limit clients to only one person in each service room at any time for those services provided in individual rooms
• Make sure employees wear face coverings and gloves
• Install sneeze guards between service provider and client at nail salons and between cashier and client, as feasible
• Disinfect all equipment (including capes, tools, etc.), chairs, and tables used by an employee and client
• Launder all towels, bedding and other non-disposable items after each client
On a case-by-case basis, include other practices
appropriate for businesses to reduce exposures, such
as requiring non-cash transactions,

IllinoisIllinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation/Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Boardhttp://www.idfpr.comPersonal Care Services Guidelines
IndianaIndiana State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examinershttp://www.in.govWhere We Are Going: Stage 2
IowaIowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Scienceshttp://idph.iowa.gov

Public Health COVID-19 Reopening Guidance
This guidance applies to any facility that provides direct services to clients, including, but not limited to: salons, barber shops, massage therapy practices, medical spas, tanning salons, and tattoo parlors. Please consult your local public health agency, the appropriate regulating entity or professional association with questions about how to implement this guidance. In addition to following all directives of the Governor as outlined in proclamations, entities considering reopening are strongly encouraged to adhere to the following public health guidance:
1. Follow CDC guidance related to Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities, including frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all high touch surfaces. Refer to the CDC’s Cleaning and Disinfection Tool to determine which areas need cleaning versus disinfection.
2. Encourage and provide supplies to allow for frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing for employees and the public.
3. Provide reminders to employees and members of the public to stay at least 6 feet away from others when in the facility and mark six foot intervals when possible.
4. Provide services on an appointment basis only.
5. Ask employees and the public to acknowledge upon entry that they do not currently have symptoms and that they have not been around anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 14 days
a. Do not allow entry to anyone who is visibly ill.
b. Do not allow entry to anyone who has been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the
last 14 days.
c. Provide face shields for employees to use when providing services to clients.
d. Require clients to wear masks or cloth face coverings.
6. If an employee or a member of the public becomes ill while at the facility, ask them to share that information with management, leave the facility and then call their health care provider. If it is an emergency, call 911 and let them know the emergency may be COVID-19 related.
7. Members of the public and employees should consider the use of cloth face coverings (when practical) if staying at least 6 feet away from others is not possible.
8. Anyone who is high risk for more severe COVID-19 illness should continue to stay home.
9. Businesses should continue to follow the CDC’s guidance for businesses and ensure return to work policies for employees with positive diagnoses are consistent with CDC guidance regarding self isolation.
10. Businesses should also reach out to the Iowa Department of Public Health or the local public health department with questions at any time.
11. Businesses should also use messaging to remind employees of steps they should be taking to protect their own health while at work.
Other Resources
OHSA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

KansasKansas Board of Cosmetologyhttp://www.kansas.gov

Guidance
COVID-19 Guidance for Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Electrology, Tanning, Tattoo, and Body Piercing Establishments and Schools as well as Other Similar but Unregulated Professions (i.e. Massage and Natural Hair Braiding)
Businesses addressed in this guidance are to remain closed during Phase 1 of the Governor’s reopening plan.
The health and well-being of both the professional and the clientele of these industries is a top priority, and the best way to help ensure that is to always practice proper establishment/school and personal hygiene-not just during this public health emergency related to COVID-19.
During this public health emergency, the ongoing operation of these establishments and schools are being monitored and determined by the local municipalities and local county health departments working together. You are encouraged to stay informed by contacting your local leaders and following all recommended safety precautions.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) urges establishment and school owners and professionals providing these services, where permitted, to be extra vigilant in compliance with the regulations operated under every day. Useful information on planning for COVID-19 can be found here
(http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/toolkit/Interim_Guidance_for_Businesses_and_Employers_to_Plan_and_Respond_to_COVID-19.pdf). It is further recommended establishment and school owners and professionals follow these best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, based on collective information from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO):
• Face Coverings: The practitioner and the consumer should wear a face covering while providing/receiving services. Please review the CDC guidelines for face coverings using the following link. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
• Disinfection: The Kansas Barbering and Cosmetology boards direct that proper cleaning and disinfection of all non-porous items (and sterilization as applicable by law) are always mandatory-from tools and implements to
areas with counter tops, treatment rooms, back bars, reception areas, and workstations. If disinfecting products do not specifically list the Coronavirus due to shortened supplies, those products labeled for viruses such as HIV, hepatitis, and herpes will still have a high probability of being an effective disinfecting agent. Be sure to wipe down busy areas often with a disinfecting spray or wipe for the full contact time listed on the label.
Pay extra attention to the contact time on all disinfecting products. Contact time is the amount of time an item or surface must remain wet with disinfectant to completely kill all bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Disinfecting products, depending on the products being used, vary widely in contact time. So, it is important in combating Coronavirus to read the manufacturer’s label and follow timelines exactly. Remove items from waiting areas that cannot be made safe through disinfection, such as magazines and toys. Non-porous items cannot be disinfected (i.e. leather and leather-like surfaces). In fact, multiple disinfection attempts may actually ruin these items. Use cleaning wipes or soap and water to wipe these items with a towel that is then washed. Wipe down check-in and checkout counters between customers as frequently as possible. Wipe pens, credit card machines and touchscreen surfaces between uses as frequently as possible. Consider temporarily discontinuing the use of iPads or other point-of-sale electronic devices
requiring signatures from various consumers throughout the day and instead have clients verbally submit debit/credit information to limit touchpoints.
• Ultraviolet Light: The use of ultraviolet light is not recommended by the CDC for disinfecting establishments and the WHO advises against it.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
• Wash Your Hands:The CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to help prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands before and after every client, before and after eating, after using the restroom, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Keep a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer at your station as well.
• Stay Home:Try to keep your immune system strong - increase your vitamin C intake (fruits and vegetables are the best source of this), get plenty of sleep, and drink plenty of water. However, if you or your client get sick it is
strongly recommended to stay home. As an added measure, it is recommended to offer your clientele a “sickness cancellation policy” during this time that does not penalize any client for canceling their appointment
due to illness or concern for compliance with social distancing. Sick leave policies should also be relaxed for staff.
Customers and practitioners under isolation or quarantine orders need to stay home and services cannot be provided until isolation or quarantine is lifted for that individual.
• Pre-Screen/Screen and Monitor: Contact scheduled clients prior to their appointment and remind them to not come in if they are exhibiting symptoms (fever greater than 100 degrees, cough or shortness of breath). Upon arrival, ask questions about symptoms again. Observe throughout the appointment for symptoms. Walk-in establishments and schools should screen immediately upon arrival.
• Well-stocked Establishment: Make sure your establishment and school have tissues, soap, and alcohol-based hand cleansers readily available to the public and to service providers to encourage healthful habits.
• Hands Off/Social Distancing: During this time, shaking hands or giving hugs to your clients and co-workers is not a good idea. Rather, tell your client that you are practicing good hygiene and following “social distancing” protocol to help keep everyone healthy. Also, keep your hands away from your face, as that is an easy path for transmission. Waiting areas and workstations should provide for as much social distancing as feasible. Consider removing or blocking some chairs to increase space between seats. Consider limiting guests in establishments and schools to customers only with no bystanders. Schedule appointments with more time between to reduce number of people in waiting area and to allow extra cleaning and disinfection time (and sterilization as applicable by law) between customers.
• Children: Consider discouraging children in the establishment and school. Although they are not considered high risk for complications due to COVID-19, they frequently touch surfaces.
• High Risk Consumers: Consider offering appointments to any at risk clients, for example elderly clients, either before normal operating hours or after normal closing hours to minimize the chance of other clients coming into the establishment and school. Another option is to have clients wait in their car and call them in once the previous client has left and the establishment and school have been disinfected.
• Double Booking: Consider not double-booking clients during this time.
• Signage and Communication: Post signage at the front desk, as well as in the establishment and school break rooms reminding guests and employees about the importance of hygiene standards such as hand washing, use of
sanitizer, wiping down stations after use, covering coughs, and hands-off policies. Also, it is important to share with your clientele the precautions your establishment and school are taking to do its part in helping to prevent
the spread of COVID-19. Consider messaging during online bookings, on the phone, via text, and in person.
• Nasal hair waxing:The practice of nasal hair waxing is discouraged since the nose is the first line of defense for the body.
• Stay Informed: Follow the KDHE COVID-19 Resource Center for the latest information as the situation evolves; https://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus.
Learn more about the symptoms at
http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/toolkit/Cold_vs._Flu_vs._Allergies_vs._Coronavirus.pdf
KentuckyKentucky State Board of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists https://kbc.ky.gov

Safety Guidelines for reopening Cosmetology, Nail, and Esthetic Salons as of May 4, 2020
It is acknowledged that all services within the Professional Beauty Industry (Cosmetology, Barbering, Nails and Esthetics) carry some risk in this viral environment due to the nature of the services provided and the inability to maintain social distancing. There is some associated risk in all human touch service environments, for example even medical surgical services are not 100% risk free of possible complications related to the service. With that said, all licensed professionals in the Cosmetology and industry have been trained to a national standard to mitigate these risks significantly through the use of proper infection control standards required by the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology regulatory licensing statutes and regulations.
The following recommendations, therefore, are enhancements to those existing regulations and they address the unique scenario presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In all professional Cosmetology related educational curriculums, students are taught the definition of Universal Precautions. Therefore, in this environment we are going to follow all Universal Precautions and assume that everyone is COVID-19 positive and take all the precautions necessary to mitigate the risk of the spread while still performing a service that is needed and that provides economic and psychosocial benefits to the population.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology recommends reopening cosmetology related establishments with the following strict guidelines in order to protect the safety of clients and employees. The recommendations should be used in conjunction with the Board’s established statutes and regulations that are currently in place. Upon inspection, if any establishment is found in violation of these guidelines, they may be immediately closed to the public by the KBC Board, Public Health Officials, or Law Enforcement until such time that the guidelines are met. Salon/shop/school owners and managers should use the OSHA “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” as a guide for reopening.
• Appointments- Establishments should see clients by appointment only and should consider using telephone, text messaging, or online scheduling to establish appointments. It is recommended that clients wait outside the establishment until the licensee is ready to serve them. Clients are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines while waiting outside by either remaining in your vehicle or keeping the recommended spacing. Advise clients that the salon/shop is limiting guests inside the establishment to only those individuals that are receiving services, all other individuals should wait outside the establishment.
• Establishments that work with walk in traffic only- Are required to establish a number system or some type of check in system for customers. They can have numbers available for clients to pick up at the door or just inside the establishment so clients can maintain social distancing guidelines while waiting outside by either remaining in your vehicle or keeping the recommended spacing. Stylists can notify customers by displaying or notifying the waiting customers of the next number being served when the
licensee is ready. Employers will be held accountable for allowing their employees to have enough time for proper disinfection without repercussion between appointments.
Temperature checks/Thermometers – The use of a thermometer for temperature scanning is optional. Any employee or client who has a temperature above 99F should be sent home immediately and not allowed to return to the establishment until they have no fever and no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms. The goal is to treat all patrons (many of whom may be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic) as though they are sick.
Ask each client entering the establishment the following questions:
➢ Have you had a cough?
➢ Have you had a fever?
➢ Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
➢ Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
Distancing – It is acknowledged that social distancing recommendations of 6 feet cannot be met in the actual service itself, however; the following distancing measures can be instituted to reduce risk:
➢ Spacing between persons in the salon should be at least six feet at all times. Establishments should consider additional spacing between booths, divider shields, and/or alternate work schedules to accomplish this.
➢ There should be no more people than allowed for each phase of re-opening (including staff) until those recommendations have been lifted by the state or the municipality. Maintain social distancing guidelines within the establishment including the waiting area, classroom, or clinic/salon/shop area.
➢ Breakrooms should remain closed at this time to limit gathering of employees.
Personal Protective Equipment
➢ Masks – Establishment employees/workers/booth renters etc. will be required to wear masks at all times. Clients should wear face masks to the extent possible while receiving services and/or should be supplied with a clean towel to hold over their mouth and nose.
➢ Face Shields or Safety Glasses – If available, it is recommended that employees wear face shields or safety glasses when servicing clients.
➢ Gloves – It is not recommended that employees wear disposable gloves when servicing clients, however; they must adhere to the existing regulations regarding hand washing before and after each service and any other time necessary.
➢ Capes - Each client should be draped with a clean cape. Capes should be disinfected between every use, using a disinfectant spray or disinfectant wipe or a clean disinfectant saturated towel and allow to set according to recommended contact time of the product used. Disinfectants can be mixed according to directions and put in a spray bottle for use. Technicians should have several clean/disinfected capes available at all times.
 Capes should be laundered at the end of the day following the fabric recommendations. Neck strips/towel – Employees should use protective neck strips/towels around the neck and under the cape of each client.
➢ Smocks- There are no recommendations to wear smocks/ gowns at this time. Due to the nature of the transmission, this does not offer additional significant protection.
➢ Hand Hygiene- Proper hand hygiene is documented to be an essential action to reduce the spread of viral illness. Washing hands with soapy, warm water, for a minimum of 20 seconds will be required by employees between every client service and as frequently as possible, but always after eating, smoking and using the restroom.
➢ Employee clothing – Employees should arrive at the salon/shop showered and wearing clean clothing. Employees recommended to change clothes before leaving the salon/shop each day.
➢ PPE - The items such as gloves, gowns, drapes, linens, towels etc. when used should be cleaned and disinfected or discarded in a closed container immediately after use.
Disinfection
➢ All salons/shops/schools should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to reopening. Disinfect all surfaces, tools, and linens, even if they were cleaned before the salon/shop was closed.
➢ Use disinfectants that are EPA –registered and labeled as bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal. No product will be labeled for COVID-19 yet, but many will have human coronavirus efficacy either on the label or available on their website. The EPA has approved any product that has tested as effective against human coronavirus. If in doubt of the effectiveness, check the EPA website.
➢ Disinfectant for immersion of tools, must be mixed daily and replaced sooner if it becomes contaminated throughout the workday. Disinfectant only works on a clean surface so clean all surfaces and tools with hot soapy water, or cleaning wipes (if using wipes, be sure to cover surface thoroughly) before disinfecting.
➢ Contact time on label must be observed for disinfectant to work. Contact time refers to how long the disinfectant is visibly wet on the surface allowing it to thoroughly destroy all the pathogens.
➢ Disinfectants used for immersion must be changed daily or sooner if it becomes contaminated (ex: hair/debris floating in solution or cloudy solution.)
➢ Disinfection is for hard non-porous surfaces, glass metal and plastic.
➢ Porous/soft surfaces cannot be disinfected and must be used only one time and then discarded (tools such as cardboard files, buffers, drill bits etc.)
➢ Launder all linens, towels drapes, capes and smocks in soapy water and dry completely at the warmest temperature (till they are hot to the touch) allowed. Store clean linens in an enclosed cabinet or closed container. Store all used/dirty linens in an enclosed container.
➢ The use of a face mask is mandatory. Placing a clean towel over the face of your client while at the shampoo sink is a good way to protect their eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid up-close unprotected direct face-to-face contact with clients.
Reception area
➢ Remove all unnecessary items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus, any other unnecessary paper products and decor. Remove public water or coffee stations, candy dishes, product samples, retail, etc.
 Retail may be kept out of public reach or displayed in closed glass front cabinets or regularly disinfected as a high contact area.
➢ Wipe down all seats and tables. Cloth chairs cannot be properly cleaned and disinfected, using a plastic cover should be considered.
➢ Disinfection of high touch areas including, but not limited to:
 Door handles on main entrance and restrooms
 Restrooms
 Reception desk
 Point of sale equipment
 Stations (including foot/nail drying stations)
 Displays and display products
 Avoid client touching products that they do not plan to purchase
➢ Employees should frequently wash their hands after the using the phones, computer, cash register and/or credit card machine. Wipe these surfaces between each use.
➢ Clean and wipe all door handles and other surfaces that are regularly touched by clients and staff with disinfectant wipes.
➢ Make hand sanitizer and tissues available for employees and clients.
Restrooms
➢ Clean and disinfect ALL restroom surfaces including floors, sinks and toilet bowls. Store paper products in a closed cabinet. Place trash can near to the door or within reach of the door. Remove anything that does not have to be in the restrooms. Restroom must be supplied with liquid soap and paper towels. No cloth towels or hand dryers as they circulate a possible airborne contagion.
Shampoo Bowls
➢ Clean and disinfect all bowls, hoses, spray nozzles, faucet handles, shampoo chairs and arm rests.
Wipe down all back-bar products and shelves. Discard and replace any products that have not been stored in a closed container.
➢ Employees should avoid up-close unprotected direct face-to-face contact with clients while providing shampoo services. Clients should wear face masks to the extent possible while receiving services and/or should be supplied with a clean towel to hold over their mouth and nose.
Salon/Shop/Clinic Areas
➢ Clean and disinfect all work area surfaces. Clean and disinfect chairs, head rest, and arm rests. Clean and disinfect all reusable tools and store in an airtight closed container. Clean and disinfect all appliances, sheers, clippers, clipper guards, clippies, rollers, combs, brushes, rolling carts and any other items used in connection with servicing clients.
➢ Check to make sure all products such as lotions, creams, waxes and scrubs have always been in a closed container, if not you must discard and replace.
➢ Remove and discard all single use tools such as paper files, drill bits and buffers, that have already been used.
➢ Clean and disinfect all linen hampers. Clean and disinfect trash containers and replace trash liners daily or more often as needed. Trash Containers should have a lid that can be closed.
➢ Make hand sanitizer and tissues available within the salon/shop/clinic area for all employees and clients.
Pedicure Bowls
➢ Remove all parts that can be removed.
➢ Clean all removed parts with soap and water, rinse in clear water and then immerse into properly diluted disinfectant for full recommended contact time.
➢ Scrub bowl with soap and water and replace removed parts to bowl.
➢ Rinse in bowl with clean water.
➢ Fill bowl again with clean water and proper amount of disinfectant and let stand for proper contact time requirements.
➢ If the bowl has jets, allow the jets run for a full 10 minutes with disinfectant solution.
Treatment rooms
➢ Clean and disinfect all surfaces such as, chairs, tables, electrical appliances (don’t forget the cords).
➢ Clean and disinfect all linens and store in a closed container/cabinet.
➢ Clean and disinfect all linen hampers. Clean and disinfect trash containers and replace trash liners daily or more often as needed. Trash Containers should have a lid that can be closed.
➢ Empty all wax pots and disinfect before refilling them with new wax. Single use applicators must be used only one time and then discarded after each use. (do not double dip).
Administrative Controls
➢ Employees who are sick will be expected to stay home.
➢ Salon/shop owner/managers should provide training, educational materials, and reinforcement on proper sanitation, hand-washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, using PPE, and other protective behaviors.
➢ Post handwashing signs in the restrooms.
➢ Be flexible with work schedules/salon hours to reduce the numbers of people (employees and clients) in salons/shops at all times in order to maintain social distancing.
These guidelines must be followed continually every time, in every place and for everyone.
This is the minimum requirements at this time.
Establishment owners/managers may implement other safety protocol procedures to support these guidelines.
If you have questions or concerns, you may contact:
Kentucky Board of Cosmetology website or Facebook page for more information.

