It’s Time to Ditch Those “Do It Yourself” Hair Dye Kits
California Has Moved to “Stage 2 Pilot” of The Reopening Plan
The California Department of Public Health announced 47 counties, including San Diego County, may reopen hair salons and barbershops with modifications effective immediately. The days of feeling pampered and completely relaxed during your hair salon or barbershop experience may be a thing of the past due to the numerous modifications businesses will be required to implement. As the state begins to move out of Phase 2 and slowly into the early stages of Stage 3, it is expected each business will be in complete compliance with the drastic, but necessary changes to their business operations.
Salons and Barbershops that reopen may only provide services that allow for both the stylist and customer to wear face coverings for the entirety of the service. Most hair-related services can be offered, however, services that involve touching the customer’s face such as eyebrows, eyelashes or facials are not permitted.
Under the new guidance to reopen, salons and barbers must:
- Complete the County’s Safe Reopening Plan and Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol, post it at all entrances to the salon and share it with employees (provide the employees with a copy).
- Implement measures to ensure physical distancing of at least six feet between and among workers and customers, except when providing haircutting and other close contact services.
- Provide temperature and/or symptom screenings for all workers at the beginning and end of their shift and any vendors, contractors, or other workers entering the establishment.
- Encourage workers and customers who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home.
- Screen customers upon arrival and be prepared to cancel or reschedule customers who indicate they have any signs of illness.
- Require workers and customers to use face coverings during the entire haircutting and other close contact hair services.
In addition, places of worship can reopen but are limited to 25% capacity or 100 people (whichever is lower). The State has provided specific guidance for both hair salons and barbershops along with places of worship that businesses can utilize as a tool for developing a safe reopening plan. California has moved into an accelerated Stage 2 Pilot, where select businesses in Stage 3 have been granted an exception to reopen.
It is uncertain when California will move into Phase 3 and allow for businesses such as gyms, nail salons and movie theaters to reopen, but when approved, will you be ready? Whether you are anxiously awaiting approval for your business to reopen or have been given the green light, SDHRC can help as you make plans to safely reopen your business.
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