REOPENING OF SALONS
Governor Lee has announced that “close-contact services” in the 89 counties (excluding Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Shelby, and Sullivan counties) will be allowed to reopen on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Governor Lee’s Executive Order 30 defines close-contact services as barber shops, salons (hair, nail, waxing, threading, and tanning), spas, tattoo parlors, and massage parlors.
According to the guidance for the reopening of the close-contact services, businesses are asked to limit customers to 50% capacity, by appointment only, and keep workstations at least 6 feet apart. If possible, physical barriers should be used. Close-contact business owners are required to prohibit the use of waiting areas (e.g., adopt practices of notifying customers by call or text message) or serenity lounges; limit use of other common areas by multiple people at one time (e.g., elevators, breakrooms, etc.); ensure thorough workstation and equipment disinfection after each customer (i.e. sanitize all equipment, instruments, capes, smocks, linens, chairs and work area); encourage the use of touchless payment methods; ensure that non-customer companions are not accompanying the customer during a service and ensure that group or communal settings for close contact personal services are not utilized (e.g., couple massages, saunas, pools, etc.). Close-contact business owners should also be screening and checking the temperatures of their employees reporting for work for COVID-19 symptoms. Customers should wear face coverings while inside the business and should remain 6 feet from other patrons. These guidelines will allow close-contact services to reopen in a thoughtful and safe manner.
We will continue to update you on any new information regarding the reopening of businesses when it is disclosed. As always, you can call us at (615) 567-7300 or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com if you need any assistance. Take care and stay well.