LouisianaLouisiana State Board of Cosmetologyhttp://www.lsbc.louisiana.gov/

PROPOSED GUIDELINES FOR RE-OPENING SALONS
PRIOR TO OPENING THE SALON:
1. Obtain cleaning and disinfection products and appropriate PPE.
2. Ensure the facilities meet all requirements of state and local officials for operating a
business.
PRIOR TO OPENING THE SALON TO CUSTOMERS EACH DAY:
1. Place a sign at the entrance of the salon informing customers they will be screened upon entry. Services cannot be provided to any customer who has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, has a temperature exceeding 100.3, has had fever or other symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within the past 72 hours or has been in contact with any individual with fever or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
2. All areas of the salon which will be occupied shall be cleaned and disinfected with an EPA registered disinfectant labeled bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal including all surfaces, restrooms, break rooms, reception area, computer keyboard, phones, door handles, light switches and point of sale equipment, stations, shampoo bowls, manicure tables, pedicure tables and esthetics tables.
3. Items which cannot be sanitized shall be removed from the service area of salon, i.e. any
upholstered furniture, drapery, rugs or magazines.
4. Stations in use shall be at least 10 feet from each other to maintain 6 feet between
individuals except for the licensee or permittee while receiving services.
5. Stations in use shall have hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol available for use.
6. Any refreshments offered to customers must be in sealed, self-contained, single, serving, disposable containers.
ENTRY TO SALONS:
1. Clients must wait outside of salon and observe social distancing requirements.
2. Each staff member and customer shall be screened upon entry to verify the individual
does not have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or a temperature exceeding 100.4.
Individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID19 or a temperature exceeding 100.4
will not be permitted in the salon.
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3. Each staff member and customer shall certify in writing they have not had fever or other
symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within the past 72 hours and have not been in
contact with any individual with fever or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within the
past 14 days.
4. Each staff member and customer must wash hands with soap and water upon entry to
the salon and prior to exiting the salon, with hand sanitizer available at the salon
entrance.
5. Each staff member and customer shall wear a face covering while in the salon. Cloth
coverings must be laundered and dried at high heat daily.
6. Records of all services including the customer’s name and date and time of service shall
be maintained by the salon for three years.
SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED IN SALONS ONLY:
1. No cosmetology services shall be performed outside of a licensed salon.
2. No cosmetology services shall be performed in the home of a customer.
PROCEDURES DURING SERVICES:
1. All reusable tools and implements shall be cleaned with an antimicrobial wash and then
sanitized or sterilized after each. L.A.C. 46:XXI.701(N) and 713(A)(3)
2. Each customer shall wear a disposable cape or a cape which can be disinfected over their clothing while services are being performed.
3. Licensees and permittees performing services shall wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
4. Licensees and permittees shall wash their hands with soap and water prior to providing
services to each client. L.A.C. 46:XXI.701(G), 711(B)(1) and 713(A)(1)
5. Products shall be dispensed using sprayers, shakers, pumps or clean spatulas to avoid
contamination.
PROCEDURES AFTER EACH CUSTOMER:
1. Station and chair shall be wiped down with an EPA registered labeled bactericidal,
virucidal and fungicidal disinfectant.
2. Shampoo bowls and chairs shall be disinfected after each use.
3. Disposable tools, implements and capes and personal protective equipment shall be
disposed of in a covered container.
4. Reusable capes shall be sanitized prior to reuse.

MaineMaine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Barbering and Cosmetology Licensing Programhttp://www.maine.gov

COVID Checklist
As the number of COVID-19 cases begins to decrease, the State of Maine is adopting a staged approach, supported by science, public health expertise and industry collaboration, to allow Maine businesses to safely open when the time is right.
This is one of many industry guidance documents for business that the State is preparing for businesses so they can be prepared to meet health guidelines and reopen safely. Please make sure you pair this document with the general guidance document that applies to all industries, which is available on maine.gov/DECD.
Please note: This document may be updated as additional information and resources become available.
Phase 1: Cosmetology and Barbering
Establishments, Cosmetologists, and Barbers
Released April 30, 2020
All existing safety, sanitation and infection control standards established by the Barbering and Cosmetology Licensing Program are still in effect and enforced. Reference, Program Rule Chapters 20 and 26, which is available at https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/02/chaps02.htm#041
Client Services for Cosmetology and Barbering
• Services: At this time, this guidance applies only to hair services.
• Appointments
o Schedule appointments with adequate time in between appointments to reduce the number of clients in the establishment at a single time and to allow time to properly clean and disinfect in between clients.
o Employers should be held accountable for allowing their employees to have enough time to allow for proper disinfection without repercussions.
• Signage
o Post a sign that states services will not be offered to or given by anyone who is exhibiting signs of COVID-19 virus.
• Ask each client the following questions: ahead of time, when they set up the appointment and again when they are entering the shop
o Have you had a cough or sore throat?
o Have you had a fever or do you feel feverish?
o Do you have shortness of breath?
o Do you have a loss of taste or smell?
o Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
o Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
o Have you been out of state in the last 14 days?
• Limit people in the establishment
o See clients by appointment only.
o Schedule by telephone or online only.
o Maintain physical distancing in waiting areas or consider closing them entirely.
o Ask clients to wait outside in their vehicle or if not possible, at the entrance of the business with at least 6 feet between clients until their scheduled appointment.
• Maintain physical distancing at all times.
o Spacing between persons within the establishment salon should be at least six feet, except when staff are servicing clients.
o Consider additional spacing between work stations, divider shields, and/or develop alternate work schedules to accomplish this.
o At this time, discontinue hand relief treatments as well as scalp, neck, and shoulder massages.
Personal Protective Gear, Supplies, and Clothing (all practitioners)
• Wearing masks – not face coverings
o Establishment employees, including practicing owners must wear face masks at all times (as long as there is not a face mask shortage situation for healthcare).
o Provide workers with up-to-date COVID information and training on safe donning, doffing, and disposal of personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks.
• Require clients to wear face masks at all times (as long as there is not a face mask shortage situation for healthcare). Consider providing masks to clients, in particular looped masks that go over the ears.
• Face Shields
o Employees should wear face shields when servicing clients, if available. If face shields are not available, in order of preference, use goggles, or eye glasses.
• Gloves
o Employees should wear disposable gloves when servicing clients and change gloves between each client and must wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds between clients
• Capes
o Drape each client with a clean cape.
o Launder capes between each client, or consider using disposable capes and dispose of the cape after it is used.
• Smocks
o Employees should wear a clean smock between each client.
o Launder smocks between each client, and consider using disposable smocks and dispose of the smock after each client.
• Neck strips
o Place protective neck strips or a clean towel between the client’s neck and cape or smock when hair service is performed.
• Personal Protective Equipment
o Change gloves, gowns, drapes, linens and eye coverings between each client.
o Clean and disinfect reusable items or discard in a closed container.
o In accordance with Barbering and Cosmetology Program Rule Chapter 26, all tools, implements and equipment must be cleaned and sanitized in accordance with required standards.
Cleaning and Disinfection
• Wash hands with soapy, warm water, for a minimum of 20 seconds between every client service.
• Ensure that soap and paper towels are available at all sinks.
• Each establishment shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to reopening and then daily.
• Disinfect all surfaces, tools, implements, equipment, and linens, even if cleaning occurred prior to the closing of the establishment.
• Disinfectant for immersion of tools must be mixed daily and replaced sooner if it becomes contaminated during the day.
• Disinfectant only works on a clean surface so clean all surfaces and tools with hot soapy water, Ship-shape or cleaning wipes (if using wipes, be sure to cover surface thoroughly) before disinfecting.
• Contact time refers to how long the disinfectant is visibly wet on the surface allowing it to destroy the pathogens.
• Typical contact time for immersion/sprays is 10 minutes, for disinfectant wipes is 2-4 minutes.
• Observe contact time on label to allow disinfectant to work properly.
• Change disinfectants used for immersion daily or sooner if it becomes contaminated (ex: hair/debris floating in solution or cloudy solution.)
• Disinfection is for hard non-porous surfaces, glass metal and plastic.
• Porous/soft surfaces cannot be disinfected and must only be used once and then discarded (tools such as cardboard files, buffers, drill bits etc.)
• Launder all linens, towels drapes, and smocks in hot soapy water and dry completely at the warmest temperature allowed and store in a closed cabinet. Store all used/dirty linens in an airtight container.
• Provide Barbicide® or EPA disinfectant wipes, liquid disinfectant containers, and Barbicide® concentrate/or EPA approved disinfectant for disinfecting technical implements and work areas.
Reception area
• Ask clients to wait outside in their car or at least 6 feet apart outside the entrance door until their appointment
• Discontinue all beverages and snacks.
• Remove all unnecessary items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus, any other unnecessary paper products and decor. Wipe down all seats and tables; since cloth chairs are difficult to properly clean and disinfect, consider plastic covering.
• Wipe reception desk with disinfectant. Consider discontinuing use of paper appointment books or cards, and replace with electronic options.
• Employees should frequently wash their hands after the using the phones, computer, cash register and/or credit card machine. Wipe these surfaces between each use. Plastic shields on keyboards and other high-touch devices can help with ease of cleaning.
• Avoiding the exchange of cash can help greatly in preventing spread of virus, but if this is unavoidable, be sure to wash and sanitize hands well after each transaction. The use of credit/debit transactions is preferred, using touch/swipe/no signature technology. Keep six feet away during transactions and remain masked
• Clean and disinfect all retail areas, daily, including products. Place a sign prohibiting clients from self-serving in the retail area and to ask for assistance. Remove and discard all “Test” products.
• Clean and wipe all door handles and other surfaces that are regularly touched by clients and staff with disinfectant wipes.
• Provide hand sanitizer and tissues for employees and clients and trash bin for disposal.
• Consider floor stickers and signage that provide guidance for maintaining 6-foot physical distance.
• Placement of visible and appropriate signage to communicate to the client that thorough sanitation procedures are in place.
Restrooms
• Clean and disinfect ALL restroom surfaces including floors, sinks and toilet bowls.
• Place trashcan by door. Remove anything that does not have to be in the restrooms.
• Post handwashing signs in the restrooms for both employees and clients.
Work Areas
• Shampoo Bowls
o Clean and disinfect all bowls, hoses, spray nozzles, foist handles, shampoo chairs and arm rests. Wipe down all back-bar products and shelves. Discard and replace any products that have not been stored in a closed container.
o If available, wrap shampoo bowls in plastic and discarded between each client, or cover the area of the shampoo bowl where the client rests their neck either with a clean towel or a disposable plastic cover. If using a towel, immediately place in the dirty towel receptacle or discard if using a plastic cover.
o Consider asking clients to wash their own hair before arriving to the establishment.
o Limit as much as possible face-to-face contact with clients. Face shields need to be worn throughout entire duration of the hair wash service
o Place a clean towel over the face of your client while at the sink in a good way to protect their mouth, nose and eyes. Minimize to the greatest degree possible, up-close, direct face-to-face contact with clients.
o Laundered capes, towels, and smocks should be stored in covered or closed cabinets or containers.
• Work Stations
o Clean and disinfect all work area surfaces and inside open compartments.
o Clean and disinfect chairs, headrest, armrests (the use of harsh disinfectants can damage leather chair, and cloth chairs are difficult to effectively disinfected, so please use a plastic covering).
o Wipe down chair and headrest between clients and consider disposable covers that may be discarded.
o Clean and disinfect all reusable tools, implements and items and store in an airtight closed container.
o Clean and disinfect all appliances, sheers, clippers, clipper guards, clippies, rollers, combs, brushes, rolling carts and any other items used in connection with servicing clients.
o Clean and disinfect all linen hampers and trash container daily and only use closeable containers with disposable linings.
o Provide hand sanitizer at all work locations for employees and clients

MarylandMaryland Board of Cosmetologists & Maryland Higher Education Commissionhttps://mhec.maryland.gov
https://www.dllr.state.md.us

https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Gatherings-SIXTH-AMENDED-5.13.20.pdf
Subject to applicable Local Orders and paragraph III.d.ii below, effective as of 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2020, the following establishments in the State of Maryland (“Personal Services Establishments”) may open to the general public:
1. beauty salons, but only to provide hair services and provide hair services—blow drying, as described in Title 5 of the Business
Occupations Article of the Maryland Code; and
2. barber shops.
ii. All customers over the age of two are required to wear Face Coverings (as defined in the Face Coverings Order (defined below)) while inside any Personal Services Establishment, except to the extent wearing a Face Covering would make it impossible for services to be performed. All Personal Services Establishments shall:
1. require staff to wear Face Coverings while in areas open to the general public and areas in which interaction with other staff is likely;
2. provide services on an appointment basis only;
3. not allow the number of persons in the Personal Service Establishment to exceed 50% of the Personal Service Establishment’s Maximum Occupancy (defined below); and
4. after providing services to each customer, clean and disinfect the area in which services were performed in accordance with applicable guidance from the CDC and MDH.


MassachusettsBoard of Registration of Cosmetology and Barberinghttps://www.mass.govhttps://www.mass.gov/lists/safety-standards-for-hair-salons-and-barbershops

https://www.mass.gov/doc/sector-specific-workplace-safety-standards-for-hair-salons-and-barbershops-to-address-covid-19/download
MichiganMichigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Cosmetology Departmenthttp://www.michigan.gov

MI Safe Start: Cosmetology and Barber Services
An informed-choice guidance for evaluating protective measures
As locations begin the process of reopening or scaling up after their initial response to COVID-19, certain actions will be inherently more protective of their staff and the general public. This document provides guidance that should be followed regardless of the current level of COVID-19 transmission, and additional measures that can be scaled depending on local levels of COVID-19 transmission and the protective measures desired.
Guidelines for all cosmetology and barber services, regardless of local COVID19 transmission levels:
Understand your community
• Establish and maintain communication with tribal, local and state authorities to determine current contact tracing protocol, local mitigation levels, or local reengagement phase for your community, as described in the MI Safe Start plan.
• Strongly consider special accommodations for employees who are members of an at-risk population. Possible considerations could include flexible leave, telework when feasible, or the reassignment to duties to reduce contact with the general public. Members of households with at-risk residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not possible, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from at-risk residents.
• Strongly consider special accommodations for clients who are members of an at-risk population. Possible considerations could include special operating hours solely for those atrisk individuals, separate workstations isolated from the rest of the establishment, or enhanced sanitation measures. Members of households with at-risk residents should be aware that by returning to environments where distancing is not possible, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from at-risk residents.
• Employers should follow applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for businesses to plan and respond to COVID-19.
Safe behaviors
• Enforce hand washing and the covering of coughs and sneezes at all times.
• Ensure adequate supplies to support healthy hygiene practices for both employees and customers including soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol (at every workstation and other high contact locations), paper towels, and tissues.
• Use gloves when removing garbage bags or handling and disposing of trash. Remove gloves properly and wash hands afterwards.
• Ensure enough time between appointments for proper cleaning and disinfection of the workstation and equipment.
• When disinfecting, use products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 and that are appropriate for the surface. Prior to wiping the surface, allow the disinfectant to sit for the necessary contact time recommended by the manufacturer. Train staff on proper cleaning procedures to ensure safe and correct application of disinfectants.
• Consider making available individual disinfectant wipes in bathrooms.
• Increase availability for delivery or curb-side pick-up for products.
• Ensure that ventilation systems operate properly and increase circulation of outdoor air as much as possible such as by opening windows and doors. Do not open windows and doors if doing so poses a safety risk to employees, children, or customers.
• Take steps to ensure that all water systems and features (for example, drinking fountains, decorative fountains) are safe to use after a prolonged facility shutdown to minimize the risk of Legionnaires’ disease and other contaminants associated with water.
• Train all employees in the above safety actions while maintaining social distancing and/or use of face coverings during training.
Health checks and response actions
• Require staff who are sick to stay at home.
• If implementing health checks, conduct them safely and respectfully, and in accordance with any applicable privacy laws and regulations. Confidentiality should be respected. Employers may use examples of screening methods in CDC’s General Business FAQs as a guide.
• Designate a staff person to be responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. Employees should know who this person is and how to contact them.
• Create and test communication systems for employees for self-reporting and notification of exposures and closures.
• Employees with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste of smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) at work should immediately be sent to their home.
• Inform those who have had close contact to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms, and to follow CDC guidance for home isolation if symptoms develop. If a person does not have symptoms follow appropriate CDC guidance for home quarantine.
• Establish procedures for safely transporting anyone sick to their home or to a healthcare facility.
• Notify local health officials, staff, and customers (if possible) immediately of any possible case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state privacy laws.
• Close off areas used by a sick person and do not use them until after cleaning and disinfection. Wait 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If it is not possible to wait 24 hours, wait as long as possible. Ensure safe and correct application of disinfectants and keep disinfectant products away from children.
• Advise sick staff members not to return until they have met CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation.
• Implement flexible sick leave and other flexible policies and practices, such as telework, if feasible.
• Monitor absenteeism of employees and create a roster of trained back-up staff.
• Support coping and resilience among employees.
Be prepared for closings
• Check State and local health department notices about transmission in the area daily and adjust operations accordingly.
• Be prepared to consider temporarily closing facilities if there is a case of COVID-19 in the establishment or if cases increase in the local area.
MinnesotaMinnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examinershttps://mn.govIndustry Guidance For Safely Reopening

Helpful Resources
MississippiMississippi State Board of Cosmetologyhttp://www.msbc.ms.gov

https://www.msbc.ms.gov/response-to-covid-19/
RECOMMENDATION FOR SALONS ONCE THE GOVERNOR AMENDS ORDER!

