COVID-19 Notice & Guidelines
Notice to employees and contractors of all COVID-19 processes and procedures and are required to sign a statement acknowledging they understand and will adhere to the guidelines.
- We will screen employees and contractors before coming into the cosmetology salon each day.
- We will send home any employee or contractor who has any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19: – Cough – Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing – Chills – Repeated shaking with chills – Muscle pain – Headache – Sore throat – Loss of taste or smell – Diarrhea – Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit – Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
“In the case of an employee or contractor who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to work when all three of the following criteria are met: at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications); and the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared; or – In the case of an employee or contractor who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and does not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, the individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to work until the individual has completed the same three-step criteria listed above; or – If the employee or contractor has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to work before completing the above self-isolation period, the individual must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis.”
- No employee or contractor with known close contact to a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to return to work until the end of the 14 day self-quarantine period from the last date of exposure.
- For temperature checks, the preferred method is a no-contact thermometer, such as a forehead thermometer, if possible.
- We will continue to provide resources and a work environment that promote personal hygiene. For example, provide tissues, hand soap, alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing at least 60 percent alcohol, disinfectants, and disposable towels for licensees to clean their work surfaces.
- Disinfectants must come from this list: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectantsuse-against-sars-cov-2
Before an appointment
- Appointments will be scheduled to limit the amount of people in the salon.
- Walk-in clients should wait either in their own cars or outside with at least six feet separation between individuals.
- Clients will not be allowed to bring extra people to the appointment, such as children.
- We will only schedule the number of clients that will allow for social distancing of at least six feet from others.
- Clients will only be allowed in when the employee is ready for them, to eliminate anyone needing to spend any time in the lobby or waiting area.
- All unnecessary items such as magazines from the lobby or waiting area have been removed.
- Contactless payment is encouraged. Where not available, contact should be minimized.
- People with symptoms of COVID-19 or who have recently been exposed to someone with symptoms must reschedule their appointment.
- Do not provide services to a client if you have reason to believe that they are sick or have a contagious condition.
- If possible, provide face coverings for clients or ask them to wear one if services can be provided with it on.
- Do not let clients touch/handle retail supplies.
- Require all clients to wash their hands upon entering the salon and before each treatment.
- Take measures to ensure that clients do not interact with each other in the salon. Sneeze guards have been placed around the front desk, shampoo stations, and manicure tables
- Face masks or fabric face coverings should always be worn by employers, employees, contractors, and clients while inside the salon/shop, even if individuals are practicing social distancing.
- Clients receiving services for which a mask may not be worn should wear a mask or face covering before and after they receive the service.
- If gloves cannot be worn for a service, then hands must be washed with soap and water prior to providing services. Hands must be washed for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- If at any time an employee or contractor touches their face, nose, eyes, cell phone, door, credit card machine or any surface they have not sanitized, they must immediately change their gloves or rewash hands with soap and water.
- Use disposable supplies to keep from having to handle and disinfect multi-use supplies. Use disposable towels when possible and dispose of them after use.
Continue to service clients with the cleaning and sanitation you already practice
- If gloves are worn, they must be removed and properly disposed of immediately upon completion of the service.
- All surfaces must be wiped down and sanitized between use including computers, landline phones, etc.
- Full sanitization of workstations, shampoo bowls, chairs, etc., must occur after each client. This includes a complete wipe down with disinfectant cleaners or wipes of all surfaces touched and products used.
- Multi-use equipment and tools must be cleaned and disinfected before use on each client.
- Single-use equipment and tools must be discarded after use on a single client.
- Electrical equipment that cannot be immersed in liquid shall be wiped clean and disinfected before use on each client.
- All clean and disinfected tools and materials shall be stored in a in the kitchen/color room.
- Clean and disinfected tools and materials must be stored separate from soiled tools and materials. Ultraviolet electrical sanitizers are acceptable for use as a dry storage container. Non-cosmetology or barbering related supplies must be stored in separate drawers or locations.
- Shampoo bowls and manicure tables shall be disinfected prior to use for each client.
- Floors shall be thoroughly cleaned each day. Hair cuttings must be swept up and deposited in garbage. Cosmetologists need to sweep up after each haircut.
- All trash containers must be emptied daily and kept clean by washing or using plastic liners.
- Laundry baskets must be sanitized between uses and should never be used for clean towels/capes.
- Towels must be washed in hot water and chlorine bleach and only clean towels shall be used on clients.
- Clean towels should only be handled by someone who has cleaned their hands immediately before touching the towels or someone who has a fresh pair of gloves.
- Laundry storage drawers must be fully sanitized daily.
If an employee or contractor tests positive for COVID-19, immediately report that to the local health authority and provide notification to employees, contractors, and clients. The notification may be made via phone call, e-mail, or text. The notification to the local health authority and to employees, contractors, and clients must occur no later than 24 hours of receiving information of a positive test result.