STATE BOARD’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SALON REOPENING

The Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology is aware that all the licensees are extremely concerned about having a Plan of Action in place for reopening your salons and spas following this pandemic. Please rest assured that each and everyone one of you already have the proper infection control standards set up for you in the Mississippi State Board Rules and Regulations.

Remember this is only a temporary situation, we are all hoping that we can go back to our “normal” life as soon as possible.

Please Refer to your Mississippi State Board Rules and Regulations, (Chapter 7: Sanitation), and you will find it already has almost everything in place for you. If you do not have a copy in your salon, please go to the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology website, and download, and print off your copy. Chapter 7: Sanitation states that a copy of the Rules and Regulations governing sanitation must be posted in a place conspicuous to the Public.

It is up to each of you to educate yourselves and your clients on the proper measures that need to be taken during this pandemic. Here are some extra precautions you can use during this reopening process, and continue until this virus is under control:

Please be more aware of the necessity of thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water before and after each client, and whenever necessary. The CDC suggests washing your hands for a full 20 seconds. Hand sanitizers can be used throughout the day.
Masks: Licensees should wear mask as a safety precaution, and all clients should also wear a mask upon entering the salon. According to CDC regulations, disposable masks can only be worn for a single customer, and then disposed of. If you do have cloth masks, please follow all CDC regulations regarding this type of mask.
Even in the presence of Plexiglas during nail services, masks should be worn at all time.
Personal contact: As this is very hard for us, there should be no hugging, hand shaking, and close personal contact with client, other than performing the desired service.
Gloves: We all know it is hard to wear gloves performing the tasks that cosmetologists perform, but please wear them when appropriate. Gloves should be worn during all nail and esthetics services and discarded after each client. Please wash your hands thoroughly once you remove your gloves in between customers.
Prepare your salon prior to reopening to ensure you have everything you will need for proper social distancing and sanitation. Place your stations and chairs where you will be able to abide by the 6-foot social distancing. If you cannot move your chairs or stations, only use alternating stations and chairs.
Mississippi State Board Rules on Sanitation/Disinfection currently require the cleaning and disinfection of non-porous surfaces and implements and the disposal of porous implements after a single use. You will need to make sure you follow all manufacturer’s directions on proper mixing and procedures on the use of that product. Porous/soft surfaces cannot be disinfected, but they can be cleaned by soap and water and/or chemical cleaners. This includes towel hampers, all door handles, phones, keyboards, light switches, and anything that licensee or client touches. Make sure all electronic devices are wiped down with disinfectant wipes or 70% alcohol.
Break rooms should be temporarily closed during this pandemic, and there should be no items laying around salon that cannot be sanitized and/or disinfected, such as magazines, books, and newspapers. It is recommended that no candy dishes, or disposable coffee or drink cups be used during this time.
Capes should be used only on one client, then laundered with hot soapy water. We recommend having multiple capes per licensee in salon. Disposable capes are an option. It is especially important to make sure your towels are laundered in hot water with bleach and dried in a hot drier to make sure they are sanitized.
If doing chemical services on client, have an area that the client can sit away from the other licensees and clients. Until the Governor releases the “no more than 10 people in an area” restrictions, please be aware that this number includes all licensees and clients.
Appointments: Please allow adequate time in between clients for that client to leave the salon, sanitize and/or disinfect everything, before you allow next client to come in. Do as much electronic consulting as possible, so this will save you some time.
If there are multiple licensees in your salon, and for each one of them to have a client, and if that makes the number above the designated number allowed, please consider alternating the licensee’s schedules to accommodate the CDC ruling on this.
Only allow one client to come into salon at a time for licensee, no family members or friends with them. No extra people should be allowed in waiting room. This should be arranged ahead of time through social media, phone, or any means of communication that you have with your clients.
All your sanitation/disinfection regulations are listed in your rules and regulations, so please follow them explicitly, and sanitize or disinfect EVERYTHING that can possibly be sanitized or disinfected, and think about everything in that salon that either you or your client touches, should be sanitized/disinfected or used only once.
If you do not have a copy of the Mississippi State Board Rules and Regulations, please go onto our website, and download them and print them off. Make sure every licensee in your salon abides by these, and you will be just fine.

Remember, we are all in this together, and we will work through it to the end. This is a temporary situation, and it will not last forever. We have faith in you and our country.

MissouriMissouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examinershttp://pr.mo.gov/cosbar.asphttps://governor.mo.gov/show-me-strong-recovery-plan-guidance-and-frequently-asked-questions

"The social distancing requirements do not apply to individuals performing job duties that require contact with other people closer than six feet (6’).

Businesses and employees should work together to implement public health and safety measures for employees and customers, using the above direction as a guide, in addition to any guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Under these conditions, businesses such as barber and cosmetology shops, hair salons, and tattoo parlors are allowed to operate. "
MontanaMontana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologistshttp://boards.bsd.dli.mt.govhttps://covid19.mt.gov/Portals/223/Documents/04-22-20%20Directive%20and%20Appx%20-%20Reopening%20Phase%20One.pdf?ver=2020-04-22-124954-977

See Appendix A - pages 18 & 19 of the PDF
NebraskaNebraska Department of Health and Human Serviceshttp://dhhs.ne.gov

https://barbers.nebraska.gov/pdfs/Nebraska_Reopening_Guidelines_5-1-2020.pdf
Reopening barbershops and salons amid the COVID-19 pandemic will require adherence to best practices and local-level Directed Health Measure guidelines to decrease risk to staff and clients. The following best practices apply to all barbershops, salons, cosmetics services, cosmetology, hair services, nails, esthetics, and similar beauty practices. The following best practice recommendations should be used in conjunction with current Nebraska Sanitation and Safety Regulations for Cosmetology and Esthetics, and Nail Technology, and Nebraska Board of Barber Examiners guidelines. These guidelines may be adjusted as necessary during the period of COVID-19. Shop owners should visit OSHA “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” for additional information.
(https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf)
Please also refer to additional industry guidance from Barbicide and the Esthetics Council. Disinfectant used in operations should follow EPA regulations.
Adhere to county Directed Health Measures (DHMs). While Salons, Barbershops, Nail and Cosmetics salons are permitted to open on May 4, 2020 in some Nebraska counties in compliance with health measures, others are not. View more information on Directed Health Measures at the following DHHS
link: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Directed-Health-Measures.aspx
State of Nebraska Requirements: All clients and staff MUST wear facemasks on site. Barbershops and salons MUST adhere to the 10-person rule. Post local DHM requirements at entry to the facility.
*Note: The following are best practice guidelines meant to increase trust between customer/staff and lead to compliance with local-level Directed Health Measures (DHMs). They are not mandates. Please check with your local health department on required health measures.
Top Recommended Best Practices:
1. Encourage appointments to be made online or by phone, discourage walk-ins
2. Customers should wait outside in the car prior to being called in for the appointment, or wait in line 6’ apart in front of the shop or salon
a. Discourage customers bringing in personal items (purses, jackets, etc.)
3. Customer chairs should be 6’ apart
a. Use every other chair, or if not feasible, place a nonporous barrier between chairs (ie Plexiglas)
4. Remove items that cannot be disinfected from the lobby – magazines, stylebooks, etc.
5. Check your local health regulations: in some cases, shops and salons will be required to take
employee temperature upon reporting for shift. Staff that present with a fever of 100.4 may not
provide services and should return home.
6. Prepare to ask customers the following questions upon entering the shop (via tablet, email,
POS, etc). Reserve the right to refuse service if the answer is “YES” to any of these questions.
a. *Handle Paper screening questions/sign in with gloves, then place in an airtight
container*
b. Have you had a cough?
c. Have you had a fever?
d. Have you been around anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
e. Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
7. Customers and staff must wear face masks
8. Utilize disposable or reusable capes, replacing with a clean cape for every customer
a. Launder porous or disinfect non-porous capes
b. Wash in hot water and dry on high heat
9. Disinfect frequently touched objects between customers: capes, brushes, hand mirrors, etc
10. Encourage advance payment online, contactless payment, cards, gift cards over cash
Prepare to Reopen
*Note: the following are recommended best practices, not mandates.
- Prepare to use every other chair/station or arrange seating 6’ apart
o Where this is not feasible, consider installing a nonporous barrier (ie Plexiglas) between client chairs
- Where possible, utilize front and rear doorways to establish one-way traffic flow through facility
- Stagger employee schedules
- Stagger delivery schedules
- Alert clients about new policies via email or phone
- Install infrastructure for clients to pay ahead online, buy online gift cards
o Consider using payment options like Venmo, Zelle, etc to avoid POS contact
o If cash must be handled, do so with gloves
- Prepare system to have clients wait in cars or outside until called in for service
o Wait seating outside the facility must be 6’ apart, marked
o Disinfect outside waiting chairs every hour, or dependent upon high, low-traffic
- Purchase disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, masks, face shields, and all other needed disposable equipment
- Require freshly laundered/disinfectable/disposable cape for each client
o Only nonporous capes can be disinfected
- Put new policies IN WRITING
- Create signs/posters advising of new policies
- Order PPE, masks and client capes
o Cloth face masks can be used where medical grade are not available
o Cloth face masks must be washed as required by the CDC
 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-clothface-coverings.html
- Maintain supply of cleaning/disinfecting agents and wipes
- Deep clean/disinfect all hard surfaces
- Consider replacing HVAC and Hair Dryer filters
The Customer Journey amid COVID-19 Reopening
General:
- Maintain physical distancing when possible inside the shop
- Place new policy signage in plastic covering
- New policy signage should be visible at entrance, at each station, in the breakroom
- Any services requiring the removal of mask should not be performed
- Disinfection is for hard non-porous surfaces, glass, metal, and plastic
- Launder reusable capes, smocks daily on high heat
- Do not stack towels at client stations
o Keep towels in airtight locations separate from client stations
- Disinfectant wipes should be placed at each station, in the lobby, in the bathroom, and in the break room
o Where placing wipes at each station is not possible, position one disinfectant wipe
container for a section of chairs
o Disinfect the section’s disinfectant wipe container minimum once per hour
- Hand sanitizer should be available at each station, in the lobby, in the break room
o Where placing sanitizer at each station is not possible, position one sanitizer container for a section of chairs
o Disinfect the section’s sanitizer container minimum once per hour
- Check your local health regulations: in some cases, shops and salons will be required to take
employee temperature upon reporting for shift. Staff that present
- with a fever of 100.4 may not provide services and should return home.
- Prepare to ask customers the following questions upon entering the shop (via tablet, email, POS, etc.). Reserve the right to refuse service if the answer is “YES” to any of these questions.
o Have you had a cough?
o Have you had a fever?
o Have you been around anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
o Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
- Ask the above questions to customers upon entering for each appointment
Staff Considerations:
- Stagger shifts to comply with Directed Health Measures and reduce the quantity of persons in the shop
- Staff must wear masks throughout greeting and service
- Staff should consider bringing a change of clothes to change into after the shift
- Staff should keep cell phones away or in a central location with disinfecting wipes available
o Disinfect the cell phone after use
- Provide staff with masks, face shields, or safety goggles to minimize contact with respiratory particles
- Recommend stylist aprons/smocks be changed throughout the day. Wash daily.
- Staff should self-report if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
o Staff should not present if experiencing symptoms, becoming sick, or if they have a fever of 100.4 F or above
Customer Considerations:
- Customers must wear masks for the appointment for their safety and that of staff
- Encourage customers pay only via prepay or card
- Encourage customers to wait in cars, where possible, or in line 6’ apart in front of the shop before being called in
- Encourage customers to wash hair prior to appointment
o This practice will help decrease the use of blow dryers
Items to Disinfect Frequently:
*Disinfect ALL implements, tools, and equipment used when providing services between each customer
*Disinfect all items with an EPA registered product.
Step-by-Step Customer Visit – Best Practices
*Note: the following are recommended best practices, not mandates.
Making Appointments:
- Discourage walk-in appointments
- Encourage appointments made in advance via phone, online
- Encourage online pre-pay via credit, debit, and gift cards
Front Door:
- Clean doors every 30 minutes inside and outside of salon
o Use 30 minutes as a baseline
o Disinfect in accordance with high or low-usage
- Wipe down door windows inside and out every 30 minutes
o Use 30 minutes as a baseline
o Disinfect in accordance with high or low-usage
- Hand sanitizer dispenser inside the front door for clients
- Optional: place wipes by door
Lobby:
- Remove all items that cannot be disinfected: magazines, style books, etc.
- Add signage or tape marking to designate where customers can stand (6’ apart)
- Wipe down lobby chairs every 30 minutes
- Have hand sanitizer available for customer use
- Reduce quantity of chairs in the lobby, or increase space between chairs
- Place a covered garbage can in the lobby to dispose of wipes
- Wipe down light switches daily
- Remove toys, games, TV remote, promotion materials, beverages and coffee machine
- Remove sign in sheets – customers should sign in on the POS (tablet, etc.)(disinfect after use)
o Customers should answer the health questions indicated above
o If the shop or salon does not have digital infrastructure, use gloves to handle paper
documents that come into contact with customers.
 Place these papers in an airtight container
- Discourage customers from bringing in personal items (purses, jackets, etc.)
o If a customer brings in personal items, keep outerwear (purses, jackets, etc) separated
- Designate a shelf for clients to place products they have chosen but not yet purchased so they can be sanitized
Welcome:
- Each staff member should wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer in front of the customer
- No hand shaking or physical contact with the customer
- Stylists must wear masks throughout the greeting and service
Moving to Chair:
- Wipe down the arms of the chair before the customer sits down
- Wipe down the station
- New neck strips for each guest
- Cape options:
o Purchase capes so that every customer has a fresh cape. Have extra on hand.
 *Alternative option: if you are unable to launder capes between customers,
encourage the customer bring a nonporous, disposable barrier to wear
underneath the cape to protect the customer (ie plastic, garbage bag)
o Use an EPA approved disinfectant spray or sanitizing wipes to clean capes between
customers
o Wash capes midday and at the end of the day on high heat
- Disinfect any equipment touched by the customer with sanitizing wipe between each customer
– ie hand held mirrors
Service:
Many of these best practices are set in the Nebraska Sanitation and Safety Regulations. Regulations for Cosmetology, Esthetics can be found here. Nebraska Board of Barber Examiners Rules and Regulations can be found here.
- Any services requiring the removal of mask should not be performed
- Disinfect the handle of any tool used prior to finishing the hair – ie Blow dryer
- Spray disinfectant on shears and clipper blades prior to and after the service
- Remove neck brushes/powder or use barbicide cleansers after each service
- No stacking towels at stations
- Remove product from stations – place in one central location and disinfect after use
- Place used brushes in container (enclosed or open) and labeled “USED”
- Label drawers or containers storing clean items as “SANITIZED”
- Keep clips in closed containers
- Store 1 bottle of hand sanitizer at each station
o Where placing sanitizer at each station is not possible, position one sanitizer container for a section of chairs
o Disinfect the section’s sanitizer container minimum once per hour
- Clean and sanitize the portable dryer
- Tongs used for hot towels should be stored in a covered container
- Do not hand the product to customers to review – staff should show the product or point to it
- Bring sanitized tools from the backroom to the station in a sealed container or bag
Prior to Service at Nail Stations:
Many of these best practices are set in the Nebraska Sanitation and Safety Regulations. Regulations for Nail Technology salons can be found here. Natural nail salons should regard regulations for Nail Technology as best practices.
- All items on a nail stations should be new, never used or cleaned and disinfected, then stored in a closed container
- Remove all parts of the pedicure bowl that can be removed
- Clean all removed parts with soap and water, rinse in clean water and then immerse into properly diluted disinfectant for full recommended contact time
- Scrub bowl with soap and water and replace removed parts to bowl
- Rinse bowl with clean water
- Fill bowl again with clean water and proper amount of disinfectant and let stand for proper time (usually 10 minutes)
- If your bowl has jets, allow jets to run for a full 10 minutes with disinfectant
Back Bar/Shampoo Area:
- To shampoo around the customer’s ears, request the customer to remove mask attachment areas and manually hold the mask for service
- Shampoo bowl disinfected after each service
- Clean and disinfect the hot towel dispenser
- Towels should be stored in cabinets/air tight container
- Shampoo chair wiped down with disinfecting wipes before and after service
- Shampoo capes wiped down with disinfecting wipes after each use and allowed to air dry
- Place used perm rods in covered container to be sanitized daily
o Once sanitized, place in covered sanitized container
- Disinfect back bar/shampoo products after each use with disinfecting wipes
Check Out and Product:
- Remove cape and wipe down with disinfecting wipe
- Remove neck strip and put in garbage
- Wipe credit card terminal after use by customer with disinfecting wipe
o Consider turning off credit card signature required to reduce touching of the screen
o If cash must be handled, do so with gloves
- When showing product, use one “display” unit per product type, disinfect after use
- Use disinfecting wipes to sanitize product before customer takes home
After/Before the Next Customer:
- Use hand sanitizer or wash hands before checking out and greeting the next customer
Breakroom/Backroom:
- Disinfect nonporous breakroom/backroom furniture frequently
- Disinfect the administrative computer keyboard, mouse, frequently
- Remove garbage daily
- Garbage can should be covered
- Wash hands before folding towels or capes
Additional Guidance for Esthetics or Cosmetics
- Follow the hygiene standards listed above: do not shake hands, wash hands frequently and before each customer, etc.
- For cosmetics:
o Use a spatula to dispense color onto a pallet
o Do not work directly from the tester
o Do not use the back of your hand to mix color or test before applying
o Use disposable brushes whenever possible
- Any bedding should be stripped down to its base material
o Use disinfecting wipes to disinfect the bedding after each customer
Service:
- Wear a mask and gloves during service
o Consider using a face shield in addition, given the close face-to-face contact
- Discard porous product after use directly into a closed garbage container
- Place used products into a closed container labeled “USED”
- After service, remove linens and place into a closed hamper or directly into the washing machine
- Wash your hands with soap and water
General:
- Electrodes, tips and other equipment that came in direct contact with customer should be disinfected
o Remove metal conductors to avoid corrosion from disinfectant
- Keep disinfected equipment in a container labeled “SANITIZED” or “CLEAN”
- Empty steamer at the end of every day
- Disinfect the interior of the hot cabinet every day
- For waxing services: use disposable wax collars and discard after use, do not double dip
- Wash uniforms daily
o Additional clean uniforms or smocks should be used when laundry cannot be done

NevadaNevada State Board of Cosmetologyhttp://cosmetology.nv.gov/

Temporary Distance Education ended June 1st as schools were allowed to reopen.

Enhanced Sanitation Guidelines for Salons in Response to COVID-19

Getting Back To Work
Social Distancing Suggestions

PPE
It is REQUIRED that you work by appointment only.Any walk ins should be directed to come back for a scheduled appointment.
It is suggested that you:
Consider using a digital calendar to track appointments.
Appointments should not be “double-booked” to adhere to proper social distancing protocols and allow time for proper disinfection. Appointments should be spaced out to allow for proper disinfection contact time.
Use modified start times (ex: 10:00, 10:15, 10:30) so guests arrive in intervals to reduce the number of people in areas at the same time.
Names and contact information should be collected for all services to aid in contact tracing.
Confirm upon scheduling that clients are not symptomatic and/or have not been exposed to COVID-19. Checking temperatures is not required. If you choose to do so, be aware that some individuals might be asymptomatic and only touch-less infrared thermometers should be used
Limit people in lobby areas (ask for clients to wait in cars or outside, provide a text or call when they are able to enter).
Request that no additional people attend the appointment.
Consider expanding operational hours to reduce the number of people in the salon at the same time.
Utilize cashless/cardless/touchless payment systems or apps.
Limit Non-Service Related Touching (greetings and salutations) as well as up-close, direct face-to-face contact (during services)
Salon waiting areas and service areas may need to be adapted to social distance (6 feet). This can be accomplished by removing service stations OR by using dividers/partitions between service areas. If preferred, nail technicians may use clear partitions between themselves and clients during manicure services.
Suspend the use of beverage stations or complimentary food items.
Follow all state-mandated practices already in place for infection prevention.
Arrive early or stay late to properly sanitize and disinfect.
Consider scheduling blocks of time to disinfect between each client or use “downtime” (ex: during a soak off or color processing).
Consider having extra tools/implements to use when others are waiting to be disinfected.
Remove testers, magazines, and other frequently touched items that cannot be disinfected.
Utilize clean linens (including capes and duvets) for every client (even if your state law does not require). Disposable gowns are also an option.
Suggest that all team members assist one another in cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. Use teamwork and consider using any/all staff to assist.
Cleaning and disinfection of salon common areas and frequently touched areas should be done at regular intervals throughout the day.
In accordance with the Governor's directive, the Board of Cosmetology requires that all licencees wear face masks/coverings. Masks should be worn especially during “face to face” services such as manicures, shampoo services, etc. Face shields may also be used. **Eye-protection is recommended when mixing chemicals per manufacturer's instructions.
It is recommended that long hair be pulled back so that it does not interfere with facial masks and coverings.
Some PPE may not be readily available. Don’t panic! PPE is effective when properly used and regularly changed therefore gowns and gloves are not necessary items in salons or during services. You may use homemade cloth masks as alternatives.
Gloves are NOT necessary and DO NOT replace hand washing. Wear gloves for services that require them (such as chemical services or extractions). Wash hands regularly, before, during, and at the end of the service.
State law requires that licensees wear clean garments while performing services. At this time, it is not required that clothes, aprons, smocks, etc be changed between clients (even for body treatments or similar services where there is prolonged contact). However, clothing items, smocks and aprons can be used but should be cleaned daily.
Make Time for Disinfecting
Service Modifications
It is suggested, whenever possible, consider shortening services (skip the shampoo or style, if possible). This will not only reduce the amount of person to person contact, it will also minimize the amount of areas and items that are required to be cleaned and disinfected between clients (i.e the shampoo bowl and chair).
It is suggested, whenever possible, limit the use of facial steamers, blow dryers, and hood dryers to reduce potential airborne pathogens being spread through the air. It is recommended that when using this equipment, extra caution be taken and face shields be worn. If you must perform these services, be upfront with your client about potential risks. **Scientific data regarding whether COVID-19 is transmittable as an airborne pathogen is evolving. The suggestion to limit or discontinue services that circulate air and steam is a best practice measure. It’s recommended air filters be changed regularly.
For waxing services, use a wax collar and dispose of it after each waxing service. Always use disposable applicators and discard immediately after use. Never double dip wax applicators!
For services that require the client to remove a mask, we recommend the licensed technician take extra precautions and wear a face shield.
For all service products: use applicators and discard/disinfect immediately after use. Never double dip product applicators!
Consider only allowing licensees to handle products. The licensed beauty professional can get retail products for clients directly or for service products, the licensee should get the product directly (i.e nail polish bottle).
For threading services, masks must be worn and the thread can only be held by the hands. Until otherwise advised, threaders cannot place the thread in their mouths.
Service Modifications

Share your plans!
Post information or signage about what you’re doing to mitigate the spread, so people are aware, comfortable and know what they can expect during the service.

Wash Your Hands!
Regular hand washing can help prevent illness. Everyone should wash their hands before a service begins, especially before nail services. Encourage both staff and clients to wash their hands regularly.

Stay Home if You're Sick!
Stay home if you're sick and encourage clients to do the same. Decline services if a client exhibits any signs of infectious disease. If an employee tests positive, employers should contact OSHA.
New HampshireNew Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics https://www.oplc.nh.gov

https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/stay-at-home/documents/20200105-barber-hair-salons.pdf
Effective May 11, 2020, barbers, hair salons, and other cosmetology businesses may open their physical facilities to workers, customers, and the public and resume in person
operations if they operate in accordance with the following guidelines.
General Guidelines:
1. Services shall be limited to haircuts and root touch-up color services
a. No blow-drying of hair.
2. All clients must wear at a minimum a cloth face covering that covers the nose and
mouth at all times when within the salon or barbershop.
3. All staff must wear at a minimum cloth face covering that covers the nose and mouth at all times when within the salon, even when alone in client service areas (e.g.
cleaning and disinfecting after services).
a. Cloth face masks/coverings should be worn and managed according to CDC
guidance about use of cloth face coverings.
b. Surgical facemasks can be considered in place of a cloth face covering if
available; however, higher-level respiratory masks (e.g. N95 masks) are NOT
appropriate.
4. Staff and clients wearing face coverings must not touch their eyes, nose, mouth, or
face, or adjust their face mask without first sanitizing hands. After touching face or
adjusting mask, hands must be sanitized.
5. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer must be made readily available at the reception area
and client service areas for frequent use by both staff and clients.
6. Staff and clients should be screened (questioned about) symptoms of COVID-19
before each shift (for staff), and before the appointment (for clients). Staff with any
symptoms should not be allowed to work. Clients with any symptoms should be rescheduled.
7. Staff and clients should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others in the salon except for when staff are attending to client’s hair.
Reception Area:
1. Reception areas must be closed.
2. Clients must be scheduled by appointment only. No walk-in appointments.
3. Stagger appointments so only one person is arriving at a time.
4. A maximum of no more than 10 total people at any one time (staff and clients
combined) are allowed in the facility at any time (possibly fewer depending on the
size of the salon and ability to maintain 6 feet of distance between clients at all
times), plus the number of clients should not exceed the number of staff. For
example, in a small salon with one staff member, the maximum number of people
allowed in the salon at any one time is two.
5. Client must wait in their car until called in by the stylist.
6. There must be sufficient time between clients in order to complete sanitation
procedures.
7. Services should preferably be paid for electronically before arrival at the
establishment. If electronic or card payment is unable to be submitted, clients
should come with exact cash payment or check.
Work Station:
1. Ensure work stations are at least 6 feet apart; more distance is preferable.
2. Workstations must be routinely and frequently cleaned, especially between client
use. Review the CDC reopening guidance for cleaning and disinfecting.
3. Clean and disinfect all non-porous implements used in the services, as required by
all states (immersion, spray or wipe).
4. Store properly disinfected implements in closed, containers that have also been
disinfected (wipe or spray).
5. Clean and disinfect all electrical implements before and after use on a client.
6. Clean and disinfect chairs and headrests before and after each client.
a. Remember that porous materials cannot be disinfected and ongoing use of
disinfectants on materials covering chairs, can damage the material.
b. Consider barrier methods on chairs such as disposable paper drapes or
towels that can be laundered after each client.
7. Clean and disinfect station, rolling carts drawers and any containers used for
storage.
8. Ensure that single use (porous items) are new.
9. Hand sanitizer for client use.
10. No testers of any kind are permitted.
Restroom:
1. Regularly clean and disinfect all surfaces.
2. Consider upgrading to touchless faucets, soap and paper towel dispensers.
3. Consider adding touchless, automatic hand sanitizer dispensers.
4. Place trash container near door.
5. Remove any products that do not belong in the restroom.
6. Ensure soap dispensers are regularly filled.
7. Avoid waiting or congregating in/around the restroom if restrooms are multi-use.
8. Restrooms should be single use (one-at-a-time) facilities, where feasible.
Laundry:
1. All dirty linens should be placed in a covered non porous container.
2. Wash all laundry on hot with detergent and dry until “hot to the touch” ensuring no
moisture or dampness in any linen.
3. Launder (porous) or disinfect (non-porous) caps and capes.
4. All linens should be stored in closed cabinet or covered shelving until used.
Shampoo Bowls:
1. Clean all bowls, handles, hoses, spray nozzles and shampoo chairs before and after
client use.
2. Disinfect all bowls, handles, hoses, spray nozzles and shampoo chairs before and
after client use, observing full contact time with a properly concentrated
disinfectant or wipe.
ON-GOING SAFETY GUIDELINES
In addition to the below guidelines, salons, barbershops and other cosmetology businesses must follow the existing Board rules. The following steps may be above and beyond those requirements:
Disinfectants/PPE:
1. Review and follow CDC guidance relating to cleaning and disinfection for COVID-19.
2. Disinfectant must be EPA-registered and labeled as bactericidal, virucidal and
fungicidal
3. Disinfect using an EPA-approved disinfectant against COVID-19.
4. Observe full contact time on manufacturers label.
5. Disinfectant for immersion must be made fresh daily and replaced if it becomes
contaminated sooner.
6. Immersed items should be removed at the end of contact time, rinsed and dried
with a paper towel or clean, freshly laundered towel.
7. Hands must be washed after removing gloves.
Cleaning and Disinfection of Electrical Implements:
1. Clean implement with wipe or spray and remove any debris, such as hair.
2. Use an EPA-registered bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal spray, foam or wipe to
disinfect implement for full contact time listed on the manufacturers label.
3. When contact time is complete, dry with paper towel or clean, freshly laundered
towel.
Practical Changes:
1. Disinfect POS terminals after each use.
2. Disinfect reception counter, door handles, and phones at the beginning of the day
and after every use.
3. Stylists and customers must wear either cloth face coverings or surgical procedure
masks as discussed above.
4. Discontinue the practice of shaking hands.
5. Screen staff and clients for symptoms of COVID-19; any person with symptoms should not be allowed in the facility.
Hand Hygiene:
1. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently, especially before/after eating, smoking and using the restroom. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
2. Wash/sanitize hands immediately before and after providing services to a client or
before returning to the client if called away.
New JerseyNew Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstylinghttp://www.njconsumeraffairs.govReopening of Personal Care Services
New MexicoNew Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists http://www.rld.state.nm.ushttp://www.rld.state.nm.us/uploads/files/Procedures%20for%20Opening.pdf
New YorkNew York Department of State, Division of Licensing Serviceshttp://www.dos.ny.govInterim Guidance for Hair Salons and Barbershops During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examinershttps://www.nccosmeticarts.com/

https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Salons-Personal-Care-Businesses-Phase-2.pdf
Interim Guidance for Salons, Massage and
Personal Care Business Settings
(May 22, 2020)
Governor Cooper has implemented a three-phased approach to slowly lift restrictions while combatting
COVID-19, protecting North Carolinians and working together to recover the economy.
Starting at 5pm on Friday May 22, 2020, North Carolina will begin Phase 2 which allows certain
businesses and organizations to open. Those businesses and organizations should follow the guidelines
below to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Guidelines for Conducting Business: Any scenario in which many people gather together poses a risk for COVID-19 transmission. All businesses and agencies where groups of people gather in an enclosed space should create and implement a plan to minimize the opportunity for COVID-19 transmission at their facility. The guidance below will help public-facing businesses and agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19 in their communities.
This guidance covers the following topics:
• Social Distancing and Minimizing Exposure
• Cloth Face Coverings
• Cleaning and Hygiene
• Monitoring for Symptoms
• Protecting Vulnerable Populations
• Combatting Misinformation
• Water and Ventilation Systems
• Additional Resources
Social Distancing and Minimizing Exposure
Social distancing is a key tool we currently have to decrease the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing (“physical distancing”) means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people; do not gather in groups; stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings. Phase 2 includes several requirements and recommendations to support social distancing in spaces where the public may gather.
Personal care businesses are required to:
❑ Limit occupancy to no more than 50 percent of the stated fire capacity or 12 per 1,000 square feet if there is not a fire code number readily available AND ensure sufficient social distancing with at least 6-foot separation between patrons
❑ Post the reduced “Emergency Maximum Capacity” in a noticeable place. Sign templates are
available in English and Spanish on the NC DHHS COVID-19 response site.
❑ Arrange or use seating so that customers are separated from one another by six (6) feet.
❑ Mark six (6) feet of spacing in lines at point of sale and in other high-traffic areas for customers, such as at cash registers.
It is recommended that personal care businesses:
❑ Post signage at the main entrance that reminds people to use face coverings and wash hands. Know Your W's sign templates are available in English and Spanish on the NC DHHS COVID-19 response site.
❑ Direct customers to stay at least six (6) feet apart from one another.
❑ Provide marks on the floors of restrooms and locker rooms to indicate proper social distancing. When sinks are not 6 feet apart, consider limiting use to every other sink. If possible, designate entrance and exit doors for restrooms and locker rooms so occupants do not come face to face.
❑ Provide social distancing floor markings for customers in check-out area.
❑ Space areas where services will be provided such as salon chairs at least 6 feet apart. Designate which chairs are to be used, and which may not be used, if chairs are less than 6 feet apart.
❑ Close your waiting room, all common seating areas, and lounge areas.
o Consider requiring appointment for customers.
o Provide alternate notification procedures for customers where they can wait in the car
or outside until their appointment.
❑ Encourage the use of plexi-glass or a similar barrier between customer and employee during face-to-face services that cannot be completed without close contact, such as a manicure.
❑ Keep closed all areas where social distancing cannot be maintained, such as saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools.
❑ Limit use of shared areas such as shampooing areas or other common areas so that social distancing can be maintained.
❑ Consider staggering appointment times so that social distancing is achievable, especially if limited resources are available.
❑ Ensure ventilation systems operate properly and increase circulation of outdoor air as much as possibly by opening windows and doors, using fans, or other methods. Do not open windows and doors if they pose a safety or health risk to people using the facility.
Cloth Face Coverings
Personal care businesses are required to:
❑ Have employees wear cloth face coverings during appointments, due to length of visit and the inability to social distance. An FAQ about face coverings is available in English and Spanish. It is strongly recommended that personal care businesses:
❑ Have all customers wear a cloth face covering during appointments.
❑ Provide cloth face coverings for employees and customers. If provided, they must be single use or properly laundered using hot water and a high heat dryer between uses.
❑ Share guidance to employees on use, wearing, and removal of cloth face coverings, such as CDC’s guidance on wearing and removing cloth face masks, CDC’s use of cloth face coverings, and CDC’s cloth face coverings FAQ’s.
Cleaning and Hygiene
Washing hands with soap for 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer reduces the spread of transmission.
Personal care businesses are required to:
❑ Perform ongoing and routine environmental cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas (e.g., doors, doorknobs, rails, faucet handles, toilet handles) with an EPA approved disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), and increase frequency of disinfection during peak times or high customer density times and disinfect all shared objects (e.g., payment terminals, tables) between use.
❑ Disinfect equipment and furniture in service areas, such as chairs, capes, and shampooing chairs, between customers.
It is recommended that personal care businesses:
❑ Provide, whenever available, hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) at the entrance and other areas. Systematically and frequently check and refill hand sanitizers (at least 60% alcohol) and assure soap and hand drying materials are available at sinks.
❑ Require handwashing of staff immediately before each and every appointment.
❑ Provide tissues and trash containers for proper cough and sneeze hygiene.
❑ If towel service is provided, soiled towels must be kept in closed containers, handled minimally by employees, and employees must wash hands immediately after handling soiled linens.
Towels should be washed and dried on high heat.
Monitoring for Symptoms
Conducting regular screening for symptoms can help reduce exposure. Employees should be encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If they develop symptoms, they should notify their supervisor and stay home. More information on how to monitor for symptoms is available from the CDC.
Personal care businesses are required to:
❑ Employees who have symptoms when they arrive at work or become sick during the day should immediately be separated from other employees, customers, and visitors and sent home.
❑ Conduct daily symptom screening (use this standard interview questionnaire ) (English|Spanish) of employees at entrance to workplace with immediately sending symptomatic workers home to isolate.
❑ Post signage at the main entrance requesting that people who have been symptomatic with fever and/or cough not enter, such as Know Your Ws/Stop if You Have Symptoms flyers (English
- Color, Black & White; Spanish - Color, Black & White).
It is recommended that personal care businesses:
❑ Have a plan in place for immediately removing employees from work if symptoms develop.
❑ Establish and enforce sick leave policies to prevent the spread of disease, including:
o Enforcing employees staying home if sick.
o Encouraging liberal use of sick leave policy.
o Expanding paid leave policies to allow employees to stay home when sick.
❑ Per CDC guidelines, if an employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is presumed positive
by a medical professional due to symptoms, the employee should be excluded from work until:
o No fever for at least 72 hours since recovery (without the use of fever-reducing medicine) AND
o Other symptoms have improved (e.g., coughing, shortness of breath) AND
o At least 10 days have passed since first symptoms
❑ Per CDC guidelines, if an employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19 but does not have symptoms, they should remain out of work until 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, assuming they have not subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test.
❑ Require symptomatic employees to wear masks until leaving the facility. Cleaning and disinfecting procedures should be implemented by designated personnel following CDC guidelines once sick employee leaves.
❑ Provide employees with information on help lines to access information or other support in reference to COVID-19, e.g. 211 and Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463).
Protecting Vulnerable Populations
Information on who is at higher risk for severe disease is available from the CDC and NC DHHS.
It is recommended that personal care businesses:
❑ Designate a specific time for persons at higher risk to access the venue without the general population (such as early morning, or late afternoon).
❑ Enable employees to self-identify as high risk for severe disease and reassign work to minimize face-to-face contact and to allow them to maintain a distance of six feet from others, or to telework if possible.
Combatting Misinformation
Help ensure that the information your employees is getting is coming directly from reliable resources. Use resources from a trusted source like the CDC or NCDHHS to promote behaviors that prevent the spread of COVID-19.
It is recommended that personal care businesses:
❑ Make information available to workers about COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies,
using methods like videos, webinars, or printed materials like FAQs. Some reliable sources include NC DHHS COVID-19, Know Your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash, NC DHHS COVID-19 Latest Updates, NC DHHS COVID-19 Materials & Resources
❑ Put up signs and posters, such as those found Know Your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash and those found Social Media Toolkit for COVID-19.
Water and Ventilation Systems
Reduced use of water and ventilation systems can pose their own health hazards. There is increased risk for Legionella and other waterborne pathogens from stagnant or standing water.
Before reopening, it is recommended that personal care businesses:
❑ Follow the CDC’s Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation to minimize the risk of diseases associated with water.
❑ Ensure ventilation systems operate properly and increase circulation of outdoor air as much as possible by opening windows and doors, using fans, or other methods. Do not open windows and doors if they pose a safety or health risk to people using the facility.
North DakotaNorth Dakota Board of Cosmetologyhttps://www.ndcosmetology.com/

Licensees and Salon owners,
Governor Burgum announced that it is his hope to allow Executive Order 2020-06.3,
to expire on April 30, 2020. This will allow for reopening of personal care
businesses, among others, on May 1, 2020. The Governor, with input from the
Department of Commerce, Department of Health, and several individuals from
various industries, issued “ND Smart Restart” guidelines to aid businesses in proper
procedures and protocols for reopening. There are “Standards for all Industries” as
well as “Industry Specific Standards,” that apply to cosmetology, manicuring, and
esthetic practices and salons. These standards are the guidelines and a new executive
order will be coming regarding businesses reopening mandates.
The Governor, during his press briefing on April 28, 2020, repeatedly stressed that
the reopening of a business is voluntary. This decision is entirely left to the
discretion of business owners.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology
recommends cosmetologists, manicurists, and estheticians who decide to reopen
their businesses, follow the “ND Smart Restart” guidelines, in conjunction with the
rules for cleaning and disinfecting in North Dakota Administrative Code chapter 32-
02.
To access the guidelines, and for more information, please view the “ND Smart
Restart” website:
https://ndresponse.gov/covid-19-resources/covid-19-business-and-employ
OhioOhio State Board of Cosmetologyhttp://cos.ohio.gov/Responsible Restart Ohio
OklahomaOklahoma State Board of Cosmetology, Barbering and Massage Therapyhttps://www.ok.gov/cosmo/

https://www.ok.gov/cosmo/documents/Safety%20Guidelines%20for%20going%20back%20to%20work%20in%20Salons%20document.pdf
Safety Guidelines for reopening Barber and Cosmetology Salons
It is acknowledged that all services within the Professional Beauty Industry (Cosmetology, Barbering, Nails and Esthetics) carry some risk in this viral environment due to the nature of the services provided and the inability to maintain social distancing. There is some associated risk in all human touch service environments, for example even medical surgical services are not 100% risk free of possible complications related to the service. With that said, all licensed professionals in the Cosmetology and Barber industry have been trained to a national standard to mitigate these risks significantly through the use of proper infection control standards required by the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering regulatory licensing rules and regulations.
The following recommendations, therefore, are enhancements to those existing rules and they address the unique scenario presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In all professional Cosmetology and Barber related educational curriculums, students are taught the definition of Universal Precautions. Therefore, in this environment we are going to follow all Universal Precautions and assume that everyone is COVID-19 positive and take all the precautions necessary to mitigate the risk of the spread while still performing a service that is needed and that provides economic and psychosocial benefits to the population. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering recommends reopening cosmetology and barbering related establishments with the following strict guidelines in order to protect the safety of clients and employees. The recommendations should be used in conjunction with the Boards established rules and regulations that are currently in place. Upon inspection, if any establishment is found in violation of these guidelines, they may be immediately closed to the public by the OSBCB Board, Public Health Officials, or Law Enforcement until such time that the guidelines are met.
Salon/shop owners and managers should use the OSHA “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” as a guide for reopening.
• Appointments- Establishments should see clients by appointment only and should consider using telephone, text messaging, or online scheduling to establish appointments. It is recommended that clients wait outside the establishment until the licensee is ready to serve them. Clients are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines while waiting outside by either remaining in your vehicle or keeping the recommended spacing. Advise clients that the salon/shop is limiting guest inside the establishment to only those individuals that are receiving services, all other individuals should wait outside the establishment.
• Establishments that work with walk in traffic only- Are required to establish a number system or some type of check in system for customers. They can have numbers available for clients to pick up at the door or just inside the establishment so clients can maintain social distancing guidelines while waiting outside by either remaining in your vehicle or keeping the recommended spacing. Stylists can notify customers by displaying or notifying the waiting customers of the next number being served when the licensee is ready. Employers will be held accountable for allowing their employees to have enough time for proper disinfection without repercussion between appointments.
• Temperature checks/Thermometers – The use of a thermometer for temperature scanning is optional. Any
employee or client who has a temperature above 99F should be sent home immediately and not allowed to
return to the establishment until they have no fever and no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms. The goal is to treat
all patrons (many of whom may be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic) as though they are sick.
• Ask each client entering the establishment the following questions:
 Have you had a cough?
 Have you had a fever?
 Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
 Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
• Distancing – It is acknowledged that social distancing recommendations of 6 feet cannot be met in the actual service itself, however; the following distancing measures can be instituted to reduce risk:
 Spacing between persons in the salon should be at least six feet at all times. Establishments should consider additional spacing between booths, divider shields, and/or alternate work schedules to accomplish this.
 There should be no more than 10 people grouped together within an establishment at any time (including staff) until those recommendations have been lifted by the state or the municipality. Maintain social distancing guidelines within the establishment including the break room, waiting area, classroom, or clinic/salon/shop area.
• Personal Protective Equipment-
 Masks – Establishment employees/workers/booth renters etc. will be required to wear masks at all times. Clients should wear face masks to the extent possible while receiving services and/or should be supplied with a clean towel to hold over their mouth and nose.
 Face Shields or Safety Glasses – If available, it is recommended that employees wear face shields or safety glasses when servicing clients.
 Gloves – It is not recommended that employees wear disposable gloves when servicing clients, however; they must adhere to the existing rules regarding hand washing before and after each service and any other time necessary.
 Capes - Each client should be draped with a clean cape. Capes should be disinfected between every use, using a disinfectant spray or disinfectant wipe or a clean disinfectant saturated towel and allow to set according to recommended contact time of the product used. Disinfectants can be mixed according to
directions and put in a spray bottle for use. Technicians should have several clean/disinfected capes
available at all times.
Capes should be laundered at the end of the day following the fabric recommendations.
Neck strips/towel – Employees should use protective neck strips/towels around the neck and under the cape of each client.
Smocks- There are no recommendations to wear smocks/ gowns at this time. Due to the nature of the transmission, this does not offer additional significant protection.
 Hand Hygiene- Proper hand hygiene is documented to be an essential action to reduce the spread of viral illness. Washing hands with soapy, warm water, for a minimum of 20 seconds will be required by employees between every client service and as frequently as possible, but always after eating, smoking and using the restroom.
 Employee clothing – Employees should arrive at the salon/shop showered and wearing clean clothing. Employees recommended to change clothes before leaving the salon/shop each day.
 PPE - The items such as gloves, gowns, drapes, linens, towels etc. when used should be cleaned and disinfected or discarded in a closed container immediately after use.
• Disinfection –
 All salons/shops should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to reopening. Disinfect all surfaces, tools, and linens, even if they were cleaned before the salon/shop was closed.
 Use disinfectants that are EPA –registered and labeled as bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal. No product will be labeled for COVID-19 yet, but many will have human coronavirus efficacy either on the label or available on their website. The EPA has approved any product that has tested as effective against human coronavirus. If in doubt of the effectiveness, check the EPA website.
 Disinfectant for immersion of tools, must be mixed daily and replaced sooner if it becomes contaminated throughout the workday. Disinfectant only works on a clean surface so clean all surfaces and tools with hot soapy water, or cleaning wipes (if using wipes, be sure to cover surface thoroughly) before disinfecting.
 Contact time on label must be observed for disinfectant to work. Contact time refers to how long the disinfectant is visibly wet on the surface allowing it to thoroughly destroy all the pathogens.
 Disinfectants used for immersion must be changed daily or sooner if it becomes contaminated (ex: hair/debris floating in solution or cloudy solution.)
 Disinfection is for hard non-porous surfaces, glass metal and plastic.
 Porous/soft surfaces cannot be disinfected and must be used only one time and then discarded (tools such as cardboard files, buffers, drill bits etc.)
 Launder all linens, towels drapes, capes and smocks in hot soapy water and dry completely at the warmest temperature (till they are hot to the touch) allowed. Store clean linens in an enclosed cabinet or closed container. Store all used/dirty linens in an enclosed container.
 The use of a face mask is mandatory. Placing a clean towel over the face of your client while at the shampoo sink is a good way to protect their eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid up-close unprotected direct face-to-face contact with clients.
• Reception area -
 Remove all unnecessary items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus, any other unnecessary paper products and decor. Remove public water or coffee stations, candy dishes, product samples, etc.
 Wipe down all seats and tables. Cloth chairs cannot be properly cleaned and disinfected, using a plastic
cover should be considered.
 Disinfection of high touch areas including, but not limited to:
Door handles on main entrance and restrooms
Restrooms
Reception desk
Point of sale equipment
Stations (including foot/nail drying stations)
Displays and display products
Avoid client touching products that they do not plan to purchase
 Employees should frequently wash their hands after the using the phones, computer, cash register and/or credit card machine. Wipe these surfaces between each use.
 Clean and wipe all door handles and other surfaces that are regularly touched by clients and staff with disinfectant wipes.
 Make hand sanitizer and tissues available for employees and clients.
Restrooms -
 Clean and disinfect ALL restroom surfaces including floors, sinks and toilet bowls. Store paper products in a closed cabinet. Place trash can near to the door or within reach of the door. Remove anything that does not have to be in the restrooms. Restroom must be supplied with liquid soap and paper towels. No cloth towels.
• Shampoo Bowls-
 Clean and disinfect all bowls, hoses, spray nozzles, faucet handles, shampoo chairs and arm rests. Wipe down all back-bar products and shelves. Discard and replace any products that have not been stored in a closed container.
 Employees should avoid up-close unprotected direct face-to-face contact with clients while providing shampoo services. Clients should wear face masks to the extent possible while receiving services and/or should be supplied with a clean towel to hold over their mouth and nose.
• Salon/Shop/Clinic Areas -
 Clean and disinfect all work area surfaces. Clean and disinfect chairs, head rest, and arm rests. Clean and disinfect all reusable tools and store in an airtight closed container. Clean and disinfect all appliances, sheers, clippers, clipper guards, clippies, rollers, combs, brushes, rolling carts and any other items used in connection with servicing clients.
 Check to make sure all products such as lotions, creams, waxes and scrubs have always been in a closed container, if not you must discard and replace.
 Remove and discard all single use tools such as paper files, drill bits and buffers, that have already been used.
 Clean and disinfect all linen hampers. Clean and disinfect trash containers and replace trash liners daily or more often as needed. Trash Containers should have a lid that can be closed.
 Make hand sanitizer and tissues available within the salon/shop/clinic area for all employees and clients.
• Pedicure Bowls-
 Remove all parts that can be removed.
 Clean all removed parts with soap and water, rinse in clear water and then immerse into properly diluted disinfectant for full recommended contact time.
 Scrub bowl with soap and water and replace removed parts to bowl.
 Rinse in bowl with clean water.
 Fill bowl again with clean water and proper amount of disinfectant and let stand for proper contact time requirements.
 If your bowl has jets, allow the jets run for a full 10 minutes with disinfectant solution.
• Treatment rooms-
 Clean and disinfect all surfaces such as, chairs, tables, electrical appliances (don’t forget the cords).
 Clean and disinfect all linens and store in a closed container/cabinet.
 Clean and disinfect all linen hampers. Clean and disinfect trash containers and replace trash liners daily or more often as needed. Trash Containers should have a lid that can be closed.
 Empty all wax pots and disinfect before refilling them with new wax. Single use applicators must be used only one time and then discarded after each use. (do not double dip).
Administrative Controls-
 Employees who are sick will be expected to stay home.
 Salon/shop owner/managers should provide training, educational materials, and reinforcement on proper sanitation, hand-washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, using PPE, and other protective behaviors.
 Post handwashing signs in the restrooms.
 Be flexible with work schedules/salon hours to reduce the numbers of people (employees and clients) in salons/shops at all times in order to maintain social distancing.
These guidelines must be followed continually every time, in every place and for everyone.
This is the minimum requirements at this time.
Establishment owners/managers may implement other safety protocol procedures to support these
guidelines.
If you have questions or concerns, you may contact:
Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering 405-521-2441 or visit our website for more
information. www.cosmo.ok.gov
OregonOregon Board of Cosmetologyhttps://www.oregon.gov

Phase One Reopening Guidance
Client Screening:
Providers are required to:
• Contact client prior to appointment and ask:
 Have you had a cough?
 Have you had a fever?
 Have you had shortness of breath?
 Have you been in close contact with anyone with these symptoms or anyone who
has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
• Reschedule an appointment if client answers “yes” to any of the questions above until client’s symptoms (cough, fever and shortness of breath) have been resolved, and fever has
been resolved without medication for at least 72 hours, or at least 14 days after contact with a person sick with cough, fever, or diagnosed COVID-19.
• Review information about how COVID-19 is spread from one person to another: namely, through coughing, sneezing, touching, or via objects touched by someone with the virus.
• Record client contact information, date and time of appointment and provider for each client. If there is a positive COVID-19 case associated with the business, public health may need the business to provide this information for a contact tracing investigation. Unless otherwise required, this information may be destroyed after 60 days from the appointment.
To the extent possible, providers should, but are not required to:
• Consider using touchless infrared thermometers to check temperature of each client who enters the business.
• Explain to any client who has a temperature above 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit that services cannot be provided, and the appointment will be rescheduled until at least 72 hours after fever and other symptoms have resolved without medication. If the client must wait for a ride home, provide a space where the client may self-isolate away from employees and other clients.
Operations:
Providers are required to:
• Immediately send home any employee with COVID-19 like symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) and not allow the employee to return to work until at least 72 hours after fever and other symptoms have resolved without medication.
• Adhere to the requirements outlined in this guidance, as well as all applicable statutes and administrative rules to which the provider is normally subject.
• Determine, in cooperation with business management as necessary, the maximum occupancy of the business to maintain at least six (6) feet of physical distancing between clients and limit admittance accordingly.
• Limit the overall number of providers and clients in the business (including waiting areas) at any one time and focus on maintaining at least six (6) feet of physical distance between people in the facility except when required to provide services such as massage, haircuts, etc.
• Have clients wait in their car or outside to be contacted when the provider is ready for
the appointment.
• Limit visits to scheduled appointments. Provide curbside pick-up arranged ahead of time for product purchases outside of scheduled service appointments.
• Assign one provider per client throughout the encounter.
• Ensure at least six (6) feet of physical distance between pairs of provider/clients. If necessary, use limited number of stations and stagger shifts to adhere to physical distance requirements. Maintain at least six (6) feet of distance between provider and client unless providing service that requires provider to be within six (6) feet of client.
• Post clear signs listing COVID-19 symptoms, asking employees and clients with symptoms to stay home, and who to contact if they need assistance.
• Remove all unnecessary items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus, and any other unnecessary items such as paper products, snacks, and beverages.
• Provide training, educational materials (available at healthoregon.org/coronavirus), and reinforcement on proper sanitation, handwashing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and using other protective equipment and measures to all employees.
• Ensure breakrooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and that employees do not congregate in them.
• Thoroughly clean restroom facilities at least once daily and ensure adequate sanitary supplies (soap, toilet paper, hand sanitizer) throughout the day.
• Review and implement General Guidance for Employers, as applicable.
To the extent possible, providers should, but are not required to:
• Consider using plastic covers for cloth-covered seating because they cannot be properly cleaned and disinfected.
• Consider discontinuing use of paper appointment books or cards and replace with electronic options.
• Limit the exchange of cash, and wash hands thoroughly after each transaction. Credit/debit it/debit transactions or other electronic means of payment are preferred, using touch/swipe/no signature technology.
Personal protective measures:
Providers are required to:
• Provide and wear cloth, paper or disposable face coverings when providing direct client services.
• Drape each client in a clean cape, if applicable, for the service. Businesses may consider using disposable capes for one-time use.
• Wear a clean smock with each client. Businesses may consider using disposable smocks/gowns for one-time use.
• Wash hands with soapy, warm water, for a minimum of 20 seconds between each
client service.
• Request that clients wash hands with soapy, warm water, for a minimum of 20 seconds prior to receiving service.
• Wash hands after using the telephone, computer, cash register and/or credit card machine, and wipe these surfaces between each use.
• Ensure all sinks in the workplace have soap and paper towels available.
• Post handwashing signs in restrooms.
To the extent possible, providers should, but are not required to:
• Consider using touchless infrared thermometers to check temperature of each employee before their shift begins. Immediately send home any employee who has a temperature above 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit and do not allow the employee to return to work until at least 72 hours after fever and other symptoms have resolved without medication.
• Wear medical grade masks when providing services that require close contact (within 6 feet), such as in the case of a haircut, massage or pedicure.
• Wear face shields in addition to a face covering for face-to-face services, such as mustache trims and brow waxing.
• Provide employees medical grade masks and face shields if provider is requiring their use for certain services.
• Have clients wear cloth, paper or disposable face coverings, as appropriate for the service. Some services may not require the client to wear face covering; for example, a client does not need to wear a face covering when face-down on a massage table. Some services, such as mustache or beard trims, may require the cloth, paper or disposable face covering to be temporarily removed.
• Wear disposable gloves when providing client services and change gloves between each client.
• Ask clients to wash their own hair prior to arriving for their appointment.
• Avoid face-to-face contact within six (6) feet of clients.
• Change into clean clothes between clients if providing services that require extended close client contact such as massage therapy and tattoo artistry.
• Change into clean clothes before leaving the business each day.
Cleaning and Disinfection:
Providers are required to:
• Thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas of business prior to reopening after extended closure. Disinfect all surfaces, tools, and linens, even if they were cleaned before the business was closed.
• Use disinfectants that are Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered and labeled as bactericidal, viricidal and fungicidal. No product will be labeled for COVID-19 yet, but many will have human coronavirus efficacy either on the label or available on their website. The EPA has a list of disinfectant products that meet EPA criteria for use against the virus that causes COVID-19. If in doubt of the product’s effectiveness, check the EPA website.
• Mix and change disinfectant for immersion of tools daily and replace sooner if it becomes contaminated throughout the workday. Disinfectant only works on a clean surface, so clean all surfaces and tools with hot soapy water, other appropriate cleaner or cleaning wipes (if using wipes, be sure to cover surface thoroughly) before disinfecting.
• Observe contact time on the label so disinfectant will work. Contact time refers to how long the disinfectant is visibly wet on the surface, allowing it to thoroughly destroy pathogens. Typical contact time for immersion/sprays is ten (10) minutes, for disinfectant wipes, time is two (2) to four (4) minutes.
• Clean and disinfect all workstation and treatment room surfaces, including countertops, cabinets and doorknobs, chairs, head rests and arm rests. Clean and disinfect all reusable tools and store in airtight container. Clean and disinfect all appliances (including cords), shears, clippers, clipper guards, clippies, rollers, combs, brushes, rolling carts and any other items used to provide client services.
• Check to make sure all products at workstations, such as lotions, creams, waxes, scrubs, and any other similar supplies have always been in a closed container. If not, discard and replace. Remove and discard any products that could have been contaminated by unsanitary use and replace with new product.
• Clean and disinfect hard non-porous surfaces, glass, metal and plastic, including work areas, high-traffic areas, and commonly touched surfaces in both public and employeeonly areas of the business.
• Only use porous/soft surfaces (such as cardboard files, buffers, drill bits, etc.) once and then discard because they cannot be disinfected.
• Launder all linens, blankets, towels, drapes, and smocks in hot soapy water and dry completely at the warmest temperature allowed. Store in an airtight cabinet after each client use. Store all used/dirty linens in an airtight container.
5 OHA 2342F (5/7/2020)
• Clean and disinfect all linen hampers and trash containers and only use a container that can be closed and use with liners that can be removed and discarded.
• Clean and disinfect all retail areas at least daily, including products. Try to keep clients from touching products that they do not plan to purchase.
• Provide hand sanitizer and tissues for employees and clients, if available.
• Clean and disinfect ALL restroom surfaces including floors, sinks, and toilet bowls.
Store paper products in a closed cabinet and provide hand soap. Place trashcan by the door. Remove anything that does not have to be in the restrooms.
• Clean and disinfect all bowls, hoses, spray nozzles, foist handles, shampoo chairs and arm rests between each use. Wipe down all back-bar products and shelves. Discard and replace any products that have not been stored in a closed container prior to reopening after extended closure.
• Empty all wax pots and disinfect before refilling them with new wax prior to reopening after extended closure. Purchase new single-use applicators that can be disposed of in an airtight trash can. The airtight trash can must have a lid and be lined with a disposable plastic bag.
To the extent possible, providers should, but are not required to:
• Provide hand sanitizer at all work locations for employees and clients.

PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology http://www.dos.pa.gov

GUIDANCE FOR COSMETOLOGY SALONS PERMITTED TO OPERATE DURING THE GREEN PHASE TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC

PURPOSE

The virus that causes the Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to safeguard public health and safety.
COVID-19 can be transmitted from infected individuals even if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are mild, such as a cough. It can also be spread by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. This guidance document addresses the procedures businesses in the cosmetology industry must follow to limit the spread of COVID-19 to the extent they are permitted to conduct in-person operations.


BUSINESSES SUBJECT TO THIS GUIDANCE
All businesses in the cosmetology industry, which includes cosmetology salons, nail technology salons, esthetics salons and natural hair braiding salons, are permitted to resume operations in counties which have been designated in the Green Phase, so long as they adhere to the requirements of this guidance and any applicable statutes and regulations.
Additionally, all business should refer and adhere to the Governor's guidance on reopening businesses, available here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/covid-19/business-guidance/

No business is required to conduct operations and should not do so if the business is unable to do so in accordance with all applicable guidance.
For purposes of this guidance, the term “employees” refers to both licensed and unlicensed employees, including registered apprentices, working in a business subject to this guidance.

POLICY
It is the policy of the Administration to ensure that all businesses subject to this guidance conduct their operation in the manner best designed to prevent or mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of their employees and the communities in which their businesses reside or serve. All businesses, even those that are authorized to maintain in-person operations, must minimize opportunities for personal interaction because such interactions provide greater opportunities for the transmission of COVID-19.

PROTECTING EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC
The State Board of Cosmetology’s regulations require salons to operate in an orderly and sanitary manner. All salon owners and employees are reminded that they must also follow all health and safety guidelines provided in the Cosmetology Law and Board’s regulations.

ENFORCEMENT

Failure to strictly adhere to the requirements of this guidance, the Cosmetology Law and the Board’s Regulations may result in disciplinary action up to and including license suspension.
Inspectors from the Department of State, Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation may conduct random inspections of salons.
Law enforcement officers should refer to Enforcement Guidance available online

SERVICES PERMITTED TO BE PERFORMED IN SALONS
Shampooing and conditioning of the hair on the head.
Cutting of the hair on the head.
Styling of the hair on the head (e.g. arranging, braiding, dressing, curling, waving, singing, pressing, twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking).
Chemical treatments of the hair on the head (e.g. permanent waving, bleaching, coloring).
Removal of superfluous hair only when such removal can be accomplished with a mask on both the salon employee and client.
Manicures.
Pedicures.
Massage therapy services.

SERVICES NOT PERMITTED TO BE PERFORMED
Services which would require the removal of the client's face mask (e.g. facials; removing hair from lip or chin area)
The rendering of cosmetology or limited license services outside of the salon.

SALON CAPACITY AND LAYOUT
The capacity of a salon shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of their capacity. This figure is based on clientele and staff combined.
Social distancing should be supported by separating stations, shampoo bowls and pedicure and manicure stations.
Social distancing should be supported by removing furniture in waiting areas.
Place all notices in plastic covering.

All businesses and employees in the cosmetology industry authorized to conduct in-person activities pursuant to this guidance must adhere to the following:

EMPLOYEE ATTIRE
Employee must wear CDC recommended face masks or other face masks that cover the nose and mouth in a snug manner for their entire shift.
When shampooing hair, employee must wear eye protection (goggles/glasses) which must be sanitized after each use.
Employees should change into and out of clothing and shoes before and after their shift. Shoes should be left at salon.
Employee must wash hands before putting on or taking off protective eye gear.
Employee must remove protective eye gear after finishing the service and BEFORE doing anything else. Wash hands after removal.

FRONT DOOR
Clean door handles frequently inside and outside of the salon (every 30 minutes).
Wipe down door windows frequently inside and outside (every 30 minutes).
Salons must provide a hand sanitizer dispenser inside front door.
Wipe down signage on walls once daily.

SALON PREMISES
Remove all magazines and style books.
Remove all toys, games, remote controls, etc.
Remove beverage/coffee pots, self-service items and extraneous display cases that promote touching, including testers.
Utilize electronic sign-in sheets and appointment books when available.
Wipe down light switches daily.
Require customers to wait outside of the salon until their appointment time.
Have covered garbage can to dispose of wipes, etc.
Sanitize all items that have been picked up but not purchased.
Add signage or tape marking to designate where customers can stand based on the 6 feet apart designations.
Remove garbage daily.
Wash hands before folding towels or capes.

BATHROOM
Clean daily. Wipe down door handles inside and out and all commonly touched surfaces after each use.
Stock with soap and hand sanitizer.
Add hand washing reminder.
Add a cleaning checklist in the bathroom so that customers know when it was last cleaned.

GREETING
Prescreen appointments with a verbal inquiry, for example: Have you traveled outside of the state or country within the last 14 days? Have you experienced any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, trouble breathing) in the past 14 days? Have you had any contact with anyone with a confirmed or suspected exposure to Covid-19 within the past 14 days?
When greeting the client, conduct a second verbal inquiry and a visual assessment of the client to ensure the client is healthy.
A licensee shall refuse to serve a client whom the licensee believes has an infectious, contagious or communicable disease, unless the client can produce a physician's certification that the client does not have an infectious, contagious or communicable disease. 49 Pa. Code § 7.97.
Employee must wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer in front of client.
No hand shaking.
No physical contact with clients outside of the contact required to perform the service.
Require client to put on a mask if they didn't arrive in one.

MOVING TO CHAIR/CONSULTATION
Wipe down the arms of the chair and the headrest before the client sits down.
Wipe down handles of hand mirror before handing to client.
Provide a new neck strip for each client.
Provide each client with a clean cape.
Store fresh capes in a closed container.
Remove tip jars from station (you may provide each client with a plastic bag to place their tip where electronic tip payment is not available).

SERVICE
Wipe handles of any tools before using on the client.
The client and the employee must wear a face mask during all interactions. Employees are encouraged to wear eye protection when available.
Disposable gloves are recommended to be worn by the employee, to the extent the service can be performed properly while wearing gloves.
Sanitize all tools and equipment immediately after use and store in a closed container.
Store clean linens in a closed container.
Products may be kept at each station but must be sanitized at the beginning of the day and at end of a shift.
Place used brushes and combs in a closed container marked "used".
Store one bottle of hand sanitizer at each station.
Manicure tables must have a partition between the employee and the client that allows for the minimum amount of open space necessary to accomplish the service.

CHECK OUT
Remove cape and place in "used" container.
Remove neck strip and place in garbage.
Walk client to check out.
Utilize contactless payment whenever possible.
When contactless payment is not possible, wipe credit card terminal after use by customer with a sanitizing wipe.
Wash and sanitize hands after handling money.

AFTER SERVICE
Sanitize each station and chair.
Sanitize shampoo bowl and chair.
Sanitize all tools, equipment and implements used for the prior client.
Sweep the hair. Wipe down broom handle and dust pan.
Rhode IslandRhode Island Department of Healthhttp://health.ri.govhttps://www.reopeningri.com/resource_pdfs/Phase-II/Phase-II-salon-and-barbershop-visual-guidance-05.22.20.pdf
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Board of Cosmetologyhttps://llr.sc.gov/cosmo/

Board Updates
Board Updates guidance on distance learning:

Schools can continue to provide distance learning instruction for theory until July 20, 2020.

Schools can continue to provide distance learning instruction for practical/clinical for those students enrolled as of March 27, 2020, until July 20,2020, for up to 25% of the required program hours.

Schools can provide distance learning instruction for practical/clinical for those students enrolled after March 27, 2020 until July 20, 2020, limited to instruction in the basic services in each discipline of cosmetology, esthetics and nail technology.


Re-Opening Guideline
COSMETOLOGY INDUSTRY EMPLOYERS
Re-opening Guidelines
These guidelines are intended for application in non-health care related places of employment. The foundation guidelines for businesses and employers remains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
General Guidelines that Apply to All:
Each employer is responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace. All employers must
determine how best to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. In order to re-open
and successfully remain open for business, everyone individually and collectively must actively participate in the following core recommendations:
1. Self-isolation – if you are sick, stay home;
2. Practice social distancing of at least six feet distance to the greatest extent possible;
3. Wash hands frequently (20 seconds with soap and water or use of a sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol);
4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (e.g., keyboards, phones) and surfaces (e.g., handrails, workstations, sinks) and remove unnecessary frequently touched surfaces (e.g., trash can lids);
5. Avoid touching of eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
6. Strongly consider wearing a cloth face covering when it is difficult to practice social distancing (do not use on children under two years old, people with difficulty breathing, or people who cannot remove the mask themselves);
7. Cover mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze and throw used tissues away immediately after use;
8. Avoid using other employees’ phones, desks, offices or other work tools and equipment when possible, or disinfect them before and after use; and
9. Minimize the use of soft surfaces like cloth covered chairs or area rugs that are more difficult to clean or disinfect.
Guidelines Specifically for Cosmetology Industry Employers:
In addition to the above safe-practices, the Cosmetology Industry recommends that compliance with the following additional guidelines will further minimize the potential for transmission and spread of COVID-19.
Waiting/Reception:
• Create and implement digital check-in process if possible.
o i.e. Client can check-in via phone, website, or mobile app
• Limit the number of clients in the waiting area (eliminate if possible, allowing only customers being serviced in the salon at any given time).
o Rearrange waiting area so as to maintain 6 feet between seats.
• Develop schedule for cleaning frequently touched surfaces such as the check-in countertop, shared writing utensils, and the main door handle.
o i.e. Wipe all these surfaces with a disinfectant wipe every hour.
• If weather is nice, consider leaving front door propped open. This will help increase air exchanges in the establishment and eliminate the need for customers to touch the door handle when entering/exiting.
Providing Services (Before/During/After):
• Prior to providing any services, make sure the service area is clean – including all surfaces, devices, linens, and tools.
• Do not place clients at adjacent stations, if possible. If space allows, have an empty station between each client.
• Limit number of clients being seen by any given stylist at one time and in the salon at one time to allow for appropriate social distancing.
• Staff should wear an apron or smock and change after each client.
• Staff should wear gloves (if possible) and dispose of them after each client.
• Staff should wash hands prior to beginning work on a client and between clients if seeing more than one client at a time.
• Staff should strongly consider wearing a face mask or cloth face covering while in close contact (less than six feet distance) with a client.
• Talk openly with clients about the situation and be attentive to their concerns.
• Upon service completion, wipe chair, hair washing sink, and all used devices/tools with a disinfecting wipe (or equivalent disinfecting spray and cloth), remove all used linens, and discard all used non-reusable items prior to next client.
Check out:
• Explore digital pre-payment at the time appointment is scheduled or during a digital check-in/check-out process.
• Where payment must occur at a register, encourage client to use hand sanitizer prior to
touching a shared writing utensil, credit card keypad, or other shared equipment. Consider keying the number yourself to avoid client touching the keypad.
• Wipe checkout counter, utensils, and equipment after transaction is complete.
Cleaning (End of the Day):
• Devices/Tools –
o Wipe down all surfaces of the device, tool, case and/or containers used for the service
o After fully cleansing the entire device/tool (electrodes, tips, handles, etc.) place it in a closed container marked "clean."
o Empty your steamer at the end of every day.
o Disinfect the interior of your hot cabinet and leave the door open to dry.
• Surfaces
o While cleaning surfaces, spray it with an EPA registered disinfectant (bacterial, virucidal and fungicidal). Be sure to leave the surface wet for the full contact time listed on the label.
o Wipe it down. Use paper towels to wipe the surface clean, and then discard the paper towels in a closed trash container.
o Wipe down product bottles with a disinfectant wipe (or equivalent listed above)
o Mop the floor. A disposable floor cleaner (i.e. Swifter) can be used.
• Linens
o Use bleach or a different EPA registered disinfectant laundry additive. Follow the manufacturer instructions for correct water temperature.
o Place linens in the dryer immediately after the wash cycle is done. Do not leave the linens in the washer overnight.
o Fold the clean linens and place them in closed cabinets or other storage areas marked clean.
o Launder uniforms nightly. Multiple uniforms or smocks will be needed if laundry cannot be performed daily.
Signs:
• Create signage for employees and members of the public regarding your safety and hygiene practices. This serves as a good reminder for employees and instills confidence in the public.
Training:
• All employees should be trained on the safety and hygiene practices including but not limited to:
o Donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE).
o Use of disinfecting and/or sanitizing agents to clean surfaces, devices and linens.
o Any newly established workplace policy or procedure to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
It is very important that all members of this industry understand that while these guidelines are voluntary, it is in everyone’s best interest to diligently follow them as we move to re-open our
economy and keep it open. All employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy
workplace.

South DakotaSouth Dakota Cosmetology Commissionhttps://dlr.sd.govThe South Dakota Cosmetology Commission does not have the authority to close your salon due to COVID-19. If there would be any mandatory closures, it would not come from our office. We also cannot advise you on the correct course of action. At this time, no such order has been issued in South Dakota. If that changes, the Commission will update licensees via email, we will update our office phone voice mail message, and will update the website. Salon owners and booth renters may close their doors at their discretion. If you choose to remain open please see the CDC’s guidance for businesses and employers here.
TennesseeTennessee Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners and the Tennessee Hogher Education Commissionhttps://www.tn.gov/commerce/section/cosmetology-and-barber-examiners
https://www.tn.gov/thec/

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/commerce/documents/regboards/cosmo/posts/COVID-19_Guidelines_Cosmetology_Barbering-Industry.pdf
Requirements for Licensees and Salons:
*Licensees must wash hands with soap and water prior to
providing services to each client (hand sanitizer may not
be substituted)
*Licensee must wear a face covering over mouth and
nose. Cloth coverings must be laundered and dried at
high heat daily.
*Salon is limited to the number of licensees equaling no
greater than 50% of the number of work stations and 1
receptionist per shift. (Additionally, 1 licensee per
enclosed treatment room where applicable)
*Shared shampoo bowls must be used following social
distancing protocol and disinfected after each use.
*All disinfectants used in the salon must be EPA
Registered.
*Licensees must take their temperatures before reporting
to work. Licensees may not work until symptom free for
72 hours. Licensee may not work for 2 weeks if he/she
has been diagnosed with Covid-19 or lives in the home
with a person who is under quarantine.
*Clients may not be accompanied by others that are not
receiving services at the same time. Children, receiving
services, may be accompanied by 1 guardian.
*Clean or disposable capes and linens must be provided
for each client. Capes and linens must be laundered after
each use.
*Neck brushes and nail dust brushes are prohibited
*All products must be dispensed using sprayers, shakers,
pumps or clean spatulas to avoid contamination
*All disposable items are placed in covered receptacles.
*All non-porous reusable items must be cleaned and
disinfected after each use.
Requirements Regarding Clients:
*No waiting areas for clients. Client should wait outside
observing social distancing or in vehicles.
*Refreshments, if offered to clients must be in sealed,
self- contained, single serving, disposable containers.
*Clients must wash his/her hands upon entering the
salon.
*No clients may be serviced who show signs of illness.
Salon Best Practices:
*Salons operating by appointment ONLY.
*Disinfecting solutions to be changed every 4 hours.
*All skincare applicators should be disposable or
disinfected hard plastic or metal.
*Gloves should be worn during skin care services.
*All nail files and foot files to be discarded after single
use.
*15 minutes should be scheduled between clients to give
time for proper disinfection including 10-minute wet
contact time of disinfectants on all surfaces including
client chairs.
*Restrooms to be cleaned daily and stocked with toilet
paper and paper towels.
*Staff must observe social distancing in breakrooms and
common areas.
Client Best Practices:
*Before entering clients are asked:
• Have you had a cough or fever?
• Are you living with anyone who is sick or
quarantined?
• Have you been out of the country or to heavily
effected states or cities?
*Clients should be provided with masks or be required to
wear own face covering.
*No physical sign-in sheet should be used. Clients could
be requested to sign in by calling, texting or through
available apps.
*Discourage cash payments to limit exposure to
contaminated bills.
TexasTexas Department of Licensing and Regulation https://www.tdlr.texas.gov

The Governor’s Executive Order dated May 5, 2020, allowed Barber and Cosmetology schools and Massage schools to reopen on May 18, 2020. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) understands there are still concerns as plans are made to open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19, including temporary restrictions to ensure continued social distancing as our communities resume normal activities in a safe manner.
Due to these concerns, schools can continue to utilize temporary distance learning and virtual learning to complete all technical standards for the theory and practical portion of a course. This allows schools to determine when they can safely transition students back into their traditional brick and mortar classrooms. TDLR’s goal is to enable schools to continue to teach their students despite the current circumstances related to COVID-19.
TDLR’s temporary provisions are in line with the U.S. Department of Education and provide flexibility to schools to help students complete their course work while effectively developing the job skills and knowledge to obtain a license in Texas. However, remote practical instruction does not include internship or apprenticeship instructional hours.
Schools engaging in the delivery of distance education with remote instruction must ensure that all hours are properly accounted for each student engaged in the remote theory and practical hours of instruction, including record of attendance and time clock records. Additionally, schools must ensure the identity of the distance-learning student, the student/instructor ratio limitation, and the student’s ability to be equipped with the proper tools to effectively demonstrate the practical applications. Schools must maintain compliance with all statutory requirements.
Schools should notify TDLR when the school resumes all regular, traditional on-campus classes or activities and ceases temporary distance education. Notice should be provided by email at Education@tdlr.texas.gov
These provisions will remain in place until further notice.

Under the Executive Order to Expand Openings of Certain Businesses and Activities issued by Gov. Greg Abbott on May 5, cosmetology salons, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons/shops, and other establishments where licensed cosmetologists or barbers practice their trade may reopen on May 8 and must ensure at least six feet of social distancing between operating work stations. Licensees should follow these health guidelines:
Checklist for Barber Shops (PDF)
Checklist for Cosmetology Salons/Hair Salons (PDF)
Checklist for Nail Salons/Shops (PDF)
The Strike Force to Open Texas also released guideline for customers to use when visiting a barber shop, hair salon or nail salon:
Checklist for Barber Shop Customers (PDF)
Checklist for Cosmetology/Hair Salon Customers (PDF)
Checklist for Nail Salon Customers (PDF)
This Executive Order overrides any local orders prohibiting these businesses from opening.
UtahUtah Barbering, Cosmetology/Barbering, Esthetics, Electrology and Nail Technology Licensing Boardhttp://www.dopl.utah.gov

Industry open under strict hygiene protocols. Service provider and customer must wear face coverings.
Meticulous monitoring of symptoms.
• Follow all employer guidelines (see below)
• Both service provider and client wear face coverings
• Symptom checking of all start at the beginning of each shift, with a log that can be made available for inspection by health department
• Customers must have their symptoms checked before services are rendered
• Appointments scheduled with enough time allowed to disinfect all procedure surfaces between services
• Service provider maintains log of appointments with customer contact information to assist with contact tracing efforts
• When services are not being directly provided, 6 feet of physical distance must be maintained. This includes waiting areas and between clients at all times
• Contactless payment encouraged; financial equipment disinfected after each transaction
General Employer Guidelines
Employers exercise extreme caution, with employees working remotely, evaluating workforce concerns, and enacting
strategies to minimize economic impact. Businesses that necessitate on-site work should monitor workforce for symptoms and well-being.
• Employers take extreme precautions
• Provide accommodations to high-risk employees
• Employees and volunteers operate remotely, unless not possible
• Symptom1 checking in business interactions
• Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are dicult to maintain; ensure that face coverings are available
• Make every possible effort to enable working from home as a first option; where not possible, workplaces comply with distancing and
hygiene guidelines
• Minimize face-to-face interactions, including with customers (e.g. utilize drive-thru, install partitions)
• Where distancing and hygiene guidelines cannot be followed in full, businesses should consider whether that activity needs to continue for
the business to operate
• Eliminate unnecessary travel and cancel or postpone in-person meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions
• Require employees to self-quarantine when returning from high-risk areas
• Employers evaluate workforce strategy and concerns and enact strategies to minimize economic impact
• Employers must not allow any individuals under isolation or quarantine to come to work at any time unless authorized by LHD
1 Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains

VermontVermont Board of Barbers and Cosmetologistshttps://www.sec.state.vt.us

https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/business/stay-home-stay-safe-sector-specific-guidance
Health and Beauty businesses were required to suspend in-person operations under the Governor’s Executive Order. Gyms, fitness studios, spas, and other similar businesses must remain closed at this time.

On May 29th, hair salons and barber shops may reopen to the public subject to the mandatory health and safety requirements listed in the Phased Restart Work Safe Guidance and:

Operations are limited to 25% (twenty-five percent) of approved fire safety occupancy; or 1 customer per 200 square feet; or 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater.
Additionally, operators should separate customers in chairs, to achieve physical distancing of 6 feet for any activity that will occur for more than a few moments (e.g. a retail transaction).
To the greatest extent possible, operations shall be by appointment only with specified time periods for each client. No walk-In appointments or at home visits (house calls) are allowed.
Operations may serve only Vermont residents or others who have completed the prescribed quarantine.
For retail sales, curbside pickup is preferred; no testing / demonstration of products is allowed; and cashless/touch-less transactions are strongly preferred.
Operators must maintain a log of customers and their contact information for 30 days in the event contact tracing is required by the Health Department.
VirginiaVirginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetologyhttp://www.dpor.virginia.gov

Safer at Home: Phase One
Guidelines For All Business Sectors

Mandatory Requirements:
Businesses must strictly adhere to the physical distancing guidelines, enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices, and enhanced workplace safety practices provided in the “Guidelines for All Business Sectors” document. They must also adhere to the following additional requirements:
 Post signage at the entrance that states that no one with a fever or symptoms of
COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted
in the establishment.
 Post signage to provide public health reminders regarding physical distancing,
gatherings, options for high-risk individuals, and staying home if sick (samples at
bottom of this document).
 Capacity must be limited to no more than 50% of the lowest occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy while maintaining a minimum of six feet of physical distancing between all individuals as much as possible.
 Services must be provided by appointment only, with only one appointment per service provider at a time.
 Stagger stations with at least six feet of separation.
 Maintain physical distancing of at least six feet within the waiting area.
 Staggered appointments must be utilized to minimize the number of individuals congregating in a waiting area and allow time to disinfect work stations and tools in between clients.
 Employees and service providers working in customer-facing areas are required to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth, such as using CDC Use of Cloth Face Coverings guidance.
 Provide face coverings for clients or ask that clients bring a face covering with them that they must wear during the service. Limit services to only those that can be completed without clients removing their face covering.
 Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after each service is performed, and, when gloves are worn, change gloves after each client’s service.
 Perform thorough cleaning and disinfection of frequently contacted surfaces every 60 minutes; clean and disinfect all personal care and personal grooming tools after every use or discard.
 Employers must maintain a list of the names and contact information for all clients, to include the date and time services are received.
Best Practices:
In addition to the requirements provided above, establishments are encouraged to utilize the following best practices to the extent they are feasible:
 Provide hand sanitizer at the reception area and all stations for employee and client use.
 Remove commonly touched non-essential items such as magazines, self-serve coffee, and candy jars.
 Where possible use disposable towels, capes, and linens. All reusable towels, capes, linens and other porous fabric should be laundered after single use. Non-porous capes (e.g., plastic, vinyl) should be cleaned and disinfected after single use or discarded. Towels, capes, and linens should be stored in a closed, covered container prior to use.
 When capes are used on clients, use a freshly laundered or disposable cape for each client.
 Minimize to the greatest degree possible close, direct face-to-face contact with clients, such as allowing clients to be seated prior to approaching to perform a service.
 When protective equipment such as face coverings are used, launder daily and wash hands after touching/adjusting face covering while working.
 Use separate doors to enter and exit the establishment when possible.
 Consider installing touchless door and sink systems or providing single-use barriers (e.g., deli tissues, paper towels) for use in touching door and sink handles.
 Consider limiting the maximum time of services (e.g., no more than 1 hour).
WashingtonWashington State Department of Licensing http://www.dol.wa.gov

Guide For Personal Services
Phase 2 Personal Services
COVID-19 Requirements
Phase 2: The personal services establishments must adopt a written procedure for personal services activity that
is at least as strict as the Phase 2 safety requirements below.
Covered Facilities
Personal service providers covered in these operational guidelines including Cosmetologists, Hairstylists, Barbers,
Estheticians, Master Estheticians, Manicurists, Nail Salon Workers, Electrologists, Permanent Makeup Artists,
Tattoo Artists, Cosmetology Schools and Esthetics Schools. These employer-owners may contract with employeeservice providers to provide these personal services. These personal service providers must be able to comply
with the following guidelines before re-opening.
Safety and Health Requirements
All personal service businesses have a general obligation to keep a safe and healthy facility in accordance with
state and federal law, and comply with the following COVID-19 worksite-specific safety practices, as outlined in
Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Proclamation 20-25, and in accordance with the Washington
State Department of Labor & Industries General Requirements and Prevention Ideas for Workplaces and the
Washington State Department of Health Workplace and Employer Resources & Recommendations at
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Coronavirus/workplace. All businesses are required to post signage at the entrance to
their business to strongly encourage their customers to use cloth face coverings when in store with their staff.
These services are typically offered in a salon and spa environment that is owned and managed by an
individual, a group of individuals or a corporation. These employer-owners may contract with employeeservice providers to provide these personal services.
Employer-owners must specifically ensure operations follow the main L&I COVID-19 requirements to
protect employee-service providers and clients:
 Educate employee-service providers in the language they understand best about coronavirus, how
to prevent transmission and the owner’s COVID-19 policies.
 Maintain minimum six-foot separation between employee-service providers and clients in all interactions
at all times. When strict physical distancing is not feasible for a specific task, other prevention measures
are required, such as use of barriers, minimization of service providers or clients in narrow, enclosed areas
and waiting rooms, staggered breaks, and work shift starts.
 Provide personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, face shields and face masks as
appropriate or required to employees for the activity being performed. Require employee-service
providers to use personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, capes, goggles, face shields
and facemasks as appropriate or required for the activity being performed. Cloth facial coverings must be
worn by every individual not working alone at the location unless their exposure dictates a higher level
of protection under Department of Labor & Industries safety and health rules and guidance. Personal
service providers should review the Labor & Industries safety and health rules and guidance carefully to
determine the appropriate personal protective equipment requirements. Refer to Coronavirus Facial
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Covering and Mask Requirements for additional details. A cloth facial covering is described in the
Department of Health guidance,
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/ClothFacemasks.pdf.
 Ensure frequent and adequate hand washing with adequate maintenance of supplies. Use single use
disposable gloves, where safe and applicable, to prevent transmission on tools and items that are shared,
and discard after a single use.
 Establish a housekeeping schedule that includes frequent cleaning and sanitizing with a particular
emphasis on commonly touched services.
 Screen employee-service providers for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 at start of shift. Make sure sick
employee-service providers stay home or immediately go home if they feel or appear sick. Cordon off any
areas where an employee-service provider with probable or confirmed COVID-19 illness worked, touched
surfaces, etc., until the area and equipment is cleaned and disinfected. Follow the cleaning guidelines set
by the CDC to deep clean and disinfect.
 Service providers must follow their specific association standards to maintain health standards for
owners, service providers and clients.
A site-specific COVID-19 Supervisor shall be designated by the employer-owner at each business to monitor
the health of employee-service providers and enforce the COVID-19 safety plan.
An employee-service provider may refuse to perform unsafe work, including hazards created by COVID-19.
And, it is unlawful for the employer-owner to take adverse action against an employee-service provider
who has engaged in safety-protected activities under the law if their work refusal meets certain
requirements.
Employee-service providers who choose to remove themselves from a location because they do not believe
it is safe to work due to the risk of COVID-19 exposure may have access to certain leave or unemployment
benefits. Employer-owners must provide high-risk individuals covered by Proclamation 20-46 with their
choice of access to available employer-granted accrued leave or unemployment benefits if an alternative
work arrangement is not feasible. Other employee-service providers may have access to expanded family
and medical leave included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, access to use unemployment
benefits, or access to other paid time off depending on the circumstances.
All personal service businesses are required to comply with the following COVID-19 facility-specific safety
practices:
Below is a list of additional practices for employer-owners and employee-personal service providers to
follow in order to provide a safe back to work environment for themselves and clients.
1. Authorized access to the business should primarily be through the front door. Other access points
should be kept closed and locked.
2. Client occupancy should be kept at 50% or lower, with the exception of one to one service in an
enclosed room.
3. Prior to reopening, all personal service businesses are required to develop and post at each location
a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation and recovery plan. The plan must include
policies regarding the following control measures: PPE utilization; on-location physical distancing;
hygiene; sanitation; symptom monitoring; incident reporting; location disinfection procedures;
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COVID-19 safety training; exposure response procedures and a post-exposure incident project-wide
recovery plan. A copy of the plan must be available at the location during personal service
activities, and available for inspection by state and local authorities. Failure to meet posting
requirements will result in sanctions, including the location being shut down.
4. COVID-19 safety information and requirements, such as CDC, DOH, OSHA posters and the
employer-owner written policies for COVID-19, shall be visibly posted at each location.
5. Soap and running water shall be abundantly provided at all personal service businesses for frequent
handwashing. Employee-service providers should be encouraged to leave their workstations to
wash their hands regularly, before and after going to the bathroom, before and after eating and
after coughing, sneezing or blowing their nose. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers with greater than
60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol can also be used but are not a replacement for the water
requirement.
6. In areas visible to all workers, post required hygienic practices which include:
o Not touching the face with unwashed hands or with gloves;
o Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
o Using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol;
o Cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched objects and surfaces such as workstations,
keyboards, telephones, handrails, machines, shared tools, elevator control buttons, doors
and doorknobs; and
o Covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing as well as other hygienic
recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
7. All linens, towels, drapes, smocks, etc., must be laundered in accordance with WAC 308-20-110, if
applicable.
8. Disinfectants must be available to employee-service providers and clients throughout the
workplace and ensure cleaning supplies are frequently replenished.
9. Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces after each use, including reception area, personal work
stations, mirrors, chairs, headrests and armrests, dryers, shampoo bowls, hand tools, other
equipment, handrails, restrooms and breakrooms, using soapy water, followed by the appropriate
disinfectants. Porous and soft surface tools cannot be disinfected and must be used once and then
discarded.
10. Shampoo bowl etiquette includes covering the face of the client with a towel while shampooing to
protect their mouth, nose and eyes.
11. If these areas cannot be cleaned and disinfected frequently, the personal service business shall be
shut down until such measures can be achieved and maintained.
12. Any personal service businesses must adhere to social distancing requirements and have 6’ of space
between booths/stations or have physical barriers between them.
13. Human-machine interfaces such as keyboards, buttons, etc., must be sanitized and disinfected
between users. Standard tools like brooms, mops and vacuums need to be sanitized and disinfected
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after each use, especially between two separate users.
14. Develop a protocol for any physical sign-off requirements to avoid close contact and limit the
common use of writing instruments. If used, writing instruments should be sanitized and
disinfected after each use.
15. To the degree possible, assign employees to small groups and assign them to designated separate
bathrooms and breakrooms. In order to obtain social distancing, stagger days, shifts, shift changes,
breaks and meals to avoid group. Provide additional break seating as needed with greater
distancing, outside if possible.
16. Increase ventilation rates where feasible. Evaluate ventilation and utilize U.V. filters with a higher
MERV rating.
17. Ensure that tissues and trash cans are placed throughout the business
18. When making personal service appointments, advise clients of new requirements:
o Client must self-screen for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving at the service
provider location.
o Clients should not plan on bringing other guests with them, unless they are bringing
children younger than 16 for an appointment.
o Clients should advise personal service providers via call, email or text that they have arrived
at the location for the appointment, and are waiting for instructions to enter.
o Clients should put on a facemask prior to leaving the vehicle, and they should be prepared
to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds prior to starting their service.
o The service provider will wear a clean cape or gown, as well as providing each client with a
clean cape or gown. They must be laundered as noted above, or be disposable and thrown
away after a single use.
o Payments for service should be through credit or debit cards or a touchless system to
reduce the handling of cash.
19. For walk-in appointments, the employer-owner must post a notice on the front door or window
regarding access to the facility. The notice should include the phone number that the guest should
call to determine availability of services. If service is available at the time, the walk-up guest will
need to answer questions regarding COVID-19 exposure and current health, and put on a mask
before entering the location.
Sick Employee Plan:
20. Screen all employee-service providers at the beginning of their day by asking them if they have a
fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches or new loss of taste or smell.
21. Ask employee-service provider to take their temperature at home prior to arriving at the business,
or take their temperature when they arrive. Thermometers used at the business shall be ‘no touch’
or ‘no contact’ to the greatest extent possible. If a ‘no touch’ or ‘no contact’ thermometer is not
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available, the thermometer must be properly sanitized and disinfected between each use. Any
employee-service provider with a temperature of 100.4°F or higher is considered to have a fever
and must be sent home.
22. Create policies which encourage employee-service providers to stay home or leave the location
when experiencing symptoms or when they have been in close contact with a confirmed positive
case. If they develop symptoms of acute respiratory illness, they must seek medical attention and
inform their employer-owner.
23. Have employee-service providers inform their supervisors if they have a sick household member at
home diagnosed with COVID-19. If an employee-service provider has a household member sick
with COVID-19, that employee-service provider must follow the isolation/quarantine requirements
as established by the State Department of Health.
24. Instruct employee-service providers to report to their employer-owner if they develop systems of
COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or
smell). If symptoms develop during a shift, the employee-service provider should immediately
report such and be sent home. If symptoms develop while the employee-service provider is not
working, the employee-service provider should not return to work until they have been evaluated
by a healthcare provider.
25. If an employee-service provider is confirmed to have COVID-19 infection, employer-owner should
inform employee-service providers determined to have been in close contact of their possible
exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA). The employer-owner should instruct fellow employee-service providers
about how to proceed based on the CDC Public Health Recommendations for Community-Related
Exposure.
26. If an employee-service provider reports feeling sick and goes home, the area where that person
worked should be immediately disinfected.
Training:
27. All on-site employee-service providers must be trained on the businesses’ policies, these
requirements and all relevant sanitization/disinfection and social distancing protocols. Current and
new employee-service providers must also be trained about COVID-19 and how to prevent its
transmission. This can be accomplished through weekly safety meetings, where attendance is
logged by the system, supervisor, human resources or COVID site supervisor.
All personal service businesses must meet and maintain all the requirements in this document, including
providing materials, schedules and equipment required to comply. Additional considerations are made as
suggestions and may be adopted as appropriate.
All issues regarding worker safety and health are subject to enforcement action under L&I’s Division of
Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).
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 Employers can request COVID-19 prevention advice and help from L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety
and Health (DOSH).
 Employee Workplace safety and health complaints may be submitted to the L&I DOSH Safety Call Center:
(1-800-423-7233) or via e-mail to adag235@lni.wa.gov.
 General questions about how to comply with the agreement practices can be submitted to the state’s
Business Response Center at https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2562f1caf5814c46a6bf163762263aa5.
 All other violations related to Proclamation 20-25 can be submitted at https://bit.ly/covid-compliance

West VirginiaWest Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists http://www.wvbbc.com/
All salons and shops of barbering, cosmetology, and other cosmetology-related services in the State of
West Virginia will be permitted to re-open on Monday, May 4, 2020; Provided, that the statewide
cumulative percent of positive COVID-19 test results remain below 3% from today until Monday. Please
be advised that this is subject to change at any time. To view West Virginia’s cumulative percent of
positive COVID-19 test results, please visit coronavirus.wv.gov.
It is acknowledged that all services within the industry carry some risk in this viral environment due to the
nature of the services provided and the inability to maintain social distancing. With that said, licensed or
certified professionals have been trained to mitigate these risks significantly through the use of proper
infection control standards required by the state regulatory licensing rules and regulations. In preparation
of re-opening salons and shops, the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists recommends the
following guidelines in order to protect the safety of licensed or certified professionals and consumers:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
With the understanding that PPE is often not worn properly, will be in very short supply moving forward,
and will likely become very costly; we make the following recommendations.
• Masks: Professionals should wear masks as a safety measure when providing a service. These masks
can be disposable or cloth and must be disposed of or washed properly as required by the CDC.
Disposable masks should be made available to consumers and may only be used for a single customer.
• Gloves: It is not a recommendation to require gloves. When gloves are worn for infection control
purposes, they must be changed with each service and that volume alone would be difficult to manage.
Gloves worn all day, become more troublesome than no gloves at all. It is recommended that
professionals be more adherent to the existing rules regarding hand washing after and before each
service. It is further recommended that the professional washes hands in front of the consumer if the
opportunity exists.
- There are two exceptions where gloves are recommended – nail services and facial services. Gloves
are to be worn for only a single service and hands washed thoroughly after they are removed.
State of West Virginia
Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
1201 Dunbar Avenue
Dunbar, West Virginia 25064
Telephone: (304) 558-2924
Fax: (304) 558-3450
www.wvbbc.com
Jim Justice
Governor
Executive Director
Danielle J. Cordle
Deputy Director
Jason P. Graves
Board Members
Samantha Grady
Catelyne Nguyen
Catherine Donahoe
Margaret Osborne
Chelsea McBee
Donnie Snyder
Tyler Yates
Melissa Kelley
• Gowns: There is no recommendation to wear gowns at this time. Due to the nature of this transmission,
the wearing of gowns does not offer additional significant protection.
Hand Hygiene
Proper hand hygiene is documented to be an essential action to reduce the spread of viral illness. All
states require some form of hand hygiene (washing or hand sanitizer) prior to and after a service. It is
recommended and acknowledged that hand washing is the preferred method of hand hygiene and it
should be done as frequently as possible, but always after eating, smoking and using the restroom. Hand
sanitizer should be made available for all consumers and required prior to a nail service.
Consumer Interactions
The following recommendations reduce the number of consumers in a salon or shop at a single time and
limit interactions that could be of risk:
Appointments: All services must be scheduled with adequate time in between appointments to properly
clean and disinfect. Employers should be held accountable for allowing their employees to have enough
time to allow for proper disinfection without repercussions. Consumers should be asked to wait outside or
in their cars until they are called for their appointment. Appointments should be staggered to avoid
multiple people in the waiting areas.
Double Booking: This should not be done unless each consumer can be left in a single chair throughout
the process and distancing measures maintained. Limiting the movement of consumers throughout the
salon or shop reduces risk to both consumers and staff.
Payments: Cashless payment systems are preferred, but not required. If Point of Sale (POS) equipment
is used and a consumer must sign or enter PIN, the equipment must be disinfected after each use.
Thermometers: The use of thermometers for temperature scanning is optional. A fever only indicates
someone who is already symptomatic and likely knows that. The goal is to treat all consumers (many of
whom may be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic) as though they are sick.
Signage: Signage should be posted that states services will not be offered to or given by anyone who is sick or exhibiting signs of illness. Consumers should be asked prior to a service if they have been sick or exposed to someone who is sick. If so, services should be deferred for 10-14 days.
Distancing
It is acknowledged that social distancing recommendations of 6 feet cannot be met in the actual service itself. However, the following distancing measures can be instituted to reduce risk:
- If chairs are situated such that the patrons are closer than 6 feet – every other chair should be used or chairs staggered if possible.
- There should be no more than 10 people in the salon or shop at any time (including staff) until those recommendations have been lifted.
- Break rooms should be temporarily closed.
- Waiting area chairs should be removed or spaced in such a manner to accommodate social distancing requirements.
Disinfection
All states currently require the cleaning and disinfection of non-porous implements prior to use and the disposal of porous implements after a single use. Both of these practices should be vigorously adhered to and the following recommendations added:
- Disinfection of high touch areas including, but not limited to:
- Door handles on main entrance and restrooms
- Restrooms
- Reception desk
- Point of Sale (POS) equipment
- Stations (including foot/nail drying stations)
- Displays
Items to be temporarily Disallowed: Some items that currently are common in these environments
should be removed:
- Public coffee or water stations
- Magazines/ books / newspapers
- Candy dishes
- Product testers/samples
The West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists recommends salon and shop owners complete all items in this section of the checklist prior to re-opening to help prevent the spread of any virus and ensure the safety of consumers and professionals. The recommendations should be used in conjunction with the board rules for sanitation and operation requirements.
1. Clean all non-porous surfaces and furniture. This includes floors, baseboards,
walls, windows, cabinets, reception counter, etc.
2. Wipe down all soft surfaces (chairs, couches, styling chairs, and treatment tables)
with water and a clean towel.
3. Clean and disinfect all non-porous items (such as telephones, keyboards, pens,
door knobs).
4. Clean and disinfect all shelves and display cases.
5. Clean and disinfect all product containers.
6. Clean and disinfect all individual work stations. This includes: any rolling cart, tray, or surface where tools are stored during a service.
7. Clean and disinfect all parts of the shampoo bowls (spray nozzles, handles, hoses).
8. Clean and disinfect all non-electrical tools that will be used in a service, even if it
was done prior to closing the salon or shop.
9. Throw away any used items that cannot be disinfected. This includes, but is not
limited to, emery boards, nail buffers, facial sponges, wax sticks, etc. These should
be NEW for every consumer.
10.Verify clean and dirty tools are stored in properly labeled containers.
11.Clean all equipment (facial steamers, nail dryers, hair dryers, etc.) and use EPA registered disinfectant, if possible.
12.Clean and disinfect restrooms. This includes: sinks, toilets, door knobs, hand air
dryers, paper towel holders, soap dispensers, etc.
13.Replace all disposable restroom items (toilet paper, paper towels) with new ones.
14.Place a trash container near the restroom door.
15.Place hand sanitizer in the restroom.
16.Wash any linens (clean or dirty) that have been in the salon or shop.
17.Wash or disinfect all capes.
18.Store all clean linens in a clean, covered place.
19.Disinfect all pedicure bowls following the required procedures, even if they were disinfected prior to closing the salon/shop.
20.Store soiled towels, robes, gowns, smocks, linens and sheets in a closed container.
21.Dispose of all waste, hair clippings, or refuse.
22.Cover all headrests and/or treatment tables with a clean towel, sheet, or paper for each consumer.
ONGOING SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
23.Ensure everyone who works in the salon or shop washes their hands or uses an
equally effective alcohol-based product before providing a service to each client.
24.Ensure everyone who works in the salon or shop washes their hands properly and often. Wash hands after eating, using the restroom, blowing your nose, smoking,
completing a transaction, and completing a service.
25.Consider wearing face masks during all services.
26.Offer masks to consumers and have hand sanitizer available at stations and the
reception counter.
27.Stagger appointments to minimize the number of consumers in the waiting area.
28.Consider implementing contactless or online payment systems.
29.Consider having a supply of stylus pens, so clients do not touch the credit card
reader. Disinfect the stylus pens after each use.
30.Remove all magazines and paper reading products from the reception area.
31.Disinfect high contact surfaces/items daily (telephones, door knobs, reception
counter, etc.).
32.Remind everyone who works in the salon/shop and consumers to stay at home if they are sick or not feeling well.
WisconsinWisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board http://dsps.wi.govGuidance on Preparing Workplaces For COVID-19
WyomingWyoming Board of Cosmetologyhttp://cosmetology.wy.gov/http://www.beautyschools.org/files/Coronavirus/ThirdContinuation_Order3.pdf

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